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Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center

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Address: 1001 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone Number: 661.852.7300
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Straight No Chaser Concert

Our seats were great in the convention center, but the sound seemed a bit 'off' - last time they were here we sat in the balcony in the center and the sound was amazing, so not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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bakersfield, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We rented a suite for my company and all had a blast!!!! we were right on top of the stage and Sam made sure everything was A+++++

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Tehachapi, California
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52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Saw the Guns and Hoses hockey game and then the Condors. The place was wild! The kids in the audience had a great time dancing and jumping up and down. The games were really entertaining. A great place to take a family for a fun night of hockey.

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Tehachapi, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While the theatre is smaller and more intimate and gives a good view, the arena in contrast is not always so user-friendly. There are numerous flights of stairs if you aren't in the lowest level, making it difficult for anyone with a disability that doesn't include a wheelchair. The food concessions are expensive and not always good value and the... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our seats were great in the convention center, but the sound seemed a bit 'off' - last time they were here we sat in the balcony in the center and the sound was amazing, so not sure if it was because we were so close or too much to the side, but it was sometimes hard to make out the... More 

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Hanford, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I attended the circus here. The arena seats were very comfortable. Parking was ample. Although there was a huge crowd it did not seem congested going in and out.

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Cairo, Egypt
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404 reviews 404 reviews
95 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I like this arena. They've done a nice job. It serves as a convention center, ice hockey arena and a basketball venue for CSUB. I've attended a Neil Diamond concert there as well. It is well designed with good parking and adjacent to the Marriott Hotel.

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Bakersfield, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's one of the biggest and nicest places for big events and conventions in town. Very centric, right in downtown, close by many hotels and restaurants. A lot of great concerts and events happen here.

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Barstow, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It was a great time! Can't wait to come back! Went here for my Jehovah's Witness Assembly and this place was great. Lots of room and a Starbucks next door at the Marriott!!! What else could I want!

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Bakersfield, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Rabobank is actually 2 buildings - the theater and arena. The theater is dated but does the job. The arena is great for hockey but has terrible acoustics for music. I attended one concert here. I would not pay to do so again. It isn't worth the money for the quality of sound - it sounded like being inside a... More 

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Paso Robles, CA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Seats are not great, very crammed together. Best large venue locations in Bakersfield though. Air conditioning works well which is important in that area. Parking can be iffy. Like all venues the concessions are steep.

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