Listen to Live Music in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has so much to see, do, and hear! There is plenty of fun live music in Santa Barbara for you to experience, and we’ve listed some of the upcoming events you don’t want to miss. Relax and enjoy these performances during your next trip to SB.

Jasper Spring Quartet

The Jasper Spring Quartet is performing Thursday, November 21 at 5:00 pm. This event takes place at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Hear the award-wining Jasper Spring Quartet perform various classical musical numbers. Their latest album, Unbound, has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the 25 Best Classical Recordings of 2017.”

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A Celebration of Joni Mitchell

Visit the Lobero Theatre on Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 pm to hear an incredible tribute to one of the best musicians of the Woodstock generation. Mitchell’s music is truly iconic, and has spanned generations. Now, you can hear Kimberly Ford and the talented 7 piece band (fashioned after Joni Mitchell’s run with Tom Scott and the LA Express) play the songs you know and love…along with a few new ones!

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Carr Winery

You can hear plenty of live music in Santa Barbara at Carr Winery! Every Friday night, they host a live musician for an energetic night of music to kick off your weekend! The evening of music runs from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, so join in on the fun and kick back in the Barrel Room with a glass of wine. Each week, you can hear a different musician perform, so no two experiences are the same.

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Music Academy of the West

The Music Academy of the West has several events throughout the year. The Academy has been gracing Santa Barbara with its incredible performances since 1947, and puts on nearly 200 public events yearly. Here, you’ll find everything from classical concerts to operas to pop-up performances around town, and you’ll gain a greater appreciation for the art that is music.

See the schedule here

Are you visiting for more than the live music in Santa Barbara?

Check out our list of the top 10 Santa Barbara activities! And while you’re here, make Marina Beach Motel your home. We’re just 37 steps from the beach, so you can spend your days soaking in the sun and your evenings soaking in the music. You can also enjoy our amenities, such as complimentary breakfast and free bicycle rentals. See our rooms here

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