Keeping the beat
Dallas-Fort Worth rocks among U.S. places with the most passionate music fans
Fort Worth music fans, rock on. According to a newly published study by ticket sales platform, SeatGeek, Dallas-Fort Worth is home to the seventh-most passionate live music fan base.
The platform named the cities where people are most interested in purchasing a concert ticket when an artist they like is coming to town. The site analyzed anonymous data up to March 2018 to see which live music artists and genres people are tracking. The top 50 cities in the U.S. are included and the study referenced the 100 most popular artists on SeatGeek. (SeatGeek users can track any artist, sports team, or event and be notified when they will be coming to town ahead of time so they won't miss out on tickets.)
DFW comes in behind Oklahoma City, which ranked No. 1. Salt Lake City ranked No. 2, Denver No. 3, Las Vegas No. 4, Houston No. 5, and Los Angeles No. 6. Oklahoma City music fans track 20.8 live music events per person, while those in DFW track 19.9.
Hip-hop takes the trophy for most loved genre in the Metroplex with 45 percent of users preferring the genre, with pop coming in second (22 percent), and country coming in at 12 percent.
As for favorite artists, Texas takes pride in Miranda Lambert, as the Lindale native takes top spot in both Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.
All 10 of DFW's favorite artists come from the country world, despite the genre tracking among only 12 percent of SeatGeek's users. Blake Shelton (No. 2), Brad Paisley (No. 3), Tim McGraw (No. 4), and Jason Aldean (No. 5) listed as the most popular.