Three Famous Music Streets in three of America’s Greatest Music Cities. Bourbon Street is in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico, is nicknamed the “Big Easy”. Beale Street is in the heart of Memphis – famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll that originated there. Then, finally, Broadway is in Music City USA - Nashville, Tennessee where you’ll find great music playing on a rockin’ stage, cold drinks flowing and a party that lasts all day, every day.