Austin 360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin, 78617, 512/301-6600
Formula One track Circuit of the Americas needed a stage for those post-race concerts by the likes of Elton John and Metallica, so the A360A gave Austin the big outdoor venue it lacked since the paving over of Southpark Meadows. Lying in the shadow of a 25-story observation tower, the outdoor, 14,000-capacity venue provides seating for more than 5,000 near the stage, and long lawn views for recliners and dancers. The location near the airport means you never need worry about parking.