Monroe’s Top Seven Favorite Michigan Music Venues
Can 2020 just be over already? I'd really like to get back to some concerts.
Since 2020 has been filled with nothing but disappointment, we have all had a bunch of time to think and be depressed. Seeing memories from last year pop up in my Facebook feed has shown me how much I actually go to concerts and how much I miss it. It feels like every other week I am reminded of a show I went to last year and I really want to be able to do that again.
As I have been watching these updates I also started thinking about the venues themselves. We have so many great places and venues to see concerts. Some are amazing and some are just complete garbage. I don't have an exact count but I know I have been to concerts at well over 60 different venues throughout the state and that is probably a low estimation. From tiny concert halls and bars to huge amphitheaters and arenas, I've seen a lot of them.
To enjoy a concert, you really have to be with the right people as well. One obnoxious drunk or a friend that is in a pissy mood can really ruin the night. On the other hand, a terrible venue can ruin a night just as quickly and easily as pissy friends. Of the entries below, I don't think I have ever had a bad time at them when attending a concert.
So below is my list of the top seven of my favorite Michigan venues and I'd be willing to bet that there are some great ones that I'm sure I missed for this list.