The 20 Freshest (And Refreshed) Venues To Watch In 2018

2/16/2018 by Thom Duffy, Billboard

If you build it -- or renovate it -- they will come. That remains the mantra of venue operators seeking their slice of the $25 billion global touring business. From theaters to arenas to stadiums, investment in development or refurbishment of facilities draws higher ticket grosses. Here are 20 of the most notable new or renovated live-music venues in North America competing for the top shows on the road.

LEVITT PAVILION DENVER | Concert capacity: 7,500

Run by a nonprofit foundation, the Levitt Pavilion Denver opened in mid-2017 to offer some 50 free concerts a year...

Ten Killer Colorado Bands That Should Play Levitt Pavilion ASAP

Ten Killer Colorado Bands That Should Play Levitt Pavilion ASAP

Westword Magazine

The best things in life are free, and the same is true for Denver's newest outdoor music venue. Levitt Pavilion opened in Ruby Hill Park this summer with the express purpose of "building community through music," and part of that initiative involved paying local luminaries to play free shows for the public. Slim Cessna's Auto Club played the grand opening of the Colorado Music Series, and concerts by SHEL (September 21) and Dragondeer (September 23) are still coming up. This got us thinking: What other hometown heroes should help build Colorado's music scene by playing at Levitt?