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Address: 8800 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
Phone Number: (949) 855-8096
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Music is good and up close… Venue not extraordinary.

In many ways I have enjoyed this venue. The music always seems up close and personal. You can see everything. I would consider it to be a smaller venue. The sound system is good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

In many ways I have enjoyed this venue. The music always seems up close and personal. You can see everything. I would consider it to be a smaller venue. The sound system is good in the lighting works well. However, there is something about the venue that is quite ordinary… I mark it "average."

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Pasadena, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is the worst concert venue in Southern California to access when its going to be a sold out crowd. The local police are useless at directing traffic to get there and the onsite staff don't know how to deal with parking. From the intersection of Bake parkway and Irvine Center to finally parking is an hour and 15 minutes... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Saw a Rush concert here. Great venue, with fairly wide rows for good leg room and easy to walk through when packed. Each row is higher than the next so everyone can get a good view of the stage. A lot of concession stands and multiple bathrooms for convenience. Overall great concert venue.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm at the art of rap concert. I think this is a nice venue, but one policy ruined my experience, let's start with the good. great sound system, good seating with good view of the stage (I'm in loge 6). I feel safe here, good security. pat downs upon entry. lots of staff to help you find you seat. it's... More 

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Pasadena, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

concert was fun but venue was awful way to many underage drinkers pot was never ending with some people alot of trouble makers at concert stay away from this place bathroom are nasty and dirty sat in lawn area no security fights fire drugs alot of wasted teens sad to see has to watch my back for half of the... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Bought ticket online for the same night for Van Halen. Good venue, better to get a seat instead of grass area. Lots of restrooms and snack place. Bring light sweater as it can get chilly at night from ocean breeze.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Any seat is like you're front row. I've seen 5 concerts here and I will continue to keep going. Amazing sound and artists!

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Santa Ana, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The venue is dilapidated and disorganized. The restrooms are inadequate. Security pretended to check bags. Allow extra time to enter. There are too few ticket takers and long disorganized lines. But the horrible departing traffic chaos will keep me from returning. Nobody directed traffic, no lanes, all cars had to merge into one single gate line. Tempers fared. Scary car... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Went to a concert here last weekend & was NOT impressed with this venue. Watched people climb over a fence into the venue & security did nothing. Walking to get to our seats was a trek with cracked sidewalks with holes in them. I get having to haul up stairs for concerts as I've been to many at other outdoor... More 

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Simi Valley
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have been to just about every venue in Southern California and I must say this is the absolute worst. First off the parking is horrendous. Abunch of dirt, no lines and getting out of the place is even worse sitting in the parking lot for 30 minutes just to get a place in the line of cars to leave... More 

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