Overall Experience

Review by: LisaK
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 7/31/23

Great time on lawn! Easy getting around inside. Awesome lot and Shakedown. Not great parking situation.


Review by: LisaK
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 7/31/23

Amazing!


Review by: BruceWingsteen
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 7/17/23

Overall a very solid venue. The Deschutes River runs right next to the venue. Good sound. Very comfortable and clean. Basically a big (read more) lawn though sometimes chairs are set up depending on the artist. Lots of shops, restaurants and drinking establishments within walking distance to the venue. Not much is open after the show as Bend is a pretty sleepy town for late night shenanigans. Good food and drink options inside the venue. They sell (overly sweet) cider for the non gluten folks. Security is generally friendly but can be sticklers for silly bag policies at times.

Review by: jdonovan
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 7/5/23

Great, small venue in the mountains that gives you a lot of freedom of movement during the show.


Review by: MeowsMusic
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 5/12/23

Wry fun venue. Nothing too special. Cervantes is great because of the acts they bring there. Has an outdoor section for smoking and a (read more) smaller venue that connects the main room to the smoking section. They will usually run 2 shows at a time. A ticket to the main show usually gets you access to the other one, but always check with the box office first.

Review by: MeowsMusic
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 5/12/23

The Boulder Theater is great. The shows end early (11:30) because Boulder gonna Boulder. Great aesthetic. Good sound. Good staff. The (read more) upstair straying is great. Get there early and get a front row balcony seat because everything is first come first serve. The area is beautiful and Boulder has some fun things within walking distance to do before and after the show.

Review by: MeowsMusic
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 5/12/23

Overall, First Bank Center is a good venue. I have no complaints with it. It’s a larger venue, so the sound is going to be better on the (read more) floor by the sound board. Security is lax for the shows I’ve seen there (Goose, WSP). Getting onto the floor is first-come first-serve, and you need a wristband to get onto it. Staff will pass out wristbands in the lines outside the venue so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Review by: Mongo7640
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 5/11/23

Camden is a good venue for lawn tickets. I’ve seen many shows over the years here and it has great sound all the way to the back of the (read more) lawn. Also amazing views of Phili both during the day and night. Just be careful exiting the venue and follow the venue staff’s directions.

Review by: Coznells
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 5/2/23

This is a HOB so the layout is typical to that–open floor surrounded by balcony with bars on the sides. It’s a cool spot inside but it’s (read more) weird to be in the Disney complex mindset. If you’re not into the Disney thing, it feels like strip mall. But I guess all of that area does anyway so it’s not that different. But it’s like being at the mall.

Review by: Coznells
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 5/2/23

This venue is great. My first time there was for Ween right after they opened and I wasn’t immediately sold. But I’ve seen a lot of shows (read more) there since and realized that I really like it. It’s got a good flow, bathrooms are put in nice intervals and it’s easy to get around. There is a cool bar hang out area on the stage right side of the venue–I just found that the last few years.
One beef I have is that the ticket section numbers don’t make much sense to me. Check your tix before you buy for sure–I thought I knew what the good sections were but I was wrong and bought shitty seats.

Review by: Coznells
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 5/2/23

Red Rocks! It’s just an epic venue unlike anything else. I’ve seen more shows than I can count starting in 1999 with the Allman Bros. It’s (read more) not EASY–this venue is sort of high maintenance–but it’s really, really worth it. Parking is far away, it’s hard to get an Uber at the end of the show, there are A LOT of stairs and walking, but in the end there is nothing like seeing a show in between those two behemoth rocks.
If you really care about sound, anything above row 35 can be tricky. Sometimes it’s fine but if the wind is whipping through there the sound can just get carried away. But, there are benefits of being up high, like seeing the city lights. I was there last year when The Avs won the Stanley Cup and I could see fireworks erupting all over the city. I’ve also been up there when storms roll in and watched the lightning come our way. It’s all breathtaking.
Overall, be ready to walk a lot (there is a shuttle to get up to the gates if you need it, but still a lot of walking inside. If you’re at all compromised, get a handicapped access ticket and feel no guilt). Bring a rain coat!! (Yes, always.) Up top near the bathrooms there is a cool “museum” with posters and such. Sort of cool to look at.
If you haven’t been, GO! ASAP! It’s a bucket list venue for sure.

