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142 Throckmorton Theatre

Location: Mill Valley, CA 94941

19 Broadway

Location: Mill Valley, CA 94930

3 Kings Tavern

Location: Denver, CO

331 Club

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55413

3rd & Lindsley

Location: Nashville, TN
rock, blues, jazz

49 West

Location: Annapolis, MD

5 Monkey's

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

710 Beach Club

Location: San Diego, CA 92109
The 710 Beach Club is a staple in the San Diego music scene, promoting local musicians of rock, alternative, punk, metal, reggae, and ska.

805 Reggae

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
reggae  

9:30 Club

Location: Baltimore, MD
all styles

Abbey Lounge

Location: Boston, MA

Acoustic Music San Diego

Location: San Diego, CA
Acoustic Music San Diego is as it sounds, a mecca for acoustic musicians in the San Diego area.

Addicted Café

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Agora

Location: Cleveland, OH

Air Conditioned Supper Club

Location: San Diego, CA 92116
The Air Conditioned Lounge is a legendary nigthclub and bar that offers live music of many genres. 

Aladdin Theatre

Location: Portland, OR 97202
all styles

Alchemy Coffee

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Alex’s Bar

Location: Long Beach, CA
Alex's Bar of Long Beach is a 21+ venue that holds shows for classic rock, rock, alternative and indie bands. 

Alice Cooper'stown

Location: Phoenix, AZ
With their trademark being. "Where jocks and rock meet!" Cooper'stown is the brain child of Alice Cooper and his love for baseball and rock n' roll. 

All Good Caf�

Location: Dallas, TX 75226

Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

Location: San Diego, CA
With four venues, Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Art Center presents the best of world, jazz, pop, and classical music. 

Amoeba Music

Location: San Francisco, CA 94117

Anarchy Library

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Going against the mainstream music industry, the Anarchy Library holdds shows for indie, punk and new wave artists. 

Andy's Basement Bar and Grill

Location: Dallas, TX

Angel's Roadhouse

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA
rock, metal

Angels Rock Bar

Location: Baltimore, MD

Anna's Jazz Island

Location: Berkeley, CA
510-841-5299 

Annabells

Location: Cleveland, OH

Anthology

Location: San Diego, CA
Anthology is a hotspot in the San Diego dining/music scene as they bring in performers from genres like rock, jazz, fusion, indie, and other contemporary forms of music. 

Antones

Location: Austin, TX 78701
blues

Around the Corner

Location: Cleveland, OH

AS220

Location: Boston, MA

Ashkenaz

Location: Berkeley, CA 94702

Atomic Cantina

Location: Albuquerque, NM 87102
rock, alternative, punk

Austin Music Hall

Location: Austin, TX 78738

Avalon

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90028
Open since 1927, Avalon has been the most influential venue in Los Angeles for their ability to bring in the very best acts in the business. 

Avalon Theater

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
 rock, metal, alternative

Avanti Euro Bistro

Location: Dallas, TX
jazz, blues

Back to the grind

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 92501

Bagdad Theatre

Location: Portland, OR

Baker Street Pub & Grill (DTC)

Location: Boulder, CO 80301

Balcony Club

Location: Dallas, TX
jazz, blues

Balinese Room

Location: Houston, TX
rock, blues, hip hop

Banter

Location: Dallas, TX
folk, acoustic

Bar Deluxe

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
rock, punk, alternative, metal

Barley House

Location: Dallas, TX 75206

Barley Street Tavern

Location: Omaha, NE
folk, jazz, singer-songwriter, blues, pop 

Bass Performance Hall

Location: Fort Worth, TX 76102

Bayou

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
jazz, blues  

BB Kings

Location: Nashville, TN
blues, rock

Beachland Tavern

Location: Cleveland, OH
all styles

Beaumont Club

Location: Kanasa City, MO
all styles

Beer Land Texas

Location: Austin, TX 78701

Belly Up

Location: San Diego, CA 92075
Belly Up is a small venue/bar in Solona beach has live bands play almost every night. Genres include rock, reggae, indie, singer-songwriter and various other styles of rock

Bend Studio

Location: Dallas, TX

Bender's Tavern

Location: Denver, CO 80203

Berbatis Pan

Location: Portland, OR 97204
all styles

Big Fish Pub

Location: Phoenix, AZ
The Big FIsh Pub has a history for being the launching point for many up and coming bands out of the Phoenix area. 

Big V's

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Location: San Francisco, CA
all styles

Bimbo's 365 Club

Location: San Francisco, CA

Birchmere

Location: Alexandria, VA 22305

BJCC Arena

Location: Birmingham, AL
The BJCC Arena holds up to 18,000 spectators for any type of music. 

Black Cat

Location: Washington, DC 20009
The Black Cat has a 7,000 square foot performance room with high quality audio equipment that is great for any alternative, indie, or rock bands passing through DC.

Black Hole Rock Club

Location: Baltimore, MD 21222

Blondies Bar

Location: San Francisco, CA 94110
jazz

Blue Nile

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55404

Bluebird Café

Location: Nashville, TN
singer songwriter

Bluebird Theater

Location: Denver, CO 80204
rock, alternative, jam bands

Boardners

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Boompa's

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Bottletree

Location: Birmingham, AL
The Bottletree is a small cafe in Birmigham that brings in small up and coming singer-songwriter talent in a welcoming environment.  

