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| December 4, 2019
More than 500 different venues in the Boston area have hosted a concert over the past five years, according to SeatGeek’s data, and each has its own benefits.
Plenty of these places can claim to be the top live music venue in Boston, but coming up with a more objective ranking is possible using data from SeatGeek. By looking at everything from the number of events to the demand for tickets, SeatGeek has identified the top 10 venues in greater Boston.
10. Orpheum Theatre
Located just east of Boston Common, Orpheum Theatre is one of the city’s older venues and has upcoming acts including Keane and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
9. The Sinclair
Just off the Harvard campus in Cambridge, The Sinclair is a popular restaurant and music venue that has upcoming shows from Crooked Still and Hot Water Music.
8. Agganis Arena
Agganis Arena sits on the campus of Boston University, and when it is not hosting basketball and hockey games, it showcases artists from Marc Anthony to Pentatonix.
7. Gillette Stadium
By far the biggest venue on this list, and normally home to the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium has a limited number of concerts every year, but they are some of the biggest acts in the world. In 2020, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney are both already slated to perform.
6. Xfinity Center
Between Boston and Providence sits Xfinity Center, which hosts many of the big amphitheatre shows that tour the country in the summer. Bands from The Lumineers to Journey will play the venue in 2020.
5. Boch Center Wang Theatre
Located at the Boch Center downtown, the Wang Theatre hosts a wide range of events, including concerts from artists like Brett Eldredge and Ringo Starr.
4. Fenway Park
More well known for Red Sox games, it may be a surprise to see Fenway Park this high on the list. Fenway limits the number of concerts it hosts, but the venue tends to attract some of the biggest and best acts. Performances by Green Day and Billy Joel are scheduled for 2020.
3. House of Blues
Just across the street from Fenway Park, this venue has musical acts most nights of the year, with everyone from Tove Lo to Snoop Dogg coming soon.
2. Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
With an amphitheatre setup right on the water, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion is one of the best places to see a show in the summer, with AWOLNATION and David Gray shows scheduled for next year.
1. TD Garden
Between Bruins and Celtics games, TD Garden sees some of the biggest acts in the world come through every week. The 2020 lineup already looks incredible, with performances by Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Camila Cabello on the calendar.
Honorable mentions: Paradise Rock Club, Royale, Willbur Theatre
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