5 Bucket List Venues You Have to Visit

5 Bucket List Venues You Have to Visit

Written by Ade Ramos (@vibewithade)

We’re warning you now that after you’ve read this blog post, you’ll want to have your bags packed and your itinerary set to visit our top five bucket list venues to see. We’ve narrowed down a list of the top venues for electronic music that you have to experience at least once in your life. From the east coast to the pacific northwest, we’re going to share some of the most iconic venues; and trust us, you’re going to want to bookmark this list.

The Brooklyn Mirage in Brooklyn, New York

Source: Dixon at Brooklyn Mirage // Photo by Off Brand Project

The Brooklyn Mirage is a top tier live music venue, and after they revealed their new stage design in 2022 this is a must visit. The production alone brings you an all immersive experience allowing you to connect even deeper with the artist and music. Given that the venue is outdoors, shows happen in Brooklyn starting in early May through early October so plan accordingly to take full advantage of the Mirage season.

Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington

Source: Beyond Wonderland PNW

Imagine this: Your favorite artists playing in front of a picturesque landscape filled with mountain and water views. The Gorge Amphitheater is a must visit during the summertime when the weather is just right in the pacific northwest. Some great opportunities to enjoy multi-day festivals at the Gorge include Bass Canyon and Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge. Many artists also host single day events at the Gorge such as Above & Beyond and Illenium. The preparation for this venue may be a little more intricate compared to other venues as you can camp or commute, so make sure you plan ahead of time.

Club Space in Miami, Florida

Source: Club Space

You can’t call yourself a rave warrior until you’ve done the Club Space marathon. Club Space is one of those venues where the party never stops. The famous Terrace is decorated in disco balls, greenery, and lights immersing you into the artist’s set. It’s not only until the sun starts to rise that you realize the roof is partially open and you’re welcoming a new day on the dance floor. 

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado

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Another nature-immersed venue to add to your list to visit is Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Just outside of Denver, this immaculate venue feels like mother nature had created it intentionally for people to enjoy great beats undisturbed . Watching the venue transform from day to night and seeing the city of Denver behind the stage is a view you have to witness. You can see your favorite electronic and non-electronic artists there as well as do yoga and other fun events they host. This is a venue where you also feel immersed with the crowd and can vibe out with a random stranger to your favorite artist. 

Radius Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Source: Radius Chicago Facebook

As a newer venue that opened in 2020, Radius is one that everyone should have on their radar (pun intended). It was created out of an old steel factory and remodeled into a warehouse-style venue on the south side of Chicago. Their events range from house music to bass music and other non-electronic artists too. What will blow you away the most about Radius is their next level production where the space is fully transformed for each artist that plays there.

What’s your favorite venue? Tag us on Twitter @lunchboxpacks and let us know if you want a part two. We’ve barely scratched the surface of iconic music venues to visit in the United States and across the world.

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