Step Inside: The Echo in Los Angeles

A longstanding pillar of L.A.’s thriving music scene, The Echo is located in the city’s Echo Park neighborhood at 1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. While relatively small, the venue provides nights that music lovers rarely forget, whether they’re being introduced to a rising artist about to break into the mainstream, attending one of The Echo’s famous punk shows or being dazzled by the likes of Lorde, HAIM or Run the Jewels.

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The Echo History

The Echo opened as a live music venue and nightclub in 2001. Before its life as an intimate venue to see up-and-coming acts, the space was a Latin restaurant and club, and is still emblazoned with the eatery’s original name — Nayarit — on its facade facing Sunset Blvd.

Since its founding, The Echo has developed a reputation as one of L.A.’s premier live music destinations, whether introducing the next hot new band to the L.A. scene or seeing the likes of Billie Eilish, St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Bad Religion and more play exclusive, sold-out shows there to a packed room filled with devoted fans.

Get to Know The Echo

Venue Features

The layout of The Echo involves the stage and a small general admission floor, flanked by a bar and two restrooms. Since 2018, the venue has used a sound system made up of L-Acoustics speakers with K2 line arrays and ARCS II loudspeakers.

Seating and Viewing Options

The Echo holds a capacity of just 350 fans for intimate, general admission shows. The standing-room-only venue also contains a bar and two restrooms and is located upstairs from its sister venue The Echoplex. Check out The Echo’s floor layout (by upcoming act) here.

Venue Accessibility

The Echo’s onsite amenities are all fully 100% handicap accessible. The venue also allows service animals per state and federal regulations. If special assistance is required, venue staff are available to help assist and accommodate.

Parking and Admission at The Echo

While there is no on-site parking at The Echo, there is plenty of street parking available around the venue, with most parking meters in the area ending at 9:00 p.m. or earlier. Additionally, public parking lots are located within walking distance off of Sunset Blvd and Lemoyne St. (Always keep an eye out for parking permit signs on local streets.) The venue’s age restrictions depend on the show, as it hosts 18+ and all ages shows.

Nearby Attractions

Food & Drink Near The Echo

Below are a number of dining options within a short distance from The Echo:

Hotels Near The Echo

Below are a number of hotel options in Los Angeles just a short driving distance from The Echo:

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