Happy National Hug a Musician Day!
The results are in, and the top 5 musical cities in America are:
Also called "Music City," Nashville is mostly known for pumping out loads of country and folk artists. However, they're also a major hub for rock, jazz, pop, blues, and soul music.
>> New York City, NY
Though the cost of living may scare away any up and coming musician, the musical roots are still deep in its soil...well concrete. Not only is it considered the birthplace of rap, but it's one of the few places you can see a full jazz ensemble during your morning commute.
>> Los Angeles, CA
LA might be known for being a little strange, but it's mainly because the artistic people who move there are free to live and express themselves as they wish.
>> New Orleans, LA
The land of gumbo, swamps, and jazz—no one does it like NoLa! Not only is the city one of the most accessible to live for musicians, but it's one of the friendliest music communities in America.
>> Austin, TX
Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has more live music venues than anywhere else in the nation. It's also home to some of the largest music festivals.
National Hug a Musician Day Activities
- Go to a show. If your musician friend is constantly inviting you to their gigs, now is the time to go. We know schedules get in the way and the want to attend conflicts with the desire to stay home. But we promise you that not only will you actually enjoy yourself, but your musician friend will be incredibly grateful to see you there.
- Share music with friends. Nothing helps your musician friend more than sharing their music with people who would really enjoy it. Word of mouth is still the most effective form of advertising. So help them follow their dreams by recruiting them some new fans.
- Give them a good ole squeeze. Being a musician is hard. Not only are there more musicians in the world than there are gigs, but not every show you get will be your favorite. Sometimes, at the end of the day, musicians just need a well-meaning, stress-relieving hug.
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