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.

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.

West Tennessee

Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale Street Music Festival kicks off Memphis in May, May 1-3, with three days filled with some of the best music in the world from headliners to new artists. You'll hear Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, The Avett Brothers, Tennessee's own Paramore along with many more.

Music on the River
East Tennessee

Riverbend Festival

Started in 1982, Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga has become one the largest music festivals in the country. This year's festival, June 5 - 13, features some 100 artists playing eight nights on stages around downtown. Riverbend attracts more than 600,000 people every year. You'll be able to catch artists such as Hunter Hayes, Three Doors Down, Merle Haggard, Sam Hunt, Melissa Etheridge, Martina McBride and Stone Temple Pilots.

Dancin' on the River
Middle Tennessee

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

One words says it all – Bonnarroo. One of the best music and arts festivals in the world starts the second Thursday of every June and runs four days on a 700-acre farm in Manchester.  Artists from every musical genre hit the stage including acts this year such as Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Florence & The Machine, Kacey Musgraves and more. This is a one-of-a-kind musical experience that can only be Made in Tennessee.

Festival on the Farm

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 30 - May 1 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Knoxville, TN The 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event: “Reconstruction Tennessee,” will take place on April 30 – May 1, 2015 in Knoxville and surrounding historic sites. ABA’s Top 100 Selection Committee selected the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration, Blue & Gray Reunion and Jubilee as one of the best events to experience in 2015. learn more Music & Arts Apr 30 Chattanooga Lookouts vs Jacksonville Suns Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Double-A A affiliate team for the Minnesota Twins. learn more Music & Arts Apr 30 Art + Issues: Selflessly Serving the Team in Business, in Community, in Life Chattanooga, TN In a world that celebrates stars and heroes, our greatest successes are often due to the hard work of the less recognized team players. learn more Music & Arts Apr 30 - May 2 “Journey to the Promised Land” Granville, TN “Journey to the Promised Land” Story of Settlers from North Carolina coming to Tennessee looking for Promised Land. To promote Tennessee Promised Land Trail learn more Music & Arts Apr 30 Jackson Generals Baseball Jackson, TN Catch the Jackson Generals, Seattle Mariner's AA Affiliate in their 6,000 seat Minor League Baseball stadium located in Jackson, Tennessee. Opened in 1998, it has been the friendly confines of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx and now the Jackson Generals. Be sure to visit the Ballpark on Saturday Home Games for Fireworks! The stadium is located east of downtown Jackson and is visible from Interstate 40. In addition to hosting Southern League baseball games, The Ballpark at Jackson was awarded the 2010-2014 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship as well as the 1999 and 2011 Southern League All-Star Games. High school and college baseball games are also played there in the spring before the Jackson Generals season begins. For more information visit or call 731.988.5299 - learn more