Lose yourself in the wonder of tales told in traditional stage shows and quirky storytelling that reaches deep into our heritage. Learn about Tennessee’s greats of stage and screen. Let the visual arts in our galleries, museums and festivals fill your mind’s eye.
Touch the handiwork of Tennessee’s 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 Tennessee’s culinary arts.
Gruhn Guitars, the world's premier guitar store, started in 1970 on Broadway in a building right by the stage door of Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry. The store grew to two buildings on Broadway until moving a few years ago to an even larger location on 8th Avenue South, just outside of Nashville's downtown. Players and pickers from all around the globe make pilgrimages to shop here with owner George Gruhn, who has been hailed by Guitar Player magazine as the person who "knows more about guitars than anyone on earth."Explore Gruhn Guitars
Knoxville's magnificent Historic Tennessee Theatre first opened its doors on October 1, 1928, and was hailed as “the South’s most beautiful theatre.” And, it still is today, following a $25.5 million renovation finished in 2005. The official state theatre of Tennessee is a world-class performing arts center.Enjoy a performance
What began as a tiny record store in an old movie theater in Memphis, grew to become one of the most important music recording studios and label in the world. Located in the heart of Soulsville USA, Stax Records launched the careers of unknowns who became icons such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Luther Ingram, Albert King, the Bar-Kays and more. The Stax Museum tells its legendary story.Listen to legends
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.