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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    Area code 504, Louisiana, United States of America More
    There is simply so much ambiance and abundance and flavor in the N'awlins scene.
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    Texas, United States of America More
    Despite being surrounded by Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, etc... Austin is beating heart of ... more
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    Tennessee, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
    Los Angeles has long been the center of the music universe. While the scene has suffered in ... more
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    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, United States of America More
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    Tennessee, United States of America More
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    Washington, United States of America More
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    San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States of America More
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    Area code 917, New York, United States of America More
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    Brooklyn has a surprising vast and eclectic mix of live music playing constantly around every ... more
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    Massachusetts, United States of America More
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    Area code 971, Oregon, United States of America More
    Probably the big surprise on this list. The Northwest version of Austin
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    Georgia, United States of America More
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    Contiguous United States, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    new! Houston

    Area code 713, Texas, United States of America More
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    Georgia, United States of America More
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    Colorado, United States of America More
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    North Carolina, United States of America More
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    Area code 469, Texas, United States of America More
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    Nebraska, United States of America More
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