1. Austin!
    Simply the greatest town for live music and seeing new and exciting bands. It's a wonderful city to explore and kick-back. Think San Francisco on the prairie with amazing barbecue. Just go there!
  2. Nashville
    A great blend of music styles and classic music auditoriums. Nice neighborhoods with wonderful bars and good food.
  3. Newport Folk Festival
    Austin's SXSW event may be the largest and most popular one with everyone from new indie bands to Kanye performing but this one is my favorite. No overcrowding or loud drunks here just a beautiful, scenic spot with a 180 degree view of the harbor while performers like Nora Jones, indie bands and music legends make you forget all your worries.