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Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival



The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival story began in 1923 with the founding of the Redlands Community Music Association (RCMA) by a woman with a vision - Grace Stewart Mullen. Mrs. Mullen's vision was that "music is for everyone," and should be accessible to all regardless of their ability to pay for admission. Her dream of bringing professional quality, classically oriented, music-based performing arts to her community has prospered for over 86 years. The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival holds the distinction of being the oldest continuous music festival in the United States at which no admission is charged. Since its inception in 1923, an estimated eight million people have attended an evening of entertainment under the stars at the Redlands Bowl.


Luis Outumuro

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Nice older, smaller neighborhood concert & event venue. The summer concert festival series is the oldest, continuous free concert series in the United States... 95 years. Excellent talent on stage. Only cons are the lack of parking, it is a small park in older residential neighborhood (there is some accessible parking across the street behind the Lincoln Memorial Shrine Museum). Accessibility isn't bad, but not up to current standards. Enjoyable venue. Nice small town feel, with big city quality talent.

Christine Stevenson

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
An incredible little place to bring the community together. Entirely free, but absolutely worth supporting with a donation. It was SUPER crowded when we went on a Sunday; arrive early to get a good seat. Even so, sitting on the grass I could enjoy the music even without seeing the stage.

Angeli T

Saturday, July 28, 2018
It's a family tradition to see a musical here each summer. The FREE performances have talented actors, beautiful singers, stunning costumes and dancing. This year was "Beauty and the Beast", last year was "Tarzan". Plan on coming early to get good seats and parking, 2 hours early (around 6pm) to sit on the benches near the front. Bring cushions/blankets for the benches and dinner to picnic in your seats before the show. There are grass areas to sit on the edges, but it's hard to see center stage from there. The show starts around 8pm when it gets dark. There are bathrooms in the back of the bowl. They sell snacks and hot dogs in the back too.

Elizabeth Cholico

Friday, June 22, 2018
This park is simply beautiful!! It's a historic landmark. My daughter's graduation was held here and I loved it. Plenty of seats available but you must bring your own pillow to sit on since it's wooden benches. There's also some grass area that I truly enjoyed with my own lawn chairs and blanket. Can't wait for the Summer Programs they have starting today June 22nd. A summer filled with many musicians and dancers that happen every Tuesday and Friday's!

Julia Grant

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Beautiful, historic venue with free shows all summer! Were blown away by the quality of shows put on and loved the thought community feel of the events. Not to mention it's an outdoor theater in the middle of town with a beautiful backdrop. If you can catch a show while in the area, I'd highly recommend it.

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