Even if you don’t see your particular state listed in our Roadtrip schedule, please provide suggestions for venues and activities in your hometown. We’re always open to new ideas, and will be reading your comments below for tips for places to visit in upcoming tours. Stay tuned for more updates to the tour!

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  1. Alabama is not listed. I live in a college town about half way between Birmingham and Atlanta. We have a bluesgrass weekend festival every spring [sometimes fall] usually around Memorial Day or first of June. It’s called Foggy Hollow.
    I-20 take Oxford exit, head north on hwy 21 N, go to the turn off for hwy 431 N. Go about 10 mi???? until you see the signs for Foggy Hollow.
    Anniston [which you'll pass through to 431]has a club called The Peerless Salon. The bldg dates back to 1800′s and has most of the original structure and and the original bar with huge arch mirror. Catch “The Lonely Pines” old, obscure, rock there.
    T.V. 24 broadcast from Jacksonville, Al home of “Jacksonville State University” and features a local bluegrass band “The Distant Cousins” My 17 yr. old son does graphics/camera work as well as, my husband on a voluntary basis. The show can be seen MOST Thurs. night at 8:00 central.This is carried on local cable only [I think} They sometimes have featured guest, local artist, etc...
    You can also catch "the Lonely Pines" at The Old Town Tavern, Gadsden, AL [same area---matter of fact; keep N on hwy 431 into Gadsden.]
    Back in the 1970′s the University [Jax State] featured some great artist such as Stephen Stills, Linda Rondstant, The Buckingham Nicks…where THEY announced that they would be teaming up with Fleetwood Mac, there were many others yet that was a long time ago….Alabama is not ALL rednecks, not even the Bluegrass folks. Thanks kellyjpk

  2. Please, please, please come to Milwaukee, Wisconsin! The winters may be long, but our hearts are warm and we’ll welcome you with open arms. You have some hard core fans here who will show you a great time and organize get togethers. Possible venues: Hotcakes Gallery, Turner Hall. We’d love to see you. I’ll make you a homemade meal! – Brooke

  3. Hey when you come to North Dakota stop by our house for supper. We live at Jamestown. I love Pandora. Listening to local stations is the pits.

  4. Tim,
    Sorry you had to cancel out on the Omaha trip. We now have a nice location for contemporary smooth jazz at the Ozone. Steve Raybine Band has played there 3 times since Janaury. Raybine was one of the 6 wonder boys from Eastman School of music, along with his buddy, Rick Braun, back in the late ’70′s. He has a terrific band that has appeared on the card with Braun at the Omaha Riverfront Jazz Festival. Steve has played with Rick on a number of occasions and I’ve met Rick twice now, once in Denver with Steve and once in Omaha. You need to add Raybine’s music to the Rick Braun radio station; they feed off each other in concert and remain best of friends. Check out my recent photos from the Ozone on Steve’s website, http://www.steveraybine.com (photos 25-54 and opening Gallery) or other photos from the Breckenridge Jazz Festival in Colorado on his or mine, http://www.cardinalentertainment.com . I’d send you a courtesy CD, Bad Kat Karma, (BAD KAT Records) if you’d like. Let me know where to send it.
    Rob Laughlin
    Cardinal Entertainment TM

  5. If you are planning on coming to the ND-MN area, you should stop in Fargo, ND!!! Check out the Aquarium in downtown Fargo. Great venue!! Keep up the great work Pandora!

