It's another best of list where Albany ranks near the top!

We know you love music, maybe that is why you love loving in the Capital Region so much! The Albany/Schenectady/Troy area has just been ranked the 6th best cities in the nation for music fans by ValuePenguin. Based on all the shows we get here from small club dates to huge concerts, this is not a surprise. We have a very passionate music fan-base here, especially for country music.

The rankings were based on 3 categories that included:

  • The number of bands/musicians
  •  The number of radio stations/venues/bars/potential ways to reach fans
  • Other factors like weather, when bars close, and more

Now, there is a scientific way to look at these rankings, and then there is a simple eye test. There is a lot of live music here in the Capital Region. There are so many venues and bars to see great live bands. And the mere fact that they are all operating and the scene is bustling is a direct result of having so many passionate music fans in the area. Albany really is a great place to be a music lover!

The city that landed at #1 is no surprise: Nashville, TN. Rochester, NY also made the top ten at #8! You can see the full rankings here.