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City National Grove of Anaheim

City National Grove of Anaheim

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 – 4:00pm (later on show nights)
Saturday: 12 Noon – 4:00pm (later on show nights)
Three (3) hours prior to every ticketed event, excluding holidays.

Parking

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 

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

All membership levels feature the following:

  • Tier 1 VIP Premium padded reserved seat or Tier 1 access for General Admission shows
  • VIP Parking with priority exit lane for selected shows
  • Access to a private lounge
  • Access to purchase VIP tickets to other Nederlander Concerts Produced Events (subject to availability)

Not all shows allow premium ticket access–some special events may include blackout dates for these memberships.

Tickets

You can get tickets to City National Grove shows in a variety of ways:

  • CityNationalGroveOfAnaheim.com
  • Ticketmaster
  • Box office three hours prior to show time
  • Get discounted tickets through Goldstar Tickets.

Tickets are typically mobile and may require you to download an app.

Concessions

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 entrée 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

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.

Shows Planned For 2022

  • Led Zepagain – January 8, 2022
  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story – January 13, 2022
  • REO Speedwagon – January 14, 2022
  • Cat & Nat – January 15, 2022
  • Sammy Rae & The Friends – January 16, 2022
  • Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas – January 29, 2022
  • Which One’s Pink – February 5, 2022
  • Morissette – February 11, 2022
  • DSB – February 19, 2022
  • Eric Johnson – February 25, 2022
  • Davood Behboodi – February 26, 2022
  • Disney Princess: The Concert – February 27, 2022
  • LOL Surprise! Live – March 6, 2022
  • Dinosaur World – March 13, 2022
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live – March 24, 2022
  • #IMOMSOHARD – April 23, 2022
  • Friends: The Musical Parody – May 13, 2022
  • Davood Behboodi – May 14, 2022
  • Shabnam & Qais – May 27, 2022
  • It Was 50 Years Ago – A Tribute To The Beatles – May 28, 2022
  • Mini Pop Kids – June 5, 2022
  • Stephen Marley – June 10, 222
  • Intocable – June 11, 2022
  • Debbie Gibson – June 25, 2022
  • Sad Summer Festival – July 9, 2022
  • Quebradita Time Fest! – July 10, 2022
  • OPM Summer Fest US Tour 2022 – July 16, 2022
  • Anjelah Johnson – Reyes – August 20, 2022
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters – August 30, 2022
  • Angeline Quinto & Budakhel – September 9, 2022
  • Champions Of Magic – September 30 – October 1, 2022
  • W.A.S.P – October 29, 2022
  • DCapella – November 11, 2022
  • Teo Gonzales & Rogelio Ramos – November 18, 2022
  • Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac – November 22, 2022
  • Tyler Henry – Hollywood Medium – December 1-2, 2022
  • Daniel Howell – December 8, 2022
  • Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza – December 14, 2022

Shows Planned for 2021

  • AJ Entertainment Presents Bijan Mortazavi – July 17, 2021
  • Sad Summer Festival – August 7, 2021 
  • Air Supply – August 21, 2021
  • Moenia – September 4, 2021
  • CNCO – September 5, 2021
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – September 7, 2021
  • Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas – September 17, 2021
  • Chiquis – September 25, 2021
  • Chris Isaak – September 29, 2021
  • The Fab Four – October 1, 2021
  • LOL Surprise! Live: Calling All B.B.s – October 2, 2021
  • First Light with Arnel Pineda and Bamboo – October 3, 2021
  • The Brian McKnight 4 – October 8, 2021
  • AJ Presents Shahram Solati – October 9, 2021
  • Franco Escamilla – October 15, 2021
  • Skillet – October 16, 2021
  • Amy Grant – October 20, 2021
  • Whitney Cummings: Touch Me Tour – October 22, 2021
  • Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour – October 23, 2021
  • Christopher Cross: 40th Anniversary Tour – October 27, 2021
  • Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes – November 7, 2021
  • Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular – November 12, 2021
  • Patton Oswalt: Who’s Ready To Laugh? – November 13, 2021
  • Whose Live Anyway – November 19, 2021
  • Musiq Soulchild – November 20, 2021
  • Tyler Henry Hollywood Medium – December 2-3, 2021
  • Bert Kreischer – December 18-19, 2021

*Image courtesy of Nederlander Concerts


A Brief History Of City National Grove

In 1988, Tinseltown Studios opened its doors with a unique twist on dinner theater, creating an awards show event where the diners are the stars of the show. But the concept was a flop–the venue charged about $45 1988 dollars per person. A year later the venue switched to a more traditional concert venue approach and was renamed the Sun Theater, and later, The Grove of Anaheim.

In 2002, the City of Anaheim acquired the facility and negotiated with Nederlander Concerts to manage and book the venue. In 2011, as part of the wave of halls being renamed with business sponsorships, the venue was rebranded City National Grove of Anaheim thanks to a naming deal with City National Bank.

City National Grove today is rated as a destination entertainment venue; there are some 250 shows each year and Nederlander Concerts is said to be the first to bring live theatre to the Grove; Rock of Ages, Rent, and Stomp are just a few of the shows that have come to The Grove.


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