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Chapter 5: Wanderlust

Check out the famous Halifax Jazz Festival in July

Austin has nearly 200 live concert venues

Kingston offers a variety of shows for all to enjoy


From intimate concert settings to large music festivals, the following cities thrive on providing unique concert experiences for travelers no matter what music is on their iPod. Have your trip planned but not sure what to pack?  StubHub has provided inside knowledge on the ins and outs of outdoor concerts to help travelers have the best experience.

Halifax, Canada – USD $168 / $157

The East Coast of Canada is well known for its friendly residents and charm, but did you know it has a thriving music scene as well? Halifax is the perfect destination to experience music of all genres. From the traditional folk music that Nova Scotia is known for, to pop, rap or rock - this city caters to music lovers. It’s also the hometown of many popular Canadian acts including the rapper, Classified, alternative-rock band, Sloan, and singer-songwriter, Joel Plaskett. Plan a visit in July to check out the Halifax Jazz Festival, or in October for Halifax Pop Explosion.

Austin, Texas – USD $139 / CAD $164

Many travelers consider Austin the live music capital of the world as it is said to boast more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation. Listen to bands perform anything from indie rock to swing to country at more intimate venues such as Antone’s, Emo’s or the Continental Club. Only have a short amount of time to spend in Austin but want to listen to the most music? Consider attending festivals such as Austin City Limits and SXSW, which are hosted annually in Austin. Stay in the heart of Austin at The Driskill and enjoy great service and access to the surrounding area. One guest said, “Such an elegant, historic hotel! The bar with nightly entertainment, a delightful, delicious afternoon tea in the lobby, a wonderful place to have breakfast in the hotel, close to the State Capital, O. Henry [Museum], theaters, historical homes!”

Kingston, Jamaica – USD $177 / CAD $130

Before Bob Marley put Kingston and Jamaica on the map through reggae music, Kingston was, and continues to be, a thriving metropolis for music such as Ska and Dancehall music styles. Annually Jamaica hosts island-wide music events showcasing past and present music stylings like Reggae Sumfest and Stir it Up Film & Music Festival in Montego Bay and Live Music Nation in Kingston.