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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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
Middle Tennessee

The Johnny Cash Museum

The Johnny Cash Museum is heralded as a must-see by the likes of Forbes, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Conde’ Nast Travel and more. You’ll see why when you enter. Never-before-seen Cash treasures and memorabilia along with interactive technology give you a privatedlook into the Man in Black’s life. The museum features a new exhibit, The Legends of Sun Records.

Walk the Line
East Tennessee

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

It all started in Bristol with the “Big Bang of Country Music.” The 1927 Bristol Sessions, recorded by Ralph Peer, featured the likes of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. The new Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, explores the history of those 1927 sessions and their lasting impact on music around the world. 

Where it all started

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 Apr 1 An Evening with Sarah McLachlan Memphis, TN From an early age, music provided Sarah with the tools she needed to navigate the challenges she faced in her life so she recognizes how important it is for every child to have those same opportunities. McLachlan’s latest album SHINE ON was released earlier this year, it explores her personal journey over the last three years navigating love, loss and change. SHINE ON celebrates the human ability to grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on. learn more Music & Arts Apr 1 Dogwood Arts Festival Knoxville, TN This iconic month-long festival celebrates the arts, culture, and natural beauty of East Tennessee learn more Music & Arts Apr 2, 2015 - Aug 27, 2915 Peabody Rooftop Parties Memphis, TN The Rooftop Parties take place on The Peabody's Plantation Roof every Thursday evening during the summer season. The tradition continues with cocktails, dancing, live music and great views of the Mississippi River. Entertainment from top local and regional entertainment acts. Admission includes one drink. Ladies get in free until 7 p.m. The Peabody Rooftop Parties are hosted by Q107.5 / 96.1 FM and house DJ. learn more Music & Arts Apr 2 Chattanooga Film Festival Kick-Off Celebration Chattanooga, TN Join us for a celebration of film, music and the arts as we welcome the triumphant return of the Chattanooga Film Festival. learn more Music & Arts Apr 2 Tedeschi Trucks Band Memphis, TN In just three years, Tedeschi Trucks Band -- the 11-member collective led by husband-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi -- has taken its roots-rich musical mix to audiences across the globe and become a proven powerhouse on stage. Driven by Trucks' signature slide-guitar sound and Tedeschi's honey-to-husk voice, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers an electrifying blend of blues, soul, jazz, and rock drawing from an ever-evolving song list. learn more