This comes via Clickitticket. Is your favourite venue on this list? (And no, the list doesn’t focus on just Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Guelph, Grand Prairie and Kelowna made it, too. But no Winnipeg? Horrors!)
We know all about the Air Canada Centre, Massey Hall, Rogers Arena, and Bell Centre. Those are nice concert venues, but they’re not ideal for experiencing live music.
The best way to experience live music is at a small venue, an establishment where you can see the drummer’s facial expression, a site where the stage is knee high, a place where after the set you can approach the lead guitarist as she’s putting away her instrument.
That’s the inspiration behind our list of The 50 Best Canadian Small Music Venues. Also, we wanted to showcase the venues that don’t get as much attention as the massive buildings mentioned in our opening paragraph.
Obviously, there are far more than 50 small music venues in Canada. To whittle it down, we used just one criterion. That one criterion is the venue has to be special.
The following venues are more than just four walls, a ceiling, and a PA system. They are more than just a place that collects tickets and allows bands to perform on their stage.
Our 50 venues have friendly atmospheres, beautiful interiors, amazing sound systems, wonderful staffs, and reputations for booking awesome bands. The following places are so superb you’ll have a good time attending one of their shows even if the act doesn’t play your favorite genre of music.
Yes, the venues below are truly special. They are destinations worthy or your time and treasure. As you’ll soon read, these are definitely the 50 best small music venues in Canada.
Go here to see the full list.