Music is a force that can inspire and bring people together. If you have ever wanted to see the places that have inspired great musicians, there are many places around the world that you can visit.
Whether you are into classical, pop, or rock ‘n’ roll, here are five of the best travel destinations for music lovers.
1. Havana, Cuba
The city is known for salsa, cha-cha, rumba, and timba. The timba is an intriguing combination of folk and funk. The musicians who play these tunes are as lively as the people dancing to such beats.
You can plan a tour with Insight Cuba which offers a program called Jazz in Havana. Through this tour, visitors can experience all forms of music in Cuba. You get to meet the musicians who make these famous tunes. Tourists can also visit intimate recording studios and lively jazz clubs.
2. Tokyo, Japan
Japanese pop is one of the most popular genres in Tokyo and is influenced by both modern Western music and traditional Japanese. It involves upbeat tempos with elements of metal, rock, and other cultural influences like technology and anime.
The city has an underground experimental scene where you will see that karaoke is popular at almost all the bars. You can Experience it by going to Karaoke-Kan. Showa Kayo Night at Shibuya’s Rhythm Cafe is worth a visit. This is a monthly event that features Japanese “oldies” music.
3. Memphis, Tennessee
It is impossible to talk about rock ‘n’ roll and not mention Memphis. Elvis fans visit this destination every year, and for good reasons.
For people who are interested in the roots of rock ‘n’ roll, Sun Studio is the place you want to be in. It is the most famous recording studio in the world where many legends, including Johnny Cash, launched their careers.
You also get a free shuttle to Graceland and an entry to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. If you visit during Elvis Week which takes place in the second week of August, you can attend many themed concerts, events, and workshops.
If you want, you can visit the Mississippi Delta which has various authentic bars. In April, The Juke Joint Festival takes place in which blues bands come from many places to showcase their music.
4. Liverpool, England
The city now largely represents the Beatles and visitors come to the city every year from around the globe. Matthew Street is a must-visit, which is home to the Cavern Pub and Cavern Club. This is the place where the band started its career. You can catch live music here daily and enjoy this historic spot.
If you want, you can do the Magical Mystery Tour which is a colorful bus. It takes the tourists to locations that inspired some of the Beatles’ hits such as Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane.
5. Vienna, Austria
Austria’s capital is an essential travel destination for people who love classical music. Tourists can visit Mozarthaus Vienna, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s residence, and see where he wrote some of his most famous works.
If you ever get a chance, you should visit the Vienna Philharmonic, especially when the orchestra hosts an event in front of Schonbrunn Palace that thousands of people attend. Attend an outdoor performance like an opera or festival in one of the parks such as Stadtpark or Burggarten. You will see music memorials and statues of many famous musicians including Mozart.
If you love music and everything related to it, then you must visit these places once in your life.