Consistently ranked as one of the best concert venues in the country, the 9:30 Club is also a favorite of many rock acts due to warm receptions from crowds and a doting staff. The best indie and up-and-coming performers are the main attraction, though every now and then a bigger act such as Justin Timberlake or Loretta Lynn stops by to soak up the vibe of this large but cozy space wrapped by balconies on three sides. Recent acts have included new critical darlings the Punch Brothers, Kasey Chambers, and Disclosure, as well as groups with a long history, such as George Clinton, OAR, and the hometown favorites Thievery Corporation. Bands and singers often make way for DJ-fueled dance parties late on weekend nights. For the best view, arrive at least an hour before the doors open, typically at 8:30.