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

Gruhn Guitars

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."

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East Tennessee

Historic Tennessee Theatre

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
West Tennessee

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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

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 Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015 Winter Nights @ 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 Dec 20 Christmas With The Rigneys 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 Dec 20 Christmas in Olde Jonesborough: Dickens Downtown Jonesborough, TN December 20th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rekindle the old-fashioned Christmas spirit, Charles Dickens style, with carolers in period dress and more. A free children’s storytelling concert will take place at the Storytelling Center beginning at 11 a.m learn more Music & Arts Dec 20 Good Tidings Christmas Giveaway for the Needy Sevierville, TN Good Tidings Christmas Giveaway for the Needy at Sevier County Fairgrounds learn more Music & Arts Dec 20 Tim Lowry in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Jonesborough, TN Storyteller Tim Lowry will offer a benefit performance of his one-man show Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (featured this past October at the 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival) on December 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Mary B. Martin Theater at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. learn more