  6. There is no trek to Nebraska…sad. Lincoln, uh, Omaha? That is dissapointing, as “there is nice happenings here”, as some guy might say.
    Slowdown has a front room, and a nice big open room, and is the new home of Saddle Creek, ask for Rob Nansel, “jim sent you”. There are dozen’s of great venues, latge, small and everything in-between. The Waiting room, in the Benson district, is very nice – I was fortunate enough to have seen The Gore Gore Girls there when they rolled into town over the winter. Murphy’s, BarFly, and O’Leaver’s book great touring bands, as does Mick’s (Benson), McKenna’s, and Shea Riley’s, too. Haven’t even talked ’bout Lincoln.
    I can hook you up with all the great ethnic food Omaha has offered the world for decades – no one should go without: Bohemian Cafe (awesome Czech food) Greek Islands, Malara’s Italian Ristorante, Lo Sole’s Italian, Johnny’s Steak House, Piccolo’s Italian Steakhouse, The Indian Oven, Butsy Ledouex’s(Cajun),Vivace’s (Italian) Thai Pepper, Los Portales (Mexican) El Alamo (Mexican)El Dorado, La Hacianda, Elvarado’s (all Mexican)La Casa Pizzaria (best pizza on the planet…you think I would joke about this?), BiG Fred’s Pizza Garden, Sortino’s Pizza, Mama’s Pizza, Huber Haus and Beertopia (German food, German Bier!OkToberFest!)Gerda’s (German)Dinker’s (Best Burgers)church festivals in South Omaha: Polish food at St. Stanislaus, Czech/Serbian/Croatian food at Sts. Peter and Paul, Irish food at St. Marys,and St Patrick’s, Greek food at St. John Orthodox, Mexican food at Out Lady of Guadalupe, fish fry’s/beer crawl at Holy Name Church (7 days a year, largest restaurant in the state…)- jim

  7. Another vote for Madison, WI. Large student population plus a capitol city (meaning lots of adults too). And musicians! I particularly like the guy in the traffic-cone-orange jumpsuit who plays the flute on summery days by the Memorial Union. Best time to visit is in the summer – the Union Terrace hosts several musical acts.

  8. Thanks for keeping the suggestion flowing everyone!
    We read all of these. So many places to go … we’ll eventually hit ‘em all :)
    Cheers. Tim (Founder)

  9. you should hit up wichita, ks. we just opened two new all-ages venues this summer. titus andronicus is playing here in late july (the 25th) with a few local bands (paper airplanes, the fall of the empire and low oriole) at b-side studios. and there will be a mad dance party. no boot scootin’ boogey. i promise.

  10. Hi!
    I know you’ve been to Nashville, but just south (and over the state line) is the small city of Huntsville, AL. We have several excellent musicians and songwriters (…Dave Anderson, Toy Shop) and some fun venues (KaffeKlatch) that you might want to check out. We even have a songwriters’ showcase about every other month in the civic center! Let me know when you might hit town and we will have a party to introduce them to you!
    Buffie

  11. you are missing out on an awesome location. Fayetteville ar. Some bands such as Leftover Salmon love it, Govt mule. Fayetteville is a college town. It is also a jam band haven. You wont be disappointed by the atmosphere. Try to locate somewhere on Dickson street. Hippies, frats, and in between all come down. Some surrounding areas such as pedigru (forget the spelling) have been known to throw some festivals. i just moved to Tulsa Ok which is also another wonderful place to see. If Jerry can sing about it, you can visit. I would definitely travel home to Ar if you could come. This is wonderful what you have here. You need to hook up with Sirius.

  12. Hi Tim!
    Please stop by Albuquerque, NM! I would suggest to meet up at UNM (University of New Mexico), Student Union or some local favorite restaurants, cafes, e.g. Frontier, Garduno’s, Route 66 diner, Flying Star, Satellite etc. If it’s spring/summer, The Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater might be an excellent venue. Well, they might charge pretty good, though…
    Definitely look forward to your visit!
    Mari

  13. Try Alaska. Our live music venues are sparse, but you might find that it is worth the drive for many reasons. Plus you get to drive through Canada, America’s hat (we tease because we love).
    Keep hoping for Steven Layton and Polyphony on Pandora.

