Music is a language that many people tend to share. It can be a great way to connect with new people, and experience a new culture abroad. In a nation known for its diverse musical talent, here are three of the top U.S. cities to experience live music:
- Austin, Texas
Host of the annual South by Southwest festival—the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2,000 performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues—Austin is home to one of America’s most eclectic music scenes. Many other acts visit the city throughout the year to play on the television show Austin City Limits or one of the major venues on East 6th Street downtown. Explore live music in Austin.
- New Orleans, Louisiana
Few cities in the world offer as much live music as New Orleans. Known as the birthplace of Jazz, its famous Jazz Festival lasts for 10 days and attracts some of the world’s greatest performers. New Orleans is also home to the famous House of Blues, and numerous music clubs in the French Quarter that feature a wide range of musical styles. Learn more about the music scene in New Orleans.
- New York, New York
No list of the top American cities for live music would be complete without New York City. Where else can you attend a hit Broadway musical, take in a symphony performed by one of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras, or experience a live performance at world-famous venues such as Radio City Music Hall? No matter what your musical taste, you’re sure to find something to enjoy! Check out upcoming concerts in New York.
Looking forward to all the new and exciting experiences waiting for you abroad? It’s a good idea to first do some planning. Start now with our study abroad tips and resources