The Arts and Culture Centre main stage and basement theatre
in St. John's. There are Arts and Culture Centres in
several other municipalities across the province as well.
The Theatre at St. John's Lane is what used to be The Loft,
and it is the top floor of Haymarket Square on Duckworth St.
The Rabbittown Theatre.
Mile One Stadium
(capacity 5300 for full venue concerts; The Molson Canadian Theater subset
seats 1921 people.
The Molson Club subset seats 2500 people.
3/4 venue events will seat 4400 people.).
City population is about 150,000
(including the first level of suburbs) but up to 50,000
have turned out for a concert here (see Rod Stewart
It is a good launching point for tours
to either North America or Europe; a stopover here allows for
gradual jet lag adjustment, and bands can say they played the
most easterly city in North American.
Bannerman Park (for the folk festival in early August and the
Peace-a-Chord later on).
Ayre Athletic Grounds (Jann Arden played there a few years ago)
George Street, during the George Street festival, a rock festival
about the same time as the folk festival, and around Canada Day (July 1),
and around Hallowe'en.
sometimes large concerts at the regatta (first Wed in August)
but I think they usually have a DJ for the beer tent.
Rod Stewart played a large outdoor concert here in mid-August, 1988 or
1989 to about 50,000 people, in a site that is now some ballfields
near Quidi Vidi Lake. (I wish they would make the ballfields'
fences removable so the site could still be used for concerts.)
Also in the late 80s Bryan Adams played a concert at the same
venue to over 30,000 people.
Sum41 played a concert with free or cheap tickets (sponsored
by Molson) in an outdoor venue in Mount Pearl to close
to 37,000 people in October of 2003, but generally the safest
time for outdoor gigs are mid-July to late August,
especially late July to mid-August.
Delta Hotel Ballroom (Blue Rodeo played there though more recently
they have played Mile One Stadium, also Amanda Marshall
and Tara MacLean,
also Sarah Slean).
Hotel Newfoundland Ballroom (Rawlins Cross released their last CD there)
Fieldian Gardens (Great Big Sea sometimes have their Great Big Picnic
there but in 2000 the city wouldn't let them and they were in
Grand Falls/Winsor area instead).
There is a new outdoor venue in Paradise (a suburb of St. John's)
with a capacity of 25,000, and in summer 1998 there was a a big
1980s retrospective concert including Pat Benetar and others.
This is promoted by David Carver.
Cape Spear has in the past hosted a