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Built in 1936 with federal funding from the Depression-era WPA, the Santa Barbara Bowl was originally designed to serve as an annual performance venue for Fiesta. The original construction included a wooden revolving stage that was destroyed by a flood during an El Niño winter in 1939. It was replaced by a concrete stage that was used until the end of the 2001 concert season. Cracked and falling apart, the Bowl rebuilt the stage, dressing rooms and new restrooms (all located under the stage) using the same structural specifications as freeway overpasses. This is the largest outdoor amphitheater in Santa Barbara County with a capacity of 4,562.