An aria from the Marriage of Figaro. The sweet sound of Yo-Yo Ma’s cello. The soulful voice of a singer-songwriter. The excitement in the crowd at a rock concert.

You can find all of this and more in Santa Barbara’s diverse music community, all year long. We’re proud of having both a music school and a city symphony, as well as an opera troupe and our perfectly sized Santa Barbara Bowl. We have performers from all across the globe visit our city, and usually come back time and time again.

Your only problem with the musical variety in Santa Barbara is finding the time to see all of the performances you won’t want to miss.