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!

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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.

Tool at Van Andel Arena, Tommy Carroll/ TSM
Tool at Van Andel Arena, Tommy Carroll/ TSM

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.

Michael Buck/M-Buck Studio
Michael Buck/M-Buck Studio

What Shows Are Coming Up at DeVos Hall and Van Andel Arena?

Upcoming shows at Van Andel Arena include:

Upcoming shows at DeVos Performance Hall include:

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.

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