A good music venue will give a band or musician a place to play their music. A great venue will give everyone a place to experience great music together.

Here are all Las Vegas music venues where you and a thousand or so of your closest friends can experience your favorite artists and songs.

The Theater at Virgin Hotels

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Location: The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

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The latest venue on the scene but not in a new space. Once known as The Joint, the Virgin Hotels revamped and renamed the area to something far more catchy and concise to say.

Seating up to 4,500 music-goers and lovers, the Theater had many different renovations with luxury suites and new VIP lounges.

Fun fact: The Joint opened on March 10, 1995, as part of the Hard Rock Hotel before it became The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The Chelsea

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Location: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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Located within the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Chelsea is a 40,000-square-foot venue that can fit 3000 fans. Like most of the venues on this list, it doubles, triples, and quadruples as an entertainment space for comedians, sports, and more.

With private VIP gallery boxes and “remnant brick tiling,” The Chelsea offers a unique on-Strip option for live music.

Fun fact: If you notice the floor moving, it’s not an earthquake or your alcohol intake. The floor was built to improve the acoustics of the space. Although rumor has it, it worked for a week and now just confuses visitors.

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Location: Fremont Street

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Don’t let the size fool you: Backstage Bar & Billiards has hosted many well-known bands for an intimate live music experience. Whether you’ve been there for their karaoke night or just for a game of billiards, this venue often hosts Ska and DJs like Gas Lamp Kill, metal and rock bands like Obscura and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Fun fact: Backstage Bar & Billiards is co-owned by DJ Lethal of House of Pain and Limp Bizkit.

Brooklyn Bowl

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Location: The Linq

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The only place in Vegas where you can literally rock and roll.

With sister locations in Nashville, Philadelphia, and yup, you guessed it, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bowl touts itself as the “ultimate combination of class meets badass.”

Not only can you rock out to a variety of alternative, rock, metal, etc. bands but you can reserve a bowling alley and knock a pin or two with a pint or two.

Fun fact: It’s true: Rolling Stone Magazine once did call the original Brooklyn Bowl “one of the most incredible places on earth.” In its heyday, the New York City location was ranked one of the best venues 3 years in a row.

The Pearl Theater

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Location: Palms

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Off-Strip and once temporarily off-radar due to Covid-19, the Pearl Theater is finally back this year with a full lineup of EMO bands, comedians, and favorites like Jeff Beck and Pat Benatar.

Boasting of the place “where no seat is more than 120 ft. from the stage,” this music venue can fit up to 2,500 fans. With a three-tier set-up, you can stand or sit to enjoy your live tunes.

Fun fact: Equipped with high-tech speakers, the venue allows artists to record their live albums without additional equipment.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Rating: 4.6 Stars

Location: 3rd Street, 3-min walk from Fremont Street Experience

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Whether you’re an observer on the stairs silently singing every lyric or crowd surfing, there’s a place for you at this outdoor venue. Voted the most versatile venue in Vegas, the DLVEC isn’t limited by walls.

Known for its festivals and Biggest Bash for football’s biggest party of the year, the venue has hosted Pride, Rob Zombie, and VGK Fan Fests alike.

Fun fact: The drinks sizes are no joke.

MGM Garden Arena

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Location: MGM Grand

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An arena fit for kings and queens of their genres. Some of the biggest names in music have sung here, including international stars like Andrea Bocelli and Paul McCartney.

The MGM Grand Garden arena is also one of the largest Las Vegas concert venues, fitting up to 17,000 people.

T-Mobile Arena

Rating: 4.7 Stars

Location: Las Vegas Boulevard, across the street from New York-New York Hotel & Casino

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When not moonlighting as the Vegas Golden Knights’ Fortress, the T-Mobile Arena has hosted many live shows as well. Bands and artists from George Strait to Billie Eilish skated through.

Fun fact: Also owned by MGM International like MGM Garden Arena, the T-Mobile Arena can beat out the Garden by fitting up to 20,000 people.

Allegiant Stadium

Rating: 4.7 Stars

Location: Al Davis Way (You can’t miss the jet black stadium off I15)

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It’s not just for football or that really big game happening in February 2024. The Allegiant Stadium has also become a music venue for the little names like the Rolling Stones, the Biebs, BTS, The Weeknd, and more.

As the biggest venue on this list, the stadium can hold 65,000 of your closest friends.

Fun fact: Allegiant Stadium uses both turf and natural grass, using a retractable field system to move the real grass outdoors for sun and water.

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