1) Fairfield Theatre Company
It's no surprise that the Fairfield Theatre's StageOne was voted the best place to see a live concert. It's intimate. It's got fantastic sound. It's comfortable. It attracts killer acts. It's a tightly run ship. And according to Producing Artistic Director John Reid, the performers love it, too. “We hear the artists say all the time, ‘This is like playing right in someone's living room,'” he says. John Mayall of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers fame recently played at the theatre immediately before playing four sold-out shows at Lincoln Center. It's this healthy booking blend of legends like Mayall playing up close and personal mixed with up-and-coming acts and the cream of the crop of locals that gives StageOne its niche, a 225-seat theatre that hosts well-produced events of the highest possible quality. “We've got great hospitality, everyone is greeted warmly and treated well; we've got the best sound guys and people working in the box office,” says Reid. “It's like a family.” To get the full FTC experience, patrons are encouraged to become a member (there are different levels of membership), which entitles them to first crack at tickets for the big shows, and special members' only shows which have featured the likes of Buddy Guy, the Psychedelic Furs, the Funky Meters and coming up in June, Delbert McClinton. For even bigger shows, FTC also books The Klein in Bridgeport, which will host giants like Jimmy Cliff, the B-52s and Cheap Trick this summer.fairfieldtheatre.org
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70 Sanford St.
910 Fairfield Ave.
2) Arena at Harbor Yard600 Main St.
3) Ridgefield Playhouse
80 E. Ridge Ave.
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