Travel Tunes: Convene at the Concord Pavilion

Looking to add some tunes to your travel?

Concord has you covered. Catch a comedy show or jam to your favorite band at the Concord Pavilion. Hosting a slew of shows throughout the summer, you’ll find the perfect excuse for a sunny road trip.

Built in 1975, Concord Pavilion has been Diablo Valley’s premier venue for locals and travelers attending concerts and community events. With Diablo Valley’s sunny skies and temperate climate, this recently renovated outdoor amphitheater is the perfect place to catch a summer show

A large lawn full of people at Concord Pavilion

Parking & Public Transportation

On site parking is available in lots located through Gate B, the second entrance off Kirker Road. The Pavilion’s lots generally open an hour and a half before an event, so make sure to arrive early and get your spot. Parking is $40 per car and jumps to $80 for those arriving in RVs, buses or limos.

To avoid traffic congestion, public transportation is a viable option and one of the easiest ways to catch a show at the Concord Pavilion. Take the BART to Concord Station then hop on a bus to the pavilion. Buses begin running an hour and a half before show time and return to the BART station 20 minutes after the concert ends. There is a $5 round trip bus fee.


Tickets can be purchased online through Live Nation and will be held at will call for pickup. You may also purchase tickets directly at the Box Office located at the main entrance. The Pavilion Box Office opens 90 minutes prior to show time.

There is a $6 service charge per ticket. An insider tip – the best time to buy tickets is Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm when the service fee is waived.


There are options for every kind of visitor at the Concord Pavilion. If you are looking to kick back and relax in the grass, bring a lawn chair or blanket and catch the show from the lawn. Lawn seats are the lowest in price and the farthest from the stage.

From there, ticket prices generally increase and are closer to the stage. The next level of seating offers individual chairs with padded backs and seats. This option is available for 200 and 100 level seats as well as box seats.

Need to be up close and personal? Pit tickets are the choice for you. Located directly in front of the stage, this area is standing only to give you plenty of dancing room.

Children age two and younger are allowed lawn seating free of charge.

covered concert pavilion

Nearby Hotels

Your transportation is planned, your tickets are purchased, but where are you going to crash for the night? There are plenty of options to meet your overnight needs and stay near the Concord Pavilion.

Compare hotels and find your perfect choice here.

Nearby Dining

Dining options are located closer to the city’s core, so plan ahead if you are looking for a sit down restaurant prior to the show. There are over 40 delicious options to choose from and still make it to the Concord Pavilion before show time.

You can also head to the venue and fill up on true California fare in the Concord Pavilion’s concessions area.

Keep in mind…

All shows will go on, rain or shine. Cameras are allowed inside the venue, although flash photography or video recording is not permitted. Please respect the Concord Pavilion and those attending the show and leave alcohol, large ice chests, barbeques, weapons and pets at home. Service animals are always welcome to join you for a show.

For questions or comments, please contact Concord Pavilion at:

2000 Kirker Pass RoadConcord, California 94521

(925) 676-8742

3d rendering of pavilion remodel


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