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Culture, Big Names and Classics: Summer Concerts in Santa Barbara

The undeniable natural beauty of Santa Barbara is enough to make sitting out and listening to music a praiseworthy activity. Now take into account that Santa Barbara is home to several attractive and ideal music venues and has some killer shows on the way. Then the picture becomes clear, whenever you find yourself in Santa Barbara, you should probably find a great concert to attend. To assist with the search, we’ve written down a few of the summer concerts in Santa Barbara that we are most excited about.

Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival

The Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival is one of the city’s favorite musical traditions. With nearby Mexican influence strong in California and locals proud embrace of a diverse and eclectic artistic scene, this series of performances promises to be one of the most unique and captivating concerts this summer. The show will take place Saturday, August 2nd at the famous Santa Barbara Bowl.

Arcade Fire

Another great musical performance will grace the idealistic Santa Barbara Bowl. Arcade Fire will be presenting another edition of their Reflektor tour. The Reflektor album is an international bestseller that coincides with the band’s insurmountable fame and acclaim. The Santa Barbara Bowl will be the perfect place to take in this loud, high energy show. The acoustics of the hilltop venue will echo this indie rock band’s powerful sounds across the city down to the picturesque ocean sitting below.

Fortunate Son

For those looking for something a little bit simpler, the gorgeous Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara is hosting a summer long series of outdoor concerts. Many of these shows feature fun and exciting tribute bands who serenade the easy and family friendly atmosphere of Chase Palm. One of the most exciting groups performing this summer is a CCR and John Fogerty tribute band known as Fortunate Son. These free shows are great for a last-minute night out filled with great people, good tunes and a beautiful atmosphere.