Review by: BruceWingsteen
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 7/13/23

Red Rocks is a bucket list venue fo sho. Some would argue it is the best venue ever. It is hard to argue that point. While at the venue, (read more) you are immersed in beautiful nature, with beautiful views while listening to great music. It is easy to move about the venue to meet up with your crew. Most shows are GA here, though not all are. PSA: flat landers/out of towners should take note of the altitude. The venue is an elevation above 6k which can lead to sunburn, dehydration and such, especially if you’re drinking all day. Also, be prepared to get a workout while seeing a show there. One should bring a raincoat, sunscreen and layers as the venue is in the Colorado foothills where the weather can change fast. It is not uncommon for a rainstorm to roll through unexpectedly. That being said, when everything is right on the Rocks, there is nowhere you would rather be. There is a reason there have been so many legendary shows at this venue.

Review by: dtmhnl
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/30/23

The Bowl is a legendary venue that missed the mark on a few important facets. Great view and vibes, but the sound in the upper half of the (read more) venue is quite bad.

Review by: nosimpleroad
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/27/23

The Hollywood Bowl is iconic for a reason! Such a great venue and really amazing concert experience. This is one spot you do not want to (read more) miss seeing a show at.

Review by: ShogunJL
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/26/23

From Maestro Alfred Hertz (“The Father Of The Bowl”) conducting Wagner to Phish’s 2023 Wolfman’s Brother > Ruby Waves, the Hollywood Bowl (read more) has been melting SoCal faces for more than 100 years.
The views are amazing, the sound is pristine, and the weather is perfect. You don’t have to eat at the venue, though you’d be wise to enjoy a set break soft serve.
Screen shots have made stubbing down very easy. The venue discourages vending, so not a big scene, but you can still find things.
Park at the Ovation Mall, it isn’t too costly and you can wobble around Hollywood Blvd. lookin at stars after your show.

Review by: Willipie
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/25/23

Notes from attendee of Avett Bros at the Caverns this past weekend.
“Now that I’m back with a solid internet connection, I’ll gather some (read more) thoughts/answer questions that were asked on my experience over the weekend at the redesigned/new outdoor Caverns Amphitheater.
(1) A staffer told us this was the biggest crowd they’d had yet (it was sold out), and they seemed not totally prepared for it. Lines to get in were very long. Everyone now enters via the back of the venue through a path in the woods instead of up that gravel road by the actual cavern (I think they said it’s 0.2 miles through the woods.) That got pretty congested. From parking to getting in the venue took 40 mins (two security checks). Getting out was super congested. I just sat in my camp chair for a while and waited on things to thin out before even trying to get to my car.
(2) If you have a GA ticket, get there early if you’re determined to get a good spot…it’s not huge and I sat in the back and didn’t mind that, but I know some folks are super keen to be as close as possible. While facing the stage ALL services are to the left side of the venue. All concessions, all restrooms, merch, etc. I was sitting on the right and liked that vantage point and this was fine while the sun was up but was a nightmare after the sun set. It’s not like an amphitheater lawn with an even grade, the terrain is totally unpredictable and was a pain in the a** to navigate in the dark as you’re stepping around people, chairs, blankets, etc. You’d think you were avoiding a person only to stumble upon a black chair you didn’t even see and nearly bust your a**. Hopefully they’ll make an illuminated path that has to be kept clear between the two sides.
(3) The views are great, the sound was great.
(4) I was planning on driving home after the Sunday Gizzard show, but now, I don’t know about that. I’ll probably try to get a room somewhere because it was about two hours after the show ended until I got back to my hotel ten miles away. Granted, a good portion of that was sitting in my camp chair next to my car, but I’d rather listen to music and have a beer in a field than sit in a barely moving car for over an hour.
(5) Phone connectivity is an issue. All of the venue’s stuff is hardwired so there was no issue using credit cards with them, but I had trouble with the food trucks and other mobile vendors. Having some cash on hand would probably be a good idea. One vendor was super cool and gave me food after swiping my card like ten times and not being able to establish a connection.
(6) They’re the only venue I’ve ever seen where some security not identified as cops are carrying guns. Seems excessive and weird to me. Everybody I’ve ever met working there is super nice, but that gives me the creeps a little tbh.
(7) Wear shoes you’re okay with getting dirty. Pretty much everything out there is natural surface. They put a bunch of sand/woodchips down on the path in, but I guess it’d rained recently and it was pretty muddy in spots. I wore hiking boots and was prepared, but I saw some folks lamenting their footwear choices.
(8) I’m sure this is all just growing pains and I imagine that they’ll have some the new wrinkles ironed out by the time Gizz gets there, but just thought I’d provide a heads up of what possibly lies in store
I had a great time, I do think it’s well run overall and am not just trying to put a list of gripes out there. I’m confident they’ll work a lot of this out, but I figure folks would want to be as prepared as possible and know a few tips to improving your experience there.”

