Boston has long enjoyed a rich music tradition that stretches from classical music to avant-garde jazz and hip-hop.  Thanks to its dynamic club scene, its stately concert halls, and its universally known music schools, Boston celebrates its music legacy in many ways and with many sounds.

The city’s jazz, blues and folk scenes thrived in the 1950s and ‘60s and continue to do so today.  Some of rock’s biggest acts have hailed from Boston.  Its R&B and hip-hop scenes have been rich with musical experimentation, while the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony have always been a big part of America’s classical music tradition.

Touring artists from around the world, superstar pop acts, symphonies led by renowned conductors, and even emerging musicians with new ways of expression continue to find Boston a welcome place to perform. 

In a word, Boston is music.