Statesville tops list of 'Hidden Tracks' of Southern music scene

Posted at 2:58 PM on Sep 20, 2019


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GULF SHORES, Ala. — Readers and Facebook fans of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for those who plan events held within the South, have selected Statesville as the No. 1 "Hidden Track" of the Southern music scene.

The Facebook ballot provided a list of 17 thriving destinations from across the South, not commonly known for live music entertainment.

The top eight vote-getters receiving recognition as “The South’s Top 8 Hidden Tracks of the Southern Music Scene” are:

1. Statesville, North Carolina
2. Wytheville, Virginia
3. Florence/Lauderdale County and Muscle Shoals, Alabama
4. Macon, Georgia
5. Natchitoches, Louisiana
6. Hickory, North Carolina
7. Athens, Georgia
8. Morgantown, West Virginia

Each city will be featured within a special segment of the Music & Meetings feature within the November 2019 issue of ConventionSouth.

Readers and fans were asked to vote on destinations where groups can best experience unique music while holding a meeting or event, according to ConventionSouth Editor Marcia Bradford.

“Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for unique destinations in the South to hold their meetings and events, and ConventionSouth’s 2019 list of 'The South’s Top 8 Hidden Tracks of the Southern Music Scene' provides these planners with interesting insights on some of the South’s most alluring smaller cities for musical fun," Bradford said.

"Cities with a rich musical heritage and vibrant music scene bring an added layer of excitement to a meeting or event," he added. "This allows meeting planners to create unique themes during their events, infuse upbeat rhythms to their events, and increase attendance and attendee engagement. By adding the element of music to an event, meeting planners create a more memorable experience for attendees and therefore, increase the success of the gathering.”


Celebrating over 35 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country that book meetings held within the South.

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