Best Places to See Live Music

Whether at the center of your vacation plans or just something to keep in mind, there are many hotbeds of live music to visit.  You can enjoy everything from intimate nightclubs to large arena venues when you rent a vacation home in some of the best places to see live music.  Check out the following music destination cities next time you plan a vacation.

New Orleans New Orleans Big Easy Sign

New Orleans is the premier spot for live music, especially if you are a jazz fan. You'll not want to miss catching a show at Preservation Hall on New Orleans' famous Bourbon Street. You'll also discover that there are many other live music venues nearby such as Bourbon Vieux Room, which features the largest outdoor balcony in the area. Of course, there's the annual New Orleans Jazz Festival where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of live music from multiple stages and venues.


Nashville is the capital of country music, and the Grand Ole Opry is the premier live country music venue in town. This venue, located inis a must-see for visitors. Your Nashville vacation rental will put you close to the Ryman Auditorium, which is one of the most famous country music concert venues in the world. If you're looking for other things to do in Nashville, be sure to check out the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. While it may not be a true "live music" venue, it is a great attraction for music lovers. 


Austin is the "Live Music Capital of the World," so you can rest assured that you'll find many venues featuring live music. Sixth Street, a downtown strip packed with bars and clubs, always has plenty of music on tap for just about every genre imaginable from hip-hop to country to rockabilly. Austin is also home to the large South by Southwest festival in March and Austin City Limits festival in October as well as many other music events throughout the year.

Chicago Chicago Night Skyline

If blues are your thing, don't miss the live music offered up by Chicago. Make sure you visit the Chicago House of Blues where favorites such as The Who, Al Green and many other renowned acts have played. Chicago is also home to Wrigley Field, another great concert venue where acts such as Paul McCartney and Dave Matthews play to full houses when the Cubs aren’t filling the seats.

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If you want to spend some time enjoying music slopeside, check out the summer concert series at Aspen as well as the Aspen Music Festival. Also, consider the Park City area where the annual Park City International Music Festival runs for several weeks and features some of the most renowned classical performers.

Get your traveling companions together and book your vacation rental in one of the best places to see live music today.

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