Live Music in Huntington Beach
Surf City USA® is alive with the sound of music! Whether you're on the hunt for local bands performing at one of the hidden gem dive bars or you've had tickets to see a big-name artist play on the beach for months, Huntington Beach has live entertainment options for a variety of music tastes.
Huntington Beach's rich history of live music started at the popular nightclub, the Golden Bear. Located on Pacific Coast Highway just south of Main Street, the Golden Bear was open from 1923 to 1986 and attracted popular musicians such as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffet, and many more. Huntington Beach even had a famous song named after it – Surf City by Jan and Dean. In 1991, Dean Torrence moved to Huntington Beach and convinced elected officials that the town is officially nicknamed Surf City USA. The love for live music in Huntington Beach continued with large music festivals on the beach that attracted a variety of acts from Tim McGraw, Snoop Dog, Weezer, ILLENIUM, and more from 2010 to 2019.
Live Music Outdoors
With Huntington Beach's average temperature being 70°, listening to music while soaking up the sun is enjoyed and preferred by many. SeaLegs at the Beach offers live music on the beach with delicious food and drinks. Located at Bolsa Chica State Beach, SeaLegs at the Beach hosts acts that range from country, and reggae, to rock music.
Take a break while shopping and listen to talented musicians at Bella Terra, Pacific City, and Peter's Landing. Live music at these outdoor Huntington Beach malls, brings entertainment all year-round.
Live Music at Bars
Enjoy a drink and dance the day or night away at Mother's Tavern in Sunset Beach or Perqs on Main Street. Tumbleweeds Bar & Grill and Surf Dog's Sports Grill bring in rock bands that bring in unique and unmissable musical experiences. Huntington Beach's music scene also lives at Cruisers on 5th Street with weekly karaoke nights and live music ranging from punk, and rock, to emo.
Or for an upscale experience, go to Pacific Hideaway every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5 PM to 9 PM and enjoy coastal cuisine and crafted cocktails with live music and oceanfront views at Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge with live music Thursday and Sunday nights from 5 PM to 8 PM.
From Pacific City's Old Crow Smokehouse bringing country bands year-round and dueling pianos every Thursday night to Biergarten at Old World Village hosting acts ranging from rock to county, German, and more. It wouldn't be a classic Huntington Beach experience without jamming to your favorite songs in the ocean breeze.