If you are a music lover, you must already have a list of your favorite genres, songs and artists. But when you mix this love for music with your travel plans, the world becomes such a better place to live in!
Here’s our pick of some of the best cities in the world for music lovers:
Bethel, New York
New York is the dream destination for almost all of us. The music is as diverse as the crowd here. You can take your kids to Central Park for some of the country’s best street music or go to one of the neighborhoods hit clubs to jam. You can also make your own music at New York City’s famous karaoke bars. Bethel Woods hosts one of the most popular and awaited music festivals on the Memorial Day in NY. At the Woodstock Festival, you can experience a fresh throng of music at the Mystery land and take part in the longest-running electronic music festival that takes place over the upstate New York area.
Known as the “Music City of USA”, Nashville is a wonderland for music enthusiasts. From superb concert halls and recording studios to raucous honky-tonks and other clubs that echo with country, blues, rock and jazz, the city lives and breathes music! It’s the home of country music but other genres are making a place there as well. The Grand Ole Opry is one of the most beloved country music venues in Nashville. It’s loved by country music lovers all around the globe and admired by hundreds of aspiring country music artists.
Germany is regarded as the birthplace of Trance, but it was the Netherlands that made this genre popular worldwide. The Dutch DJ’s Armin van Buuren and Tiesto have risen to great fame, putting trance on the world map. Paradiso is one of the city’s best concert venues, with a large stage overlooking two balconies and large glass church windows. It has a great atmosphere and the music is mind blowing. The light show is amazing too, making it all the more rocking.
Carnatic is a form of music that originated in South India and Chennai is one of the main cities in the country that promotes it. Indian classical music lovers will love the city’s deep love for this genre, which is evident from the numerous concerts, shows and festivals held here. The Madras music festival is a famous occasion amongst Carnatic enthusiasts and it is held for 6 weeks, between December and January.
If you are a fan of Latin American music, including the salsa, rumba, tango, conga, cha-cha-cha and bachata, there’s no better place to visit than Cuba. Havana’s music scene doesn’t care much for politics and complications and you’ll find music everywhere in the city. The immensely popular Havana International Jazz Festival is a must visit. The greatest jazz musicians from all around the world perform in this festival making you intoxicated with their music and art. You can feel the music vibrate through you throughout the performances.
The list can go on and on, just like the love for good music. Austria, Sydney, Goa, Ohio, Virginia – you can never get enough time to visit all these great music oriented places.
It is said that the human heart also has a musical rhythm. So give your heart a chance to sing and plan a musical trip across the world, to experience nirvana.