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As Tupac and Dre once noted, "California knows how to party."

A longtime haven for the arts and entertainment industries, California has fostered a vibrant and diverse music community that continues to enrich the lives of fans all around the world. Its unparalleled music history has breathed life into entire music movements, including West Coast Hip Hop, ska, and surfer rock, and is home to some of the most iconic live music venues in the country, among them the The Fillmore in San Francisco and The Troubadour in Hollywood.


  • 2Pac
  • Alanis Morisette
  • Beck
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Dead Kennedys
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Dr. Dre
  • Eagles
  • Etta James
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Greenday
  • Guns n' Roses
  • Ice Cube
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Santana
  • Snoop Dogg
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Doors
  • The Grateful Dead

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • Aftershock Festival
    • Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival
    • Beachlife Festival
    • Beyond Wonderland Festival
    • Bottlerock Napa Valley Festival
    • Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Festival
    • Coachella Festival
    • Desert Daze Festival
    • First City Festival
    • Fyf Festival
    • Hard Day Of The Dead Festival
    • High Sierra Music Festival
    • Hollywood Bowl
    • Joshua Tree Festival Spring Festival
    • Monterey Jazz Festival
    • Outside Lands Festival
    • Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
    • Stagecoach Country Music Festival
    • Strawberry Music Festival
    • The Roxy

    Music Schools

    • California College of Music
    • California Institute of the Arts
    • California State University
    • Colburn School
    • Expressions College Of Digital Arts
    • Los Angeles College of Music
    • Los Angeles Film School
    • Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music
    • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    • University of California
    • University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music
    • University of Redlands School of Music
    • University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

    Major Music Conferences

    • Durango Songwriters Expo
    • I Create Music EXPO
    • Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) Annual Conference
    • Musexpo
    • Music Entrepreneur Conference
    • MUTEK San Francisco
    • NAMM
    • SF MusicTech Summit
    • Pollstar Live
    • Production Music Conference
    • West Coast Songwriters Music Conference
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