Let’s face it, the past 16 months have been... rough to say the least. I can honestly say what I’ve missed the most is experiencing live music. There’s something to be said about passion coming through someone’s voice or instrument while feeling the energy of a crowd. What can I say other than music is (or can be) a direct line to the heart.
The great news is live music is picking up as business continue to open up for indoor/outdoor dining.
Image source: Claremont Music Scene. (Left) Local band "dzuls'' performing in front of the Chamber of Commerce - Friday Nights Live. (Right) The Honeybuckets bring a unique Americana style and a ton of energy to their set in front of City Hall.
So, where can you hear live music in Claremont and the surrounding areas? That’s what this blog is for! Thanks to Brian Luft at Claremont Music Scene, together we compiled a list of places you can catch live tunes.
*Indicates a Miss Claremont favorite ;>
Monday Night Concerts at Memorial Park - Claremont*
Friday Night Live - Claremont*
Candlelight Pavilion - Claremont
Claremont Packing House - Claremont (Fridays 6 - 9 p.m.)
Mount Baldy Lodge - Mount Baldy (Saturdays and Sundays)
Jazz at College Center - Claremont (Sundays)
Haven City Market - Rancho Cucamonga
Ontario Art Walk - Ontario
Image source: Claremont Music Scene. Neon Nation performing at Memorial Park keeping the 80's vibes alive during a set at Monday Night Concerts.
Ironbark Ciderworks - Claremont (Music and comedy)*
Dragon’s Tale Brewery - Montclair
Last Name Brewery - Upland*
Rok House Brewing Company - Upland
Old Stump Brewing Co. - Pomona
La Verne Brewing Co. - La Verne*
The Quarter Creole Cuisine - Claremont (Tuesdays)*
Back Abbey - Claremont (Various dates)*
Walter’s - Claremont (Live Dj various weekends)*
Image source: The Quarter Creole Cuisine Instagram. Gumbo Child playing Old School R&B-Soul Jazz-New Orleans Party Music every Tuesday.
Night life (21+)
Piano Piano Dueling Piano Bar - Claremont
The Canyon - Montclair (80s every Friday!)*
That 80’s Bar - Montclair*
Montana’s Country Night Club - San Dimas
O'Donovan's Pub - Pomona (Various dates)*
DBA Wine Bar and Art Gallery - Pomona*
The Glass House - Pomona
The Lounge at Hotel Casa 425*
Claremont Symphony Orchestra
Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra
Folk Music Center
Lewis Family Playhouse
Stay Updated through Claremont Music Scene
The best way to stay in the loop on live music happening in the area is to follow Claremont Music Scene on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Visit the website to find the full music events calendar, guides for planning ahead, and helpful information to get you connected and involved.
Claremont Music Scene was created by Brian Luft, a 10 year Claremont resident, for the purpose of bringing together and elevating the music and arts community in Claremont and surrounding areas. Read more about it in my previous blog Bringing Community Together through Music: A Q&A with the Founder of Claremont Music Scene.
With the events calendar consistently updated, you get the latest on upcoming concerts, festivals, open mics, drum circles, and more.
This blog post will be updated as more live music becomes available. Feel free to drop a line in the comments section of other places in the area offering live music.
Rock on my friends! 🤘