Statistically speaking, Milwaukee officially rocks
When you’re a really rocking city like Milwaukee, you don’t have time to sit down and calculate just how rocking you are. You probably don’t even own a calculator, or you sold it to buy guitar picks. But when a concert-tracking website like Songkick decides to go ahead and do the math for you, that’s pretty cool. Especially when it ranks Milwaukee as the sixth rockingest city in America.
The site used the amount of rock shows (including alternative, indie, punk, classic rock, metal, emo, and rock) to find out which cities have the most rock concerts per capita, and gave Milwaukee a rock score of 38, which sounds low but was good enough to rank ahead of the Twin Cities, Seattle, Portland, and Nashville. Songkick also found that Milwaukee has a pretty decent average concert ticket price of $17.66, way better than the whopping average $62.76 you have to pay to see a show in Las Vegas.
Does it make any sense that Milwaukee ranks ahead of Nashville and Portland on a live music list? Not really—nor does it seem logical that our neighbors to the west in Madison are ranked at No. 2, just below Austin and above New Orleans (!), Vegas, and Denver. So, while it's nice to be recognized, take this with a hefty grain of salt.