Live music is taking center stage this month in Massachusetts. Many outdoor venues are opening, and the Boston Calling Festival will take place on Memorial Day weekend. To add to the excitement, Fifty Grande released survey results that named Boston a top music city in America.
Boston Ranked #11
Fifty Grande’s list features the top 20 cities in the country based on a survey released in December. Their criteria centered on music’s importance to the reader when making travel plans. “As a music fan, when you’re considering travel plans, these are the cities that should be high on your list to visit,” the report states.
Boston certainly has a lot to offer if live music is essential in booking travel plans. In addition, there are numerous events coming up that fans might consider for a road trip.
Boston Concert Calendar
In addition to the aforementioned Boston Calling Festival, we have the Levitate Music and Arts Festival right outside the city in July. The Xfinity Center opens next week, and the Leader Bank Pavilion has an incredible four-month lineup starting in June. This shed is right on the scenic and boat-filled Boston Harbor. Furthermore, Taylor Swift is coming to town. Swift is bringing her three-hour, forty plus song, The Eras Tour for three nights, on May 19-21.
Concerts aren’t the only thing that make Boston a great music city. Berklee College of Music is situated right in the heart of the city. The Symphony and Boston Pops perform regularly. This includes their free July 4th show along the Charles River at historical Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.
Fifty Grande also mentioned the Verb Hotel, which neighbors Fenway Park. The Verb is a music-themed boutique hotel where each room has a custom rock and roll design. Coming into Beantown to see Guns N’ Roses perform at Fenway and then staying at the Verb Hotel sounds like a pretty rocking adventure.
To read more about Boston being named a top music city in America, check out Fifty Grande’s full report here.