Bottom of the Hill

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107
rock, metal, punk

Boulder Theater

Location: Boulder, CO 80302
all styles

Brewhouse

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Buell Theatre

Location: Denver, CO

Bunkers

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

Burt's Tiki Lounge

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Cactus

Location: Austin, TX

Cactus Jacks

Location: Evergreen, CO 80439

Café Coco

Location: Nashville, TN
country, singer songwriter

Cafe Boogaloo

Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Blues 

Caf� Du Nord

Location: San Francisco, CA 94114
all styles

Caf� Wonder

Location: Portland, OR 97212
all styles

California institute of abnormal arts

Location: Los Angeles, CA
As it sounds the 'CIA' as it's called is a funky venue that holds shows for the more unsual bands.

Camel Rock Casino

Location: Albuquerque, NM
rock, pop, alternative

Cannery Ballroom

Location: Nashville, TN

Cantab

Location: Boston, MA

Canters Kibitz Room

Location: Los Angeles, CA
A landmark in the Los Anegeles music scene, Canter's Deli has music everynight of the week. Acts typically include rock, but most nights, the stage becomes a platform for an informal jam session. 

Canton Dockside

Location: Baltimore, MD 21224

Captain Bullwackers

Location: Monterey, CA
all styles

Cat's Eye Pub

Location: Fells Point, MD 21231

Cazbar

Location: Baltimore, MD 21202

Celtic Tavern

Location: Denver, CO

Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Location: Denver, CO 80205
all styles

Cezzane

Location: Houston, TX
jazz

Chain Reaction

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Chaparral Restaurant

Location: Dallas, TX
jazz, blues

Chappy's

Location: Nashville, TN
jazz

Chautauqua Community House

Location: Boulder, CO 80302

Cheatham Street

Location: San Marcos, TX 78666

Chocolate Secrets

Location: Dallas, TX 75219
jazz, blues

Church

Location: Boston, MA 2215

Churchill's

Location: Miami, FL 33127
all styles

Circuit

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Cisero's

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Cleveland State University

Location: Cleveland, OH
all styles

Club 156

Location: Boulder, CO

Club 1722

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201

Club 347

Location: Baltimore, MD 21202

Club 6

Location: San Francisco, CA 94103
DJ's, rap, reggae

Club Dada

Location: Dallas, TX

Club House

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Club Nokia

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90015
all styles 

Club Vegas

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
punk, metal, rock

Clubhouse Music Venue

Location: Tempe, AZ 85282
The Clubhouse is a local haunt for talent musicians locally as well as on tour. 

Coach House

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA
all styles

Cobalt Café

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cobalt Cafe is a small venue that brings in the best of punk, hard rock, and hip hop groups. 

Cold Spring Tavern

Location: Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Higher Ground Rehearsal Studios

Location: Fort Collins, CO 80524
Higher Ground in Fort Collins, CO offers musicians four different rooms for four different budgets and purposes. They rent out spaces by the hour and can be used as rehearsal space or as DIY event space as well. 

Cool River Caf�

Location: Dallas, TX 78727

Cooperage

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Copeland's Restaurant

Location: Albuquerque, NM
jazz

Coronet Theatre

Location: Los Angeles, CA
310-855-0350  

Cow Palace

Location: San Francisco, CA

Cozy’s Bar & Grill

Location: Los Angeles, CA 91423
Cozy's Bar and Grill is regularly has LA's most talent blues and jazz artists perform. 

Crafter's Caf

Location: Baltimore, MD

Crash Mansion L.A.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Cricket on the Hill

Location: Denver, CO

Crossroad's Nightclub

Location: Bladensburg, MD 20710

Crosstown Station

Location: Kanasa City, MO 64108

Cuppy's Coffee

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Curtain Club

Location: Dallas, TX 75231

Cypress Lounge

Location: Glendale, AZ
A small bar located in Glendale, musicians who have played there say that it's a welcoming venue and the audience in genuinely intersted in the music being played. 

Cyrstal Ballroom

Location: Portland, OR 97209
all styles

D Note

Location: Arvada, CO

Dan Electros

Location: Houston, TX

Dan's Silverleaf

Location: Dallas, TX

Danny's Bar and Grill

Location: Kanasa City, MO

Dante's

Location: Portland, OR
rock, metal, punk

Darkside Lounge

Location: Dallas, TX
metal

Daza's New Orleans Sould Food

Location: Dallas, TX
folk, acoustic

Decoy Bar & Grill

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

Delirium Cocktails

Location: San Francisco, CA
rock, punk, metal

Detroit Bar

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 92627
Rock, Alternative, Emo

Dibbos

Location: Hudson, WI 54016
Dibbo's is a smal rock venue in Hudson, Wisconsin. 

Dick's Last Resort

Location: Dallas, TX 75202

Dodge Theatre

Location: Comerica, AZ
Comerica Theater is a large venue with plenty of audio equipment suitable for all styles of music. 

