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1. Radio City Music Hall is known as the home of the Rockettes, but it's so much more than that. Seeing a concert at the "Showplace of the Nation" will be a truly unforgettable experience.
2. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located within Red Rocks Park, so I guess you can say, this venue ROCKS. If you visit Denver and have time to trek 10 miles west (which, news flash, we're sure you do), then try and catch a concert here. If no shows line up with your trip, feel free to visit and explore the park completely free of charge!
3. Grand Ole Opry House is home to the Grand Ole Opry, which began as a radio broadcast in 1925, and is today known as "country's most famous stage." The Nashville venue showcases the hottest acts in country music and is a must-visit destination if you're a country fanatic.
4. Ryman Auditorium is the original home of the Grand Ole Opry and has been around since 1892! Though the Opry moved, you can still catch amazing shows at this legendary setting.
5. Hollywood Bowl is nestled in the Hollywood Hills. Like, you can see the Hollywood sign, NBD or anything. Not just that though, the historic venue first opened its doors in 1922 and is best known for its band shell silhouette.
6. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater is located right ON the water, making it ideal for a summertime show after spending the day at Jones Beach soaking up rays or swimming. As a Long Island native, I'm only slightly biased when I say this venue is truly incredible.
7. Fenway Park is 106 years old and filled with rich history. Whether or not you're a Red Sox fan, make an effort to see a concert at this iconic stadium. You won't regret it.
8. Mountain Winery is a winery by day and concert venue at night. Winery AND a concert venue? Seems fake, but it's very real. Nothing sounds better than spending the day sampling some fine California wines and then enjoying some awesome live music.
9. Gorge Amphitheatre is just breathtaking — as you can tell from this photo. Or, I guess you could say it's "gorg," you know, like short for "gorgeous?" I think you get the point. This is one outdoor venue you're gonna wanna keep pretty high up on your bucket list.
10. Madison Square Garden is called "The World's Most Famous Arena," hence why it has a spot on this list. It takes the famous New York saying, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere," to a literal level for musicians who have the chance to headline their own shows here or, if you're Billy Joel, a residency.
11. The Greek Theatre is located inside LA's Griffith Park and was modeled to look like an ancient Greek temple. The space holds approximately 5,900 people, so seeing a concert here is picturesque and quite intimate.
12. CenturyLink Field is THE spot to catch a concert if you happen to be in Seattle and the timing works. This stadium provides great stage views no matter where you are and also has wonderful views of the Seattle skyline, so it's a double win.
13. Beacon Theatre is located in NYC's Upper West Side and started out as a movie theater. But, thankfully, it's now an architecturally beautiful spot with a rich history to catch some of the hottest names in music.
14. The Bluebird Cafe isn't your typical "concert venue," and that's for a good reason. The 90-seat space has a "Shhh policy" in place — guests are encouraged to keep talking to a minimum. The iconic venue, located in Nashville (AKA Music City), is where artists like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift were discovered. So, you may just witness history in the making during an evening at this legendary spot.
15. Merriweather Post Pavilion is located in the middle of the woods in Columbia, Maryland — halfway between Washington DC and Baltimore. Other than the scenic landscape, which is enough of a reason to head here ASAP, they have an awesome music pinball arcade featuring nine music pinball games spanning five decades.
16. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is brand.freaking.new. For real. The stadium took the place of the demolished Georgia Dome. It's absolutely gorgeous, whether its retractable roof is open or closed, it's worth taking a trip to Atlanta just to experience this state-of-the-art venue.
17. The Caverns is literally a cave where you can see amazing concerts. IDK about you, but I've personally never witnessed a concert INSIDE OF A FREAKING CAVE, but now I NEED to make it happen.
18. Walt Disney Concert Hall is the place to see the incredible LA Philharmonic. The exterior is picturesque and the inside of your ears await to be wowed by amazing music. Plus, they have themed shows like Romeo & Juliet.
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