Listen up: America’s top 10 outdoor concert venues [Gadling]
Next time you want a little groove in your summer night, take a trip to one of the top outdoor music venues in America and enjoy the sounds of summer.
I’ve only been to four out of the ten on this list: Greek Theatre, The Gorge, Red Rocks and Alpine Valley. Hopefully I can hit the East Coast next summer.
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kind of a lame list, eh? I mean, they cover the obvious ones (like Red Rocks and Gorge), but SPAC? Seriously? SPAC is f-ing lame. Alpine Valley has its moments, but it’s just another big ass, corporate amphitheater like almost all of the other ones on that list.
I mean, what about the smaller places like Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Colorado? Too far off the beaten path?
Mishawaks is sick and wrong and reopening for 2011. Rumor is Leftover Salmon will be playing there in June. Its gonna be awesome!!
oh yeahh, agree with you dude – it must great!!
I would call the list lame in that it’s geared towards, say, a travel audience…but it got me thinking that there plenty on the list that I could never comment on. Alpine may be a bitch logistically, but it’s an amazingly beautiful venue and hardly as corporate as something renamed to a Verizon ampitheater…
Jones Beach and SPAC are not very good at all. Both have prison like security. The one Alpine show I’ve seen was fun but the lawn looked steep as shit.
MPP is a great old venue, but I am biased.
I thought an obvious omission was Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago. What an incredible place to see a concert. Nothing like it anywhere.
What’s up Justin/Marc!
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