Double Wide

Location: Dallas, TX

Down Under Pub

Location: Frisco, TX 75034

Dragonfly

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dragonfly is a 21+ nightclub in LA that from time to time will bring in hard rock or rap acts. 

Drakes Bar

Location: Miami, FL
singer-songwriter, acoustic

Dulcinea's 100th Monkey

Location: Denver, CO 80205

East Village

Location: Monterey, CA
831-373-5601, all styles  

Eden's Lounge

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201

Edinburgh Castle

Location: San Francisco, CA

El Rey Theatre

Location: Los Angeles, CA

El Rincon

Location: San Francisco, CA

El Rio

Location: San Francisco, CA 94110

Elbo Room

Location: San Francisco, CA

Elliot's

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Elysium

Location: Austin, TX

Emo's

Location: Austin, TX 78701

Empire Nova

Location: Springfield, VA 22152
Empire Nova is a new, state of the art music venue for hard rock, alternative, punk and indie bands. 

Empire Polo Field

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Emplorer's Lounge

Location: Baltimore, MD

Enormous Room

Location: Boston, MA

Exit/In

Location: Nashville, TN

F. Scotts

Location: Nashville, TN
jazz

Family Wash

Location: Nashville, TN

Famous Daves

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

Fantasia

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Fat Fish Blue

Location: Cleveland, OH 44115
blues

Felt

Location: Boston, MA

Fine Line

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55401

Fish Head Cantina

Location: Arbutus, MD 21227

Fitzgeralds

Location: Houston, TX 77007
all styles

Five Spot

Location: Nashville, TN

Flamingo Cantina

Location: Austin, TX 78701

Flipnotics

Location: Austin, TX 78704

Fluid

Location: San Francisco, CA
DJ's

Foobar

Location: Nashville, TN
jazz

Four G's Sports Bar and Grill

Location: Dallas, TX

Fox Theater - Oakland

Location: Oakland, CA 94612
all styles 

Fox Theatre

Location: Boulder, CO 80302
all styles

Fox Theatre - Redwood City

Location: Redwood City, CA 94063

Freight & Salvage

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704

Galaxy Concert Theatre

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 92704
all styles

GB Leightons Pickle Park

Location: Fridley, MN 55432

Genghis Cohen

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90046
Genghis Cohen is a 60 seat restaurant that enjoys having live music for their patrons. Music styles typically include softer and intimate music. 

Giovane’s

Location: Salinas, CA
alternative, rock, punk, metal  

Glueks

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55403

Good Life

Location: Boston, MA 2111

Good Love Bar

Location: Baltimore, MD

Good Records

Location: Dallas, TX 75206

Gothic Theatre

Location: Englewood, CO 80113
rock, alternative, metal, punk, goth

Granada

Location: Dallas, TX 75206
all styles

Grand Central

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201

Great American Music Hall

Location: San Francisco, CA 94109
all styles 

Great Scott

Location: Boston, MA

Grog Shop

Location: Cleveland, OH

Grove of Anaheim

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 92806
all styles

Hailey's

Location: Denton, TX 76201

Hanovers

Location: Austin, TX

Happy Dog

Location: Cleveland, OH

Hard Rock Café

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Harpers Ferry

Location: Allston, MA

Harryo's

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
all styles

Harvelle’s

Location: Santamonica, CA
Two locations (Redondo Beach and Santa Monica) - blues, jazz, reggae 

Hawthorne Theatre

Location: Portland, OR

Headliners

Location: Louisville, KY 40206
all styles 

Hemlock Tavern

Location: San Francisco, CA
rock, punk, metal

Herbst Theatre

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hermosa Saloon

Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
punk, alternative, rock, metal - 310.374.9060

hi-dive

Location: Denver, CO 80223

High Point Coffee

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Hippo

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201

Hole in the Wall

Location: Austin, TX

Hollywood Alley

Location: Phoenix, AZ
A smaller venue, Hollywood Alley caters to alternative, indie, metal, reggae and rock groups.

Hotel Utah Saloon

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107

House of Blues

Location: Cleveland, OH 44114
Across the country, The House of Blues is a favorite spot for many musicians to play as a result of their ability to put on great shows and bring in acts of all types.

Huka Bar & Grill

Location: Provo, UT 84606

Humphrey's Backstage Live

Location: San Diego, CA 91001
Humphrey's Backstage Live is a warm venue that specializes in hosting classic rock, jazz, fusion and blues groups. 

Imbibe

Location: Portland, OR

In the Venue

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Indochine

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Inland Empire, CA Venue Information

Location: Inland Empire, CA
Gives you link to the Inland Empire, CA music scene where you can look for venues

J. Pepe's

Location: Dallas, TX 75206
blues

Java Joes Coffeehouse

Location: Albuquerque, NM
jazz, singer-songwriter

Jazid

Location: Miami, FL

Jazz School

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704

Jerry's Bait Shop

Location: Kanasa City, MO

Joe's Grotto

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Being voted as the 'Best Rock Club' in Phoenix, Joe's Grotto is a place for rocker to showcase their talent. 

