The Best U.S. Cities For Bass Music
February 10 2020 – Christopher Coughlin
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Are you a curious kritter as to which U.S. cities are best to catch some bass music? As the subgenre has recently blown up in the EDM spectrum, these are the questions that matter. By taking into consideration the venues, promoters, people, and artists that pass through, we’ve come up with the top 7 cities in the country to chase bass music. Whether you’re looking for places to travel or even considering making a new home somewhere, the music scene is worth checking out. These are big places for a small kitty, but they may be calling upon your next adventure!
1. Denver, Colorado
There’s a reason people call Denver the bass capital of America. Large venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Mission Ballroom attract some of the biggest names in the industry. However, smaller venues like Black Box and Your Mom’s House regularly host more intimate bass events, whether it be locals or legends that play. Plus, the city hosts multiple festivals throughout the year.
2. Detroit, Michigan
Every lover of bass music has heard of Elektricity. Situated in Pontiac just outside of Detroit, this club brings the hottest bass acts every weekend. Normally, both Friday and Saturday are booked with big artists so finding weekend plans is never an issue here. In addition to the famous Elektricity, Detroit’s Majestic Theatre can also draw a bass-oriented crowd.
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3. Atlanta, Georgia
Everyone knows Atlanta is the place to be in the south when it comes to bass music. The best part is that some of the most popular venues in the city like Believe Music Hall and The Tabernacle actually used to be churches. With the way the interior of these buildings had been repurposed, you would’ve never known once you step inside. That’s the most Atlanta thing we’ve ever heard!
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4. Tampa, Florida
Although Miami is home to some of the best house and techno clubs in the world, Tampa brings what really counts to Florida: bass. The calendar at The Ritz in Ybor City is always jammed packed with some of the biggest names in the industry. Plus, the entire city turns into a party when Sunset Music Festival rolls around each Memorial Day Weekend.
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5. Minneapolis, Minnesota
With incredible venues like Skyway Theatre and The Armory, bass music enthusiasts will feel at home in Minneapolis. Some of the most sought-after artists pass through multiple times per week, meaning there’s never a bad time to be in Minneapolis. It may be isolated but the close-knit community here is extremely welcoming.
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6. Chicago, Illinois
There’s definitely a solid concentration of bass fans in Chicago. With flashy venues like Concord Music Hall, Prysm, Aragon Ballroom and a few others, there’s always somewhere to stay entertained in this midwest city. Even in the perils of winter, there’s a show happening somewhere in Chicago that you won’t want to miss.
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7. Los Angeles, California
We had to give the west coast some love with this one. Although L.A. hosts all types of electronic music events, the bass scene has definitely been rising above others. With countless famous nightclubs in the city, there’s a variety of shows to choose from on any given night. Venues like Academy, Hollywood Palladium, Avalon Hollywood, and Exchange LA are basically household names when you live here. Plus, Space Yacht is always bringing some of the best sounds to the city.
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By- Ashley Ferraro