America's Best Music Cities

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Ask people which music city rules the nation, and you’ll find plenty of debate—but not a lot of humility.

#29 Phoenix/Scottsdale

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There could be a happenin’ music scene out here in the desert, but if it’s not in the hotel lobby or involves a lot of couch seating, AFC readers don’t want to hear about it. They rank Phoenix No. 2 for all-in-one resorts and No. 4 for relaxing retreats. Memo to up-and-coming bands: book your shows here in late November—Phoenix ranks No. 3 for Thanksgiving visits.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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America's Best Music Cities

#29 Phoenix/Scottsdale

There could be a happenin’ music scene out here in the desert, but if it’s not in the hotel lobby or involves a lot of couch seating, AFC readers don’t want to hear about it. They rank Phoenix No. 2 for all-in-one resorts and No. 4 for relaxing retreats. Memo to up-and-coming bands: book your shows here in late November—Phoenix ranks No. 3 for Thanksgiving visits.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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