Johnny Brenda's

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19125
all styles 

Johnny D's

Location: Boston, MA

Johnny Foley's Irish House

Location: San Francisco, CA 94102

Johnny's on Second

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1508

JP Hops House

Location: Houston, TX
singer-songwriter

Jupiter Brewery

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704

Kelly's

Location: Portland, OR 97204

Key Bar

Location: Austin, TX 78701

Key Club

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Since the 1960s, The Key Club has been a favorite of many musicians for the venue's ability to create a true performance that the audience will remember. All genres of music play the stage of the Key Club. 

Kilby Court

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Killarneys

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Kingsbury Hall

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Kivo Auditorium

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Knuckleheads Saloon

Location: Kanasa City, MO 64120

La Pena Cultural Center

Location: Berkeley, CA 94705

Lakewood Civic Auditorium

Location: Cleveland, OH
all styles

Largo

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Located at the Coronet in Los Angeles, Largo is a famous music and comedy club.  

Larimer Lounge

Location: Denver, CO

Last Concert Caf�

Location: Houston, TX 77002
reggae, blues, rock, world beat

Last Exit Live

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85282
With location in Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Last Exit Live hosts shows and other events. 

Launchpad

Location: Albuquerque, NM 87102
rock, alternative, metal

Laurelthirst Public House

Location: Portland, OR

Le Colonial

Location: San Francisco, CA

Leadbetters Tavern

Location: Baltimore, MD

Lee's Liquor Bar

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

Liberty Hall

Location: Kanasa City, MO
all styles

Lifespot

Location: Denver, CO
metal, rock, alternative

Lighthouse Café

Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Lighthouse Cafe is a casual venue where jazz, blues, reggae and other forms of beach music are typically displayed. 

Lion's Lair

Location: Denver, CO
rock, punk, alternative

Liquid Joes

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Liquid Kitty

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Liquid Kitty is a martini bar with a strong arm in bringing in DJ's as well as other blues rockers and jazz musicians. 

Liquid Lounge

Location: Dallas, TX 75231

Little Bear

Location: Denver, CO

Lobero Theatre

Location: Santa Barbara, CA 93101
rock, international, jazz  

Lonestar Grill and Caf�

Location: Richardson, TX 75051

Looney's Pub

Location: Baltimore, MD 21224

Losers

Location: Nashville, TN

Lotus

Location: Albuquerque, NM 87102
rock, metal

Lucky Lounge

Location: Austin, TX 78701

Luna Star Caf

Location: Miami, FL
singer-songwriter, acoustic

Mad City Coffee

Location: Baltimore, MD

Maggiano's

Location: Nashville, TN
jazz

Make Out Room

Location: San Francisco, CA 94110

Mama Java's Coffee House

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85018
Mama Java's is ideal for the singer-songwriter trying to get their voice heard. 

Mansion

Location: Miami, FL

Mardi Gras Caf

Location: Dallas, TX
jazz, blues

Marquee Theatre

Location: Phoenix, AZ
The Marquee Theater is a venue that leaves room for all style of music, but mostly draws indie bands.

Marquis Theater

Location: Denver, CO

Mayslacks

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55418

McCabes Guitar Shop

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90405
The largest stringed instrument store in California, McCabe's brings in rock and blues musicians to perform in their store. 

McFarlin Auditorium

Location: Dallas, TX

McNear's Mystic Theatre

Location: Petaluma, CA 94952
all styles 

Meadowlark

Location: Denver, CO

Memory Lanes

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55406

Memphis

Location: Dallas, TX 75240

Mercy Lounge

Location: Nashville, TN

Meridian

Location: Houston, TX
all styles

Mesa Arts Center

Location: Mesa, AZ 85201
Mesa Arts Center is a large venue that hosts musicians and bands of types. 

Mick O Sheas

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201

Mike Kelly's Westsider

Location: Kanasa City, MO

Mikes Tavern

Location: Kanasa City, MO
reggae, rock, blues

Milly's Tavern

Location: Manchester, NH 03104
Milly's Tavern is a small pub and microbrewery that brings in local talent from New Hampshire and other parts of New England. 

Mineshaft Tavern

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Minnesota Music Caf�

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

Misty's Hideaway

Location: Albuquerque, NM
rock, metal

Modified Arts

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85004
Modified Arts is a gallery located in downtown Phoenix that invites jazz, contemporary classical and experimental musicians into their facility to showcase their talent. 

Molly Malones Irish Pub

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90036
For years, Molly Malone's has brought traditional Irish music and food to Los Angeles.

Molly's Tavern

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Molotov Lounge

Location: Austin, TX 78701

Momos

Location: Austin, TX

Monterey Live

Location: Monterey, CA 93940
all styles 

Mosaic Lounge

Location: Baltimore, MD

Mr. T’s Bowl

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Mr. T's Bowl is a staple for rock n' roll music in the LA area, showcasing up and coming bands with their large stage and superior sound system. 

