Top 7 Music Cities in US for Music Lovers

February 15, 2018
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Music cities in US has impact on the culture of the country, because music playing an important role of building the culture. Every music city has unique music style and this style is shaping the way of living, behaviors, and various musical genres over the decades. Continue reading to know the best 7 Music cities have played important role in shaping US culture.

New Orleans

US is one of the top countries that has a huge numbers of music cities, but New Orleans is the mother of Jazz music style. Jazz music gives the passion, energy, and happiness to New Orleans residence. The city is host o lot of Jazz festivals, one of them also known as Jazz Fest. It’s the biggest Jazz festival in the world. Jazz fest performing a variety of music, including gospel, blues, rock, and indigenous Louisiana music, such as Zydeco. Not just live Jazz music festivals is the spirit of the city also street musicians, Jazz bands, and music clubs off of Bourbon Street is at the heart of everyday lifestyle in this incredible music city. Check for more music events and festivals in New Orleans.


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After World War II African-American Southerners moved north in search of jobs, specifically they moved to Chicago city. When that’s happened, Chicago city became one of the greatest music cities in US, because They took with them the musical styles of the Mississippi River Delta. This style is known for the “Blues” or “Chicago Blues” style performed by great artists like Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters. Also, Chicago produced big musicians from other different musical genres such as The Smashing Pumpkins and Kanye West. For sure if you want to visit and enjoy the music culture of this great music city you have to go to Chicago Blues Festival and the annual Lollapalooza music festival.


When you hear about Motown label, your mind always thinks about Detroit one of the most authentic music cities in US. Many inspired R&B artists creates their records on the Motown 0label. When it comes to music Detroit is the home of music inventors from Madonna, Aretha, Eminem to The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and Smoky Robinson. All these inventors are the icon of Detroit. When you come to here you have to attend all the music concerts to feel the power of Detroit’s music. Also, you have to visit the Motown Museum.


From the most famous musical street “Beale Street” to the most significant cultural icon artist Elvis Presley, Memphis is one of the most brilliant music cities in US. It’s the home of Rock & Roll music style. Memphis has produced artists such as John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, and Justin Timberlake. Beale street is the iconic music street in the city and it’s host the most popular live music festivals. Also, there a lot of music places around the city are worth to stop when you visit it like B.B. King’s Restaurant & Blues Club, Young Avenue Deli and Blues City Café. Discover more music events and places around me in Memphis.


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Do you want to enjoy your summer vacation by listening to Country music, your destination should be to Nashville, one of the most popular Country and Western music cities in the United State. The most famous place in the city is the Grand Ole Opry, a country music and variety radio show that is recorded live. Grand Ole Opry is the historic place for Nashville. Visitors can attend a live recording at Ryman Auditorium. However, there are many things to do to enjoy in your vacation with music such as going to music museums, live music concerts, song writers’ clubs, and a Music Walk of Fame.

“Live Music Capital of the World” this is the Nickname of Austin the home of popular music festivals. Austin one of the greatest music cities so it has produced acts like Janis Joplin, Jamestown Revival, Explosions in the Sky, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Also, Auston hosts hundreds of music festivals such as South-By-South-West, Fun Fun Fun Fest and Austin City Limits. Auston has a lot of huge venues like beautiful early 20th-century Paramount Theater, also venues around the University of Texas. By the way University of Texas has a lot of creative music talent students. If you are talent and you want to play country music go to the Live Music Capital of the World.


Miami one of the music cities you have to visit, because you can enjoy the weather anytime of the year not just in summer. Also, you can always enjoy the music, wherever you go around the city you will listen to music or someone playing music. Music is essential to Latin American culture. Music clubs are all around the city from South Beach to Downtown Miami, so you can sing and dance with your friends. Latin Jazz is the popular music style for Miami residents. It’s cool music style for the beach, warm weather, and the way of passion to live and dance.

Music cities in United State has different culture, behavior, and way of living. When you go to United States don’t forget to visit our best music cities to enjoy the music concerts,festivals and dance with the people who you love.

Discover more music events near me this weekend. 

By Tarek Alkhiami

Tarek writes for Chillwall on fun events near me around the world.

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