Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

1. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

8.7
290 Northern Ave (at Seaport Blvd), Boston, MA
Music Venue · Seaport District · 48 tips and reviews

RC L.RC Lations: Probably the best large venue in the Boston area. Good seating, right on the water, and parking isn't bad either. Only problem is the $11 cans of beer.

LexusLexus: Walk the Lexus Red Carpet and check out the all-new 2014 IS 250 F SPORT right past the entrance for a chance to upgrade your concert experience or win free concert merchandise. #LexusVIP!

Jake S.Jake Smith: If you're the designated driver, sign up at the special DD booth to receive free soda for the duration of the concert you're seeing.

Boston Calling Music Festival is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

2. Boston Calling Music Festival

8.4
65 N Harvard St, Boston, MA
Music Venue · North Allston · 2 tips and reviews

PJ W.PJ Wascher: Solid setup. If looking for food, get it early. Lines got crazy near the time the main acts hit the stage. Beer lines weren't bad though.

Allison K.Allison Kasic: In year one at the new location, they clearly are not ready to deal with the bigger crowds.

House of Blues is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

3. House of Blues

8.9
15 Lansdowne St (btwn Brookline Ave. & Ipswich St.), Boston, MA
Music Venue · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 149 tips and reviews

Pat A.Pat Addams: their scoop of vanilla ice cream goes great with mac n cheese

VH1VH1: Spend $15 at the House of Blues Restaurant before the show and get into the music hall before everyone else. Kiss long lines goodbye. – Team Live Nation

Team CocoTeam Coco: "I love going to concerts here so much more than Boston's "House Of Polka."" - Conan O'Brien

DCR Hatch Memorial Shell is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

4. DCR Hatch Memorial Shell

8.9
1 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA
Music Venue · Beacon Hill · 25 tips and reviews

Blair K.Blair Klein: Free Friday night movies in summer. Great family fare.

Garrett O.Garrett OBrien: Any 4th of July this is the place to be in Boston -- but ARRIVE EARLY, as there are more than 300,000+ in attendance and it is first come, first spot... no reservations, and bring everything you need

Emily N.Emily N.: A great spot for free concerts, a great spot for a picnic! Love this little Boston gem.

Museum of Fine Arts is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

5. Museum of Fine Arts

9.5
465 Huntington Ave (at Museum Rd), Boston, MA
Art Museum · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 282 tips and reviews

BrianBrian: Incredible selection of American art from the puritans through to contemporary. Also the European impressionist collection is small but excellent.

IFCIFC: Boston: Things we love about the MFA: live concerts, Summer Fridays in Calderwood Courtyard, October Fashion Month aaaand WINESDAYS, where vistors can attend expert-led wine tastings. -IFC Viewer Read more.

Boston.comBoston.com: With more than 450,000 works, the MFA can keep you busy for a lifetime of Wednesdays, when it's free from 4 to 9:45 p.m. Read more.

Brighton Music Hall is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

6. Brighton Music Hall

8.8
158 Brighton Ave (at Harvard Ave), Allston, MA
Rock Club · Brighton · 46 tips and reviews

Louis A.Louis Abate: Best venue in Boston. Not a bad spot in the place. Never a wait for drinks, sound is very good - and Sunset grill is next door. Parking... That's a different story.

Steph K.Steph Klok: Go to the petit bartender with an accent. She will take care of you! XO

Mikey B.Mikey B: Take a picture and upload it after you check in!

Paradise Rock Club is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

7. Paradise Rock Club

8.3
967 Commonwealth Ave (Pleasant St), Boston, MA
Rock Club · Allston · 82 tips and reviews

Jeremy K.Jeremy Krantz: Great, intimate concert venue. There's a bar on each of the two levels. You can also go to the lounge if you need to kill some time.

Tommy L.Tommy Leep: see a rock show

VH1VH1: U2's first ever show in the US was at the Paradise Rock Club! – Team Live Nation

Scullers Jazz Club is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

8. Scullers Jazz Club

8.1
400 Soldiers Road (Doubletree Hotel), Boston, MA
Jazz Club · Allston · 13 tips and reviews

Ed C.Ed Calle: Absolutely perfect jazz club and audiences.

Elliott S.Elliott Smith: Absolutly worh the visit

MiguelMiguel: Expect to sit in close quarters with strangers, but that's one of the great benefits. Everyone is super friendly.

Wilbur Theatre is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

9. Wilbur Theatre

8.4
246 Tremont St (at Stuart St.), Boston, MA
Comedy Club · Downtown Boston · 55 tips and reviews

FrankFrank: Gorgeous theater and the best place in Boston for world-class comedy. Floor seating is the way to go. Balconies have zero leg room.

Comedy CentralComedy Central: The Wilbur Theatre is hosting an exclusive free Kroll Show and Workaholics Sneak Peek Party tonight (1/16/13) at 9pm. Let's celebrate and #GETWEIRDWILBUR!

Emily Y.Emily Yeager: Mezzanine or Balcony seating is must for the comedy shows. Don't get squished into those tiny seats & tables on the ground floor.

Lucky's Lounge is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

10. Lucky's Lounge

8.2
355 Congress St (at A St), Boston, MA
Bar · Seaport District · 92 tips and reviews

Attila T.Attila Török: Buffalo mac n cheese is outstanding and HUGE! Burgers are also pretty good. This place is also a very good pub.

Jake S.Jake Smith: Great atmosphere, cool decorations, and a live band almost every night of the week. Love this place.

Jason D.Jason Davis: The sliders are awesome, and the bartenders know how to pour drinks! Love this place!

Royale is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

11. Royale

7.6
279 Tremont St (btwn Oak St & Stuart St), Boston, MA
Nightclub · Downtown Boston · 97 tips and reviews

FrancisFrancis: No better place to dance to the best DJs that come through Boston. Fri nights are EDM and awesome!

DJ Pauly DDJ Pauly D: Boston stand up! Formally known as Roxy, but redesigned with a Miami feel. Only the best DJs in the world booked here, and of course DJ Pauly D is resident DJ here as well.

Kayti L.Kayti Labelle: Ladies free before 11pm Friday & Saturday!

Wally's Cafe is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

12. Wally's Cafe

9.2
427 Massachusetts Ave (at Columbus Ave), Boston, MA
Jazz Club · Roxbury · 47 tips and reviews

Cameron R.Cameron Ryan: Love this hidden gem! Great place to go on a Sunday night w/friends(or special someone)to hear live music. Cheap drinks, friendly, crowded, but it's loud; not great if you want a conversation.

BU TodayBU Today: This place has been a neighborhood institution since 1947 and is now the sole reminder of a nexus of famous jazz clubs. Featuring up and coming jazz artists, Wally's offers live music 365 days a year Read more.

Lydia L.Lydia Liebman: Funk Tuesday, Salsa on Thursday, Jazz Friday and Saturday night. Jam session 6-8 Saturday & Sunday and all are welcome to play- great place to cut your teeth if you're a musician. Everyone gets carded

TD Garden is one of The 13 Best Music Venues in Boston.

13. TD Garden

9.1
100 Legends Way (at Causeway St), Boston, MA
Hockey Arena · Downtown Boston · 289 tips and reviews

J. C.J. C.: Excellent venue for sports games.

NHLNHL: Check out the statue immortalizing Bobby Orr flying through the air to score the Stanley Cup winning goal in 1970 just outside TD Garden. Read more.

ESPNESPN: TD Garden has played host to the Frozen Four (’98 & ’04), NHL All-Star Game (’96), NBA Finals (’08 & ’10), & Stanley Cup Finals (’11). You’re in the right place for sports awesomeness.