Dear Poet Devine,
You're talking about places to read and present poems and music, then you're talking about places to write it. The first must be a public space, right? Sometimes book stores, bars, and magazines sponsor readings. Coffee houses as well, certainly, and occasionally cities and towns will sponsor reading series or reading and music series by themselves or in conjunction with The National Endowment of The Arts locally funded programs. I've known individuals who've set up reading series. They run off posters, place them in store fronts to generate publicity, do the introductions, pass the hat, take admissions, set up the reading lists and manage the time limits. It's a labor of love, and it quickly brings contacts from other members in the local poetry community.
As for places I go to write? I carry a notebook and a pen with me everyplace I go. I also bring a supply of three by five cards for those times when a notebook just looks stupid. I have a little leather pocket folder and I can make notes on the cards. I can write anyplace, and there are times I am quite stubborn about doing so. I try not to jot notes at a funeral, mind you.
I will lie in bed in the early morning and make notes or transcribe notes and see where the notes take me. In the evenings I will often do further drafts on the computer, if there's something that's feeling hot. I try to get in at least a couple of hours a day. If I'm out at a quiet place, I'll try to write sometimes, but usually for me such places are only good for jottings. I'm too self conscious to get as fully involved in the process as I like to be.
Is that the sort of information you were looking for?