City National Grove of Anaheim is an indoor music venue that neighbors the historic Angel Stadium. Originally an awards themed restaurant called Tinseltown that opened in November of 1998, the venue closed less than a year later and reopened as a concert venue named The Sun Theatre. In 2011 the venue was renamed The City National Grove of Anaheim. The Grove seats 1,700 and is operated by Nederlander Concerts of Los Angeles.
City National Grove of Anaheim
Address: 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim 92806
Phone number: (714) 712-2700
Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm (later on show nights)
Saturday: 12 Noon – 4:00pm (later on show nights)
General Parking: Parking lot opens one hour prior to doors opening. Parking is shared with Angel stadium and costs $15 per car on the day of the show. You may pay by either cash or pre-pay by card.
Equal Access Parking: Parking is offered on a first come, first serve basis, however parking is equal access, just ask a parking attendant for assistance.
Seating varies depending on the event and policies, but some events allow for in-show dining.
Premium Seating Program: Seating in the Premium Seating program gives members the ability to get hard to get tickets first, up-to-date information and avoiding the ticket line. Premium Seating Packages also include Tier 1 Access, VIP Parking with select shows, access to the Crystal Lounge, access to purchase VIP tickets to other Nederlander events, and tickets delivered to your door. The annual membership program includes the following levels:
- Gold – includes 20 tickets to concerts and events
- Diamond – includes 14 tickets
- Silver – includes 10 tickets
- Bronze – includes 6 tickets
Guests who purchase VIP tickets or annual membership packages will have access to the City National Bank Crystal Lounge and private bar. Some events allow for guests to eat dinner during the show, dinner is a prix fixe that includes a salad, three options for an entree and dessert. Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the venue.
City National Grove of Anaheim Tips and Venue Information
The venue of the City National Grove of Anaheim offers guests the ability to be casual yet comfortable.
The venue does not allow outside food or beverage inside but has a good selection of concessions available.
Many recommend checking before buying tickets to verify that the Angels do not have a game the same day as the concert being that parking lot is shared with Angels stadium and can cause havoc on the parking here. Consider arriving early.
Groups are allowed for select events and allows for a discount.
Noteworthy Past Performers
Past performers include Merle Haggard, Prince, George Lopez, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, and Air Supply, just to name a few.
Events at City National Grove of Anaheim
Note: Due to COVID-19, concerts have either altered their format or rescheduled for next year.
September 5-6, 2020: Fitz and the Tantrums
September 12, 2020: Fiestas Patrias Drive-In will take place in the parking lot to adhere to social distancing guidelines while still allowing for enjoyment of live music. There will be two shows, one at 4 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. Attendance is limited to 250 cars per show and are on sale for $250 per car. There will be a live stream of the event.
September 18-20, 2020: Gareth Emery (8:00 PM)
September 25-26, 2020: Fortunate Youth (7:00 PM)
October 2, 2020: At 2 p.m., YETI is hosting the YETI Film Tour for a rugged seven-film festival under the moon. All of the proceeds go towards the preservation of the wild in which YETI is known for.
October 3, 2020: Clasico Capitalino Drive-In: America VS Pumas (7:00 PM)
October 16, 2020: Iliza Shlesinger (6:30 PM)
October 24, 2020: Ziggy Marley (2:00 and 7:30) – The 2:00 show will be geared more towards the youth audience, featuring songs from his new family album, More Family Time.
Shows Planned for 2021
The Fab Four – December 31, 2020
Tyler Henry: Hollywood Medium – January 16, 2021
Meateater: Off the Air – January 30, 2021
Welcome to Night Vale: The Haunting of Night Vale – February 14, 2021
Amy Grant – March 3, 2021
Christopher Cross: 40th Anniversary Tour – March 31, 2021
Symphony X – June 6, 2021
Flow – June 7, 2021
Sad Summer Festival – August 7, 2021
Chiquis – September 25, 2021
Whitney Cummings: How Dare You – October 22, 2021
Orange County is known for a plethora of activities and events and everyone looks forward to being fully open once again! In the meantime, the City National Grove of Anaheim is still a great place enjoy one of the many drive-in events.
*Image courtesy of Nederlander Concerts
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