These are the top-ranked clubs in North America based on box-office data reported to Billboard Boxscore by concert promoters or venue representatives for events that occurred this year from Jan. 1 through June 1. Some are booked and promoted by such national promoters as AEG Live (the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas) and Live Nation (House of Blues Atlantic City is one of 13 Live Nation-branded clubs). Others are booked by independent promoters like I.M.P. Productions (9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.) and C3 Presents (the Harrah's clubs). Many are casino properties that depend on talent volume for players, but count on these clubs as stand-alone revenue-producers. Note to club talent buyers and promoters: If your club isn't on this list but you feel it should be (are you listening, House of Blues?), report your data to Boxscore manager Bob Allen at ballen@billboard.com. As always, we want our data to be as complete and inclusive as possible.

1. THE JOINT/HARD ROCK HOTEL

4455 Paradise Road

Las Vegas, NV 89169

thejointlasvegas.com <http://thejointlasvegas.com>

On-site: Paul Davis, CEO of entertainment; Tex Dike, director of entertainment

Talent: AEG Live

Scene: All ages; 21+

2. 9:30 CLUB

815 V St. NW

Washington, DC 20001

930.com <http://930.com>

On-site: Ed Stack

Talent: Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. Productions/co-owner of 9:30 Club

Scene: All ages

3. CLUB NOKIA

800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

clubnokia.com <http://clubnokia.com>

On-site: Mark Girton, GM

Talent: Lesly Olenik

Scene: All ages

4. HOUSE OF BLUES (ATLANTIC CITY)

801 Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7509

houseofblues.com <http://houseofblues.com>

On-site: Candice Davis,

regional entertainment

manager, Caesars Entertainment

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: All ages; 21+

5. HARRAH'S STIR CONCERT COVE

Harrah's Council Bluffs

1 Harrah's Blvd.

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

harrahscouncilbluffs.com <http://harrahscouncilbluffs.com>

On-site: Bo Guidry, senior VP/GM; Melissa Hardersen, entertainment manager

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: 21+

6. HARRAH'S HORSESHOE RIVERDOME

8000 E. Texas St.

Bossier City, LA 71111

horseshoebossiercity.com <http://horseshoebossiercity.com>

On-site: Melissa Free

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: 21+

7. HARRAH'S CHEROKEE

777 Casino Drive

Cherokee, NC 28719

harrahscherokee.com <http://harrahscherokee.com>

On-site: Dennis Wolfgang, Terry Neff

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: 21+

8. HARRAH'S HORSESHOE

11999 Casino Center Drive SE

Elizabeth, IN 47117

horseshoe-indiana.com <http://horseshoe-indiana.com>

On-site: Eileen Moore, GM

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: 21+

9. KNITTING FACTORY (BOISE)

416 S. Ninth St.

Boise, ID 83702-7162

bo.knittingfactory.com <http://bo.knittingfactory.com>

On-site: Ryan Collis, GM

Talent: Mark Dinerstein, senior talent buyer

Scene: All ages unless otherwise noted

10. CAESARS CIRCUS MAXIMUS

2100 Pacific Ave.

Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6612

caesarsac.com <http://caesarsac.com>

On-site: Candice Davis

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: All ages

11. KNITTING FACTORY (SPOKANE)

919 W. Sprague Ave.

Spokane, WA 99201-4014

sp.knittingfactory.com <http://sp.knittingfactory.com>

On-site: Matt Judge, GM

Talent: Mark Dinerstein, senior talent buyer

Scene: All ages unless otherwise noted

12. PARK WEST

322 W. Armitage Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

parkwestchicago.com <http://parkwestchicago.com>

On-site: Ramina Forsyth

Talent: Nick Miller

Scene: All ages

13. KNITTING FACTORY (RENO)

211 N. Virginia St.

Reno, NV 89501

re.knittingfactory.com <http://re.knittingfactory.com>

On-site: Gary Pike, GM; Cisco Flores, assistant GM

Talent: Mark Dinerstein, senior talent buyer

Scene: All ages unless otherwise noted

14. LA ZONA ROSA

612 W. Fourth St.

Austin, TX 78701-3817

lazonarosa.com <http://lazonarosa.com>

On-site: John Mickan, production manager

Talent: Brooke Wirth

Scene: All ages

15. EDMONTON EVENT CENTRE

8882 170 St. NW

West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, AB

T5T 4V4, Canada

edmontoneventcenter.ca <http://edmontoneventcenter.ca>

On-site: Troy Dezwart, entertainment director

Talent: Troy Dezwart

Scene: All ages; 18+

16. GLASS CACTUS

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, TX 76051-1945

gaylordhotels.com <http://gaylordhotels.com>

On-site: Jack Adams

Talent: Jack Adams

Scene: 21+

17. FLAMES CENTRAL

2198 Ave. SW

Calgary, AB

T2P 7N2, Canada

flamescentral.com <http://flamescentral.com>

On-site: James Kopperson

Talent: Harvey Cohen

Scene: 18+

18. STAGE AE

400 N. Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

promowestlive.com <http://promowestlive.com>

On-site: Doug Hermann, GM/VP, PromoWest North Shore

Talent: Scott Stienecker, president/head talent buyer, PromoWest

Scene: All ages unless

otherwise noted


19. HARRAH'S (ATLANTIC CITY)

777 Harrah's Blvd.

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

harrahsresort.com <http://harrahsresort.com>

On-site: Candice Davis,

regional entertainment manager, Caesars Entertainment

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: All ages

20. SOUND ACADEMY

11 Polson Street

Toronto, ON

M5A 1A4, Canada

sound-academy.com <http://sound-academy.com>

On-site: Steve Towers

Talent: Zeke Myers

Scene: All ages unless

otherwise noted

21. BLUESVILLE AT THE HARRAH'S HORSESHOE CASINO

1021 Casino Center Drive

Robinsonville, MS 38664

horseshoetunica.com <http://horseshoetunica.com>

On-site: Sarah Faulkner

Talent: C3 Presents

Scene: 21+

22. L'ETOILE BANQUE NATIONALE

6000 Boul Rome

Brossard, QC

J4Y 0B6, Canada

letoiledix30.ca <http://letoiledix30.ca>

On-site: Julie Turcot

Talent: Julie Turcot

Scene: All ages

23. KOOL HAUS

132 Queens Quay E.

Toronto, ON

M5A 3Y5, Canada

theguvernment.com <http://theguvernment.com>

On-site: Jose Rodriguez,

talent division

Talent: Talal Farisi, talent buyer

Scene: 19+ (DJ events);

occasional all-ages concerts

24. STARLITE ROOM

10030 102 St. NW

Edmonton, AB

T5J 0V6, Canada

starliteroom.ca <http://starliteroom.ca>

On-site: Wayne Jones

Talent: Art Szabo and Julie Ogg (bands); Nick Samalack (DJs)

Scene: 18+ unless otherwise noted

25. ANTONE'S NIGHTCLUB

213 W. Fifth St.

Austin, TX 78701

antones.net <http://antones.net>

On-site: Eddie Hudson,

production manager

Talent: Chris Thies

Scene: All ages