Apr. 25, 2017
Whether it’s event spaces brought to life in converted subway stations and century-old door factories, outdoor amphitheaters with impressive views, or all-night desert dance parties, the ‘fly fam continues to grow by leaps and bounds in 2017. More than 1800 of the best venues and promoters across North America choose Ticketfly because of our powerful live event technology and industry-leading service, as well as the ability to reach more than 80m music fans through our deep integration with Pandora. Join us in welcoming 8 of our newest partners.
There’s something happening beneath the surface in Washington, D.C., just less than a mile from the White House. No, we’re not talking about wacky conspiracy theories. We’re talking about the Dupont Underground, a community arts space in a subterranean streetcar station that spans 75,000 square feet of tunnels and platforms. Originally closed in 1962, the unconventional space now flourishes with thoughtful, interdisciplinary expression. Here, you can find abstract installations, poetry readings, documentary screenings and more.
Equally as unorthodox is New York’s Knockdown Center. Located in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens, New York, the cultural space is housed in a century-old 50,000-square-foot former door factory. The original brick and steel make for a unique setting for the Knockdown’s unusual affairs, which range from a reimagining of a classic T.S. Elliot poem though choreography and visual art to a performance by 20-member classical Balinese ensemble Gamelan Dharma Swara.
St. Petersburg, FL
The State Theater in St. Petersburg also has a celebrated history. The venue was constructed in the 1920s as a bank and was given a second life as a movie theater. Today, the renovated West Florida space hosts some of the biggest touring acts and up-and-coming local bands alike. Upcoming shows feature heavy metal outfit Otep, indie-electronic band The Naked and Famous and a Suicide Girls burlesque performance.
What the newly-constructed KettleHouse lacks in history, it makes up for in rustic charm. Slated to open in May, the 4,000-capacity amphitheater rests along the Blackfoot River in Bonner, MT, just outside of Missoula. With plenty of seating and viewing options, attendees will be able to take in the breathtaking cliffs, mountains and waterways that surround it. For a new venue, it’s lineup already boasts some serious star power, too: Lyle Lovett, Ween, Primus and Slayer are all scheduled to play there this summer.
Cornerstone Craft Beer and Live Music
Berkeley’s Cornerstone just started pouring their first beers in March and it’s already becoming a local’s favorite. It’s understandable when you consider everything the space offers: a main bar with a 42-tap craft beer selection, a dining area serving comfort foods, an outdoor beer garden, games, and a full-fledged 500-capacity music venue that’s already hosted acts such as Midwest synth-pop outfit Poliça.
If a party involves a little oontz oontz in the state of Arizona, trust that Relentless Beats had something to do with it. The powerhouse EDM events company has seen the genre expand, from the techno boom of the 90s to its inescapable pop dominance today. They host the most electrifying parties in the region, such as the upcoming Wet Electric with Diplo and Borgore in Tempe and the Bassrush Massive Arizona with Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, and NGHTMRE in Chandler.
The Colony, TX and Baton Rouge, LA
Helmed by father and son duo Steve and Ian Vaughan, Lava Cantina spreads the family’s love for rock ‘n’ roll and food. Their two restaurants in Baton Rouge, LA—one in downtown, the other in the Perkins Rowe neighborhood—feature a rock-themed decor, Mexican and Creole cuisine, and, of course, live music. It must be a winning recipe because come May 4, they’ll open their third location, this time in The Colony, TX, with Los Lonely Boys, followed by a Cinco de Mayo bash with Mix Master Mike, Texas Flood, and more.
Capitol Hill Block Party
It’s time to celebrate: The Capitol Hill Block Party is 21! Fittingly, this year’s music and arts festival is going to be a righteous rager. Spanning three days from July 21-23, the street festival features hip-hop heavyweights such as Run the Jewels and Danny Brown, indie rockers such as Lord Huron and Whitney, and turntable wizards such as Diplo and Jai Wolf.