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Tennessee is a feast for both body and soul. Take a musical journey, or sink your senses into beautiful works of art and craft. Explore the tales we tell in words, sights and sounds.
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Tennessee is best known for its rich music scene, with mind-blowing music venues for every taste. But the music is only the beginning.

Lose yourself in the wonder of tales told in traditional stage shows and quirky storytelling that reaches deep into our heritage. Learn about Tennessees greats of stage and screen. Let the visual arts in our galleries, museums and festivals fill your minds eye.

Touch the handiwork of Tennessees artisans both traditional and avant-garde. Examine our astonishing literary history from scholarly research to science fiction. Top it all off with a filling taste of Tennessees culinary arts.

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Middle Tennessee

AmericanaFest

Nashville hosts the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference Sept. 15-20. More than 160 artists will perform at venues across the city including Los Lobos, Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack, Jim Lauderdale, Stephen Kellogg, honeyhoney, Andrew Combs, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, Liz Longley, Josh Rouse and more. For more information, click here.

AmericanaFest
East Tennessee

Bristol Rhythm Roots & Reunion

More than 100 music acts take to stages throughout downtown Bristol for this three-day music festival, Sept. 18-20. This year you will hear the likes of Steve Earle & the Dukes, Dr. Dog, Delbert McClinton, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, and many more. For tickets and more info, click here.

Dancin' in the Birthplace of Country Music
West Tennessee

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum tells the story of the birth of rock and soul music. Located on famous Beale Street in the FedEx Forum, this Smithsonian interactive exhibition covers Memphis' music history from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records onto the music scene. 

Listen to legends
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Hatch Show Print: Tour the Legendary Print Shop

One of America’s oldest working letterpress print shops, Hatch Show Print has created original art for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and numerous Grand Ole Opry stars, along with many of today’s artists from Willie Nelson to The Black Keys.

Tour Hatch Show Print

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Tennessee’s natural beauty and cultural heritage feed the creative instinct like no other place. Immerse yourself in the depth and variety of artistic expression in Tennessee.


Music & Arts Feb 13 Valley Grass Express 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 Music & Arts Feb 13 Valentines Dinner Celebration Pulaski, TN A special Valentine evening to remember at the historic estate. Dinner & Dessert, Laughter, and entertainment. learn more Music & Arts Feb 13 A Tribute to Tennessee Ernie Ford at Paramount Bristol Bristol, TN The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is proud to partner with The Paramount Chamber Players to produce a one-of-a-kind evening dedicated to the music of Tennessee Ernie Ford on February 13, 2016 at Paramount Bristol. The concert, on what would have been Ford’s 97th birthday, will feature songs from Ford’s vast repertoire performed by The Paramount Chamber Players, special guests The Jeff Little Trio, a choral ensemble and vocal soloists, along with accompanying narration. The two-hour concert will include something for everyone: gospel tunes, country boogie tunes, patriotic and folk songs, a new rendition of “Sixteen Tons,” and the premiere of a hymn arrangement by Ann Holler, which was commissioned especially for the concert. learn more Music & Arts Feb 13 Fusion at Fontanel: Amore’ – A Valentine’s Dinner Show Nashville, TN A Valentine’s Dinner Show pairing beautiful music with delicious authentic Italian cuisine and flavorful wines to stimulate the senses. learn more Music & Arts Feb 13 The Jackson Symphony PRESENTS An Evening with Anthony Kearns Jackson, TN Anthony Kearns, from the world recognized group The Irish Tenors, will sweep you away with selections from opera to standards of American Song to traditional Irish fare. Favorites will include Shenandoah, O sole mio, Nearer My God to Thee, Danny Boy and God Bless America. Program TBA Ensemble: The Jackson Symphony Orchestra For further information, please contact the Offices of The Jackson Symphony at (731) 427-6440 or visit us on –line at www.thejacksonsymphony.org. learn more