No matter the destination, or the date of the trip, what matters is where the music you are passionate about sounds: be it rock, classical, jazz or metal.
There are few experiences as exciting in life as a good music concert. It’s like diving into a bubble of joy and fun. Night falls, the spotlights illuminate the stage, the first bars sound, and thousands of people you don’t know begin to sing around you. The music slowly lifts you into an imaginary universe, and you feel connected to all of them. The injection of positive energy is unmatched.
From a jazz or classical guitar concert to a metal or dance music festival, any one of them can be a great travel opportunity. You don’t have to set limits, look for the music you like the most, and travel to live an experience that will leave you an indelible memory for a lifetime.
Jazz In New Orleans On April 23
Without a doubt, we are talking about traveling to the cradle of jazz. The Big Easy, as New Orleans (USA) is nicknamed for lifestyle, has been celebrating the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival for 50 years (1970). On its stages, you can hear the best virtuosos of blues, gospel, or funk, among other genres, but especially jazz, a lot of jazz, both contemporary and traditional. Artists of the stature of Duke Ellington, Fats Domino, and Clifton Chenier have performed there.
Apart from the 13 stages to listen to the best live music, the delicious gastronomic offer in the street stalls is worth it: crab beignets, cochon de lait sandwiches, po’boy softshell crab, Cajun jambalaya, jalapeño bread, fried green tomatoes, oyster patties, muffulettas, and even kidney beans.
Keep in mind that, starting in June or July, the hurricane season begins and lasts until October, more or less. In fact, in summer, rain is almost constant.
Taking advantage of the festival, it is highly advisable to design a route to hear jazz and blues music, in addition to walking the streets where the echo of trumpets, saxophones, and marching bands is heard. On this route, the French Quarter, with its intense nightlife and its colorful buildings and Bourbon Street are essential. But above all, there are very authentic clubs in the alternative district of Marigny, especially on Frenchmen Street, such as The Spotted Cat Music Club.
Classical Music On May 7 In Prague
The Spring International Music Festival has been alive for more than 70 years. It has managed to survive, since 1946, all the historical events – dictatorships, wars, protests, revolutions … – that have occurred, year after year, in the wonderful city of Prague (Czech Republic). It is surely one of the most popular in the country. The parade starring the world’s best artists, symphony orchestras, and chamber concerts is something exceptional. This year it will take place between May 7 and June 4, perhaps one of the best times to get to know the historic center of the city.
The location of the concerts in beautiful churches, gardens such as those of the Wallenstein Palace, historic buildings, and some of the most prestigious theaters in Europe make it a most touristy trip.
Perhaps it is worth taking a tour of several of these locations: the best known is the Church of St. Nicholas, in the Malá Strana district, whose organ, by the way, was played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is also highly advisable to enter the church of San Simón y San Judas, in the old city, where excellent concerts of old music are usually organized. And finally, the church of Santiago is wonderful and with one of the best acoustics in the city.