Muddy Waters

Location: Dallas, TX

Mum's

Location: Baltimore, MD

Music City Bar and Grill

Location: Nashville, TN

Musica

Location: Cleveland, OH
singer-songwriter

Nashville Palace

Location: Nashville, TN

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Location: Albuquerque, NM
world, rock, pop, latin

Nokia Theatre

Location: Grand Prairie, TX 75050
all styles

Norms

Location: Nashville, TN

Nottingham's

Location: Columbia, MD 21045

Now That's Class

Location: Cleveland, OH

Numbers

Location: Houston, TX 77006
all styles

Nutty Brown

Location: Austin, TX

O'Connells

Location: San Diego, CA
O'Connels is a small bar/venue that encourages local San Diego talent to perform.  

O'Garas

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

O'Leavers Pub

Location: Omaha, NE

O'niell's Pub

Location: Albuquerque, NM

O'Riley's

Location: Dallas, TX
rock, metal

Obzeet

Location: Dallas, TX 75252
folk, acoustic

Oh My Rockness

Location: New York, NY
Lists over 50 places in NYC and Brooklyn area that Indie Bands play at. They also give listings for Chicago and Los Angeles. It does give you a direct link to the venue website for contact information to book your band.

Opry at Ryman

Location: Nashville, TN 37214

Oriental Theater

Location: Denver, CO 80212

Oscar's Social Club

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

P.A.'s Lounge

Location: Boston, MA

Painted Horse Coffeehouse

Location: Albuquerque, NM
jazz, singer-songwriter

Paladino’s

Location: Los Angeles, CA 91335
Paladino's is a music and sports bar that brings in mostly metal and hard rock bands. 

Palladium Ballroom

Location: Dallas, TX 75215
all styles

Pappy & Harriets

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 92268

Paramount Theatre

Location: Oakland, CA 94612

Pat's in the Flats

Location: Cleveland, OH
experimental, punk

Pats BBQ

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Peabody's

Location: Cleveland, OH 44115
rock, metal, punk

Pearl

Location: Dallas, TX 75201
blues

Pechanga

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Pete's Tavern

Location: Cleveland, OH
rock, country

Pherspace

Location: Los Angeles, CA
An active venue, Pherspace has 20 artists who commonly play their stage, but are open to introducing more talent. 

Phix

Location: Phoenix, AZ
The Phix Gallery is a venue dedicated to hosting shows for punk, ska, rock and other forms of indie bands. 

Phoenix Landing

Location: Boston, MA

Pier 23

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111

Pig n Whistle

Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Pig n Whistle is a friendly atmosphere for muscians to play. They are associated with the larger entertainment group, Sunset. 

Piper Down

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Pirate's Cove

Location: Cleveland, OH
punk, metal

Pitcher House – Upper Deck

Location: Redondo Beach, CA 90027

Poodies Hilltop

Location: SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

Poor David's Pub

Location: Dallas, TX 75215

Pour House

Location: Dallas, TX 75206

Pov's

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN
tribute bands, rock

Primetime

Location: Burnsville, MN 55337

Purdy Lounge

Location: Miami, FL
reggae

Que Sera

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 90804

Quixote's True Blue

Location: Denver, CO 80205

Rainbow Bar & Grill

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Located right on the Sunset Strip, Rainbow Bar and Grill is an easy going venue for local musicians in the Los Angeles area. 

Ralli's Fourth Street Pub and Grill

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Rams Head Live

Location: Baltimore, MD
all styles

Rancho Nicasio

Location: Nicasio, CA 94946

Rasselas on Fillmore

Location: San Francisco, CA 94115
jazz 

Raw

Location: Albuquerque, NM
hip hop

Recher Theatre

Location: Towson, MD 21204
all styles

Record Bar

Location: Kanasa City, MO 64111
all styles

Red Cat Jazz Caf

Location: Houston, TX
jazz, reggae, world beat

Red Devil Lounge

Location: San Francisco, CA 94109

Red Eyed Fly

Location: Austin, TX 78701

Red Maple

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201

Red Room

Location: Portland, OR
punk, rock, alternative 

Relax Bar

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Relax Bar is a modern venue for indie, punk, and other forms of rock. 

Rhythm Room

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85104
The Rhythm Room is a concert venue in Phoenix for roots, blues rock and jazz. 

Rialto

Location: Tuscon, AZ
The Rialto Theater is a historic landmark in Tuscon. With its medium size, The Rialto has the ability to host shows of all genres. 

Rickshaw Stop

Location: San Francisco, CA 94102

Riley's Tavern

Location: Hunter, TX 78132

Ristorante Volare

Location: Nashville, TN
jazz

Rob Kelly's After Five Cocktail Lounge

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA

Rock & Roll Grill

Location: Denver, CO

Rock and Roll Hotel

Location: Washington, WA 20002
As a themed hotel representing the history of rock 'n roll, this hotel acts as a venue for bands that follow the roots of rock.

Rock n' Roll Pizza

Location: Portland, OR

Rock Steady

Location: Dallas, TX

Rockstar Cleveland

Location: Cleveland, OH
rock, metal, punk

Roseland Theatre

Location: Portland, OR
all styles

Route 66 Casino Hotel

Location: Albuquerque, NM 87121
rock, pop, alternative

Roxy

Location: Kanasa City, MO

Rrazz Room

Location: San Francisco, CA 94117

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

Location: Dallas, TX 76205

Rusty’s Surf Ranch

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90401
Rusty's Surf Ranch focusses on bringing bands that play alternative, rock, blues rock and reggae.

