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The Top 10 Live Music Venues of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Live Music Venues of 2018Photo by Matt Ellis.
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Fans of live music have quite a lot to choose from in Central Ohio. From arena-style stadiums to intimate mom-and-pop venues, there’s a lot of different ways to enjoy music throughout the city. 

This year, our readers and editors bumped the Newport Music Hall to the top of the list of best music venues. Billed as the longest continually running rock club in the country, the Newport hosts over 150,000 guests per year. The club has been operated by PromoWest since 1984, which was acquired by AEG Presents earlier this year.

For more information, visit www.newportmusichall.org.

The Top 10 Columbus Music Venues & Concert Halls of 2018:

  1. Newport Music Hall
  2. Southern Theatre
  3. The Basement
  4. EXPRESS Live!
  5. Ace of Cups
  6. Skully’s
  7. Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
  8. The Big Room Bar
  9. Dick’s Den
  10. Woodland’s Tavern

Flashback: Best Loval Music Venue of 2017: Ace of Cups
Flashback: Best Local Music Venue of 2016: Ace of Cups
Flashback: Best Local Music Venue of 2015: The LC Pavilion

Flashback: Best Local Music Venue of 2014: The LC Pavilion

Flashback: Best Local Music Venue of 2013: The LC Pavilion

Note: Our “Best of 2018″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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