Lobero Theatre

Pulling up to the Lobero Theatre on a tranquil Monday evening, March 25, the scene was set for a night far from ordinary. Lyle Lovett's scheduled acoustic performance was underscored by the presence of two large tour buses and a colossal semi-truck, hinting at the grandeur that awaited inside the modest 600-seat venue. The "acoustic" label scarcely did justice to the evening's arrangement, with a host of entertainers enhancing the festivities.

Known for her unconventional performances, Cat Power took a surprisingly structured approach in her recent Lobero Theatre show in Santa Barbara. She wasn't just performing as Cat Power; she was meticulously recreating Bob Dylan's iconic 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert.

Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara, California, the historic Lobero Theatre stands as a testament to over 150 years of captivating audiences. Renowned for its rich history and commitment to showcasing exceptional talent, the Lobero Theatre has become a cultural landmark in the region.

The historic Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara celebrated its 150th anniversary with an exceptional performance on November 18th. Master songwriter Bruce Cockburn captivated the audience with a wide array of his hit songs, marking yet another remarkable event at this venue. The concert began with an exquisite opening act by Steve Postell, who showcased his multifaceted talents in singing, guitar playing, and songwriting.

On a brisk Friday evening, November 17th, 2023, the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California, was enlivened with the spirit of progressive rock. Steve Hackett, the iconic former lead guitarist of Genesis (1971-1977), graced the stage, culminating his six-week U.S. tour with a performance that underscored his timeless musical genius and the lasting impact of his rich, complex compositions.

The Wallflowers delivered an extraordinary and intimate concert at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on October 17th, marking a highlight in this year’s 150th-anniversary celebration. Led by frontman Jakob Dylan, the band took to the stage on a Tuesday night before a sold-out crowd.

Al Stewart, accompanied by The Empty Pockets, recently illuminated the stage of the venerable Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California, elegantly flanked by esteemed special guests, Peter White and Laurence Juber.

On a scorching summer night, the Lobero Theatre became the epicenter of blues magic as Tab Benoit took the stage for an unforgettable performance on August 19th, 2023. The intimate venue was filled with anticipation, and Benoit did not disappoint, delivering a fiery and soulful concert that left the audience craving more. The show was part of the 150th anniversary of the historic theater.

David Crosby would have been proud of the mass musical assembly in Santa Barbara on August 20th to Celebrate his life at the “Stand And Be Counted” tribute concert. Many onstage and in the sold-out audience wondered (some out loud) whether Crosby was looking down, playing a mischievous joke. He may have sent the first tropical storm to the area since 1939, as well as a nearby earthquake, to put his stamp on the unique one-night performance.

Patti Smith is a treasure trove of living musical history, and she revealed much of that legacy in song and storytelling on August 9th at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. The concert was a continuation of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the historic venue.