SL Top 10: Justin Moore’s Favorite Music Venues

September 18, 2012 | By | Comments (3)
Justin Moore

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Justin Moore knows his way around the South. The rising country star has traveled from West Virginia to West Texas and back, many times over, performing his hits such as “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Weren’t So Far Away,” and “Til My Last Day” at honky-tonks, concert halls and coliseums across the region.  The Poyen, Arkansas native is on the road again, this time as part of the fall’s biggest arena tour Eric Chruch’s “Blood, Sweat, and Beers.” In celebration of Justin joining the tour we asked him for his Top 10 Favorite Venues to Play in the South. Here’s his list:

1. Electric Cowboy Little Rock, Arkansas
“First off, it’s forty minutes from my hometown.  Second, I played there the day my first album came out. Those are tough memories to beat.”

2. Boots and Buckles Saloon Lakeland, Florida
“Great small venue for a new artist. One of the first sellouts of my career took place here.”

3. Coyote Joe’s Charlotte, North Carolina
“Love this place!  A step up in size from the earliest of places I played.  Holds around 2,500 and is a down right party every time you’re there.”

4. Blindhorse Saloon Greenville, South Carolina
“A great space for rowdy rednecks in South Carolina.  Always a fun crowd.”

5. Cotton Eyed Joe Knoxville, Tennessee
“The last time I played here we broke beer sales record.  Need I say more?”

6. Verizon Arena Little Rock, Arkansas
“I watched so many shows here growing up.  One of the coolest moments of my career was actually getting to play Verizon Arena.”

7. Rupp Arena Lexington, Kentucky
“I love Kentucky–the state has been good to us.  I’m also a big SEC basketball fan.  To get to perform at the home of the Wildcats where so many incredible games have been played was an unforgettable experience.”

8. Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
“The original home of the Grand Ole Opry.  The Ryman is so rich in history. And it’s amazing, sound wise.”

9. Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, Mississippi
“I love the fans in Mississippi. I love playing at the beach. Plus, I first played here with Lynyrd Skynyrd.”

10. Kearney Amphitheater Kearney, Missouri
“I have played this amazing outdoor venue for the past three years. The crowd is always awesome and performing lakeside is the best.  There are also some great golf courses nearby. A nice perk when you’re on the road.”

Justin Moore’s latest album is “Outlaws Like Me.” Follow him on Twitter  @justincolemoore

Where’s your favorite spot in the South to hear live music?


  1. Angelina

    This is a list of words, not an essay. you will be incompetent

    April 24, 2013 at 2:01 am
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  3. Justin Moore Chats with ‘Southern Living,’ Offers Favorite Venues to Play in the South-Country Music Is Love

    […] In celebration of the tour, Southern Living has called upon this road warrior to offer his Top 10 Favorite Venues to Play in The South for their new blog franchise, the SL Top 10. For this “Small Town USA” singer, his list includes venues big and small, from Florida to Kentucky. Highlights include Charlotte’s Coyote Joe’s and the church of country music, The Ryman Auditorium. To read the entire article, click HERE. […]

    September 19, 2012 at 2:51 am

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