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Las Vegas is named fifth ‘Most Rockin’ city in the United States

Title is based on StubHub’s 2011 Concert Ticket Sales Report

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Lady Gaga performs during the second night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. The festival marks the official launch of iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s free digital radio product combining more than 800 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities.

iHeartRadio Music Festival: Night 1

Will.I.Am, Fergie and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas perform during the first night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Launch slideshow »

iHeartRadio Music Festival: Night 2

Lady Gaga performs during the second night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. The festival marks the official launch of iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's free digital radio product combining more than 800 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities. Launch slideshow »

It’s no secret that Las Vegas boasts an array of entertainment options, but StubHub, the world’s largest online ticket exchange, has determined that the city is home to some of the biggest music fans in the country.

Las Vegas placed fifth on its “Most Rockin’ Cities” list for 2011, based on gross ticket sales per capita. The top event for the year was determined to be the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

The list was released as part of StubHub’s 2011 Concert Ticket Sales Report, the first annual review of concert sales on its Web site StubHub.com. Hartford, Conn., took the top spot, although it should be noted that the city is home to the ticket seller’s central offices.

Boston was second, followed by Miami, Atlanta and Las Vegas, respectively. Despite an overall decrease in the prices of concert tickets, StubHub reported that 2011 marked its highest number of sales yet, a 29 percent increase since 2007.

Las Vegas has increasingly become a tour destination for musicians and fans alike. Next week marks the debut of another music festival in the city, the two-day Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats Music Festival at the Cosmopolitan. The event features up-and-coming indie acts including the Black Lips, Delta Spirit and White Denim.

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