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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

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Address: 8800 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4201 (Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Phone Number: (949) 855-8096
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Worst Venue for Ambience, and Crowds

I would not ever again choose this venue for a concert. Unfortunately, the concert itself was well done. The problems lie in the LONG walk from parking to the seats. Small... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would not ever again choose this venue for a concert. Unfortunately, the concert itself was well done. The problems lie in the LONG walk from parking to the seats. Small bathrooms. The food area is filled with very intoxicated guests that should be up in the grass area, but instead choose to party like its 1999 in the food... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great venue. Good views from every seat, good food and drink options before the concert, attentive staff, clean facilities. Great lighting and sound. No hassle and free (yeah) parking. Loved it.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater last night to listen to the Pacific Symphony Orchestra play the very popular, John William's score to "Raiders of the Lost Ark". The orchestra was fantastic, the weather was warm but cooled in the evening, the crowd seemed upbeat, not rowdy, no pot smoking, etc. Families out for a fun evening. WORDY BUT SUPER... More 

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california
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many of the reviews here, the worst part of this event is the parking. What a nightmare! At some point going in and going out, you just have to take a deep breath, relax and understand your going to be sitting in your car for quite while. It's too bad, the venue itself is nice, the sound system good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Miranda Lambert and I love this venue! It's small, friendly and always a great time. I love that they have many country music concerts and tailgating is always a fun way to meet people!

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Thank Val C
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful venue in the heart of OC. Parking is free, which is unheard of nowadays. We've attended multiple Weenie Roasts as well as big name concerts and have seen some pretty amazing shows. It will be greatly missed after its closure at the end of this season.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, along with 4 other couples, saw Duran Duran at Irvine. It's an awesome place to watch a concert on a summer evening. The huge Con at this location is the traffic. Expect to be stuck in traffic and just go with the flow because it can take away from a great concert at a great venue.

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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife here to see Duran Duran. No charge for parking (which was a shock). Close to food, lodging, etc. not really a bad seat in the entire place. Very loud (but crisp & clean) sound and amazing lighting. It's a little bit of a walk from the parking lot to the venue but not too bad. Words of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bands were wonderful but they beyond reasonable oversold the tickets, the experience was horrible! You couldn't even move at all, even the walkways were too crowded to use, if there was a fire or disaster there would be mass casualties because no one would be able get to the exit! I can't believe the fire marshals would allow this!

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Adelanto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to Irvine was always pretty challenging. Bad parking, long walk/hike to your seat but the acts were well worth it. Yes people were partying in the parking lot, yes the audience could get rowdy but so what it's rock in roll. Sad to see it go.

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