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Waterfalls, Bluegrass, Romance & History

Upper Cumberland

The beauty of the Upper Cumberland calls out to the need for adventure. You’ll find it across the Cumberland Plateau, along wild rivers, in our grassroots music and among the stories of our heroes and statesmen.

Have you ever seen a picture you wish you could jump into? In the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, you can bring that photo to life. The Upper Cumberland brims with geological, botanical and scenic wonders.

Ride horseback alongside rushing whitewater. Find a perfect picnic spot. Delve into histories of local heroes. Shop for antiques. Catch a Broadway play in the intimate Cumberland County Playhouse. Enjoy a private tasting at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyard. Do something unheard of such as attend a concert in a cave.

The Upper Cumberland speaks of a simpler time. Rustic Standing Stone State Park hosts the National Rolley Hole Marble Championship. The Muddy Pond Mennonite community mercantile offers delectable home-canned goods. The Upper Cumberland Quilt Trails beautiful countryside shows off historic barns displaying gorgeous quilt squares, each one a replica of a treasured heirloom.

In McMinnville, Cumberland CavernsBluegrass Underground springs to life with established and emerging artists in Americana, gospel, jazz, bluegrass and country. Have a history moment at the home of Sgt. Alvin C. York, the legendary WWI Medal of Honor soldier, in Pall Mall, or the home of Cordell Hull, the Nobel Prize-winning founder of the United Nations.

Primal wilderness ratchets up the visual thrills of Angel Falls in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Dive in or drop a line into Dale Hollow’s scenic Obey River in hopes of catching a state-record rainbow trout. It’s your time.

Experience Upper Cumberland

Drive along a picturesque wine trail. Stand in awe of the areas natural beauty. Be part of grassroots music in the making. Memories are made here. 


Upper Cumberland Feb 19 - Apr 15 Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club Unplugged Livingston, TN Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club Unplugged learn more Upper Cumberland Feb 20 Hamilton County Ramblers at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more Upper Cumberland Feb 20 Cole Washburn live in Concert! Woodbury, TN Saturday February 20th- Come enjoy the musical talent of Cole Washburn from 6-8pm at Stillhouse Restaurant. learn more Upper Cumberland Feb 27 DAVENPORT BROTHERS BLUEGRASS BAND at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more Upper Cumberland Feb 27 Tennessee State Disc Golf Championship/ Short Mountain Idol Karioke Contest Woodbury, TN February 27th (during the day)- The Short Mountain Disc Jam and Little Short Mountain Farm will be hosting the Tennessee State Doubles Championship for Disc Golf! Come enjoy a beautiful day on the farm and learn how to play disc golf during this wild and fun competetion. February 27th (during the evening 7PM-close)- Stillhouse Restaurant will host the first annual Short Mountain Idol Karioke Contest! Come sing your heart out and see if you have what it takes to be crowned Short Mountain Idol! learn more

Upper Cumberland City Guide

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