Rutamaya Weekends

Location: Austin, TX

Ryman Auditorium

Location: Nashville, TN 37219
rock, blues, jazz

Saint Rocke

Location: Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
reggae, ska, singer-songwriter, rock, alternative

Sambuca Uptown

Location: Dallas, TX
folk, acoustic, rock

Sandar

Location: Santa Barbara, CA 93101
reggae  

Santa Barbara County Bowl

Location: Santa Barbara, CA 93103
all styles

Santa Fe Brewing Company

Location: Albuquerque, NM
world, reggae, rock, pop

Scout Bar

Location: Houston, TX 77058
rock, metal, punk

Scrap Bar and Smokehouse

Location: Miami, FL
rock, acoustic

Scully's Tavern

Location: Miami, FL
rock, metal

Shanghai 1930

Location: San Francisco, CA

Sherlocks

Location: Fort Worth, TX 76116

Sidebar

Location: Baltimore, MD 21202

Silverlake Lounge

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Slabtown

Location: Portland, OR 97209

Slim's

Location: San Francisco, CA 94109
all styles 

Slowdown

Location: Omaha, NE 68102

Sly McFly’s Jazz and Blues

Location: Monterey, CA
 831-649-8050

Sneaky Petes

Location: Dallas, TX

SOhO

Location: Santa Barbara, CA 93101
all styles  

Sokol Auditorium and Sokol Underground

Location: Omaha, NE 68108
alternative, rock, heavy metal, punk, ska

Somerville Theatre

Location: Boston, MA

Sommet Center

Location: Nashville, TN

Sons of Hermann

Location: Dallas, TX 75371-2077

South Broadway Cultural Center

Location: Albuquerque, NM 87102
folk, acoustic, singer-songwriter, world

Southern Junction

Location: ROYSE CITY, TX 75189

Spaceland

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90027

Speakeasy

Location: Austin, TX

Springwater

Location: Nashville, TN

Square Peg Concerts

Location: Portland, OR
promoters

Stage Dor Studio

Location: Sausalito, CA 94965

Starlite Club

Location: Nashville, TN

Stateside Presents

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Stateside Presents is a promoter for many venues in the greater Phoenix area as well as Arizona. 

Station 4

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55101

Station Inn

Location: Nashville, TN 37203

Stern Grove

Location: Santamonica, CA 94102

Stinger's Bar and Nightclub

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 92557
rock, punk

Stout

Location: Dallas, TX

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Location: Austin, TX 78701
all styles 

Sue Ellen's

Location: Dallas, TX 75219

Sunshine Theater

Location: Albuquerque, NM
rock, alternative, metal, punk

Suzy’s Bar and Grill

Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
rock, alternative, punk, singer-songwriter - 310-379-0082  

Swallow Hill Music Hall

Location: Denver, CO
folk, singer-songwriter

Sylvester's Saloon

Location: Baltimore, MD

T.T. The Bear's

Location: Boston, MA

Taix

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Talking Head

Location: Baltimore, MD

Tangier

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tavern 213

Location: Miami, FL
singer-songwriter, acoustic

Ted's Hideaway

Location: Miami, FL
reggae

Temple Bar

Location: Los Angeles, CA

TePheJe'z

Location: Dallas, TX 75201
jazz, blues

Texas Bar and Grill

Location: Dallas, TX

The 8x10

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230

The Airliner

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Arlington Theatre

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
all styles  

The Barn

Location: Carney, MD

The Basement

Location: Nashville, TN

The Big Easy

Location: Houston, TX
blues, zydeco

The Blue Monk

Location: Portland, OR

The Boiler Room

Location: Dallas, TX

The Boom Boom Room

Location: San Francisco, CA 94115
blues, rock, reggae, soul, funk

The Boro

Location: Nashville, TN

The Bottleneck

Location: Kanasa City, MO
rock, metal

The Boxcar

Location: Cedar Hill, TX 75104

The Brick

Location: Kanasa City, MO 64108

The Britannia Arms

Location: San Jose, CA 95113

The Burren

Location: Somerville, MA 2144

The Cabooze

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55404
all styles

The Canyon Club

Location: Los Angeles, CA 91301-3304
The Canyon Club is a nightclub that prides themselves on creating a wonderful experience through their ability to bring in big name rock acts in a fun environment. 

The Casbah

Location: San Diego, CA
The Casbah is the place for rock in San Diego as they have hosted some of rock's greatest bands since they opened in 1989. Currently, The Casbah holds shows for alternative, indie, rock and other contemporary musicians. 

The Cat Club

Location: San Fransisco, CA
The Cat Club is a large destination in San Francisco that hosts hip-hop, dubstep, indie, 80s and various other genres of music on a regular basis.

The Cedar

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN
world music

The Claddagh Pub

Location: Baltimore, MD 21224

The Compound

Location: Albuquerque, NM
rock, metal

The Continental Club

Location: Huston, TX

The Crown and Harp

Location: Dallas, TX 75206

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

Location: Houston, TX
all styles

The Davenport

Location: Cleveland, OH

The Depot

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
all styles

The Door

Location: Dallas, TX 75226
Rock, Metal

The Echo

Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Echo and The Echoplex are sister venues in Los Angeles that specialize in bringing in up and coming indie artists. 

