US cities The Best US Cities for Live Music  

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List Rules Vote up any American city that is great for fans who want to check out new and live music.

Looking to plan a vacation with an unforgettable soundtrack? Consider visiting one of these locales – they're the best American cities for live music. No matter what type of tunes you prefer, you'll find your dream destination here. Some great U.S. cities for live music lovers have produced popular country artists, while other good cities for concerts are known for their talented rappers. All of these great US cities for concert goers offer plenty of sightseeing in addition to shows.

What areas will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for live music? Home to the Grande Ole Opry, the CMA Music Festival, and Jack White's Third Man Records, Nashville has become the epicenter for live country music. Gregg Allman, Blake Shelton, and Martina McBride are just a few of the artists who have called Nashville home. New Orleans is another great city for live music, particularly jazz. Chicago is known for the blues, but the city has also produced such talented artists as Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, and the Smashing Pumpkins. Other destinations featured on this list include New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin.

Which city do you consider tops when it comes to live music? Vote the best live music cities up to the top of the list, and share some of your favorite shows in the comments section.

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Los Angeles California, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Austin Texas, USA

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6 3
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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4 1
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Seattle Washington, USA

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3 0
Denver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Denver Colorado, USA

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9 7
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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8 6
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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5 3
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

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2 0
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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6 5
Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Houston Texas, USA

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6 5
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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5 4
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Detroit Michigan, USA

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5 4
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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5 4
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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5 4
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Portland Oregon, USA

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5 4
Providence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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5 4
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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4 3
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
San Antonio Texas, USA

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4 3
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

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2 1
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
San Francisco California, USA

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3 3
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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3 3
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Cleveland Ohio, USA

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3 3
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
St. Louis Missouri, USA

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3 3
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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3 3
Boston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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3 3
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Charleston South Carolina, USA

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2 2
Akron is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Akron Ohio, USA

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2 2
Athens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Athens Georgia, USA

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2 2
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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2 2
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
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2 2
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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2 2
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Dallas Texas, USA

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6 7
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Chicago Illinois, USA

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6 7
New York City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
New York City New York, USA

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1 3
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Orlando Florida, USA

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1 3
Miami is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best US Cities for Live Music
Miami Florida, USA