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Address: 2001 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone Number: 661-324-1369
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Best Concert Venue in Bakersfield

The Fox Theatre is a historical movie theater. It has been remodeled to its original grandeur. It is open for independent films and great concerts. I have seen many of my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Susan J
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Bakersfield, United States
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Bakersfield, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Fox Theatre is a historical movie theater. It has been remodeled to its original grandeur. It is open for independent films and great concerts. I have seen many of my favorite rock, comedy, and country musicians perform.For instance Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, the Moody Blues, B 52's, the Pretenders and many many more. It holds maybe a... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the last big screen theaters left in California for file viewing. Also has a variety of entertainment including concerts, plays, etc. Great "old time" movies theater experience. Even has the twinkling stars in the ceiling.

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Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Feels like an old nostalgic theater, but that doesn't mean that it's run down. It has been restored and beautiful. Has great concerts!

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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Seating is somewhat poor upstairs. It is better than the Convention Center however. Some good entertainment but sometimes the price of ticket is very high.

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Bakersfield, CA
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My first visits to the Fox were as a child to watch Disney movies. As an adult I've attended musical concerts, comedy shows, and my daughter's dance recitals. I love attending events here. It's a lovely theater with beautiful decor. For concerts I love that it's a more intimate setting than an arena. I didn't notice any issues with acoustics.

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Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a gorgeous old theater which is vintage Bakersfield. From the murals, to the old world style drapery, this is one of my favorite theaters in California. It is a perfect venue for concerts, with amazing acoustics and an intimate feel.

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Morgan Hill
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I just love the old feel of our Historical Theaters. I enjoy sitting in the Balconies. I've seen Sheryl Crow, Huey Lewis, Puddle of Mud, and a few others there. ;). Service is good, also has large enough Restrooms too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

In the legions of Fox Theatres located in mostly the southwest areas, this was my second visit to the city to see the same band 7 years apart. This theatre actually has been improved in that time as the lobby area appears nicer now. The seating is generally good, had no problem with acoustics myself and the design is classic... More 

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Burbank, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My first concert at the Fox was a super disappointment: The sound was so distorted I couldn't even make out my favorite song. My second concert was as a gift, and again the sound was so distorted it was all pain and no pleasure. It's an interesting place inside, but the two rock concerts I've been to weren't even music... More 

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Bakersfield
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Fox Theater is a place where a lot of big names go to gear up for there bigger concerts so it really is a treat. The venue is very intimate so there is a lot more interaction between the talent and the audience. The theater is old but classic, there are concession and a bar, although I would recommend... More 

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