About The Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

The Pacific Amphitheatre is a California amphitheatre located in Costa Mesa, Orange County. The OC Fair & Event Center’s grounds are home to the amphitheatre. Barry Manilow was the inaugural performer when it opened in July 1983 on the location of the fairgrounds’ model railroad facility. The Jefferson Starship performed at the venue on June 30, 1984, and the show was carried live nationwide by the ABC Rock Radio Network.

Prior to its closure in the early 1990s, the fairgrounds were flanked by dense residential developments, and the amphitheatre was the source of several noise complaints from surrounding residents. It reopened in 2003, in conjunction with the annual Orange County Fair, after nearly a decade of closure. Concerts are only staged concurrently with the fair as part of an agreement with local neighbors. The theater has rarely used the “lawn” area since its renovation, essentially cutting seating capacity from 18,765 to 8,500. The seating capacity was lowered to 8,000 in 2015 after more construction and renovations. In addition to concerts, the venue hosts Orange Coast College commencement ceremonies. The venue held Marvin Gaye’s final concert before his untimely death. (Image Source – Seet Geek)

With fantastic music ranging from patriotic melodies to pop to the classics, refreshing summer breezes, and occasionally stunning fireworks, enjoy a spectacular evening out with family and friends. Dress comfortably, bring a picnic and get ready to have a good time at the Pacific Amphitheatre. If you have never attended a Pacific Symphony SummerFest concert at Pacific Amphitheatre, this website will provide you with the information you need to make the most of your visit. (Source – Pacific Symphony)


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The Pacific Amphitheatre

100 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Continue to Fair Dr
1 min (0.1 mi)
Follow Fair Dr and Newport Blvd

4 min (1.4 mi)

Turn right

Destination will be on the left

28 s (157 ft)
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