Four of the best concert venues in Colorado are located here on the Western Slope, according to the website Matador Network. Here are the top eight venues in Colorado, in descending order, as ranked by travel site.

First off, who are these guys? Who is Matador Network? According to their official website, they are the world's largest independent travel publisher, with over 12 million unique monthly visitors.

Okay, so it goes without saying their opinion counts. They've done their research, and they've drawn their conclusions.

I'm embarrassed to say this, but as an avid concert goer and a lifelong Colorado resident, I'm shocked to learn I'm not familiar with some of these venues. Starting at #8, here are Colorado's best music venues. Check out how many Western Colorado clubs made the list.

#8 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction

7. The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs

6. Animas City Theatre - Durango

5. Summit Music Hall - Denver

4. Eldo Brewery and Venue - Crested Butte

#3 - Belly Up Aspen

#2 - Red  Rocks - Morrison

#1 - The Fox Theatre - Boulder

There you go, Colorado's best. You'll notice a pretty good portion of the state is represented. The venues on the list are fairly well dispersed across the state. Get out and enjoy some live music!

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