Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The 25 Most Popular Clubs In America

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There are fewer clubs than ever in the US, but there are some that continue to thrive. Here are the 25 most popular club venues over the last year, according to Billboard Boxscore. Not surprisingly, most House of Blues clubs seem to always be in the mix.

1.) House of Blues, Orlando Fla.: 339,470 (attendance)
2.) House of Blues, Boston: 322,755 (attendance)
3.) 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.: 268,727 (attendance)
4.) House of Blues, Dallas: 222,988 (attendance)
5.) House of Blues, Chicago: 211,446 (attendance)
6.) House of Blues, Houston: 209,799 (attendance)
7.) House of Blues, Anaheim, Calif.: 192,424 (attendance)
8.) Tabernacle, Atlanta: 185,769 (attendance)
9.) House of Blues, Los Angeles: 172,005 (attendance)
10.) House of Blues, San Diego: 155,938 (attendance)
11.) House of Blues, Cleveland: 155,566 (attendance)
12.) The Fillmore, Silver Spring, Md.: 152,332 (attendance)
13.) The Fillmore, Denver: 151,387 (attendance)
14.) Palladium, Hollywood: 148,555 (attendance)
15.) House of Blues, New Orleans: 145,077 (attendance)
16.) The Fillmore, San Francisco: 140,100 (attendance)
17.) Irving Plaza, New York: 135,398 (attendance)
18.) The Fillmore, Charlotte, N.C.: 133,212 (attendance)
19.) House of Blues, Las Vegas: 131,208 (attendance)
20.) House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.: 129,528 (attendance)
21.) The Fillmore, Detroit: 129,199 (attendance)
22.) Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio: 128,975 (attendance)
23.) The Paramount, Huntington, N.Y.: 127,730 (attendance)
24.) Stage AE, Pittsburgh: 124,013 (attendance)
25.) Stubb's Bar-B-Q, Austin: 116,582 (attendance)
To put this into perspective, the #1 venue (House of Blues in Orlando) drew an average of 928 people per night over the course of a year. I'll leave that to you to decide whether that's good or bad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yikes, if one of the top 10 clubs, the HOB L.A., can stay open, things don't bode well for live music..


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