blue whale

123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 538-8038

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  1. Stuart - April 21, 2011 12:01 pm

    Do you guys have a cover? Does it change night by night?

  2. blue whale - April 23, 2011 1:29 am

    cover charge changes with the act but usually $10. : )

  3. chuck koton - April 29, 2011 6:00 pm

    What is the ticket situation for David Binney? do you take reservations? i want a seat close to the stage, what should i do?

  4. blue whale - April 29, 2011 11:12 pm

    Hi Chuck,
    Sorry about getting to this just now.
    I’m sure you’ve already found out that the venue is free seating and no reservations needed.
    Hope you enjoyed the show and come back again !

  5. Kelly - April 30, 2011 8:03 pm

    how early would you recommend arriving on a sat. night for good seating?

  6. blue whale - May 3, 2011 12:22 am

    the seating is free moving and is not set. come when you can and find a spot that you like.
    our doors open at 7:30pm.

  7. Sepaps - August 9, 2011 11:52 am

    Are tickets available for The Necks, Sept 22nd?

  8. bluewhale - August 21, 2011 8:37 pm

    yes, this is the link to purchase tickets.

  9. david fairris - August 29, 2011 11:46 am

    are tics available for steve coleman on 9/21?

  10. bluewhale - September 1, 2011 5:26 pm

    please call our line 213-620-0908

  11. bluewhale - October 3, 2011 11:04 pm

    depends on the night and the performer but usually from $5 or $10 and if there’s a notable act could cost at least $25.
    cash is preferred but we do take credit cards.

  12. bluewhale - October 10, 2011 8:31 pm

    An older responsible relative or friend is preferred.

  13. bluewhale - October 14, 2011 9:51 am

    This is the link to purchase Kneebody tickets for any of the 3 night performances at BlueWhale.

  14. bluewhale - October 30, 2011 1:40 pm

    bluewhale tickets are usually available on the night of the show. as long as you’re accompanying her responsibly, then yes.

  15. bluewhale - December 6, 2011 3:33 pm

    no tables at the Whale. all free movable seats. come early to grab that comfortable place in the audience.

  16. Robert Yamazaki - December 29, 2011 8:53 pm

    I and my friends just arrived from Japan today. We are a party of 4 that would like to attend your New Years Eve show. Do you still have tickets available? If so, how can we purchase the tickets. We are keeping our fingers crossed. I would appreciate it if you would reply to me on this message board as well as to my personal e-mail:

  17. George w. Harris - January 4, 2012 9:21 pm

    Hey guys! George Harris here from Just posted the Souza review on the site. Hope you like it. Take care, George

  18. bluewhale - January 5, 2012 12:42 am

    Hope you’ve enjoyed the New Years’ Eve show! :)

  19. donna - January 5, 2012 2:30 pm

    for saturday, jan 7, what is the cover and do i need to reserve if i have about 8 people?

  20. bluewhale - January 6, 2012 2:39 am

    there is no reservation at the Whale. please show up early to guarantee your entry.
    cover is usually $10 but could fluctuate to the performer’s specs.

  21. Jeff Marshall - January 16, 2012 9:44 pm

    Is there a jam session anymore? Thanks

  22. bluewhale - January 24, 2012 4:20 pm

    there will be jam sessions but not on a regular schedule as before. please check the calendar for updates.

  23. George W. Harris - February 1, 2012 9:56 am

    George Harris here from Just posted Ovespian’s great gig. Will try to cover another one this month. Love the music and vibe there. Reminds me of the original and first incarnation of the Bakery

  24. Rick - February 21, 2012 1:46 pm

    Hi there

    Great venue!

    Please send me posters to put up in our store to spread the word of your shows to the shoppers here.
    Amoeba Music 6400 Sunset Blvd Hollywood CA 90028 Attn: Ricky Fry.


  25. Carl - February 26, 2012 12:27 pm

    Is it possible to buy tickets for the show on feb 28 ahead of time? Can I buy online?

  26. bluewhale - February 28, 2012 9:45 am

    Here’s the ticket purchase link to the show tonight.

