Music lovers will understand the struggle of finding places to visit that speak to them. There are a number of places with musical backgrounds and history, and thousands of people visit these places yearly. If you are looking for such places, you are in luck; because below we have listed some places for you to consider next time you are on vacation.
1) Abbey Road
Being one of the most popular sites for music lovers, Abbey Road is now an England heritage site. This place is known for the Abbey Road Studios and the album of the same name which was released in 1969 by the Beatles.
2) 23 Heddon St
It may seem like a small dead-end road, but it is so much more than that. Along this street, David Bowie unveiled Ziggy Stardust, a rock star who had connections to extraterrestrial life. Ziggy Stardust made this appearance on Bowie’s fifth studio album’s cover, posing against the backdrop of 23 Heddon Street. The fans have turned the area into a makeshift shrine that is filled with mementos following his recent passing. When you walk along 23 Heddon Street, you will want pay tribute to the musical legend.
Among the many arts, music is emphasized in this place. The Mormon Tabernacle choir presents concerts and national weekly radio shows and television broadcasts. The major universities here have choral groups that perform in winter and summer festivals. Salt Lake City is famous for its music. In the Venue, that is located in Salt Lake City, claims to be one of the oldest nightclubs in the city. If you are ever in the state, check out Utah’s best live bands.
4) Horniman Museum and Gardens
The Horniman’s Museum is a fascinating family-friendly tourist attraction that has gardens in Forest Hill. This place has a collection of around 8,000 musical instruments. It was designed in Arts and Crafts style by Charles Harrison Townsend and opened in 1901.
5) 100 Club
Located at 100 Oxford Street in London, 100 Club is the probably the oldest independent music venue there is and has been there since 1942. Opened in the mid-1900s as a jazz club, 100 Club underwent a series of genre transitions. Mick Jagger, BB King, and The Clash helped the venue reach the legendary status that it has now. The club hosts internationally-known performers including many intimate secret shows.
6) Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
The Museum honors different musicians regardless of the genre or instruments. This Museum exhibits the stories of a lot of artists in the music history and the instruments that these artists used to record their classics. The list of musicians that have been honored here includes Charlie Daniels, Barbara Mandrell, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
7) Dig up some old projects
One popular West End music venue, where the careers of various famous rock stars began, is the Marquee Club. Before the Fleetwood Mac and Rolling Stones gained international acclaim, they performed in this intimate bar and club.
Visit these musical places and let us know about your experience in the comments below!
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This is a guest blog post by Kristal Bean, a writer and wedding planner based in Southern California. In her free time, she homeschools, works out and listens to live music. Check out her music blog Green Light Booking.