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united states The 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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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
New Orleans Louisiana, USA - There is simply so much ambiance and abundance and flavor in the N'awlins scene.

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Austin 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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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Los Angeles 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Seattle Washington, USA

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
New York City 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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Boston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Portland Oregon, USA - Probably the big surprise on this list. The Northwest version of Austin

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Athens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Athens Georgia, USA

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
San Diego California, USA

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Houston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Houston Texas, USA

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Savannah Georgia, USA

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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Boulder Colorado, USA

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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Asheville North Carolina, USA

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Dallas Texas, USA

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Live Music
Omaha Nebraska, USA