- 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT, 05403
Every bustling music town needs a marquee venue. New York City has The Bowery Ballroom. Boston has Paradise Rock Club. And Burlington has Higher Ground. By siphoning national acts en route to or from Montreal, Higher Ground boasts a constant stream of big names on the palatial Ballroom stage, such as George Clinton, Wu Tang Clan and assorted Phish-related solo projects. The adjacent Showcase Lounge features some of the hottest up-and-coming talent on the national radar, as well as regional and local favorites. Unfortunately, you need wheels to get there.