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Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center

1001 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
661.852.7300
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Bakersfield
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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313 reviews 313 reviews
73 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Delano, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Rabobank arena was to be a premier venue for entertainment in Kern County. However, each time I have attended an event there, have been disappointed. The acoustics are horrible, with reverb in the higher level seats. The seats are small with no leg room at all. I am short and my knees were touching the back of the seats in... More

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Bakersfield, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you enjoy music then joining the Bakersfield Community Concerts is well worth your $80. They put on a selections of 8 musical presentations Sept/Oct - May. Each performance is unique and delightful. Give it a try it's a great deal and a most enjoyable afternoon or evening!

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Bakersfield, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I purchased orchestra seats tonight for Mike Epps, wasn't a sell out so ushers moved all the cheap seats up front as the opening act started. People that moved up were so rude, talking loud, took their sweet time finding a seat, ushers were in the way, it was ridiculous, we missed the first act. I felt bad for the... More

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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great entertainment if one could be close enough to see. Sating is very uncomfortable and crowded. Lines are long and tiring. We have found it is not worth the effort.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Rabobank Arena.Is located downtown.In the great City of Bakersfield,Ca.Just under two hours.Driving distance.North of Los Angeles.Ive only attented live rock concerts.At Rabo Arena..Being built. As a basketball and ice hockey arena.For both local pro teams.Even arena football.Venue host.Several childrens shows on ice.WWF Wrestling events and so much more.As for concerts.The seating.All the way around the main floor.Is an awsome view.To... More

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