Anaheim – home to Disneyland, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team and some of the best concerts in Southern California. If you’re going to be in Anaheim between January and March, get ready to rock. Below is a list of some of the best musical events of the season.
Fishbone and Maroon 5 at House of Blues – Los Angeles, tickets between $49.50 and $99.50. Upstairs VIP table $600 (parties of 6).
The B-52’s at City National Grove of Anaheim, tickets between $130 and $147. The B-52’s are touring in support of their first-ever official live album, With The Wild Crowd!–Live In Athens, GA.
Dionne Warwick at Smothers Theater – Pepperdine University, tickets between $107 and $124.
Wu-Tang Clan at City National Grove of Anaheim, tickets between $61 and $339.
Selena Gomez at House of Blues – Los Angeles, tickets between $143 and $529.
Dashboard Confessional (solo acoustic) at House of Blues – Los Angeles, tickets between $45 and $339.
Urban Dread and The Blue Nile X-Press at the Talking Stick – Venice, cost is $10 plus one purchase minimum. This is a night of reggae and funk performed by a pair of notable local bands.
Angels and Airwaves at House of Blues – Anaheim, tickets between $125 and $185.
Bernie Worrell Orchestra (originally of Parliament-Funkadelic/Talking Heads) and special guests Mike Watt, Money Mark, Jimmy Destri, Leo Nocentelli, Lili Hadyn and more at the Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, tickets $12.
Styx at City National Grove of Anaheim, tickets between $95 and $222.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour at Theater@The Honda Center — Anaheim. Cirque du Soleil performs to the music of Michael Jackson. Tickets range from $67.20 to $195. Limit 8 tickets per household. VIP package available at $271.70.
They Might Be Giants at Royce Hall – University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), tickets between $69 and $156. This anniversary concert celebrates 30 years together for They Might Be Giants.
Lisa Loeb, Jill Sobule and Whitney Steele Music at The Brixton – Redondo Beach, tickets are $25 plus applicable fees, 21 and over only.
Colbie Caillat at Riverside’s Performing Arts Center, tickets $149.
Joss Stone and Dave Stewart at the Troubadour – West Hollywood, tickets between $60 and $150.
Estelle at the Key Club – West Hollywood, tickets $88.
Roberta Flack at Orange County Performing Arts Center – Segerstrom Hall, tickets between $64 and $236.
Lenny Kravitz at the Nokia Theater LA LIVE – Los Angeles, tickets between $210 and $471.
Tony Bennett at Palomar Starlight Theater — Pala, tickets $250.
Gigantour, Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil at Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Citywalk – Universal City, tickets between $33 and $266.
Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Staples Center – Los Angeles, tickets between $90 and $425. Janelle Monae is also performing.
Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall, tickets between $121 and $233.
Bruce Hornsby at Pepperdine University, tickets between $155 and $208.
Cyprus Hill SmokeOut, Sublime with Rome, Wiz Khalifa, KORN, Dirty Heads and Café Tacuba at the National Orange Show Events Center — San Bernardino. Tickets are $86 for general admission, $210 for VIP and $461 for the “High Roller” VIP package, which includes access to the VIP pit in front of the Main Stage, access to Cabanas, artist Meet ‘n Greet, 2012 Festival T-shirt, backpack, poster, credential, two drink tickets (under 21 non-alcoholic), access to private full bar, catered food and VIP restroom facilities. The price also includes a $7 parking fee, $3 facility fee and $1 charity donation.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers at House of Blues – Anaheim, tickets between $57 and $335.
Peter Frampton at Pechanga Resort and Casino — Temecula, tickets between $113 and $295.
Live @ Lorimar Winery, free live music with $10 wine tasting and wine by the glass available. This intimate, acoustic venue overlooks Main Street, Lorimar and features live music every Saturday from 6-9 pm.
Larry Washington, Yve Evans, Brad Bobo, Michael Sims and Andrew Carney at the Laguna Beach Brewing Company, Laguna Live Gospel Brunch, 11 am.
Brandy Moss-Scott at Redondo Beach Pier/Veteran’s Park, ticket price information not currently available.
Nada Surf at the Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, tickets between $48.94 and $177.
Boyce Avenue with Secondhand Serenade at House of Blues – Anaheim, tickets between $57 and $158.
The Pink Floyd Experience at Los Angeles Theater, tickets between $68 and $277.
Thompson Square, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker at the Staples Center – Los Angeles, tickets between $25 and $69.50.
No matter what type of music you’re into, Anaheim is sure to have great performances this year that you’ll never forget.
This guest post article was written and provided by Charles Watkins who is a music lover, freelance writer, and consultant for various Anaheim hotels.