  14. I see that you already know about Las Vegas, the self-proclaimed “Entertainment Capital of the World,” so I will tell you about a band based there that isn’t in your system yet: Poppermost is an original indie sunshine pop band that doesn’t perform live, but they are all over the web. Try a Google search for “pop” and “band”, Poppermost is usually on the first page of results. Or do a search for “poppermost” to see where you can find the band. Their main website is at http://www.Poppermost.com/ , their MySpace page is at http://www.MySpace.com/Poppermost , and they have an EPK on OurStage at http://www.OurStage.com/epk/Poppermost .

  15. Hello there.
    i live in a small community in arkansas. i volunteer part time at a indoor rock gym/coffee shop (the only combo like this that we know of in the states).
    we have a strong college community in fact roughly 1/4 of our town size are college students ( i think). if you haven’t thought about arkansas, we’d love to have ya…
    you can find us in searcy just off exit 45 – or look for the harding university exit
    if you can’t make it, no worries we’ll meet up some other time – cheers!
    - aaron

  16. I think you guys should come to Stillwater, OK. All of my friends and I love Pandora, I even got my mom and her boyfriend hooked on it. It’s just amazing. Stillwater is a college town so there are plenty of places (especially on campus) for you to use, and there are tons of Pandora fans here.

  17. Big Sky Country — Montana. Y’all are missing out until you’ve been to the Treasure State.

  18. MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN. Please come and hang out in what Forbes Magazine has call America’s Drunkest City. If I were you though I wouldn’t schedule anything now being that everything is covered in the white stuff. Come during Summerfest (one of the nations largest music fests). 10 days of music on Milwaukee’s lakefront in June. There are plenty of other venues being that Milwaukee is home to UW Milwaukee, Marquette University, and MATC. There are plenty of other school surrounding the city. We have great places to eat and drink. Why not come to Milwaukee to share your wonderful radio station with us.

  19. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! I am a student here at Coastal Carolina University and we use Pandora Radio for just about every event! plus, who doesnt want to come to myrtle beach…i mean come on?!

  20. Jim from Omaha already mentioned some of the best music venues in town, so let me mention some of the best bands and musicians in the Omaha/Lincoln area: Criteria, Anchondo, Race For Titles, Eagle*Seagull, Cursive, The Good Life, Sarah Benck and the Robbers, The Whipkey Three, The Mezcal Brothers, Forty Twenty, SOJH (Straight Outta Junior High), Go! Motion, The Faint, Mal Madrigal, Kyle Harvey, Shiver Shiver, Anniversaire, The Mercurys, The Kris Lager Band… I could go on, really. The pool of talent in Nebraska really is amazing, as is the variety of styles. You can also check out http://www.slamomaha.com for info on the music scene here.

  21. I was going to suggest Wichita Kansas but I see someone already has. Lots of live music here, a crazy little group “RAIN” makes the blues scene and this is just one of several good groups that DO NOT play country music. Come see us you will not be disapointed.
    Frank

  22. Victor, ID, home of the legendary Knotty Pine. Middle of nowhere roadhouse style joint gets amazing touring acts (Galactic coming this feb) and lots of great local bands as well. Totally unique place. I would highly recommend!

  23. Connecticut would be nice to visit! Go to UCONN, Conn College, Yale & Weslyan. Hartford night life is cool; New Haven is home to the legendary TOADS PLACE & New London was once the Jazz Central/haven of New England. Would love to see Pandora at the Guard Theater in NL!

  24. Well, since you have not been to New Mexico, perhaps you should try the flavor of Taos. Laid back little ski town situated at the south end of the Rocky Mountains, full of unique and colorful individuals, definately what you won’t find in “normal” towns, home of many young and talented musicians (and ones that have been around the block a few times). Taos is where I learned of Pandora…. keep playin’!

  25. just moved to germany, bought the the iphone there, downloaded pandaora app, all excited to have my stations with me on the road, and ahh! no dice. any futer plans?

