My best friend and I have been going to concerts together since we met 10 years ago in Santa Barbara. We've been to a lot of venues and festivals and Santa Barbara Bowl is by far our favorite venue. This year happened to be our year of concerts — the point was to go to as many concerts as we could. When I discovered Name-a-Seat, I got on it quickly. I thought it would be the perfect Christmas gift, so I “named’ two seats in a section we like to sit. One of the coolest things was actually being able to see our names on the seats I chose! It was the perfect ending to our year of concerts!”
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What's In A Name?
Honor someone special or a special moment with the Bowl's Name-a-Seat program. Engraved seat plaques offer you the chance to become part of the fabric of this amazing and iconic place. The Name-a-Seat program places a small plaque on the seat of your choice with your unique inscription for all to see for the years to come.
It is a wonderful gift for friends or family and a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, a memorable date, a special person, or provide a lasting legacy.
What You Get
A small plaque will be placed on the seat of your choice with your unique inscription for all to see for the years to come.
- A unique acknowledgement if you Name A Seat for someone else
- Private viewing of your plaque once installed
- Your tax-deductible gift supports Bowl Facilities and Education Outreach
Name a seat for anyone, everyone
Your inspiration for inscribing a seat plaque can come from anywhere, for any reason meaningful to you
We are relatively new to Santa Barbara and are looking for ways to connect with the community. We fell in love with the Santa Barbara Bowl and felt [naming a seat] was a great way to contribute to further development and sustainment of this great venue. used this opportunity to commemorate our 25th wedding anniversary, which was an awesome surprise for my wife. Greg, [The Development Manager], was a fantastic partner in coordinating a very special "unveiling" on the day of our anniversary. From the time I contacted him to coordinate our seat selection, he was a great partner to work with. He made it a very enjoyable experience and we feel great about supporting the Santa Barbara Bowl - our favorite place to be entertained!
Section A, Row GG, Seat 58 is in honor of Nicole Siller's birthday and my half birthday. The summer of 2014 Nikki had taken on the task of getting us tickets to see Jack Johnson. I had been wanting to see him for years! The night of the concert, I'll never forget the look of horror on her face as she realized we were in the very last row! I assured her it did not matter and pointed out our ideal location by the bathrooms and beer. The concert was amazing! The company, beer, and view from the top...Priceless!!!
We're long time neighbors of The Bowl. Naming a seat seemed like a great way to support this local treasure.
We named this seat after our dad, Michael C. McMahon, a long-time resident of Santa Barbara County and a true music lover. No place better embodies his fun loving spirit than the SB Bowl and now he will always have a great seat at this special venue. We look forward to many more memories together.
Much love from your kids,
Our plaque is dedicated to "Ron & Debbie Broughman - Love & Rock & Roll - " My sister and I purchased it for our parents, who love Santa Barbara and the Bowl. Growing up, our parents were always listening to music, in particular classic rock. I think my sister knew all the words to Hotel California when she was about 5. Our parents have decades of memories filled with concerts and good music. After all these years they say the Bowl is the best place to see a show - that the sound, the feeling there is incomparable. This year they are excited to go check out their special "seat."
My Mother, Pamela Shoudy Dixon, lived in Santa Barbara in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1958. Growing up, visiting and enjoying The Santa Barbara Bowl was a part of my mother's family tradition, especially during Fiesta. In 2005, I was fortunate to become a stagehand working behind the scenes setting up and taking down every show at The Bowl. Talk about a dream job! It is truly a magical place to work as well as to see a concert. When touring artists and their road crews come to this beautiful venue, they frequently tell us how lucky we are to have this community jewel in our backyard stating that this is one of the best venues in the Country. To celebrate and honor my mother's family name, as well as to show my support for our world class venue, I dedicated a seat to my mother and her family name by naming a seat 'Shoudy' for her 76th birthday. Mom and dad continue to enjoy The Bowl to this day and were thrilled to see the seat when they came to see Dolly Parton this year and no doubt will continue to enjoy it in future concert seasons to come!
I was struggling to think of a unique gift for my girlfriend when I remembered reading about Name-A-Seat at the Bowl. Getting to see shows at the Bowl with a “plus one” was by FAR the best perk that came with working ten years at a local SB radio station. So in an effort to look cooler than I really was, my initial courtship approach involved bringing her to concerts at the Bowl. The thought of the two of us becoming a permanent fixture in the venue where our relationship began was too exciting to pass up. Now anyone who sits in our seat will know she is “Forever my +1.” Oh, and she LOVED IT!
In your own name (celebrate yourself) | A family member | Someone special (your best friend or +1) | In memory of a loved one | Your first concert companions | For your school, group or company | A gift for an employee | Your favorite teacher | Celebrate your favorite song | Celebrate your favorite concert moment | Remember your favorite musician
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Name-A-Seat today! Your NAME-A-SEAT donation is 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.