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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

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Address: 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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+1 707-546-3600
12:00 - 18:00
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Founded in 1981, the non-profit Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is the...

Founded in 1981, the non-profit Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is the North Bay’s premier Arts Center presenting world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual arts, and many popular community events. Together with its resident companies, the Center is ranked among world’s top 100 performing arts presenters hosting performances in music, theater, dance, comedy, family programming and renowned speaker events; and serving more than 30,000 children and adults annually through its nationally-recognized education programs. Located in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, the Arts Center is owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, and relies on the generosity of members, donors, and sponsors to achieve its mission to enrich, educate, and entertain the North Bay community.

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Aaron Neville and Group Rang in the Season with His Soulful Voice - Christmas Concert at Luther Burbank

We went to the wonderful Aaron Neville Christmas Concert at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Aaron Neville is a Rhythm and Blues Singer. He has had four platinum albums... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the wonderful Aaron Neville Christmas Concert at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Aaron Neville is a Rhythm and Blues Singer. He has had four platinum albums and four top 10 songs. He and his band delighted the audience with his hits songs such as Tell It Like It Is, Everybody Plays the Fool, Ain't No... More 

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NorCal Foothills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Fantastic small venue with great acoustics and staff. Very convenient parking. Comfortable seats. VERY reasonable pricing for refreshments including beer and wine. Friendly, personable staff in all positions.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Small theater with good views of the stage from all seats. We saw Pink Martini and the acoustics were great. They have a good range of acts. Lots of free parking, they also have an outdoor sculpture garden and a farmers market in the parking lot on Wednesday and Saturday.

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Santa Rosa, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Biggest problem is that they let people in after the performance has begun - a major disruption! If the people needed to catch a train, they'd be there on time! The Green Center at Sonoma State University and other major venues in the area won't let people in the performances after they have begun. They wait until an intermission. The... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I have been to a lot of concerts here. The seating is straight forward, with a good rise as you get nearer the back. There is no standing (dancing) during the concert...which troubles some. Acoustics are good, parking sufficient. All in all a good venue.

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Sebastopol, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been going here for a couple of years and have enjoyed the shows we have seen. It doesn't help mentioning them because what appeals for one may not appeal to another. The Center offers a wide spectrum of theater, comedy, music; a school; and a venue for exhibits. With some renovations coming down the line we are very... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

love this place. Much better than the multimillion dollar Green Center.. softer, more intimate, and the seating is multimillion times better.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've been coming to WF - Luther Burbank Center for over 10 years. A lovely music venue - great sight lines and wonderful acoustics. However... I just experienced the worst concert in my over 40 years of concert going. Somehow the soundman (either from LBC or provided by the headliner, Jeff Beck) managed to thwart the great natural acoustics of... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Locals put up with the uncomfortable seats, terrible acoustics and general discomforts of this one-time church for years before the Santa Rosa Symphony moved to the glorious Green Center. It might be fine for heavily amplified rock or pop music, but for anything more subtle, it is very poor.

Thank Thurston S
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

As you visit the wine country.. check the large off road sign to see upcoming and present events.. 1st class and worth having a fine evening meal and THEN attending an event... What a way to relax after a day of wine-tasting.... Highly recommended.......

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