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 20 - 24 Earth Week in Gatlinburg Gatlinburg, TN Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more! learn more Music & Arts Apr 20 Aer Knoxville, TN Boston duo Aer, formed by David von Mering & Carter Schultz, have created their own brand of music comprised of rap, reggae, pop & indie rock. Aer unveiled their debut album The Bright Side, in 2012, which independently earned the No. 1 spot on iTunes Albums chart and Billboard’s Top 200. Aer’s second album, self-titled, released on January 21, 2014 reached #5 on iTunes Top Albums chart with 10,150 sold in the US in the first week and charted #26 Overall on Billboard’s charts, the single “Says She Loves Me” rose to #1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation. Aer has shared the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Mac Miller, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, SOJA, Dirty Heads, Pepper and more. They’ve been on three national headline tours, on the last they played over a dozen sold out shows including one in front of 2,500 fans in their hometown of Boston, as well as two European headline tours. Aer’s music has been placed on numerous MTV shows including “Real World,” on the NFL Network, and in an Etnies advertisement featuring Ryan Sheckler. They're currently working on their follow up to their self-titled album. learn more Music & Arts Apr 20 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 www.jacksongeralsbaseball.com or call 731.988.5299 - learn more Music & Arts Apr 21 - 25 65th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg, TN As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 65th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. learn more Music & Arts Apr 21 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 www.jacksongeralsbaseball.com or call 731.988.5299 - learn more