From California to New York, there are some amazing destinations in the United States for music lovers to explore. You’ll find everything from country music to jazz.
If you’re the ultimate music lover, check out these three destinations with happening music scenes. Then, plan your trip today.
Country Music Trip to Nashville, TN
If you’re a country music fan, a trip to Nashville is something you have to experience at least once.
It's home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the CMA Music Festival. Nashville is also only three hours from Memphis, where you can tour “Graceland,” Elvis Presley’s mansion.
During your trip, you might even spot some famous artists that live in Nashville, such as Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Martina McBride, and so many more.
Hundreds of honky-tonk bars are scattered across Nashville. They’re a great place to go to listen to aspiring musicians and have a good time.
Additionally, Nashville’s WSM radio station hosts a live, Saturday night broadcast at the 4,400 seat Grand Ole Opry House.
Of course, there are several other awesome live music venues, too, including Ryman Auditorium, The 5 Spot, Exit/In and 12th& Porter.
Jazz Music Trip to New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is most famous as the birthplace of jazz music. However, it also has an eclectic music scene featuring gospel, funk, hip hop, rock, and heavy metal.
People flock to the area to listen to brass marching bands and the blues, especially during Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest. As a matter of fact, the 10-day “Jazz Fest” attracts 650,000 people each year.
Some stellar artists that have come out of New Orleans include Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, BB King, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Willie Nelson, Fats Domino, and Paul Simon.
You can listen to their music or check them out at one of the museums in New Orleans. It is a diverse place that offers all sorts of cultural music experiences. Just rent a car from Budget to explore everything New Orleans has to offer.
Live Music Trip to Austin, TX
Austin is dubbed the “Live Music Capital of the World” because there are more live music venues per capita than famous places like Nashville.
Plus, you can find venues to listen to any type of music you want. Nightclubs and other live music venues scatter the downtown streets, and you can even find live performances in places like the supermarket or the airport.
Some of the most popular live music venues include the White Horse, Sahara Lounge, Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon, and Elephant Room.
In addition to live music venues, there are several other music attractions for tourists to enjoy. For instance, the South by Southwest (SXSW) music event is a blast.
There is also the Texas Music Museum and the Paramount Theatre. There is so much to see and do in Austin that you’ll never be bored.
These are just a few destinations music lovers will enjoy. Other cities with awesome music scenes include Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Branson.
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