  27. mikekiley - March 5, 2012 11:08 am

    can you get adv tix for kneebody?

  28. Jeff - March 5, 2012 8:36 pm

    Is it possible to buy tickets to this Sat. cd release ahead of time?



  29. danny - March 7, 2012 9:29 am

    Is it possible to buy presale tickets for march 24th?

  30. bluewhale - March 7, 2012 6:33 pm

    we will have presale features available soon but not soon enough for the 24th. please arrive early and purchase at the door.

  31. bluewhale - March 7, 2012 6:34 pm

    no presale for this show. please arrive early to purchase tickets.

  32. bluewhale - March 7, 2012 6:36 pm

    advance tickets are available here.

  33. adelaida gonzalez - May 16, 2012 11:03 pm

    I was wondering how much of admission for Thursday may 23.

  34. joyousmonologues - May 17, 2012 9:13 pm

    we have a group of 10 celebrating a bday, and want to check out blue whale this sat 5/19. is there cover and if so, how much? who’s playing? and what time do doors open/show begins? thanks!

  35. joyousmonologues - May 17, 2012 9:14 pm

    we have a group of 10 celebrating a bday this Sat 5/19, and want to check out Blue Whale. any cover/how much? who’s playing? what time do doors open/show begins? thanks!

  36. bluewhale - May 18, 2012 1:55 am

    we got a great band this saturday > Charles Altura Quintet.[Charles Altura (guitar) Quintet with Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet) + Ruslan Sirota (piano) + Hamilton Price (bass) + Gavin Salmon (drums)] cover is $10. doors open at 8pm. first set starts around 9pm.

  37. joyousmonologues - May 18, 2012 9:41 pm

    thank you!! can’t wait!

  38. r scott doran - May 19, 2012 11:44 am

    lookin forward to tonight, there’ll be 4 of us ….what time should we arrive to make sure and get seats? ….also, a bit confused, tried your phone and it says disconnected!?

  39. bluewhale - May 19, 2012 12:42 pm

    come early. our doors open at 8pm and it’s all general admission, first come first serve. we will look into the phone as well.
    thanks !

  40. bluewhale - May 19, 2012 3:15 pm


  41. Stephan Artun - June 4, 2012 9:00 pm

    I would like to insure tix for this Thursday night, June 7. Will there be presale tix or purchase night of? Also, what will show time be? And lastly, when is it best to get a hold of someone there? Each time I have called there hasn’t been an answer. Thanks!

  42. bluewhale - June 7, 2012 3:33 am

    sorry no presale for this show. please arrive early. doors will open at 8pm.

  43. Fredell Pogodin - June 20, 2012 10:52 am

    Can you tell me what time the show starts tongiht, 6/20? I can’t find the info up on the site.
    Thank you, Fredell

  44. bluewhale - June 20, 2012 4:30 pm

    tonight is a combo art reception and Nine Winds Music night.
    Art reception is free admission, open to the public and starts at 5pm.
    The music program starts at 9pm with a $10 cover.

  45. Leticia Janiszewski - August 1, 2012 7:44 am

    Dear Sir,

    I represent some Brazilian and Cuban musicians and we are planning a tour through EUA.

    May we talk about a gig at your club?

    Best regards,

    Leticia Janiszewski

  46. andrew behla - August 6, 2012 1:13 pm

    Is there any presale for the Erskine show? What is the ticket cost?

  47. bluewhale - August 10, 2012 1:19 pm

    it’s set at $10

  48. Bighorn - August 10, 2012 1:34 pm

    Xx Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

  49. Harpolio Slappy - August 20, 2012 5:56 pm

    Did the parking situation change there recently? I thought parking was free to BW patrons? Thanks

  50. bluewhale - August 26, 2012 11:57 am

    sadly not anymore. parking rates have risen and we cannot provide that service.

  51. PJ Oliva - September 3, 2012 4:35 pm

    Would like to book the Afro Cuban Jazz Project, and Grafitti (Dennis Chambers) artists at Blue Whale. Who is the contact for this, and where do I send epks? Thank you. PJ Oliva

  52. Donald Stanley - September 8, 2012 8:40 pm

    Please add me to your email list.

