Music & Arts
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

Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print is a legendary letterpress and advertising company that brought vibrant and vivacious color to a world of entertainment and southern culture. The golden era of Hatch came right in time for the golden era of country music and jazz, producing work for iconic artists like Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong. Today, you can visit its space attached to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see restrikes and buy posters, get hands-on in a workshop, or simply buy a souvenir.

Press On
East Tennessee

Americana Music

The Celtic sounds of early settlers found their way to the wider world through Bristol’s “Big Bang of country music,” morphed into the lonesome ballads of bluegrass and spread across the state and nation in the forms of gospel, blues and rock music. Today, you can celebrate Americana music at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, at WDVX’s daily Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, at the one-of-a-kind Bluegrass Underground, Chattanooga’s Mountain Opry and countless other venues and festivals.

Start Strumming
West Tennessee

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden that includes a 17-acre campus and a permanent collection of more than 2,000 objects. Styled in the manner of an English park, the gardens have open vistas and smaller, intimate formal spaces, a variety of sculptures, and an arboreta with over 120 identified species of trees. Visitors can tour the South Lawn, the Formal Gardens, the Cutting Garden, and the Woodland Gardens. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens also hosts a variety of events, including sunrise yoga, children’s events, and Food Truck Friday

Experience Art

Experience Music & Arts

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 Sep 17 Clayton Center presents Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Maryville, TN Direct from Dakar, Senegal comes the St. Joseph's Gospel Choir learn more Music & Arts Sep 17 - Oct 4 ON THE TOWN Clarksville, TN “New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town!” Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s legendary musical about three sailors (Ryan Bowie, Michael Spaziani and Cameron Perry) who manage to find love and incredible adventures in the Big Apple on a 24-hour leave. Starring Stacy Turner, bursting with high energy dancing choreographed by Jessica Davidson, and featuring such memorable numbers as “New York, New York,” “Lonely Town” and the hilarious “I Can Cook Too,” this New York City musical comedy is not to be missed! learn more Music & Arts Sep 17 - 19 Tennessee SHRM Conference & Expo Sevierville, TN Tennessee SHRM Conference & Expo Sevierville Convention Center Great Smoky Mountains learn more Music & Arts Sep 18 - 20 True Blue Truck Show Townsend, TN This will be the fourth year of True Blue Trucks Magazine's Fall Ford Truck Fest. The weekend's festivities are open to all generations and years of Ford Trucks! (Broncos welcome too - they are Ford trucks!) learn more Music & Arts Sep 18 Marc Broussard Knoxville, TN Broussard has matured into a songwriter of uncommon eloquence, fashioning the indigenous idioms of his native region into compelling personal testimony. Make sure to catch his performance at the Bijou Theatre on 9/18/2014 learn more