After a tumultuous start to the decade, live music is mounting a comeback. Venues around the world are once again hosting concerts of every size and style imaginable. To see which cities outperform the rest when it comes to musical entertainment, Money.co.uk analyzed numerous factors and compiled this list of the world's best cities for live music.
After looking at the number of venues, festivals, upcoming concerts, and native artists from each city, they determined London is the best place to see a show. With more than 5000 concerts scheduled in the British capitol, fans of all genres have their choice of what to see in the coming months. The city is also known for producing world-famous musical artists, from Elton John to Adele.
In second place is New York City. With its historic punk and hip-hop scenes, the Big Apple has given us the highest number of bands and artists of any city on the list. The U.S. claims multiple spots on the ranking, with Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Austin all breaking the top 10.
After deciding to explore the live music offerings in a new city, you have to choose a venue. Some of the best places to catch a concert are located in surprising settings. Here are the coolest outdoor music venues around the world. You can also check out the full list of the best cities to see a show below.
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco