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Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

8800 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 855-8096
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Ranked #13 of 16 Attractions in Irvine
Type: Theaters
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Palmdale, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you plan ahead this is actually a fun place to see concerts. Get there, an hour or two early . Drop someone from your party at the end of the line,because there will be a line to get in and it can be long,then pay the extra $20 for VIP parking(it is worth it) and walk back to your... More

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've been to my share of concerts over the years AMD this was THE most poorly organized. There is definitely not enough staff for entry. We went for a Dave Matthews concert and they opened the doors late. It took an hour to get through the line to the entrance. The line ran through the parking lot with no rhyme... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was here last night for the Oddball Comedy Festival with my wife. We got a great deal through Groupon, the line up was full of big time comedians. The tickets said 5pm, the amphitheater's site said 7pm, so we went early just to be safe. The one surprising things was that general parking was free, I'm not sure if... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is an excellent venue to watch concerts at; however, they have several rules for concert goers and it is best to visit their website before you proceed to the venue. They have recently add the following: 1. No backpacks, 2. No blankets or lawn chairs. If you have lawn seating tickets this may be an issue and I recommend... More

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Irvine, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent acoustics. Very comfortable. The parking lot is huge and ya it takes eons to get out, but at least it's not stacked like the Rose Bowl where you can't leave until the people before you leave first. I recommend parking far away from the entrance so you are closer to the gate when getting out. Give yourself plenty of... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had preferred parking. We walked in. They barely check your bags. They refused to let me bring a blanket for lawn seats?! Disappointing. I knew what I was getting into by purchasing lawn seats. It's high, it's a walk and it's slanted. I knew that. The trash cans were piled up. Sitting on damp grass is really not fun.... More

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La Habra, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We watched the Tower of Power, Steve Miller Band and Journey concert the other day. We paid the $20 preferred parking fee to park closer to the gate and have a better chance of getting out of the parking lot easier. We got to the arena about 30 minutes prior to the start of the first act and the parking... More

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Buena Park, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just before being let in, someone came down the line to inform us that they were changing the blanket/chair policy for the lawn. NO Blankets/chairs allowed....I have already waited in the HUGE line for over 90 minutes and had to trek all the way back across a huge parking lot to put the stuff back in the car, while doing... More

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San Diego
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Attended the Journey concert on Saturday, 2 August. VWA holds 16-k in seats, hundreds to thousands more on grass area. There is no avoiding parking hassles. You can take steps to make your experience better. Arrive early when the lots open, select a parking spot near the exit routes & yes, this can mean you walk further. Ensure you park... More

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Orange, California, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

View very nice loved the sound and seating. But it's quite a hike to amphitheater. If you have never been be prepared to walk and lots, and lots of stairs.

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