Best U.S. Cities for Live Music Cities / Towns
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Best U.S. Cities for Live Music

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Most cities have fantastic local music scenes, but certain cities seem to have more than most. This is a list built for input. Add the cities that truly make their mark for live music.

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    Louisiana, USA There is simply so much ambiance and abundance and flavor in the N'awlins scene.

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    Texas, USA Despite being surrounded by Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, etc... Austin is beating heart of the music scene in Texas.

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    Tennessee, USA

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    California, USA Los Angeles has long been the center of the music universe. While the scene has suffered in recent years, it still remains a dominating city for music.

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    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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    Tennessee, USA

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    Washington, USA

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    added by cptron San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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    added by Clark Benson New York, USA Brooklyn has a surprising vast and eclectic mix of live music playing constantly around every corner, and ON every corner

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    added by cptron Massachusetts, USA

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    Oregon, USA Probably the big surprise on this list. The Northwest version of Austin

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    added by rockboy Georgia, USA

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    added by elise Contiguous United States, USA

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    added by elise California, USA

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    new! & added by crowe Texas, USA

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    Georgia, USA

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    added by Steph Bowerhaus Colorado, USA

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    added by rockboy North Carolina, USA

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    added by kaylive Texas, USA

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    added by JoelHigh Nebraska, USA

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