A Music Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles

With a vibrant cultural scene, beautiful beaches, endless sunshine, iconic landmarks, and amazing cuisine, there’s no shortage of reasons to travel to Los Angeles. Who doesn’t know this is where you get to experience the Hollywood glitz? Also remember some of the best film studios in the country can be found here. Now, for anyone looking for a destination where they can see and enjoy live music in the United States today, there’s no better place to visit than Los Angeles. LA is home to the iconic Capitol Records Building, legendary Sunset Strip, and many other venues that host celebrities and emerging artists. You want to experience Los Angeles’s music industry? Here’s what you need to do.

Take a Stroll on the RockWalk

There’s no way Hollywood’s Walk of Fame would miss on your things to do list when in Los Angeles. The world famous sidewalk honors more than two thousand musicians. Right outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard you’ll find a section reserved for rock musicians. The section features handprints of ZZ Top, Nancy Wilson, The Cure, and Val Halen. Take a stroll on this special section, named the Guitar Center RockWalk, and see some of your favorite rock musicians in history. 

Revel in Rock History on the 1.5 mile Sunset Strip

If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles you at least have an idea of what awaits at the once-gritty Sunset Strip. There’s no better place to go and learn how rock legends were made than at Los Angele’s Sunset Strip Stretching about 1.5 miles, the strip allows visitors to explore the rock ‘n’ roll history. Coming here will not only get you to relive the glory days but also enjoy live music at the different venues at the Strip. It’s also not a bad idea to grab a drink at one of the hangouts here.

Visit the Legendary Hollywood Bowl

Your Los Angeles music tour would be less fulfilling and incomplete without catching a show at the Hollywood Bowl. The veritable landmark features top acts from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to rock and pop. The legendary Hollywood Bowl opened its doors in 1922 and has featured acts such as Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet, The Beatles, and Genesis. You would definitely want to spend a couple of hours at the famed amphitheater. 

Visit the Los Angeles Music Center

Take a free ninety-minute tour of the Los Angeles Music Center and explore the blend of art, culture, and fascinating history at the center. Set in downtown Los Angeles, the center features live entertainment with performances from the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Center Theater Group, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Consider taking a guided or audio tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall before leaving. 

Explore the Interactive Exhibits at the Grammy Museum

Opened in 2008, Los Angele’s Grammy Museum features interactive exhibits and ephemera showcasing the history of music. There’s also so much to learn about musical genres and how music is made. Notable artefacts at the museum include the rhinestone adorned costumes worn by Dolly Parton, a major draw to tourists. Don’t forget to learn the history of the world famed Grammy Awards themselves before you leave.