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Hear the Music, Experience the USA

The USA taught the world how to rock - from rock 'n' roll to jazz, bluegrass and hip hop. Come discover the places behind the music.

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1 Song, 5 Artists, 5 Cities.

Click play below to explore the destinations that inspired musicians to re-imagine the classic American song “Do You Wanna Dance?” by Bobby Freeman.

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South Beach's Ocean Drive

Florida, Miami

Miami, Florida dances to the rhythm of its own Latin beat. Check out the might of the Miami music scene and listen now.

View of the iconic New York City skyline

New York, New York City

New York City's eclectic people and places have helped shape their original, innovative, and underground music scene. Listen now.

Cloud Gate at Chicago's Millennium Park

Illinois, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is full of confidence and sophistication. Check out the big sounds of the Windy City. Listen now.

Memphis' Beale Street

Tennessee, Memphis

From walking on a country road to the electric vibes of Beale St, experience the music that embodies Memphis, Tennessee. Listen now.

The Hollywood sign

California, Los Angeles

From the Hollywood Hills to Venice Beach, discover the smooth sounds that Los Angeles, California inspires. Listen now.

The Henry Ford Museum

Michigan, Detroit

The Motor City is more than the home of Motown music. Listen to the sounds and soul of the Detroit, Michigan's music scene.

Brass band parading through the French Quarter

Louisiana, New Orleans

Head to New Orleans, Louisiana to smother yourself in creole culture and their deep roots in blues and jazz music. Get your taste below and listen now.

The Country Music Hall of Fame

Tennessee, Nashville

Welcome to Nashville, Tenneessee! Rejoice in the abundance of local and world-renowned artists performing and recording daily in this honky tonk haven. Listen below.

Multnomah Falls, the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon, Portland

Portland, Oregon's indie music scene is riddled with creativity and rebellion. For a little bit of counter-culture jams, listen below.

Mural by graffiti artist Gonzo247 in Market Square Park

Texas, Houston

From rustic neighborhoods to urban adventures, Houston has something for everyone. Listen now to the resilient sounds of Houston, Texas.

Brightly colored buildings lining San Juan Harbor

Puerto Rico, San Juan

Enrich your soul with the sizzling sounds of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Listen now.

The Georgia Aquarium

Georgia, Atlanta

Let your ears gravitate towards the thriving hip-hop scene of Atlanta, Georgia. Listen now.

Denver's Larimer Square

Colorado, Denver

Denver, Colorado provides the perfect soundtrack to enjoy fresh air and outdoor adventures. Listen now.

The USS Constellation, World Trade Center Institute and National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland is beaming with local pride for its eclectic musical scene. Get a taste of what the buzz is all about in Baltimore. Listen now.

The Rhode Island State House in Providence

Rhode Island, Providence

Providence, Rhode Island combines small town warmth with big city sophistication. Listen now to the breezy sounds of this thriving New England town.

The San Antonio River Walk

Texas, San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas blends hispanic history with cowboy culture. Listen now to the western vibes of San Antonio.

The Big Sioux River running through Falls Park

South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Rumble across the range and uncover the best kept secrets of the Midwest. Check out the sounds of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Listen now.

Playhouse Square

Ohio, Cleveland

Discover the sounds of Midwestern grit meeting cosmopolitan pleasures in Cleveland, Ohio. Listen now.

Milwaukee's German Fest

Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Sip a beer and experience Milwaukee, Wisconsin's festive and genuine American vibe. Listen now.

Musicians playing a porch party in Charleston

South Carolina, Charleston

Relax and unwind to the sounds of Charleston’s southern charm. Listen to the playlist of Charleston, South Carolina below.

The Cheyenne Depot Museum in the foreground and the Wyoming state capitol in the background

Wyoming, Cheyenne

Cheyenne's beats and sounds can be found rolling across the wide open spaces in Wyoming. Listen now.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach

California, San Francisco

From punk rockers to hippies, San Francisco, California's music marches to its own beat. Listen now.

Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota, Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota is home of some of the world’s most notable musicians and artists. Groove to the smooth, sultry beats of Prince and many more.

The Movie: America's Musical Journey

Join singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of American music. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

America's Musical Journey
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Featured Artists

Cam James
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Cam James (Atlanta, Georgia / Hip Hop)

Cam James embodies the spirit of music in Atlanta. He takes inspiration from poetry and spoken word to create a uniquely powerful and personal hip hop fusion that no one else can imitate.
Bass Physics
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Bass Physics (Denver, Colorado / EDM)

Bass Physics blurs genre lines, combining electronic music with live keyboard and guitar. Inspired by the beauty of Denver, his sound moves between sonic landscapes and explosive hip hop beats.
Nathan Quick
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Nathan Quick (Houston, Texas / Blues)

Houston-native Nathan Quick belts out raspy notes over lush guitar rhythms. Drawing on classic rock, blues, and new Americana, this award-winning musician doesn’t just write songs, he crafts stories.
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Reptaliens (Portland, Oregon / Rock ‘n’ Roll)

Portland’s Reptaliens are husband / wife team of Cole and Bambi Browning. Inspired by all things science fiction and musicians both beloved and rare, the band creates joyful psychedelic dreamscapes.
Calma Carmona
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Calma Carmona (San Juan, Puerto Rico / Soul)

Native to Puerto Rico, Calma is known as the “soul songstress.” Bringing depth and a unique sound to each song, she enchants listeners with every word of her romance-filled lyrics.
Bobby Freeman
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Bobby Freeman (San Francisco, California / Creator of “Do You Wanna Dance?”)

Bobby Freeman began his career as a teen singing doo-wop in California. His song “Do You Wanna Dance?” has topped international charts, and been covered by artists from The Beach Boys to The Ramones.