Santa Barbara Coastal News


Ringo Starr to play Santa Barbara this weekend

8 Jul 2014 5:21 PM
Ringo Starr to play Santa Barbara this weekend

If you live in some of the luxury real estate located within beautiful Santa Barbara, then you're likely already aware of the Santa Barbara Bowl, which plays host to many of the area's most attractive cultural events. The venue has quite the summer schedule lined up for the next few months, and it starts this weekend with a performance by one of the world's most famous rockers of all time.

Ringo Starr, of the Beatles, will be playing at the Bowl this coming Saturday at 7 p.m. He'll be backed up by his "All-Star Band" and a number of other guests - including Todd Rundgren and Steve Lukather, among other crowd pleasing favorites. 

For many Santa Barbara residents, this is sure to be a blast from the past. We've all been listening to the Beatles for decades, after all. The opportunity to see one of them in concert - at one of Santa Barbara's most historic cultural locations, no less - is one that shouldn't be passed up.

How about the Bowl itself?
First built in 1936, the Santa Barbara Bowl is a historic attraction in and of itself, even when none of the Beatles are playing inside of it. The Bowl was first built to accommodate the Santa Barbara community's Fiesta pageants, and now it plays home to musical acts and other attractions from around the world.

Speaking of those attractions, the summer schedule for the Bowl more than lives up to the high standard that Mr. Starr is sure to set this weekend. For instance, 80s stalwarts Foreigner and Styx will be playing a joint concert at the Bowl on Sunday, July 27. And the venue will be returning to its roots on August 2, when it will host the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival, a celebration that is sure to bring out a large portion of the community. 

For tickets to events taking place at the Bowl - and for a look at their equally exciting autumn schedule, featuring acts like Arcade Fire - go to their official webpage. Tickets for the upcoming Ringo Starr event are scarce, but more will be released in the days leading up to the event, so resourceful Santa Barbara residents can surely earn themselves a seat if they want a chance to see this legend playing his greatest hits in concert.