Tired of the same old dinner-and-a-movie routine? If you live in Stockton, or are planning a trip to the waterfront city in San Joaquin County, then mark your calendar because you’re going to see a show. That’s right. Stockton’s nightlife scene is thriving, and offers an expansive list of live music alternatives to just “going out.” With plenty of cool venues and all the music genres to choose from, we assure you that you’ll find a beat that fits.
Here’s a list of Stockton, California’s best live music venues to help spice up those monotone evenings.
Located in downtown Stockton, this performance palace is a community landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But it is much more than just your ordinary performance theatre. Built in 1930, the theatre drew 20,000 people to opening night, including many famous stars. In 2004, it enjoyed an expensive restoration, highlighting many of the beautiful interior details, including Italian marble mosaic flooring and several decorative murals. The ornate interior now includes more than 2,000 seats and makes for excellent acoustics.
Throughout the year, guests of the Bob Hope Theatre can explore several artistic genres—not just live music and dance, but also the visual arts. For a memorable and comfortable seated live musical performance, don’t miss live music at this incredibly beautiful staple of Stockton.
242 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202; (209) 373-1400