Cities across the U.S. are ripe with opportunities for music lovers to enjoy historical sites, live venues and whimsical adventures relating to their favorite genres. While the majority of large tourist destinations promote seasonal concerts and music festivals, there are several spots around the country where music rings throughout the year.
Music City is home to a wealth of musical venues where famous artists frequently play, and, often, request to visit. The capitol of Tennessee houses the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and several more local hubs, including the Bluebird Cafe, made famous on the TV show "Nashville." Songwriters from all around the country move to this city to seek fame, performing in karaoke, dive and heavily trafficked bars to expand their reach, including Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ke$ha.
Recently highlighted in a National Geographic article, Tulsa was described as "tailor-made for music lovers" by the source. Similarly to Nashville, Tulsa houses several historic musical structures, including Cain's Ballroom and Soundpony. Local artists flood the streets with a variety of musical flavors, from punk to blues. Additionally, the city features a mural dedicated to "This Land is Your Land" songwriter and Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie.