Favorite Music Venues

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  1. MisterZ

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    The late lamented original City Winery in New York City.

    The equally lamented Jabberwocky in Syracuse, NY.

    Believe it or not, the Barbican Hall in London.
     
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    Cedars of Lebanon St. Park, Wilson County, TN.

    Nice cozy main lodge built of stone and large timbers. Walk-in fireplace and room for about a hundred fiddlers, banjo-players and guitarists (usually crammed in front of the fireplace and playing fast, loose and loud). Many great memories of attending NOTSBA's (Nashville Old Time String Band Association) "Breaking Up Winter" there (usually March, I think).

    One year, I walked into the lodge and sat down with a fiddler. We played a tune or two and then more came in, played more, added more players, etc. By the time I was worn out, I had to fight my way out of the crowd of fiddlers...they almost got me...:eek:
     
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    This one's done pretty well by us:

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    Lucinda Williams, Leo Kottke, John Mayall. . .I'll have to check on what's coming. Old theaters are my favorite venue, good size, good seats, good sound. We saw John Prine at the Schnitzer in Portland; Del McCoury and Mike Nesmith at Grants Pass; Joe Bonamassa in Stockton..

    Casinos are my least favorite because of the smoky rooms you have to go through to get in, but they have good acts sometimes: John Anderson, Marty Stuart, Willie Nelson. . . .

    I like outdoor venues too, but no sitting on the ground for me any more. Can't get back up.
     
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    Red Rocks!
     
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    Blossom Music Center

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    It’s always a great time!

    We’re looking forward to seeing James Taylor in a few weeks, our first live show in a long time.

    Here’s James doing the song Blossom at Blossom…..
     
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    The Ryman in Nashville is the only place I’ve seen a concert that I really felt was a special place.

    I’ve heard Red Rocks is something to behold, too.
     
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    Red Rocks looks fantastic, - nearly as visually stunning as the Holmfirth Picturedrome! :confused:

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    the hideout, chicago

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    Beacon Theatre, NYC
    Capitol Theatre, NYC suburbs (Portchester, NY)
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    Towne Crier, Beacon, NY

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    The Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, London W1

    I've seen many great bands there. Everybody has played there, the sense of history in there was touchable. You got 'up close and personal' with the bands in the Marquee :twisted:

    Of course, not the best sound in the world, or the best beer, or the best smell, but the mojo? Priceless.

    I remember sticking to the 'carpet' going in past the ticket booth..

    Gone now, sadly :cry:

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    Pine Knob, Clarkston Michigan.

    I estimate I’ve seen at least 50 concerts there over the years. My mom and stepdad took me there the first time in 73’ when I was 5. Saw a lot of interesting acts in the 70’s and beyond. Great acoustics.
     
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    I was going to mention Red Rocks, got to see the Dead shows there in 78, 79 and 82 shows. Iirc in 78 and 79 the tribe just camped in the parking lot. Magical!
     
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    Massey Hall in Toronto.
     
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    The Cow Palace was the worst sounding place ever! The GAMH, and all three Keystones were good, as well as Winterland, Fillmore West (Carousel Ballroom), the original Fillmore on Geary, Berkeley Community, the Greek Theater (also in Berkeley), Shoreline (the lawn, not the seats), and Concord was ok I guess. As far as larger venues, the Day on the Green shows all sucked, because the sound was terrible, as least on the few I went to. They didn't know how to do big outdoor venues yet. Many years later I saw the Who there, and we were in the very worst seats in the house, in the last row of the bleachers, and the sound was perfect. The indoor Coliseum was a good sounding large venue too, a thousand times better than the Cow Palace. I also saw Paul at the Berkeley Stadium on the UCB campus, and the sound there was perfect too. Naples Pavilion and Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto were good too. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, but those are the major players. There were a lot of good small clubs all around the Bay Area. Laguna Seca was a nice place too, for a really large outdoor place. I saw the ABB there, right after they reformed with Warren and Allen, and the sound there was very good too. Of course, when you're outdoors, there's no room acoustics. It's all up to how good the sound crew is.
     
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    Acoustically, Bing Concert Hall is the best venue I've ever been in. Saw Sheryl Crow play a solo acoustic set here with no amplification. Incredible sound.

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