The End

Location: Nashville, TN

The Euclid Tavern

Location: Cleveland, OH

The Falcon

Location: Denver, CO

The Fillmore

Location: San Francisco, CA 94115
all styles

The Fillmore Auditorium

Location: Denver, CO
all styles

The Firefly

Location: Miami, FL
rock, punk, alternative

The Forum

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Glass House

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 91766

The Good Hurt

Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Good Hurt is a famous nightclub in West LA for their colorful staff and cocktail list. The Good Hurt has live music of all styles every night of the week. 

The Granada

Location: Kanasa City, MO
rock, metal, punk

The Green Elephant

Location: Dallas, TX

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grill

Location: Baltimore, MD

the Harp

Location: Cleveland, OH

The Hog Wallow Pub

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84121

The Hotel Café

Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Hotel Cafe is a small venue that focusses on developing small singer-songwriter talent. 

The Independent

Location: San Francisco, CA 94117
all styles

The Joint

Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Joint is a modern venue in West Los Angeles that promotes afro-beat, dubstep and reggae music. 

The Junction

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

The Kent Stage

Location: Cleveland, OH

The Knitting Factory

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Lakewood Theater

Location: Dallas, TX 75214
all styles

The Listening Room

Location: Louisville, KY

The Matinee

Location: Cleveland, OH

The Middle East

Location: Boston, MA

The Mint

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90035
The Mint is an established venue that hosts an array of indie, alternative, and jam bands. 

The Muse

Location: Nashville, TN

The Narrow Saloon

Location: Navarre, MN 55392
blues

The Nick

Location: Birmingham, AL 30324
The Nick has been a staple in Birmigham for over twenty years, as some of the industry's best alternative, indie and rock musicians have play the unsuspecting venue. 

The Noise Box

Location: Portland, OR

The Nomad

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Norva

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510-2407
The Norva is a well known venue in Norfolk that hosts groups of all styles. 

The Office

Location: Miami, FL
reggae

The Ogden Theatre

Location: Denver, CO 80218
all styles

The Orange Peel

Location: Asheville, NC 28801
all styles 

The Ottobar

Location: Baltimore, MD 21218

The Paradise

Location: Boston, MA
All Styles

The Parish

Location: Austin, TX 78701

The Phoenix Theater

Location: Petaluma, CA 94952
rock, metal, rap, alternative, punk 

The Pond

Location: Nashville, TN

The Press Restaurant

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 91711
jazz

The Prophet Bar

Location: Dallas, TX 75226

The Red Eye Lounge

Location: Portland, OR

The Red Sea Bar

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

The Ruby Room

Location: San Diego, CA
The Ruby Room is a venue that promotes various styles of music in San Diego.

The Rudyard Kipling

Location: Louisville, KY 40203

The Showgrounds

Location: Austin, TX

The Smell

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90012
punk, rock, alternative

The Station

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

The Teazone

Location: Portland, OR
pop, blues, singer-songwriter

The Triple Rock

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55454

The Troubadour

Location: West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Uptown

Location: Oakland, CA
 2 spots to play at this venue. One theatre-style, another bar/cafe for pre and post show.  Follow links above to contact for booking you band.

The V.I.P. Lounge

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Venue of Scottsdale

Location: Scottsdale, AZ
The Venue of Scottsdale is a facility that holds various forms of functions and other entertainment. 

The Viper Room

Location: West Hollywood, CA 90069
rock, alternative rock

The Waiting Room Lounge

Location: Omaha, NE

The Walnut Room

Location: Denver, CO 80205

The Warfield

Location: San Francisco, CA
all styles

The Westchester

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Wheel

Location: Nashville, TN

The Wheel House

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA
punk, metal

The Wine Cellar

Location: Ogden, UT 84401

The Wire

Location: Orange County/Inland Empire, CA 91786

The Woodshed Bar & Grill

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

The Zombie Lounge

Location: San Diego, CA

Thee Parkside

Location: San Francisco, CA
rock, metal

Threadgills

Location: Austin, TX 78704

Throwbacks

Location: Woodbury, MN 55125

Tiki

Location: San Diego, CA 92109

Time Warner Cable Ampitheater at Tower City

Location: Cleveland, OH
all styles

Tio Leos

Location: San Diego, CA (619) 542-1462

Titanic Brewery and Restaurant

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33146
rock, alternative

Toad Tavern

Location: Denver, CO

Tobacco Road

Location: Miami, FL 33130
singer-songwriter, acoustic

Transit Lounge

Location: Miami, FL
singer-songwriter, acoustic

Transmit

Location: Austin, TX

Travis County Expo Center

Location: Austin, TX

Trinity Hall

Location: Dallas, TX 75206
folk, acoustic

Triple Crown

Location: San Marcos, TX

Trunk Space

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Trunk Space is a funky place in Phoenix that encourages musicians to expose their talent in a welcoming environment. 

