Mercy Lounge/Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN
With room to house 500 spectators, there is still an intimate feel to this site. Neon lights flicker and buzz along with the crowd, who is settled either at the bar or before the stage as they wait for their favorite band to arrive.
Despite playing host to such performers as Iggy Pop and Greg Allman, the Mercy Lounge still has the feel of a small-town bar, a place where regulars know the staff on a first name basis and are always willing to chat up a visitor.
This isn't just a concert hall though- on the ground floor is the Cannery Ballroom, where events such as weddings and private parties are held.