10 Best US Cities for Music Fans

Madison, Wisconsin, scores surprisingly high
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2016 4:20 PM CDT
10 Best US Cities for Music Fans
Welcome to Nashville.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

There's a reason Nashville is known as Music City. ValuePenguin ranks Nashville as the best US city for music fans based on 15 factors, broken down into three groups: The Band (number of musicians, recording studios, and record labels, per 1,000 people), The Crowd (number of radio stations, bars, venues), and The Intangibles (number of music schools, performing arts degrees, and more). Though Los Angeles scored high in two categories, its poor showing in The Crowd put it at the No. 27 spot. The top 10:

  1. Nashville
  2. Honolulu
  3. Seattle
  4. Madison, Wisconsin.
  5. Austin
  6. Albany
  7. Tucson
  8. Rochester, New York
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. San Francisco
Click for the full list or see a critic's picks for the 100 greatest songs ever. (Read more music stories.)

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