Review by: strunz4u
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/25/23

A little tight if you wanted a bigger room, but so intimate that you can talk to the band on the way to the restroom.


Review by: BruceWingsteen
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/21/23

Overall experience is great. This is a historic venue for a reason. First off, the theater is located on the beautiful campus of UC (read more) Berkeley. The venue oozes with nostalgia as there have been some historic Grateful Dead shows played here and many others I’m sure. It is a relatively small venue (8K) and it feels very intimate. The faux Greek pillars on the stage give the stage its iconic character and a special charm.
The vibe is very chill as is it can be in the Bay Area. The whole venue is GA which makes it a lot easier to catch the show with your buddies. It also means you need to get in line very early for a show with a rabid fanbase such as Phish. I got in line at 3 p.m. and was still very far back in line. Good thing some friends were in line early and saved some good seats. The whole venue has a steep pitch which can sort of make you feel like you are really looking down at the stage. It’s so steep that it’s a good idea to keep your wits about you. The price of beer $14 ish makes that easier, though not too unexpected for the San Francisco area. Beer lines and restroom lines can get pretty long at times, so prepare accordingly.
At the top of the venue, there is a beautiful view of the bay, on a clear day. The lawn can get pretty steep though. The show I attended was in April. It was a beautiful day. It got relatively hot during the day and pretty cold by the end of the show. Something about the breeze off the bay gets right into your bones! The seats and floor are all concrete, so that may take its toll on your bones as well if you plan to boogie all night. Could just be that I’m getting old though!

Review by: 2Riders
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/20/23

Great indoor venue for the Twin Cities area. Located in St. Paul this venue is a counterpart to First Ave. The sound is incredible. Usually (read more) lots of room and great sight lines.

Review by:
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/22/23

Great piece of southern music history right here y’all. You can’t spell Athens GA without The Georgia Theatre! A legendary kickass spot to (read more) catch live music. Stronger than ever since it burned down and was rebuilt. If you’re in Athens, swing by and then walk around town to soak up the Athens vibes — you never know who you’ll run into. Ha ha. Tee Hee.

Review by:
Category: Overall Experience
Posted: 4/20/23

Hard to beat an evening of live music at The Fox in the ATL. The legendary theater is glorious and a must experience venue. Right off the (read more) bat, it’s gorgeous on the inside — so you immediately know that if they put this much time into aesthetics; you can imagine the acoustics. Which are dialed in completely of course.
Good selection of beverages and a nice casual atmosphere outside the auditorium. Parking, well – it’s in the middle of downtown Atlanta, so you know — either public transit or Lyft is probably a wise move for convenience.