19 Really Neat Concert Venues To Visit

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Many people really enjoy going to concerts to see their favorite bands perform live in front of them. While this is exciting in and of itself, a gorgeous setting makes the concert even more enjoyable. This is why there are some concert venues that people really rave about today. Some of these venues are present in this list, but there are plenty more scattered all over the world. So, if you ever have the opportunity to check out a concert in one of these places you should go for it.

​Ermita de la Santa Cruz in Antigua, Guatemala

The backdrop for this concert venue consists of ruins from an old church that an earthquake partially destroyed in the 1700’s. Coupled with wild vegetation, this is a great place to see a concert.

​Bluegrass Underground in the Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, Tennessee

This is a really cool concert venue that’s located 300 feet underground in a cave that’s located in the Tennessee mountains. As you can imagine, the acoustics are awesome.

​Teatro Antico di Taormina in Taormina, Italy

This ancient Greek theater that’s located in Taormina, southern Italy, was built in the seventh century BC. Built of brick, it’s withstood the test of time so concerts are still held here today.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado

The colors of the rocks surrounding the open-air amphitheater coupled with the endless sky makes this concert venue in Morrison, Colorado absolutely beautiful.

​Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California

This 1920’s amphitheater is an iconic place to view a concert. Located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles people say that enjoying concerts here makes you feel great.

​Waldbühne in Berlin, Germany

Great acoustics coupled with a gorgeous venue that’s nestled in a forest makes this a great place to see a concert. The fact that it opened during the 1936 Olympics makes it even better.

Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois

They’ve painted this concert venue’s ceiling like a night sky and the entire venue looks like it came right out of “Aladdin.”

​Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in San Diego, California

This is an intimate venue located directly on the bay front. If you own a boat, you can even watch the concert on it from the harbor.

​The Meet Factory in Prague, Czech Republic

Getting to this venue is an adventure in itself. This place is actually a non-profit organization and International Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. It has a lot to offer!

The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington

Located on Columbia River’s bank this 27,500-seat outdoor amphitheater has a truly fantastic view of the Columbia River. You’ll also enjoy the amazing vibes coming from this concert.

​SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Once home to Bethlehem Steel, one of America’s biggest steel producers, today it houses an annual festival called Musikfest. In this venue, it’s really cool to sit far away from the stage so that you can see the mills in the background.

La Arena de Nîmes in Nîmes, France

This is a Roman amphitheater that was built around 70 AD. In the 1860’s they turned it into a bullring. Today it’s a gorgeous place from which to watch concerts.

The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California

Located outdoors, this is an absolutely gorgeous venue located right by UC Berkeley. From here you can see the entire city, bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan

Although this is a small venue, it hosts truly amazing concerts. Everything from the building’s exterior to its ceilings inside are very intricate and beautiful.

Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, France

When you want a truly unique and magical venue to enjoy a concert, this circus-shaped venue is the place for you. You’ll enjoy beautifully carved pillars and a wooden dance floor as you enjoy the live music.

​The Pavilion at Ravinia in Chicago, Illinois

This historic amphitheater is an amazingly classy venue. It’s actually tucked away in the middle of the woods. Make sure to pack a picnic to enjoy while you’re there.

​Ace Hotel Theatre in Los Angeles, California

This is a truly breathtaking place to see a concert. In the past it was a classic movie palace. Today it still occupies three floors of the 13-story building it’s in and there’s also a 1,600-seat auditorium with seat rows that sink in toward the front of the orchestra section.

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York

Always featuring A-list performers, there’s also an amazing view available of the stage that’s literally floating in the water.

Dalhalla in Rättvik, Dalecarlia, Sweden

Nestled into what was once a limestone quarry, this venue provides an unbelievable view. More than 4,000 people at a time can enjoy this venue.