The United States have some great music venues from “sea to shining sea.” Here are five that are among the favorites, both indoors and outdoors. One of the most picturesque outdoor venues is the Red Rocks venue in Morrison, Directv Memphis, Colorado. With a spectacular view of the surrounding mammoth mountains, it reverberates with the sounds of the world’s greatest bands like the Beatles and Sting. The Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington is another great outdoor venue with beautiful views. Save a lot of hassle here and pay a token fee to camp out. The view over the Columbia River here was the backdrop for the recording of Pearl Jam’s box set. There is plenty of indoor seating at the Beacon Theater, a popular venue in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Recently renovated, it’s walls echo the sounds of the Allman Brothers and other big name performances. It has been said that “everything is bigger in Texas.” That may be true for music venues too. Billy Bobâ€™s Texas is almost 12,000 square meters huge. It has been named the Club of the Year by the Country Music Association 11 times. Since 1981, it has rocked with the sounds of country music greats like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Alabama. Heading out to the west coast, the famous Troubadour in Los Angeles has been a popular music venue since 1957. The comedy, folk and rock genres have sent many great performances to the Great Troubador.
Live music is one of the most fun experiences you can have, regardless of the type of music you like. Whether you have tickets for a head banging thrasher or the latest pop sensation, here are some tips to keep you happy, healthy and having a blast at your next big concert.
To keep yourself hydrated, bring water with you to the concert. Plain old water keeps you much better hydrated than sugary drinks and will help replenish your body if you are going to drink alcohol at Read the rest of this entry »
Almost every major TV network has adopted its own music reality TV show. The idea started back in the early 2000′s with the still popular TV show “American Idol.” The premise of the show was to find hidden talented singers in America and give them the chance to compete for 1 million and a record label contract. The show is still airing more than 10 years later with huge success. Find out what channels carry these popular shows at www.direct.tv/direct-tv/.
Many shows have followed in their footsteps like “America’s Got Talent,” “The Voice” and “The X Factor.” Although “America’s Got Talent,” is not strictly a singing competition, the past winners have traditionally been music-related. The shows tours across America to find all sorts of talented individuals who want to turn their passion in to a Vegas show. This show is a great option for those who enjoy singing but also enjoy watching other talents.
The revolutionary idea behind “The Voice,” was an unbiased opinion toward singers and performers. The judges have to select members for their team based solely on their singing. They only get to see the contestant after they have voted for them. This is a great idea, although America can always see the contestant.
The creator of “American Idol” branched out to a new TV series called “The X Factor,” which searches for America’s next superstar. Individuals and groups alike can try out. The idea of the show is remarkably similar to all of the other reality TV competitions where the judges have input toward the beginning of the competition and the ultimate decision is handed over to America toward the end for voting.
Music reality TV holds a record number of airtime hours each year, rivaling some of TV’s most famous programs. The shows entice you with witty hosts, outlandish judges and the power of the vote. Sometimes the seasons run for twice the length of your typical TV program, but there is something very rewarding about seeing your favorite contestant make it all the way to the end and win.
Many love to attend live musical concerts, and since they do, the concert venue ends up crowded. If you recall the Great White incident in New Hampshire, you certainly understand what happens when a catastrophic event happens in a large crowd. It is wiser to err on the side of caution than to become a statistic in a terrible accident.
The first thing to do if you are attending a concert with a good number of people is to be completely aware of any entrances and exits that Read the rest of this entry »
Attending a concert is something that is both fun and exciting. This event is planned several weeks, and even months, in advance. Those who are getting ready to attend the concert are looking forward to the night of excitement and entertainment that is awaiting them. The planning of an attendance to a concert should not be something that is stressful. In fact, planning to attend a concert should be fun and should involve all those who are attending the event. There are several things that the planners Read the rest of this entry »
From Woodstock to the first concert played by the Beatles, there have been a number of significant events in the world of music that have served to shape out culture into what it is today. Lacking an understanding of the cultural contributions and influencing elements that music and art have had on the world around us may be limiting your worldview and keeping you from appreciating the full impact and importance of the artists who have made a contribution to popular culture. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many concerts that seemed to host thousands or even millions of music lovers but one stands above the rest. The Rod Stewart performance Copacabana Beach in 1994 drew the most fans of any rock concert ever.
It was a New Years party put together by MTV down in Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil. The actual figures were never quite confirmed but the estimate sits around the 3.5 million mark. The vent was so large that it sits in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest concert. Imagine sitting on the beach as that many people sang along with Read the rest of this entry »
The United States have some great music venues from “sea to shining sea.” Here are five that are among the favorites, both indoors and outdoors.
One of the most picturesque outdoor venues is the Red Rocks venue in Morrison, Colorado. With a spectacular view of the surrounding mammoth mountains, it reverberates with the sounds of the world’s greatest bands like the Beatles and Sting.
The Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington is another great outdoor venue with beautiful views. Save a Read the rest of this entry »