The History of Concerts
From orchestras and bands to pop singers, symphonies, and more, concerts have provided folks with musical entertainment for many years. The first concerts began to pop up in the 17th century, with many of these musical performances happening in colleges and even tiny homes worldwide. Early musicians included the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Today, concerts range in all genres, from hip-hop and country to jazz and folk. Not only that, but concerts have grown to include many different venues. Artists may perform at smaller, intimate clubs, substantial outdoor arenas, stadiums, and more.
Today, there are so many incredible live performers– from those who sing to those who play instruments and, of course, those who do it all! Notable performers include Adele, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Pink, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, and many more. With the growth of technology and the music industry overall, there are many up-and-coming musicians, including those who find fame online. No matter what genre you enjoy, someone is ready to put on a show for you!
Noteworthy Concert Events
As concerts grew in popularity over the years, more high-profile social events began to pop up. One of the most significant events in the music industry is the annual Grammy Awards, which began in 1959 and takes place each January. Not only is it an award show, but the Grammy’s include plenty of live performances from the industry’s most incredible stars. Other noteworthy concert events include the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which takes place each year in California, and the New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert, an annual free event.