11 Bucket List-Worthy Experiences for Music Lovers
Music is far more than an art form. It’s a powerful example of human expression that transcends time itself; song and dance offer a glimpse into a destination’s history, culture, and people. From rock and hip hop to country and classical compositions, music tells the tale of our world. So, whether you’re a diehard genre fan or want to discover a new destination through rhythmic beats, these bucket list–worthy experiences will have music lovers of every taste tapping their toes.
1. Explore Austin’s live music scene
Austin strikes a high note as one of the world’s music capitals and you can take a ride around the city to explore four iconic and under-the-radar live music clubs. Austin’s city history is composed with musical milestones and this guided driving tour is your VIP pass to hearing, seeing, and experiencing Austin’s sonic soul.
Austin Live Music Crawl
2. Travel back in time at a Venetian Vivaldi concert
Embrace the elegance, style, and refined art that defined baroque-era Venice—no time machine required. Watch performers clad in traditional 18th-century Venetian costumes dance to I Musici Veneziani playing Antonio Vivaldi’s spectacular “Four Seasons” during this exclusive presentation in Salone Capitolare at Scuola Grande di San Teodoro.
I Musici Veneziani Concert: Vivaldi Four Seasons
3. Get your jig on in Dublin, Ireland
Grab a pint of the black stuff, ready your bib for a traditional 3-course Irish meal, and settle in for an evening of song and dance during this Dublin experience. Once the Guinness gets flowing, you might be tempted—and welcomed—to try your hand (and feet) at an Irish dance alongside your hosts.
Skip the Line:Traditional Irish Night Show Ticket in Dublin with optional Dinner
4. Tour the sights and sounds of New Orleans
It’s difficult not to dance your way through New Orleans. With 300 years of musical history literally playing out on the streets, this walking tour led by a local record producer creates a jazzy experience as you listen to Big City blues, jazz, and gospel tracks while visiting the haunts and homes of Louisiana’s music legends.
New Orleans Music Heritage Tour
5. Tan-go to Argentina for a night of dramatic dance
It may take two to tango, but you’ll only need one ticket to enjoy an early tango show and dinner in the heart of Buenos Aires’ historical center. Let semi-private transportation lead you and your guest to the House of Tango on this tour, during which you’ll sample the best food, wine, music, and dance in Argentina.
Early Tango Dinner-Show with Semi Private Transfer
6. Get back to your country roots in Nashville
Warm up your pipes and sing your way through Music City on this hilarious, raunchy Rollin’ Jamboree Comedy tour. Cruise down Music Row, pop into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and sing along with a bus full of music lovers led by a Grammy award-winning comedian.
Nashville Music City Rollin' Jamboree Comedy, Country Music Sing-Along City Tour
7. Hit up a Hawaiian song, dance, and cultural show
Hawaii’s rich history from 1920 through today takes center stage at the Royal Hawaiian Theater at this concert. Go on a Hawaiian Journey with Rock-a-Hula’s tribute bands and fire knife dances, then grab a photo with the cast during a meet-and-greet.
8. Enjoy a flamboyant Spanish flamenco performance
The romantic flamenco dance blends deep emotion with traditional Spanish folklore to create one of Spain’s defining cultural expressions. This tapas dinner date grants you a seat at the legendary Torres Bermejas, Madrid’s oldest flamenco venue.
Flamenco Show & Special Menu at Torres Bermejas in Madrid
9. Get to grips with NYC’s musical legacy
Put yourself in an Empire State of Mind and explore the Big Apple with one of rap’s Grandmasters on this hip-hop history tour. Trace the footsteps of hip-hop and rap’s greatest performers as you visit the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, and the birthplace of hip-hop in the Bronx.
New York Hip-Hop Tour
10. Immerse yourself in musical magic on this Austrian excursion
Take your love of The Sound of Music beyond the silver screen and learn about the real Von Trapp family on this Salzburg small-group tour. Ride in a comfortable minivan to filming locations, immerse yourself in Austrian culture, and even reenact the wedding scene at Mondsee Cathedral.
Sound of Music Tour by minivan
11. Belt out some Beatles classics in Liverpool, England
Feel like the Fab Four as you pose for pics on Penny Lane, visit Eleanor Rigby’s grave, and scope out where George, Paul, John, and Ringo grew up on this private guided tour of Liverpool. Sing your favorite Beatles tunes as you ride around the city to find the inspiration for iconic songs including “Strawberry Fields Forever.”