Going to concerts never gets old, especially when you’re enjoying music in a beautiful or unique venue. Whether you enjoy sitting outdoors under the sky or inside of a historical vintage theatre, there are so many different places where you can take in an intimate symphony or a major headliner on tour. Cross a few off your bucket list by checking out 9 of the best concert venues in the United States.
Don't Miss These Great Concert Venues In The U.S.!
You'll get an incredible experience at these unique concert venues in the U.S.!
1. Hollywood Bowl
Since 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been labeled a Los Angeles cultural landmark and is the largest natural outdoor ampitheater in the United States. The Bowl is famous for hosting the annual Playboy Jazz Festival, as well as being the summer home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its resident ensemble, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Recognizable by its distinctive band shell shape accompanied by the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood sign as a backdrop, the Bowl has hosted some of the music industry’s biggest names, from Luciano Pavarotti and Billie Holiday to Cher and the Beach Boys.
Address: 2301 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2. Mountain Winery
The beautiful Mountain Winery in Saratoga holds 2,500 people and has been an outdoor entertainment venue since 1958. Founded by Paul Masson, a wine industry pioneer, The Mountain Winery is a popular site for weddings and corporate events, and hosts the famous Concert Summer Series. Before or after your concert, stop in and sample some vino in their wine tasting room, and you can also sign up for a membership or purchase wine to take home as a tasty reminder of your memorable experience. Artists that have performed on the stage include the Gipsy Kings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pat Benatar.
Address: 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA
3. Severance Hall
Known to many as one of the most beautiful concert halls in America, Severance Hall first opened in 1931 and features a beautiful Georgian exterior and an interior that is a combination of Art Deco, Classicism, Egyptian Revival, and Modernism designs. The venue has a restaurant, retail store and catering services, and features performers like the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus.
Address: 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
4. Beacon Theatre
Located on Broadway, the Beacon Theatre is the older sister to Radio City Music Hall and is designed in Art Deco style by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager. It first opened its doors to the public in 1929, and since then has hosted numerous vaudeville acts, rock concerts, dramas, operas, and more.
Address: 2124 Broadway, New York, NY
5. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
This stunning concert venue is a rock structure located in the midst of geological wonders, vistas, and 868-acres of deer, making it the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. At 6,450 feet above sea level where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks is a geological phenomenon that seats 9,525 people. Everyone from U2 and Lionel Richie to Skrillex and James Taylor have performed here, and Red Rocks also hosts their annual Jeep Summer Concert Series here.
Address: 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
6. Greek Theatre
This famous theatre has been open since 1929 and is nestled in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, offering concertgoers an amazing outdoor entertainment experience paired with an intimate concert setting and top-of-the-line acoustics. The Greek underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2006 for its 75th anniversary and can now seat up to 5,900 people.
Address: 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, CA
7. Gorge Ampitheatre
If you’re looking for a scenic concert experience, head down to the Gorge Amphitheatre, which offered incredible views of the Columbia River and the Columbia Gorge Canyon. This venue can accommodate over 20,000 people is also the site of world-famous music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Lilith Fair, and the Vans Warped Tour.
Address: 754 Silica Road NW, George, WA
8. The Tabernacle
In the 1800s, this venue operated as a new Baptist Tabernacle church, but it was sold in 1994 and redesigned as a music venue that could seat up to 2,600 people. In 1998 it was renamed The Tabernacle and has since been named one of the best concert venues by Rolling Stone Magazine. Everyone from Bob Dylan and Guns N’Roses to Adele have graced the stage and performed here for lucky concertgoers.
Address: 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA
9. Starlight Theatre
The second largest theatre in the United States, the Starlight Theatre is designed in the style of a Medieval castle with towering spires and has been putting on Broadway shows and performance acts since 1951. It is also known for providing a superior theatre arts education and outreach programs through its Starlight Theatre Association, a non-profit organization.
Address: 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.