Get ready to rock n’ roll with the venues of America’s epic soundscapes. From coast to coast, these historic hotspots have hosted the most legendary concerts and electrifying performances in music history. Let’s learn a bit more about each iconic hall: Have you visited them all — or any — yet?
The Fillmore in San Francisco, California: Known as “The Church of Rock and Roll,” The Fillmore has been a premier music venue since the 1960s and has hosted some of the biggest names in rock, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Grateful Dead.
The Apollo Theater in New York City, New York: Opened in 1934, The Apollo Theater has been a major influence in the development of African American music and has hosted performances by legendary artists such as James Brown, Billie Holiday, and Michael Jackson.
The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee: Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” The Ryman Auditorium was the original home of the Grand Ole Opry and has hosted performances by country music legends such as Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.
The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California: The Hollywood Bowl is an iconic outdoor venue that has hosted performances by some of the biggest names in music, including The Beatles, Elton John, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado: This natural amphitheater carved out of red rock has been the site of performances by artists such as The Beatles, U2, and The Grateful Dead.
Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York: Considered one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world, Carnegie Hall has hosted performances by classical music legends such as Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, and Vladimir Horowitz.
The Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC: This historic theater originally opened in 1922, and it has been a major venue for jazz, blues, and gospel music and has hosted performances by Duke Ellington, B.B. King, and Aretha Franklin.
The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee: The Grand Ole Opry is the longest-running radio program in the United States and has been a mainstay of country music since the 1920s.
Defining America’s soundscape, Sonically
Crank up the volume and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the land of the free and the home of the brave. We’re rockin’ in the USA, and we hope you are, too.