America's Best Music Cities
#4 New York
In the No. 1 city for diverse locals, you’ll find as many kinds of music as you will people, from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall for classical (this is the No. 1 city for it) to holes-in-the-wall all over for rock, jazz, world music, and more. The downside: as the least affordable city in the AFC survey, you’ll usually pay up for a great night of music, unless you chance upon a really great musician working a subway platform for tips.