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Best Concert Venue

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Best Concert Venue (0-500 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Aisle 5

Best Concert Arena (4000-20,000 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
State Farm Arena

Best Concert Hall (2000-4000 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best Concert Venue (0-500 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Earl (Featured)

Best Concert Arena (4000-20,000 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Fox Theatre (Featured)

Best Concert Hall (500-2000 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Terminal West

Best Concert Hall (2000-4000 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Masquerade

Best Concert Hall (500-2000 capacity) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Terminal West

Best Small Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Aisle 5
As far as small venues go, Aisle 5 takes the cake. There's a certain magic the Little 5 Points club possesses, one that's slightly creepy while simultaneously comforting. There's no telling what you're walking into at Aisle 5. Sometimes it's a local band and other days it's an EDM show. But one thing'smore...
As far as small venues go, Aisle 5 takes the cake. There's a certain magic the Little 5 Points club possesses, one that's slightly creepy while simultaneously comforting. There's no telling what you're walking into at Aisle 5. Sometimes it's a local band and other days it's an EDM show. But one thing's for sure: You're in for a good time. Bartenders are quick and friendly, ticket prices are within range for us average folks, and though the crowd is a mixed bag, it's always full of good people. less...

Best Large Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Fox Theatre (Featured)

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Masquerade

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Terminal West

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Terminal West

Best local concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Runner-up: Variety Playhouse


1099 Euclid Avenue N.E., 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com/

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Variety Playhouse

Runner-up
The Tabernacle
152 Luckie St., 404-659-9022, www.tabernacleatl.com

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Variety Playhouse

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Variety Playhouse
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Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Variety Playhouse
Located in the pulsing heart of boho mecca Little Five Points, indie-owned and -operated VARIETY PLAYHOUSE is a relaxed arena of hipness. Once a theater for cult films, the thriving venue is a comfortable haven for performances from a dizzying array of genres: Rock, soul, country, jazz, world and everythingmore...
Located in the pulsing heart of boho mecca Little Five Points, indie-owned and -operated VARIETY PLAYHOUSE is a relaxed arena of hipness. Once a theater for cult films, the thriving venue is a comfortable haven for performances from a dizzying array of genres: Rock, soul, country, jazz, world and everything in between is regularly featured on the schedule. Great acoustics and intimate seating give the facility the vibe of being the Eddie’s Attic of big rooms: a place where music fans come to listen. The list of artists who have performed on the hallowed hardwood stage includes P.J. Harvey, Diana Krall, Emmylou Harris, Siouxie Sioux and R.E.M. less...

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Variety Playhouse
You can get to the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE early and find a comfortable seat where you can see, or you can get there late and join the standing-room-only crowd right against the stage. Either way, the sound is consistently clear, the bar has decent beer on tap at fair prices, and management pushes smokersmore...
You can get to the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE early and find a comfortable seat where you can see, or you can get there late and join the standing-room-only crowd right against the stage. Either way, the sound is consistently clear, the bar has decent beer on tap at fair prices, and management pushes smokers out in the alley where they belong. You can even dodge the Ticketmaster charges and buy direct from the box office Monday through Friday, noon-6 p.m. It doesn’t get better, only bigger — and, as they say, size isn’t everything. less...

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tabernacle

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive 404-249-6400 www.classicchastain.org

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Variety Playhouse
It can be all things to almost all people. It’s a rock and folk showcase, a jazz venue, a country bar, an acoustic club, a jam-band freak-out headquarters and a movie theater. You name it and the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE has probably been there, done that and sold the T-shirt in the lobby. The coolmore...
It can be all things to almost all people. It’s a rock and folk showcase, a jazz venue, a country bar, an acoustic club, a jam-band freak-out headquarters and a movie theater. You name it and the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE has probably been there, done that and sold the T-shirt in the lobby. The cool art deco building on Euclid Avenue with the classic marquee sits like a benevolent Buddha at the corner of Little Five Points, welcoming all who enter. Also, the Variety’s website is informative and, like the place itself, friendly and easy to navigate. less...

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Certainly the best concert venue to which you can bring a full meal, booze, silverware and candles, CL readers don't seem to mind the strict 11 p.m. curfew, chatty neighbors, tiny video screens or abnormally quiet sound levels. When the weather cooperates, the acts are on and the security stays low-key,more...
Certainly the best concert venue to which you can bring a full meal, booze, silverware and candles, CL readers don't seem to mind the strict 11 p.m. curfew, chatty neighbors, tiny video screens or abnormally quiet sound levels. When the weather cooperates, the acts are on and the security stays low-key, Chastain can be an enjoyable place to hear music under the stars. less...

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Variety Playhouse
As the most innovatively booked venue in town, the aptly named Variety presents an eclectic array of artists whose appeal falls in the commercial gap between smoky clubs and larger, less intimate halls. The sound is always terrific, the staff amiable, the beer list comparatively extensive, the seatsmore...
As the most innovatively booked venue in town, the aptly named Variety presents an eclectic array of artists whose appeal falls in the commercial gap between smoky clubs and larger, less intimate halls. The sound is always terrific, the staff amiable, the beer list comparatively extensive, the seats cushy. The dance floor up front provides plenty of room to get yer ya-ya's out without being yelled at to sit down, and there's never a mosh pit. less...

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