HIT LIST- 10 Most Musical Cities
Here at Woozik, we LOVE Music. We also love travel, and the Summer is our favorite time to travel and explore fun, new and exciting places. As major music lovers, we thought it would be fun to list the top ten most musical cities in the States.
We hope this list helps you find the best new City to travel to this summer with your music loving family and friends!
1.New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, so of course it's landed at #1 on our list of musical cities.
You'll hear music day to night on the streets of this town, from jazz clubs, to street musicians to funeral bands.
Explore New Orleans' historic jazz scene at Bourbon and Frenchman Street's legendary establishments such as Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, Blue Nile, and Palm Court Jazz Cafe. Plan your visit to one of America's most musical cities around Jazz Fest, held every spring for a weekend long festival featuring artists of all different genres!
2. Memphis, TN
Elvis Fan? Us too! Make your summer pilgrimage to the birthplace of Rock and Roll and where it's King recorded his very first record at famed Sun Studio.
Make sure to include a trip to Gibson Guitar Factory, and a trip to Graceland, Elvis's home to your trip itinerary.
Not only does Memphis have a rich musical history, it still boasts world class music at venues on Beale Street, like B.B. Kings, Blues City Face, and Young Avenue Deli making it one of the country's best cities for live music.
3. Seattle, WA
Not only is Seattle the birthplace of coffee shop culture, but also (and in some people's opinion more importantly), the birthplace of Grunge making it a major city for music lovers.
Countless bands have come from this rainy city, including
Smashing Pumpkins and Kanye West. Don't forget to check out Chicago's annual Lollapalooza music festival featuring the biggest acts in music year after year making Chicago one of the best music cities.
Check out the legendary Grand Ole Opry, a country music and variety show that discovered countless artists including Dolly Parton.
For some of the best live music in the country, head to the District, this is where you can find many live venues, or see your favorite country music starts at Ryman Auditorium.
Although Nashville may be known for country music, it has also produced singers such as Aerosmith, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, and the Black Keys.
You can't list the most musical cities in the country without including New York, the birthplace of musical genres such as hip hop, punk and disco.
The city that never sleeps has countless music venues, ranging from underground music scenes in Brooklyn, to classical music at Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall, to huge pop stars at Radio City Music Hall.
With a town motto of "If I can make it here, I'll make it anywhere," it's no surprise New York has produced some of the largest acts in musical history, including the Beastie Boys, JZ, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Blondie and The Talking Heads and many, many more.
With over 300 recording studios, and multiple live music venues, it's no surprise the city is home to indie bands like Mastondon, Manchester Orchestra and the Black Lips.
10. Asheville, NC
Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia, North Carolina, is America's greatest undiscovered musical city. Visit this city for old-time bluegrass and some of the best live music venues in the country.
Want to join the fun? Drum circle jams are held every Friday night bringing hundreds of people to the city's main square.
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