GULF SHORES, Ala. (Sept. 16, 2019)—This September, ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for those who plan events held within the South, asked readers and Facebook fans to vote for the cities they felt were the best places for music and to hold a meeting or event. The Facebook ballot provided a list of 17 thriving destinations from across the South, not commonly known for their music-scene. The top 8 vote-getters are receiving recognition as “The South’s Top 8 Hidden Tracks of the Southern Music Scene.”

The winners 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 and can be found online at and on our Facebook page at
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. Cities with a rich musical heritage and vibrant music scene bring an added layer of excitement to a meeting or event. 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.”


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