Best of Boston

2017 Best Music Venue, Large

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Harbor views and cool summer breezes augment a listening experience that provides access to big-name acts (the coming months will bring Slayer and Diana Ross) without the hassle of stadium seating. A shifting naming-rights situation may make it hard to keep track of what to call this outdoor music emporium, but it’s long been one of the best reasons to visit the Seaport.

290 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-728-1600,