Austin, TX: Best music town in the country

January 11, 2011

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It's official. Austin is the live music capital.

What’s the best music town in the country? Some would say Chicago. Some would say Seattle. But according to, it’s Austin, TX. Austin has always touted itself as the live music capital of the world, and now they’ve got this to back it up. In their survey of live shows per capita, Songkick also put Madison, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Denver in their top 5. Some surprising winners, especially when you scan down to find that New York and L.A. didn’t even make the cut. And it’s interesting to note that these cities had lower average ticket prices than bigger markets.


Songs featured include:

Steve Earle, “Guitar Town” Guitar Town, MCA, 1986