  53. Glenn Gordon - September 15, 2012 11:07 am

    June…great meeting you and John, a fantastic night of jazz with Christian Scott. It’s nice to discover places like Blue Whale, my son and his friend had a blast. Take care, Glenn

  54. katkarimi - January 22, 2013 3:51 pm

    Do you know yet if there will be a special show on Friday, Feb 8? I was thinking of taking my boyfriend there for his birthday. Thanks!

  55. bluewhale - January 23, 2013 8:58 am

    we have this on the 8th…anthony crawford – virgil donati - dennis hamm - katisse buckingham – shemika secrest ($10)

  56. chet - January 29, 2013 8:00 pm

    Have tickets gone on sale for the Sara Gazarek show on Feb 26?

  57. bluewhale - January 29, 2013 11:23 pm

    no presale for this show. door admission only.
    see you there!

  58. George Harris - March 15, 2013 9:16 am

    Just posted a review on for Julian Lage’s HOT show from 03.14.13. George Harris

  59. Tim - April 23, 2013 6:29 pm

    Will there be pre sale of the Larry Goldings 5/22 show? I’m a little nervous about scheduling the trip (airfare+hotel) unless I feel I am going to make the show.

  60. bluewhale - April 23, 2013 8:45 pm

    no presale as of now… sorry but most of our shows are door admission

  61. Sonya - May 2, 2013 10:03 am

    We have a group of 6 or more coming in to see Larry Golding on the 22nd, what’s the best way to ensure all of us can get in?

  62. bluewhale - May 3, 2013 11:15 pm

    please come early when door opens. thank you :)

  63. Arvind Shah - May 3, 2013 11:39 pm

    Any pre-sale tickets for the Miguel Atwood Ferguson show on 5/4/13? Will there be tickets at the door?

  64. tim - May 4, 2013 8:52 am

    so, doors for LG on the 22nd are 8pm? I’m assuming I should get there at 7 to get in line for a ticket?

  65. Tom Bartolac - May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

    Joon – Thank you for letting me video record The Cat Pack on 5/12. I know this performance was very important for these four lovely ladies, and now, thanks to your kind heart and flexibility on the set-up, they have a video recording of their show that they can enjoy for many days.

  66. bluewhale - May 16, 2013 4:45 am

    arrive early to secure your seating!

  67. paradisetal - May 16, 2013 4:22 pm

    Is Jeff Parker there only tonight?

  68. bluewhale - May 16, 2013 4:34 pm

    yes only tonight!

  69. Clark Sommers - July 23, 2013 11:51 am

    Hi Joon-
    My name is Clark Sommers and David Roitstein recommended I contact you about booking my group at the Blue Whale.
    I play bass with Kurt Elling and will be performing at the Brubeck Institute on November 6th and 7th with my group Ba(SH). It is a dynamic trio that consists of Dana Hall(www.danahallmusic) on drums and Geof Bradfield( on saxes. I am inquiring about the possibility of booking the group at the Blue Whale on Sunday, November 10th. We will be playing at Cal Arts the following day. The group has a new cd coming out on Origin Records in September and we are in the process of booking a tour around the release. For more information about myself, the group and to hear sound clips please visit my website…
    Thanks in advance for your time.
    My Best-

  70. Laura Gottwald - July 31, 2013 10:24 pm

    How can I see your August Schedule?

  71. bluewhale - July 31, 2013 11:00 pm

  72. bsquare7 - August 9, 2013 10:09 am

    can i buy Gretchen P. ticketz ahead of time?

  73. bluewhale - August 11, 2013 12:54 pm

    there are no presales for Gretchen’s show. come early!

  74. michael krubiner - September 14, 2013 9:20 pm

    Attn: Blue Whale Management; Please contact me about a memorial for Larry Karush who performed at the Blue Whale many times.
    Thanks You

  75. Susan Allen - September 16, 2013 9:19 pm

    Are you handicapped accessible? I’d like to hear Ivan Johnson and Tina Raymond if I can get in in a wheelchair.

    Susie Allen

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