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Alpine Valley Music Theatre

East Troy, WI | Midwest | Capacity: 37,000


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Bag Policy:

Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and/or small clutch bags no larger that 6″ x 9″. All bags are subject to search upon entry. Guests have the right to refuse a bag search and the venue has the right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue, you will be asked to return them to your vehicle.

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Water Policy:

Guests are permitted to bring in One (1) factory sealed bottle of water up to one gallon in size. This policy is subject to change based on artist requests or safety considerations. Aluminum bottles, refillable plastic water bottles are permitted. Camelbacks are not permitted. Water fountains are located near all restroom facilities.

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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Bethel, NY | Northeast | Capacity: 15,000


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Clear tote bags not to exceed 12”x6”x12”​ and small clutch purses no larger than 5.5×8.5” (palm size) are allowed.

Purses larger than a clutch bag, hard or soft coolers, briefcases, backpacks, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size are all prohibited.

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Permitted:
A limit of two (2) factory sealed plastic water bottles (20 oz. or less) per person. A limit of one (1) empty, reusable non-metal/non-aluminum water bottle e.g., Nalgene bottles, Camelbaks, Yetis, Travel mugs etc. (32 oz. or less) per person

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Chaifetz Arena

St. Louis, MO | Midwest | Capacity: 10,600


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Chaifetz Arena has implemented a bag policy limiting the size and type allowed into the venue. Guests are encouraged to not bring bags. If guests wish to bring a bag, it must meet the criteria below.

Each guest, including children, will be able to carry one approved clear bag and one clutch.

Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
One-gallon clear plastic Ziploc-style bag. These bags are still subject to search.
Clutch bags that do not exceed 7.5″ x 5.0″ (approximately the size of a hand).
Diaper bags (with child) after inspection.
An exception will be made for medically necessary items that cannot fit into a clear bag, after proper inspection.

There are no provisions to check prohibited bags or items at Chaifetz Arena. Fans will be asked to either return prohibited items to parked vehicle or dispose of prohibited items at the gates. Chaifetz Arena is not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged.

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Cans, metal/glass/plastic containers, bottles, or flasks and outside food and/or beverages are prohibited

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Commerce City, CO | West | Capacity: 27,000


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BAG POLICY
Soft-sided personal size bags, no larger than 14” x 14” x 6” are allowed into DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.
Medical and diaper bags must be 14” x 14” x 6” or smaller are permitted.
All permitted bags are subject to search both upon entry and within the stadium.
Oversized backpacks and bags are not permitted. See PROHIBITED ITEMS for a full list of all prohibited items. Please contact Guest Relations at 303-727-3748 for more information as the bag restrictions can vary for certain events and concerts.

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Water Policy:

Empty, clear plastic bottles measuring 32oz or less may be brought into the facility and filled at any water fountain. DICK’S Sporting Goods Park also allows one (1) clear plastic factory sealed water bottle per guest, with the labels removed, into the facility.

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Mohegan Sun Arena

Wilkes-Barre, PA | Northeast | Capacity: 10,000


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THE FOLLOWING BAGS ARE NOT permitted in the Arena:
Backpacks, string bags, diaper bags, shopping bags, messenger bags, briefcases, rolling style bags.

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Ruoff Music Center

Noblesville, IN | Midwest | Capacity: 24,790


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A clear bag policy is in place. We will allow CLEAR plastic/vinyl tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and/or small clutch bags (4.5”x 6.5”). The small clutch bags do not need to be clear. No other bags of any type will be allowed. Any bags that do not meet our guidelines must be returned to your vehicle.

All bags are subject to search upon entry. Guest have the right to refuse a bag search and the venue has the right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue please return them to your vehicle.

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Water Policy:

Guests are permitted to bring in ONE (1) factory sealed bottle of water up to one liter in size. This policy is subject to change based on artist requests or safety considerations. Clear and empty reusable bottles permitted (tinted are permitted as long as transparent). Coolers of any kind are not permitted in the gates.

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Sphere

Las Vegas, NV | West | Capacity: 18,600


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  • Miznon – The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort

  • Mott 32 – The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort

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Sphere is a β€œno bag” facility, meaning that large bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the venue. Sphere does not provide an area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. Exceptions to this policy include small clutches, purses, and fanny packs that are no larger than approximately 6 in. x 6 in. x 2 in., as well as diaper bags and bags required for medical items. Please note that all bags are subject to additional screening and inspection, either by visual or x-ray technology.

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Outside food and beverage (including sealed cans and bottles) are not permitted inside Sphere. Clear, soft-plastic, empty bottles are permitted. Accessible water fountains are located throughout the venue.

