Local music scenes are some of the most exciting, authentic experiences you can have while traveling—they’re one of the reasons you come to those places in the first place, right? But it can be hard to figure out where and when to go, especially if you’re new to an area. To help narrow things down, we’ve put together this guide on why you should check out local music when you’re traveling to give you some ideas and help you plan your visit.
The best places to see live music
1) The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
2) House Of Blues – Orlando, San Diego, Dallas, and Boston
3) The Troubadour – Los Angeles 2) Tipitina’s – New Orleans 4) Ryman Auditorium- Nashville
5) Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – New York City
The best music festivals
Some of the best music festivals to check out are: Coachella, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza. The people who attend these festivals may be some of the most diverse you’ll ever see in your life, but they all come together over one thing: their love for live music. These events happen year-round so don’t wait until you have a chance to travel abroad before checking them out!
A personal story about live music abroad
This past year, I was traveling in Costa Rica and found myself at a local festival, dancing away to the music of a band. It was one of the most fun experiences I had during my trip and it made me fall in love with the country all over again. If you have time while you’re abroad, make sure you check out some live music – it’s an experience that’s worth every penny.
My favorite bands
I love discovering new music. A great way to do that is by going to a live show. I’ve learned about so many bands and artists from going to their shows. It’s also a great way of feeling connected to the community, as you’ll often see people who actually live there at the show too. If you can’t find any local bands or musicians playing in your area, maybe you should plan your next vacation around one!
Where to find local music while traveling
If you want to discover some new music while you’re traveling, there are a few ways to find it. The first thing you should do is take a look at the local paper or go online and check out what the listings are for live music in the area. This will get you started and give you an idea of what’s playing on any given night. If that doesn’t work, there are also many different apps that can help like Bandsintown or Gigwise for example.