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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 75%Local Culture
- 74%Family Travelers
- 68%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 62%Business Travelers
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- Shoreline AmphitheaterMay 21, 2014
This place is always a awesome venue for the events that are held here! This definitely wouldn't be the type of place where you would watch the circus or Queen B. However, that classifies the type of events that are about the vocals, and events that you want to have a good time out since it's outside.
Bob Marley friendly on the lawn area means, there's going to be ratchets there and you're going to be smelling the ganja. At a Rock the Bells type event, this is awesome. Not difficult to wrap up a blunt and have it ready in the zipper pouch of your cross body bag. Sometimes, it's not appropriate at a Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson event where there are a variety of ages.
I've also been here for Comedy Jam, and that event is so hilarious, along with the staging of the amphitheater, allows great audio. From the lawn seating, there are 5 huge speakers and projectors for those viewers to enjoy the show.
The traffic and parking to and from the venue is always horrid, but the good thing about Shoreline is that the parking is free, not your typical $20 over priced lot pricing. If you want to avoid this, buy VIP parking beforehand, since the workers are going to stress that it's prepaid parking.
Also, if you try to sneak in alcohol in water bottles, they take the caps and make you empty it out and say you can refill it inside. There are beers sold for $10, and garlic fries for $9 that are well worth it!!
I would suggest buying seated tickets depending on the event. If it is a show where you're going to want to sit and pay attention, then seats are worth it. If you are going to a show to rock out and sing along, then the lawn is a great vibe, but remember to be on ratchet patrol!Recommended for:
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Apr 28, 2014
Big venue where most famous bands come to play in the Bay Area. I hate their dirt parking lot. Also, don't waste your money on LAWN tickets because it is sooo far away and the sound really sucks. Spend more for real seats or stay home watching a dvd of the band.Recommended for:
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversApr 18, 2014
If you're a lover of outdoor concerts, then this would be the place to go. I've seen Gwen Stefani and an EDM concert here, and it's been a great experience each time. Don't forget to remember where you park your car since the place is pretty much one big field. And be prepared to wait a bit once the concert is over, because there will be traffic with little crowd control going out.Recommended for:
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Nov 14, 2013
I love going to concerts and comedy shows (ive seen both here) but I find the lawn seats are a joke. Its so far away you spend most of the convert watching the tv screens. The lawn also gets pretty rowdy with drunk people falling on you as they try to walk by. I go to a concert to relax and enjoy "live" entertainment not watching a tv screen and being constantly on guard from drunk people. I will only go back if I purchase a seat, no more lawn seating for me.Recommended for:
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 09, 2013
I recently attended the Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson Concert here at Shoreline Amphitheater. A nice outdoor venue with lots of assigned seating as well as a lawn area up in the back. My seats were in 202 towards the front of the section which was great because I had center view of the stage. For future reference if someone were to get seats in 202 in the front rows of the section to be aware that there maybe some slight obstructions since the mixing board and concert cameras are also located in this front section. So be sure to get seats towards the front aisle if you can. But my view was just fine and the cameras/mixing board were!'t totally in the way of my viewing. Just something to consider. And for a note on parking, general parking is free, but since I did not want to sit in traffic trying to get out when the concert ended, I decided to park further where there was ample street parking. My walk was inly about 20 minutes from the venue. Leaving from there was pretty easy and traffic free.
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7First to ReviewJul 12, 2012
I was here for a korean pop concert... not bad. The venue is big... I like the sitting on the grass atmosphere though I wish the weather was warmer. Otherwise the food and drinks werent half bad but what do you expect for such a place. It's no michelin star restaurant! You're there to listen and watch some great performances!
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
I've never had an awful experience here, but if you can splurge on tickets, reserved seating is the way to go. We went with some friends who had lawn tickets, but they ended up sitting in the handicapped section (one of the girls was on crutches), which has only about 15 or so folding chairs, tons of space and no one in front of or behind you. We ended up ditching our reserved seats and joining them there. I thought the acoustics were good there, but not as good as where we originally sat. But way better than the Greek Theater acoustics for sure. My friend who was on crutches also scored a VIP parking pass from a friendly stranger who took pity on her. They've certainly improved the parking situation there, because after the concert, we were out of the lot in minutes. Since a parking fee is already included in the cost of the ticket, you may as well park in their designated lots.
So, what have we all learned today? Come on crutches and you'll get preferential treatment.
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
I've attended several concerts here in the past, and every time I go I am reminded of how much I really love the flow of Shorelines open, "county fair" layout. The design keeps all the stages far enough away from one another to make them each a unique venue, but close enough so that you can quickly move from one area to another. Pricing varies depending on the performers, but the lawn tickets are usually the cheapest.
- Shoreline AmphitheaterJul 04, 2012
i have spent many a shows here at the shoreline. the bridge school shows, dmb, lalapalooza, bfd's, pearl jam and dozens of others. it's just such a darn pain in the but anymore to get to and see a show here.
first of all it's one hell of a trip to get there
the parking might as well be away in a dessert
everything is sooo pricey
the lawn is in shambles
the stage is so small
good luck walking around on the grassy hill especially when drinking
try drinking and moving around out there
the sound quality is terrible
the price per tickets for shoreline are sad
overall a show at shoreline is just way to much trouble it makes it hard to enjoy any show at all you may see.
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure TravelersJul 04, 2012
Crazy awesome venue, perfect for music festivals as opposed to a single concert venue. Went here for the BFD Music Festival and had a blast. Gogobot was there and kicking it with the free leis and Gogo swag. Loved it.
- Shoreline AmphitheaterMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Jul 04, 2012
Dare I admit I went here years ago to watch a Sarah Mclachlan? :-) Overall, a good venue that where many concerts and events are held in the south part of the Bay Area. Beware driving through 101 if you're catching a concert close to traffic hours on weekdays.