About Concord Pavilion
Located on the eastern outskirts of Concord, California, just a quick jaunt from San Francisco, the Concord Pavilion is one outdoor amphitheater that’s been rocking hard – and probably longer than you’ve been born. This historic, legendary performance space has seen some of the biggest acts in the world grace its stage over the decades, and there are no signs that anything about this venue will change any time soon!
The History of Concord Pavilion
Built in 1975 and designed by legendary architects Frank Gehry and Peter Walker, the Concord Pavilion was a hit from the very beginning and has been attracting big-name stars to its stage steadily for decades – so much so that it expanded in 1995, with Gehry returning to draw up the new expansion plans, to accommodate a total of 12,500 music fans.
Despite its success, the venue has changed its name to the Chronicle Pavilion when the San Francisco Chronicle bought naming rights in 2000. It went through yet another change again in 2006 when a mattress company bought the naming rights, resulting in the unfortunate name of “Sleep Train Pavilion.” Luckily, the venue has since returned to its original name in the years since!
What Makes Concord Pavilion Events So Special?
With so much history behind it, taking in a show at Concord Pavilion is like rubbing shoulders with the greats. The timeless greatness of the venue’s design will take you back to the heyday of rock and roll like Bill and Ted’s time machine. Excellent!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Concord Pavilion located?
Concord Pavilion is situated on the eastern outskirts of Concord, California.
What kind of events does Concord Pavilion host?
Historically, the venue has seen farewell performances from Lawrence Welk and Bing Crosby, up-and-comers and already established stars like Barry Manilow, Kenny Loggins, Alice Cooper, Conway Twitty, the Osmonds, Rick James, Harry Chapin, and even the Blues Brothers.
More recently, Concord Pavilion events have showcased modern music acts like Brad Paisley, Alanis Morissette, Incubus, Lindsey Stirling, Megadeth, and plenty more. Plus, local music festivals and high school and college events are held at the pavilion all the time, making it an interesting mix of a major venue and a local community one.
Which team is playing at Concord Pavilion?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Concord Pavilion?
Parking is incorporated into the ticket price for the majority of Concord Pavilion events, so there is no extra charge at the venue.
What is the seating capacity of Concord Pavilion?
Concord Pavilion concerts can host up to 12,500 screaming fans.
Who owns Concord Pavilion?
Concord Pavilion is owned by Live Nation.
How do I get to Concord Pavilion using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Concord Pavilion events on public transport are in luck. You can take the BART to the Concord Station, and catch the free shuttle to the venue. As well as this, you can hop in an UBER or Lyft.