As Georgia’s most populous city, and among the 10 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, it should come as no great shock that Atlanta offers a cornucopia of musical culture, history and entertainment offerings. Metro Atlanta’s diversity has expanded along with its population, making for a dizzying array of musical options to explore. Simply put, it’s a great place for lovers of live music, overflowing with a myriad of venues and festivals to suit any taste.
Read more about Atlanta's musical influence and the artists who built their careers in Georgia's capital city. Below, use the itinerary to find must-see music venues, festivals and more points of interest, and listen to music by local artists in the "Our Atlanta Picks" playlist.
Hear top artists like the Jesus and Mary Chain at Music Midtown in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. | Photo courtesy of Perry Julien.