Best Outdoor Venue

Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater

Readers Pick

Where else are the likes of Queensrÿche or Franki Valli and the Four Seasons going to play when they come to Tucson, the Rialto? Don't be absurd. They're too big to be contained by a roof. We can thank the proliferation of midsize outdoor venues like the 4,470-capacity Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater for keeping undead doo-woppers and the skeletal remains of bands we really liked when we were 13 on the touring circuit. Alice Cooper is coming in October. Need we say more? This is one of Southern Arizona's largest concert venues, with six corporate boxes, nearly 2,000 seats and a lawn for the rest of us.

Runners up:

2. DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road, www.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrec

3. Fourth Avenue, www.fourthavenue.org

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