As live music made its return in 2021, six venues in Grand Rapids have been recognized as some of the top concert spots in the entire country.

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Which Grand Rapids Venues Are The Top Locations For Live Music?

In a list compiled by concert newsletter Pollstar, the following venues in Grand Rapids landed in the top 200 in the clubs, arena, and theatre categories:


Pollstar 2021 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 200 Club Category

  • #15 - The Intersection 31,426 tickets / $863,872 gross
  • #70 - Elevation at The Intersection 11,436 tickets / $244,447 gross
  • #94 - 20 Monroe Live (now known as GLC Live at 20 Monroe) 6,704 tickets / $286,957 gross
  • #152 - The Stache at The Intersection 3,761 tickets / $64,982 gross

Van Andel Arena also placed in the Top 200 Arena Category

  • #68 with 47,277 tickets sold and $3,552,175 in gross sales

DeVos Performance Hall also represented Grand Rapids well in the Top 200 Theatre Category

#134 with 10,071 tickets sold and $405,107 in gross sales

Pollstar is also predicting a big year for 2022 as the live event industry continues it's rebound:

As most live entertainment opportunities were put on hold much of last year, all eyes were on 2021 with a hope that pathways to a rebound and recovery would begin sooner than later. Thus, even as early as the first quarter in some areas – most notably New Zealand, where COVID infection rates were far lower than elsewhere around the world – the entire outlook for a global industry rebound appeared profoundly positive. More and more artists began to find their own paths back to stages and live crowds during the first half of 2021, yet social distancing and safety protocols were still as much a part of the show experience as the guitar riffs.


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