7. Jay Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago, IL
The same guy who designed famed buildings like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Music Hall in LA also designed one of the most beautiful outdoor music venues in America. The brainchild of award-winning architect Frank Gehry, Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion may be newer and more modern than many of the other outdoor music venues on this list, but what it lacks in history it makes up for with its revolutionary design and enhanced acoustics. The contemporary design and state-of-the-art bandshell stage make the Chicago skyline in the backdrop seem like a total afterthought.