After a long absence, live music is back in Los Angeles. Check out our picks for the season’s top shows at the city’s most legendary venues.
1.The Hollywood Bowl
This October, the ’70s are making a comeback at the Hollywood Bowl. Visit the iconic arena as it welcomes Daryl Hall and John Oates (Oct. 1) and Van Morrison (Oct. 2). The American Pop Rock weekend will be unbeatable when paired with premier box seating and award-winning culinary concoctions by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne of Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern and The Larder. Hollywood, hollywoodbowl.com
2.The Greek Theatre
Set within Griffith Park, the open-air Greek Theatre’s mountainside location is reason alone to visit. This fall, hear the soulful sounds of full band and rock orchestra Foreigner Orchestral (Oct. 1) or mellow out with indie folk artist Phoebe Bridgers (Oct. 21-22). Don’t forget to come hungry—The Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge Taqueria is serving up delectable burritos and beer. Los Feliz, lagreektheatre.com
The Ford always offers a wide array of performances, and this fall is no different. ¡Viva la Tradición! México de Noche (Oct. 9) enchants the crowd with the music of Mexican nightlife, including all-female mariachi ensemble Las Colibrí and electric duo Pepe Martinez Jr. and Susie García. Instead of trick-or-treating, spend Halloween weekend with multidisciplinary storyteller Moses Sumney (Oct. 30-31), whose exploration of grayness gained attention from The New York Times. To round out the evening, bring a picnic or dig into dishes from plantbased Mexican restaurant Todo Verde. Hollywood, theford.com
Head to Koreatown to catch R&B singer Leon Bridges (Oct. 11) for a soulful evening complete with soothing sounds this autumn at The Wiltern. Adorned with 1931 art deco interiors, the romantic and timeless theater attracts performers from all over the globe. Complement the experience with the Underground Lounge, including early access and a private cash bar. Los Angeles, wiltern.com
The entrance at The Forum.
Visit The Forum to dive into a world of unbeatable concerts this October. Famed ’70s rock group The Eagles (Oct. 15, 16 and 19), brings back “Hotel California” to the place where it all began for three nights. The Strokes (Oct. 27) finish off the month with a set of energetic rock that’s sure to bring the crowd to their feet. Inglewood, thelaforum.com