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Van Andel Arena

Grand Rapids, MI | Midwest | Capacity: 12,000


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Van Andel Arena has adopted a No Bag policy, permitting no bags, backpacks or purses, other than those required for medical or parenting needs, into the venue. Small clutches no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ x 2″ will be permitted. Bags in the medical/essential category will be screened by security personnel. Guests with parenting/medical bags must enter through the ADA/Box office entrance located on the far west side of the main entrance of the building to undergo additional security screening.

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Drinking fountains can be found throughout the venue. Refillable water bottles are not permitted into the building.

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Xfinity Center

Mansfield, MA | Northeast | Capacity: 19,900


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Bag Policy:

Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and/or small clutch bags (6”x 9”). No other bags of any type will be allowed.

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Water Policy:

Guests are permitted to bring in one (1) factory sealed bottle of water up to one-gallon in size. This policy is subject to change based on artist requests or safety considerations. Empty, refillable plastic water bottles are permitted. Camelbacks and aluminum bottles are not permitted.

Water stations are located outside each public restroom building.

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SPHERE — LAS VEGAS, NV

Las Vegas is known for its spectacular attractions, and the Sphere is the latest marvel to join the city’s skyline. This state-of-the-art entertainment venue revolutionizes the traditional concert and event experience with its cutting-edge technology and immersive storytelling. The Sphere’s design, originating from a simple sketch, has transformed into a $2.3 billion project, captivating visitors with its unique blend of audiovisual magic. From haptic seats that enhance the sensory experience to wind effects that add realism, every aspect of the Sphere is designed to amaze. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a visit to the Sphere in Las Vegas is an unforgettable journey into the future of entertainment.

If you’ve been to this brand new venue, we’d love to hear all about it! Post a quick rating and/or review as we gear up for Phish’s Spring run at Sphere!

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RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE β€” MORRISON, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, perched in Morrison, Colorado, is an iconic venue that redefines the concert experience. It can host more than 9,500 guests in an open-air setting, surrounded by dramatic red sandstone formations that naturally enhance acoustics and visual allure. Known for its superb natural sound and stunning surroundings, Red Rocks has welcomed a wide spectrum of performers, from rock bands to symphonies, making each event a memorable encounter with music and nature. Its significance and unique beauty have established it as a destination of choice for artists and audiences from all corners of the world.

Share your story. Your review or comment can help others envision the unparalleled combination of music and natural splendor that awaits at Red Rocks.

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XFINITY CENTER – MANSFIELD, MA

Nestled in Mansfield, Massachusetts, the Xfinity Center is an outdoor amphitheater that captivates visitors with its expansive seating capacity of up to 19,900 people. This venue is not just a place for concerts; it’s a landmark that stands on the cusp of rich musical history and vibrant local attractions. Famous for hosting a plethora of events ranging from rock concerts to symphonic performances, the Xfinity Center, formerly known as the Great Woods, has evolved into a beacon for entertainment. Its proximity to Boston adds to its allure, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the pinnacle of live entertainment.

Attended an unforgettable concert at the Xfinity Center? We invite you to share your experiences.Β 

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MOHEGAN SUN ARENA — UNCASVILLE, CT

The Mohegan Sun Arena, positioned in the vibrant Uncasville, Connecticut, is a hub of entertainment with a capacity to welcome over 10,000 attendees. Celebrated for its cutting-edge amenities, the arena is a hotspot for a wide variety of events, from spellbinding musical performances to intense sports showdowns. Situated within the expansive Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, it offers visitors an array of leisure and entertainment choices, enhancing their experience beyond the event itself. The venue has solidified its status in entertainment history through a series of unforgettable moments and continues to be a pivotal part of the area’s cultural and social scene.

Have memories from an event at Mohegan Sun Arena? We’re eager to hear about your experience. Leave a rating, write a review, or share your story to help others anticipate the excitement of attending an event here.

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EXPLOREASHEVILLE.COM ARENA — ASHEVILLE, NC

ExploreAsheville.com Arena, part of the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, is a prominent venue located in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina. With a capacity to host thousands of guests, this arena is versatile, catering to a wide range of events from concerts and sporting events to trade shows and conventions. The arena is known for its intimate setting that allows for a closer and more personal experience with performances, despite its larger size. Its location in Asheville, a city celebrated for its vibrant arts scene and historical significance, further enhances the appeal, providing visitors with a rich cultural experience. The arena’s modern facilities and strategic design contribute to its reputation as a premier destination for entertainment in the region.

Been to ExploreAsheville.com Arena? We’re all ears! If you’ve rocked out, cheered on, or got swept up in the excitement here, jump in and drop us your thoughts.

