It’s amazing how well good theater, good dance and especially good music combines with great summer evening weather and maybe even a picnic – or just a bottle of wine.
If you are only going to a summer pavilion once (to catch your favorite performer) then you should get the best seats possible – as early as possible. However, if one of these venues is less than an hour’s drive from your house, then investigate season-long lawn seat passes, third party discount sites and other ways that allow you to make summer excellence a habit.
There are dozens of wonderful outdoor amphitheaters in the United States most of which program rock acts. The listings below are summer venues that also offer extensive arts programming.