Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes coveted concerts at The Santa Barbara Bowl. Built in 1936, the county amphitheater was originally constructed to host the town’s annual Fiesta performances. Located in the area of town known as the Riviera, the outdoor 4,565-seat venue has ocean views, tasty eats, frosty brews and local wine. The recently renovated stage has hosted everyone from Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, to Radiohead and Jack Johnson. This year, the following performers will kick off the 2011 season at the Bowl:
Janet Jackson on April 9 and 10, 7 pm (tickets from $47.50)
Mumford & Sons on April 18, 7 pm (tickets from $39.50)
Robert Plant & The Band of Joy on April 25, 7 pm (tickets from $47.50)
Katie Perry on August 13 and 14, 7 pm (tickets from $33.50)
With pop, classic rock, and indie folk-rock, the lineup already has a little something for everyone. (Click here to purchase tickets.) Performances will continue to be announced here throughout the season, but I’ll keep you in the loop as I hear of new shows and ticket sales. Let the music begin!