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Legendary American Live Music Venues

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Good live music can transport you to another place—let you de-stress and just get lost in the rhythm and beat. From giant stadiums to intimate clubs, the U.S. is filled with live music venues, some of which have reached legendary status. Whether this status is for amazing natural acoustics, like those found at metro Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater, or historical infamy, like The Fillmore in San Francisco, these American venues are famous for putting on a great live show.
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1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
If walls could talk, you’d be stuck in conversation with the Fillmore for hours. The building was a dance hall when it opened in 1912 and a roller rink during the 1940s, and led its first concerts in 1952 with artists like James Brown and...
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18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465, USA
Just outside of downtown Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheater is the only naturally-occurring acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. Since it first opened in 1941, it has been home to iconic music performances, from opera to rock. The stage is...
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815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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This is D.C.'s hub of music history and culture for nearly 34 years.
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6 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Nothing beats the Bowery. We’ve probably played here more than anywhere else in the world. It’s a nostalgic concert hall for us, and one of the better places to see live music in New York. I often opt out of bigger venues in the city, but if a...
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7929 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA
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Discover new music in one of L.A.'s most stories venues. This unassuming building on Santa Monica Boulevard opened its doors in 1957 and has welcome rock and roll greats ever since. Bob Dylan made his debut here, so did Elton John, comedian...
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1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Blues Alley is a Washington, D.C. landmark. Music lovers of all types will be hooked by this gem of a jazz club. The venue gets its name from its location: an alley off Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. You'll probably need to look for the sign that...
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726 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Preservation Hall is the best spot in the French Quarter for live jazz. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will take you back to the early 20th century with some of the hottest jazz you ever did hear. A must-see when you're in N'awlins.
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402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
There are dozens of gigs, every night, in Nashville. But there's only one must-see. Not everyone knows about the Time Jumpers' regular Monday night slot at the Station Inn, but that's a good thing, because it's already a weekly sell out. They are...
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305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
The Belmont is a state-of-the-art music venue space in the Warehouse District. The new Belmont boasts a cutting edge sound and light system and hosts music ranging from indie rock and electronic dance music to what’s the next hottest band! You can...
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116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
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After the Grand Ole Opry left the Ryman Auditorium and relocated, country legend Roy Acuff said the red brick building with its Gothic arches and stained-glass windows might as well be torn down. The Ryman had been home to...