The Best Spots for Live Music in Fresno, California

Josh Wright

Fresno’s music scene may not have quite the same cultural relevance as that of the Bay Area to the west, but it can still draw established names, and its participants can put on a hell of a show. The city has a thriving jazz scene, with regular events held across the city, and rock and metal fans are also well-served. This guide takes you through the best places for a concert in Fresno.

Fay Wrays performing at Fulton 55

1. Frank’s Place

Building, Concert Hall, Music Venue

Frank’s Place is found within the Warnors Centre for the Performing Arts, an historic building that dates back to 1928. This elegant venue can hold 350 people, or 200 when the entertainment for the evening is a more refined affair requiring seating booths and tables. The “Beats, Bikes & Brews” evening — an event that encourages attendees to cycle to Frank’s Place and enjoy craft beer on tap while listening to a DJ — now happens monthly. Californian acts The Growlers and Mayer Hawthorne have also made appearances here.

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