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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

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Address: 8800 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4201 (Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
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Sadly I won't miss it.

The sad thing is, this was Orange County's sole option for mid sized, outdoor concert venues. And it's sub par at best, and this is due to how the venue is managed, not because of... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Visalia, California
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Irvine, CA
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was my favorite concert location in the world. So many great bands and festivals played here, and it was a great place in every way. Even the parking was great if you knew your way around. I hope they rebuild it in the Great Park.

Thank MJWalsh
Lake Forest, California
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Just saw Jimmy Buffet for his last performance at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. I always have a blast! Great place wish they were not closing!

Thank CarloMoscatiello
Mission Viejo, California
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197 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Unfortunately, this place is closing soon. My friends and family have enjoyed this place for several years. It was nice to be able to park for free across the street in the industrial area and have an easy escape from the departing traffic.

1 Thank Dennis K
Corona, California
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222 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I've seen many concerts here. The last one this past Saturday 10/22 and saw Jimmy Buffet. It's such a great venue and I hate to see it go. Sadly, there will be lots of homes in it's place soon. This weekend is the LAST concert here. Gwen Stafani. There were so many tail-gate paraties in the parking lot. Some I... More 

Thank 1LadyKathy
Lomita, California, United States
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91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was here last night for the, I believe, 2nd to last show at this venue, given by Jimmy Buffet. This is is a terrible facility and it is amazing from a safety standpoint it has survived this long. Coming into the facility, no one was directing any of the traffic. It was one long mess with people inventing lanes... More 

Thank JJLMc
Palm Springs, California
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for oddball comedy tour. Venue is nice with ample parking and services. Getting to seating may be a challenge if you have trouble walking but otherwise great location and has a nice time.

Thank SouthernPineapples
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Overall nice outdoor music venue. For the Jack’s 11th and especially the KROQ Weenie Roast events there was a good selection of food, drink and merch vendors and the space to have them. The sound was decent for some bands and really good for others - I didn’t hear any really low sound quality that I have in some (especially... More 

Thank JenHope88
Oslo, Norway
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136 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to see Tesla, Reo Speedwagon and Def Leppard. Traffic was killer so we missed Teslas set. The shows themselves were really cool. The venue is very steep, which makes it stand out from most amphitheatres ive been to. You can be way back and still get great views. We where in row 11 and had great views and excellent... More 

Thank deaf_leopard
Visalia, California
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The sad thing is, this was Orange County's sole option for mid sized, outdoor concert venues. And it's sub par at best, and this is due to how the venue is managed, not because of bad sound quality or cruddy vantage points. The venue is not crowd friendly, security is lacking, and order is practically non-existent. The parking situation is... More 

1 Thank latindrummer2112
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72 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Obviously, your experience here will seems on what you're going to see. But generally, the venue is well-kept and the parking is fairly reasonable. It's easy to get to the venue. I've enjoyed the events we have attended here.

Thank R3022NRlisag

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