A bustling hub of entertainment, Los Angeles is filled with plenty of music venues if you want see a great show. While I have been to plenty of concerts though, I have found only one venue has left me completely blown away each time, and that is the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
The NOKIA Theatre has only been around since 2007, but the 7,100-seat venue has since rocked the stage with top performers year round like the Eagles, the Dixie Chicks, Queens of the Stone Age, Neil Young, and Mary J. Blige. It is located within L.A. LIVE, an entertainment district alive with restaurants, a movie theatre, a Grammy Museum, a Conga Room, an assortment of clubs and bars, and a Lucky Strike Lanes bowling alley. Not only can you enjoy a concert, but there are plenty of great things to do beforehand if you get there early enough.
One of the main reasons I enjoy concerts at the NOKIA is because the intimate setting of the theatre offers terrific sound quality. The seating area does not extend further than 220 feet from the stage, allowing generous views of the artists for everyone in the audience. Because the auditorium is not as gargantuan as the Staple’s Center, the acoustics are much better than any other venue I’ve ever been to. If you are looking to see a great concert this weekend, I can almost guarantee you will have a truly wonderful concert experience if you choose the NOKIA!