  26. If there is another road, i think you should pass there.
    It’s only my warning, so don’t be angry.
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  27. Pandora is a great radio station/(personal box of songs) that you can listen to according to your own schedule.
    I would like to bring up one scenario. Suppose you don’t know the song title or the artist’s name, but you do know the TYPE of music.
    I, for one, would like to not only see ‘Song’, and ‘Artist’ prompts but a music ‘TYPE’ prompt.
    I’m beginning to like classical music but I know very few artist’s names.
    Cheers

  28. The Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska has been the site of many classic blues artists as well as Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Rockabilly, Punkabilly and just about every other combination you might think of. It is a funky, quirky place with tons of “personality”. I would also recommend seeing the talented and lyrically hilarious Charlie Burton playing anywhere in Lincoln, he is truly unique.

  29. I would like to invite you to our small town, to hear 3 great local groups, during a festival in July 2010.
    The name of the festival is, “Festival of Memories.”
    The name of the three group.
    “One-a-Chord”
    an a cappella group, singing, Do-whoop along with some gospel.
    Their style and sound will surprise you.
    “Streamline”, a country and rock band with a fantastic, young female singer.
    “Attaboy Luther”, a rock band with some 25 years of history under different band names.
    Yes, its a small town in West Virginia, but I think you might be surprised, with the amount of talent that can be found in just these three groups. (There are others and all great!)
    The Town is New Martinsville, WV, about 40 miles south of Wheeling. (Oh and only 30 miles south of Glen Dale WV… ever heard of Brad Pasley?)
    The date July 17, 2010 on Main Street, music starts around 2pm. Enjoy the day, the events and music.

  30. Hi…. I’m a newby here… I’m from Puerto Rico…. just discover Pandora for my blackberry & just Love IT!!! Can’t stop listening. But I was trying to find music from the latin singer Lourdes Robles & it not exist there. I’m wondering if you guys can add songs from her. If need help looking songs from her I can help, I’ll be more than glad to do it!!!!
    Break a leg!!!!!
    Tania

  31. Hey there Tim,
    So by now it’s been a few years since you began your roadtrip and wondering if this is an on going thing or if you’re done but all of us Pandora fans are just simply clueless? Regardless, I’m gonna give this a try cause you missed a diamond in the ruff, and you were so close. I live in Lawrence, Ks, which is just about 30 min from K.C. Mo, which is where you were when at the Sprint campus. Now we have a lil campus of our own that I’m sure you’ve heard of called Kansas University, Go Jayhawks!! Naturally in a college town you have the bars. However, we have a few extraordinary ones, namely “The Bottleneck”, “Replay”, “Liberty Hall”, and an oldtime movie theater-turned bar called “The Granada”. Alot of , now famous, musicians got their start at these places, and you missed them. Ooohhh and ya were sssoo close. So my husband and I got to thinkin, you need to back the truck up and hit our town. We’d be more than happy to be your personal tour guides, as he’s lived here all his life and I’ve been here 20+ years. So hit I-70 from Denver or St. Louis, whichever way you’d be travelin from and then you’ll never have to say, “Gosh, I regret not makin it to K.U. town and meeting that great couple, the Vaughns”. C’mon, pack lite and get yer clan in gear, get here, we’ll have beer, no fear, my cookin is the bomb, or I’ll eat yer rear…uumm naw yer ear eww no not that either, oh or I’ll drink yer beer! Yep, that’s it. I will drink yours and your crews beer, if my cooking is not exceptional. I hate beer, so ya see that is why it makes it a “bet”, if you will.
    Sincerely,
    Melissa “Mickey” Vaughn

  32. How about the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas?
    It’s every year in October, and features some of the great known, and not so known blues artists of all time.
    Last year was their 25th Anniversary, and to celebrate, they featured BB King, Taj Mahal, and Dr. John as their head lineup.
    I’ve also seen Ike Turner and Al Green play here.
    Its just a stone’s throw from the famed Crossroads of Hwy 61 and 49, where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil.
    Lots of great food and culture to take in in this area.
    Sonia

  33. Id love to see an app download on some of the game consoles(PS3, 360, etc.) as well. im always listening to Pandora while on them anyways