List of music areas in the United States

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This is a list of music areas in the United States. To some degree, every state can be said to constitute a music area, as well as many large metropolitan areas, rural regions and even individual neighborhoods or boroughs within a city.

Music area Characteristics
Akron
Akron, Ohio
Alabama
Alabama
Alaska
Alaska
Amarillo
Amarillo, Texas
American Samoa
American Samoa
  • Traditional Polynesian music communicates history and culture through song and dance.
  • Special events are commemorated by musical competitions called fiafia.
Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Annapolis
Annapolis, Maryland
Appalachia
Appalachia: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia (Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine can also be considered Appalachian, but musical texts generally use "Appalachian" to mean the Southern range)
Arizona
Arizona
Athens, Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Austin
Austin, Texas
Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Cajun
Southern Louisiana
California
California
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
Colorado
Colorado
Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Columbia
Columbia, South Carolina
Connecticut
Connecticut
Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
Delaware
Delaware
Denver
Denver, Colorado
Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa
Detroit
Detroit, Michigan
El Paso
El Paso, Texas
Fargo
Fargo, North Dakota
Florida
Florida
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Fresno
Fresno, California
Georgia
Georgia
Hawaii
Hawaii
Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii
Houston
Houston, Texas
Idaho
Idaho
Illinois
Illinois
Indiana
Indiana
Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
Iowa
Iowa
Juneau
Juneau, Alaska
Kansas
Kansas
Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Kentucky
Kentucky
Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee
Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Las Vegas is home to many tourist attractions and popular stage shows that cater to the city's many visitors, with glitzy performances in a variety of styles. Lounge music is especially associated with some of these performances in Las Vegas.
Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas
Long Beach
Long Beach, California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Lubbock
Lubbock, Texas
Maine
Maine
Maryland
Maryland
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Michigan
Michigan
Mid-Atlantic
Mid-Atlantic States: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Minnesota
Minnesota
Mississippi
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri
Montana
Montana
Nebraska
Nebraska
Nevada
Nevada
  • Nevada's largest city is Las Vegas, home to popular stage shows, lounge singers and others who cater to visiting tourists.
New England
New England: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Mexico
New York
New York
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota
Ohio
Ohio
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Oklahoma
Olympia
Olympia, Washington
Oregon
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Music of Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
Portland
Portland, Oregon
  • Indie rock
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Salt Lake City is home to a thriving Mormon pop industry.
Seattle
Seattle
U.S. South
U.S. South: Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota
South Dakota
Tejano
South Texas
Tennessee
Tennessee
Texas
Texas
Utah
Utah
Vermont
Vermont
Virginia
Virginia
Washington
Washington
  • Olympia and Seattle are two most important centers for popular music; both are home to important alternative and indie rock scenes.
Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C.
West
U.S. West
West Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Wyoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blush, Steven
  • Blush, Steven (2001). American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Feral House. ISBN 0-922915-71-7.