Did You Know Two of the World’s Best Concert Venues are in Grand Rapids?
Grand Rapids is a GREAT city for live music, with more than 25 venues to watch local and national acts. Well, two Grand Rapids' concert venues are being recognized as some of the best in the world!
Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena Ranked by Billboard Among World's Best Venues
According to Grand Rapids Business Journal, two Grand Rapids venues appear in Billboard’s worldwide mid-year charts, which rank top venues in terms of ticket sales from Nov. 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022.
Van Andel Arena, located downtown Grand Rapids at 130 Fulton St W., is ranked No. 5 worldwide and No. 3 in the U.S. for venues with a capacity of 10,001 - 15,000.
According to Billboard, Van Andel Arena has grossed $15,894,334 so far this year, with 216,948 total attendees at 34 shows.
Did you see any shows at Van Andel this past November through April?
Concerts have included Tool, Shinedown, Reba McEntire, Elton John, Volbeat and Ghost, and Kid Rock.
Billboard Ranks Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall Among World's Best Venues
DeVos Performance Hall, at 303 Monroe Ave NW downtown Grand Rapids is also on Billboard's list of top venues, ranking No. 8 and in the U.S. for venues with a capacity of 5,000 or less.
Billboard reports DeVos grossed $9,823,227 and brought in 126,169 attendees at 79 shows, according to Billboard, according to GRBJ.
Hamilton, Diana Krall, and the Free Beer and Hot Wings Live at Night Show were among the performances at DeVos Performance Hall November 2021 through April 2022.
What Shows Are Coming Up at DeVos Hall and Van Andel Arena?
Upcoming shows at Van Andel Arena include:
- August 5, 2022 - All Elite Wrestling
- August 30, 2022 - Pitbull
- September 22, 2022 - Keith Urban
- September 30, 2022 - The Judds, The Final Tour
- Carrie Underwood
- November 2, 2022 - Bill Burr
Upcoming shows at DeVos Performance Hall include:
- August 19, 2022 - Vince Gill
- September 10, 2022 - Randy Rainbow, The Pink Glasses Tour
- September 19, 2022 - Gordon Lightfoot
- September 21, 2022 - Alice Cooper
- September 23, 2022 - Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons
- October 11-16, 2022 - Broadway Grand Rapids Presents Tootsie
This past December, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena, along with The Intersection, Elevation at the Intersection, The Stache at the Intersection, and GLC Live at 20 Monroe were all ranked by Pollstar to be among the 200 clubs, arenas, and theatres in the country.