Santa Barbara Bowl
|Location||Santa Barbara, California|
|Renovated||1994 - 2012|
|Owner||Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation|
|Website||Santa Barbara Bowl|
The Santa Barbara Bowl is open for concerts from approximately April through approximately October with an average of about 27 concerts per season. Booked exclusively by Nederlander Concerts in Los Angeles, the Bowl hosts primarily popular music concerts.
The amphitheater's original stage was a revolving wooden stage that washed out during El Niño rains in 1939. The stage was replaced with a concrete slab that was in place until renovation in 2001.
Since 1991, The Santa Barbara Bowl has been managed by the not-for-profit Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.
The Santa Barbara Bowl has undergone over $25 million in renovations since the establishment of the Foundation in 1991.
|1991||Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors regained control of the Bowl from Old Spanish Days|
|1992||Renovation and Restoration Master Plan developed by the Foundation|
|2002||The stage and backstage facilities reconstructed increasing the overall usable square footage by +300% (3,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft.) (Master Plan Phase 1A}