Best Spots For Live Music In Bakersfield, California

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Bakersfield, California is north of LA yet still located is SoCal. Bakersfield offers a more inland feel than the surf city of LA, yet still sports laid-back vibes that gives the community a relaxed California feel. Bakersfield is a great place to eat well and see some great live music.

Jerry’s Pizza and Pub

This popular pizza shop and pub is not only know for its classic Italian eats and sauces, but is also one of the best places to spot live music in Bakersfield, California. This spot is a great local alternative band destination. Touring bands of different genre stop by this spot daily to show of their skills to the Bakersfield community.

Address & telephone number: 1817 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA USA, (661) 633-1000

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Ethel’s Old Corral Café

Guy Fieri missed the boat when he stopped by Bakersfield, because Ethel’s Old Corral is where it’s at. This place gives the customer non-stop great food but also couples as on of the best live music destinations in Bakersfield. Local and touring bands stop by here regularly, making it a hidden gem in the Bakersfield live music scene.

Address & telephone number: 4310 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA USA, (661) 873-7613

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La Movida Nightclub

La Movida is a local music venue in Bakersfield where Spanish music and live bands collide. This place is great for a dancing night out, take friends here for a special event or even just a girls’ night out. Watch out for salsa, bachata, merengue and more at this hip nightclub and live music venue in Bakersfield.

Address & telephone number: 212 E 18th St, Bakersfield, CA USA

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Brighthouse Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre is a 4,000 person outdoor venue and features concerts, movies screening and more. Most events are BYOB and produce large fun and lively crowds. See some of your favorite bands here, or try going to a music festival hosted at the theater. With so many various options at this place, you are sure to discover some awesome tunes.

Address & telephone number: 11200 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA USA, (661) 852-7777

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This informal karaoke and live band bar and night club will have you dancing, singing and always coming back for more. Not only does this bar occasionally offer karaoke 9, making you the live band) but this club also enriches community culture by allowing and hiring local and up-and-coming bands to perform at their popular space. Check out Trout’s for a wild night.

Address & telephone number: 805 North Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA USA, (661) 399-6700