Turf Club

Location: Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN 55404

Uptown

Location: Oakland, CA

Uptown Theater

Location: Kanasa City, MO
all styles

Urban Lounge

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Varsity Club Wings & Sports

Location: Dallas, TX

Vault 350

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Velvet Jones

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
rock, alternative, punk  

Ventura Theater

Location: Ventura, CA
reggae, punk, alternative, rock, metal  

Venue Information for Albuquerque, NM

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Gives music scene info and places to play in Albuquerque, NM.

Venue Information for Atlanta, GA

Location: Atlanta, GA
Give list of best ten places to play in Atlanta with a little write up on each place with contact information.

Venue Information for Baltimore, MD

Location: Baltimore, MD
Gives you menu to pick by genre or venue in Baltimore, MD. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website

Venue Information for Broward-Palm Beach,FL

Location: Broward-Palm Beach, FL
Gives you menu to pick by genre or venue in Broward-Palm Beach, FL. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website

Venue Information for Chicago, IL

Location: Chicago, IL
Lists many Chicago Venues to play with links to their website and what style of music is heard there.

Venue Information for Dallas, TX

Location: Dallas, TX 75219
Gives you menu to pick by genre or venue in Dallas, TX. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website

Venue Information for Denver, CO

Location: Denver, CO
Gives you menu to pick by genre or venue in Denver, CO. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website

Venue Information for Memphis, TN

Location: Memphis, TN
Gives you menu to pick by genre or venue in Memphis, TN. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website

Venue Information for Miami, FL

Location: Miami, FL
Gives you menu to pick by genre or venue in Miami. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website

Venue Information for Nashville, TN

Location: Nashville, TN
This site is a little harder to get all contact info but does list names of different Nashville, TN venues to play.

Venue Information for New Orleans, LA

Location: New Orleans, LA
Lists New Orleans, LA music venues to play with brief description and venue phone number.

Venue Information for Orange County, CA

Location: Orange County, CA
Gives you a drop down venue of places to play in Orange County, CA. Either pick by genre or name of place to play. It will give you the phone number to call and also show upcoming bands playing at venue.

Venue Information for Philadelphia, PA

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Lists 10 music venues to play in Philadelphia.

Venue Information for Portland, OR

Location: Portland, OR
Gives you menu to pick from and contact information for places to play in Portland, OR.

Venue Information for San Diego, CA

Location: San Diego, CA
Lists top 9 venues to play in San Diego

Venue Information for Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle, WA
Gives you menu to pick by venue in Seattle, WA. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website in most cases.

Venue Information for St. Louis, MO

Location: St. Louis, MO
Gives you menu to pick by genre or venue in St. Louis, MO. Description of venue includes phone number style of music and link to the venue’s website

Venues to Play in Athens

Location: Athens, GA
This sites lists the places to play in Athens, GA. They give a write up on each club and a link to their site.  

Venues to Play in Baton Rouge

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
225 Baton Rouge lists over 35 venues to play in Baton Rouge, LA.  

Venues to play in Monterey, CA

Location: Monterey, CA
 all styles

Venues to play in Sonoma-Napa-Marin

Location: Sonoma, CA
Lists 100's of venues to play in Sonoma-Napa-Marin, CA with links to their website. 

Venues to play in West Los Angeles, CA

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
The Argonaut lists venues to play in West Los Angeles - Marina Del Rey - Santa Monica - Playa Del Rey - Mar Vista - Venice  

Verizon Wireless Theater

Location: Houston, TX
all styles

Viejas

Location: San Diego, CA 91910

Vita Minnesota

Location: MN
 Local paper provides list of venues and contact information under "Bars/clubs", category, "live music".

Voodoo Lounge

Location: Kanasa City, MO
all styles

Wall Street

Location: Nashville, TN

Wallflower Gallery

Location: Miami, FL

Warehouse Live

Location: Houston, TX 77003
all styles

Waterfront Hotel

Location: Baltimore, MD 21231

Waterloo Ice House

Location: Austin, TX 78738

Whiskey A GOGO

Location: Los Angeles, CA

White Rock Coffee

Location: Dallas, TX 75238

Wildcat Lounge

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Wildhorse Saloon

Location: Nashville, TN

Willee's Blues Caf

Location: Albuquerque, NM
blues

Windows on the Cumberland

Location: Nashville, TN

Winedale Tavern

Location: Dallas, TX
folk, acoustic

Winning Coffee Co.

Location: Albuquerque, NM
singer-songwriter

Winstar Casinos

Location: Thackerville, OK 73459
all styles

Wizards Sports Caf�

Location: Richardson, TX 75080

Wonder Ballroom

Location: Portland, OR
all styles

Workplay

Location: San Diego, CA

Yoshi's Oakland

Location: Oakland, CA 94607

Yucca Tap Room

Location: Phoenix, AZ
The Yucca Tap Room is a local pub in Tempe that boasts hosting live music since the 70s. The Yucca promotes local talent as well as bringing in acts from across the country and world. 

Zanzibar

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
jazz, blues

Zero Point

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Zero-Point, formely known as Il Corral, is a space that encourages musicians to play experimental avante garde styles. 

Zydeco

Location: Birmingham, AL
Zydeco is a small venue located in Birmingham, genres of music that typically play Zydeco are alternative, indie and reggae. 

 

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