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.
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 88 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.
Directions & Parking
(FOR CONCERT ATTENDEES)
The Redlands Bowl is located in Smiley Park, off Brookside Avenue between Eureka and Grant streets. All concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday evening. On Tuesday evenings there is a Community Sing at 7:15 p.m. prior to the scheduled concert. There is no admission charge for the programs, but a freewill offering is collected at intermission. The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival is supported entirely by donations. If you are not familiar with the city of Redlands and want to use an online map service, please direct your search to the Redlands Mall, not the Redlands Bowl, as the streetssurrounding the Bowl are blocked off for the concerts. For more information please call (909) 793-7316, or log on to our Web site: redlandsbowl.org.
FROM THE I-10 GOING EAST:
Take the Orange Street/Downtown exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right (south) at the stop sign. You will be on Eureka Street. Stay on Eureka past two traffic lights. At the second light, you will see the Redlands Mall on your left. Go straight ahead for 1/2 block, then turn left off Eureka into the driveway of the mall parking lot. You may park anywhere in the outside parking areas. Then you will need to walk the rest of the way to the Bowl on Eureka Street (south) about 1 block. The Bowl is on the right side of Eureka Street.
FROM THE I-10 GOING WEST:
Take the Redlands Blvd./Ford Street exit. As you exit, the ramp automatically places you onto Redlands Blvd. at the traffic light. Go straight ahead to Citrus Avenue and turn left (west). Stay on Citrus until you see the Redlands Mall on your right. Turn into the mall parking lot, and park at the west end of the lot. The street that runs along that end of the mall is Eureka Street. You will need to walk south on Eureka, 1 block. The Bowl is on the right side of Eureka. Just follow the crowd with the blankets and picnic baskets!
The underground parking area is no longer available. The outdoor parking lot is open to all.