A live show is a one-time thing. You can remember and retell it once it’s over, but it is a single occasion, a one-off moment. Venues provide the spaces for such moments to occur, where the listening experience moves from a solitary pursuit to a shared one with a community of fans. Where you see bands shapes not only their shows—the atmosphere, the ambience, the sound quality—but also what you, as an audience member, get out of it. With so many historic venues scattered across America, we narrowed down a list of 10 places that are worthy of your eyes and ears, and a country-wide road trip.