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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

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Address: 8800 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 (Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Phone Number: (949) 855-8096

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Great Concert at a Cluster of a Venue!

If not for the amazing performance of Rascal Flatts, this venue would get one star (terrible rating). This place is an absolute disaster at handling crowds and enforcing their own... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If not for the amazing performance of Rascal Flatts, this venue would get one star (terrible rating). This place is an absolute disaster at handling crowds and enforcing their own posted parking lot rules. There were copious amounts of drinking and a mile-long line to stand in. Posted large red and white signs are posted stating there is to be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there for Rascal Flatts. People drinking in the parking lot, cans and bottles everywhere. LONG line to get in. Security standing around not really monitoring the line. In fact, security gave permission to a group to cut in line in front of me. People walking around drunk, yelling obscenities. I felt like I was at Hollywood Bowl during their... More 

Thank Gloria C
Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great once you can actually get to your seat. They bring in great performers but they can't run the place. They don't coordinate well with the Irvine police and control of the traffic trying to get into this place. Three Irvine police and facility personnel all standing around the front doing nothing while traffic is a nightmare... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After we ordered tickets to a performance at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, I read all of these bad reviews about the place. We actually enjoyed our experience, but did learn from the reviews, to park outside of the facility. We parked across the street in a business complex. Many others did the same. This way we avoided the long wait... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We attended a Luke Bryan concert, part of the ‘Kick the Dust Up’ tour, on October 18th 2015 but I only just got around to writing this review. Luke Bryan is an American country music singer and songwriter. Luke was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Enjoyed Brad Paisley as part of the Country Mega Ticket 2016. Will miss IMA for concerts but will definitely not miss the $14-16 beer or congestion in the bathrooms and parking lot.

Thank Jeff I
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Honestly, I'm glad they are tearing this place down. The sound quality here for concerts is really lousy. Depending on where you are sitting, the sound bounces all over the place and isn't consistent. One second all you hear is the singer, the next second they are drowned out by reverb from the guitar. There aren't enough bathrooms, and who... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a great venue to see a concert. Great seats under the stars. Lots of food options and beverage vendors. Be prepared to walk a ways from the parking lot to the venue. Parking lot can be tough to get out of. Easy to park across the street in the business lots, or to Uber there (but Uber-ing home... More 

Thank Carin M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Best sound, great vibe, and there is not a bad seat in the house. I have been going here since the 80"s, really sad they will be closing down, best amphitheater in the world!

Thank Suzan F
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

After some of the reviews, I was unnecessarily worried about coming to this historical venue which has seen some legendary gigs over it's history. I took my daughter to a sell out concert for Fall Out Boy and it was a great crowd, well managed merchandising and food/drinks (expensive as expected) and the facilities were just fine. Parking (admittedly VIP)... More 

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