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ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE – EAST TROY, WI

Alpine Valley Music Theatre, located in the serene setting of East Troy, Wisconsin, is an iconic outdoor music venue with a capacity that peaks at over 37,000. This sprawling amphitheater, set against a backdrop of lush landscapes, is famed for hosting a wide array of performances, from rock legends to contemporary chart-toppers. Its historical significance is marked by numerous legendary performances and its status as a preferred stop for summer concert tours. The natural acoustics and scenic beauty of Alpine Valley add a unique charm to every event, making it a beloved destination for music enthusiasts.

Contribute your review or thoughts on Alpine Valley, and help others capture the essence of this iconic venue.

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CHAIFETZ ARENA — ST. LOUIS, MO

Chaifetz Arena stands as a beacon of entertainment and sports in St. Louis, Missouri, boasting a capacity to host up to 10,600 guests. Integral to Saint Louis University, this multifaceted indoor arena is a hotspot for college athletics, high-energy concerts, and a plethora of significant events, offering attendees a mix of intimacy and exhilaration. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and located centrally, it serves as a premier destination for fans and families alike to dive into the live entertainment scene, solidifying its status as a pillar of community vitality in St. Louis.

If Chaifetz Arena has played a part in your collection of show memories, we encourage you to share your journey.Β 

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RUOFF MUSIC CENTER — NOBLESVILLE, IN

The Ruoff Music Center, positioned in the scenic outskirts of Noblesville, Indiana, is an acclaimed outdoor amphitheater with a seating capacity reaching up to 24,000 guests. Renowned for its eclectic array of concerts and events, this venue melds the excitement of live performances with the tranquil beauty of Indiana’s landscapes. Its unique amphitheater setting, enhanced by expansive lawn seating, provides a perfect atmosphere for enjoying concerts under the stars. Over the years, the Ruoff Music Center has established itself as a hallmark of summer entertainment, attracting audiences from all corners with its lineup of performances set against an idyllic backdrop.

If you’ve been to a performance at the Ruoff Music Center, we invite you to share your experience. Post a review or comment to help others discover this picturesque setting.

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VAN ANDEL ARENA — GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel Arena offers a premier venue experience with a seating capacity exceeding 10,000. This arena is the go-to destination for an array of events, including major concerts, family-oriented shows, sporting events, and more. Since its doors opened, it has been instrumental in the cultural and economic uplift of downtown Grand Rapids, providing a multipurpose space that caters to a wide variety of entertainment preferences. The arena’s dedication to delivering unforgettable experiences shines through in every event, securing its place as a key fixture in the city’s entertainment scene.

Have you been part of the crowd at Van Andel Arena? Your story matters to us. Contribute by posting a review, rating, or comment about your visit

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BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS — BETHEL, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York, serves as a beacon of cultural and artistic expression with a seating capacity that welcomes thousands. This iconic venue not only commemorates its profound historical significance but also embraces a future of diverse performances and events, including concerts, festivals, and educational programs. Its picturesque setting in the rolling hills of New York State offers an unparalleled backdrop for experiencing live music and arts, making it a pilgrimage site for those looking to connect with music history and contemporary creativity alike.

If Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has been the backdrop to a memorable day or evening for you, we invite you to help paint a picture of those moments for others.

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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK — COMMERCE CITY, CO

Located in Commerce City, Colorado, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park has carved out a reputation as a seminal music venue, with a seating capacity that welcomes 18,000 fans. The park is especially renowned in the music community as a favorite haunt of Phish, who have made it a tradition to conclude their summer tours here with electrifying performances. This annual event has transformed the venue into a pilgrimage site for Phish fans and avid live music fans alike, showcasing a wide range of musical genres beyond its soccer roots. The venue’s expansive outdoor space offers a sprawling canvas for these musical spectacles, providing an unforgettable experience under the Colorado sky.

If you’ve witnessed the magic of Phish closing their summer tour at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park or have been part of any other memorable event here, we invite you to share your experience.

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ABOUT VENUE LLAMA?

Venue Llama was founded in Fall 2022 by Jordan Busch – live music fan, Portland restaurateur and serial idea guy. His pal from the old neighborhood and former Widespread Panic webmaster, Brian Sofer, gave JB the perfect opportunity to bring the idea to life – and in April 2023 Venue Llama 1.0 was launched. 

Jordan and Brian have known each other since grade school but reconnected in the early aughts when they discovered they were both passionate Widespread Panic fans and Deadheads. After Jordan opened Fire On The Mountain in Portland, Brian’s band was one of the first to perform at the venue in 2005. Nearly two decades later their friendship has endured and inspired them both to join forces on Venue Llama  – an undoubtedly awesome labor of love, destiny and grease.

If you need to reach us or have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Thanks & Have a Great Show!

Lorenzo Llama of Venue LLama