2013 Award Winner: BEST Concert Venue (Finalist)

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The Paradise

Nominated for: BEST Concert Venue

The Paradise 969 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA (617) 562-8800

Originally opened in September of 1977, the Paradise has endured as one of Boston's premiere rock and roll clubs for over 25 years. It holds a place in history as the first venue that U2 ever performed in the USA and has hosted some of rock's elite including: The Police, AC / DC, Blondie, REM, The Jam, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Dire Straits, Billy Joel, INXS, Tom Waits, Tom Tom Club, Television, Mission of Burma, Cheap Trick, Joe Jackson, Rage Against the Machine, The Pixies, Joe Strummer, Coldplay and so so many more!

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28 Tips from Voters

Andrew M. on July 26, 2013

Great, intimate venue. However, I would have voted for the Sinclair in Harvard Sq. if it were nominated. Maybe it's because it opened recently?

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Brendan M. on July 12, 2013

I love this place.

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Tom M. on June 5, 2013

I've seen a ton of shows here. It is a great place to watch a show

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Ellen O. on June 5, 2013

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Matt H. on June 3, 2013

Nice intimate Venue!

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Lauren G. on July 27, 2012

Amazing venue great atmosphere

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Amy D. on July 24, 2012

Small and intimate but not too small.

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Daniel O. on July 23, 2012

Absolutely THE PLACE to see your favorite band. The atmosphere, the energy and the music make it the experience of a lifetime.

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Ted A. on July 23, 2012

Love the 'Dice..

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Ted A. on July 23, 2012

Sooo many good shows

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