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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

AmericanaFest

Nashville hosts the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference Sept. 15-20. More than 160 artists will perform at venues across the city including Los Lobos, Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack, Jim Lauderdale, Stephen Kellogg, honeyhoney, Andrew Combs, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, Liz Longley, Josh Rouse and more. For more information, click here.

AmericanaFest
East Tennessee

Bristol Rhythm Roots & Reunion

More than 100 music acts take to stages throughout downtown Bristol for this three-day music festival, Sept. 18-20. This year you will hear the likes of Steve Earle & the Dukes, Dr. Dog, Delbert McClinton, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, and many more. For tickets and more info, click here.

Dancin' in the Birthplace of Country Music
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

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 Sep 1 - Oct 31 Levitt Shell Fall Concert Series Memphis, TN Dust off your lawn chair and get out your picnic baskets. It's time for Levitt Shell's Fall Concert Series. The Shell is nestled in the beautiful and expansive Overton Park – a green oasis where art and culture come together. Get comfortable and settled in for the Dynamites and Charles Walker. learn more Music & Arts Sep 1 - Nov 30 Ruby Falls Lantern Tours Chattanooga, TN Since 2006, this intimate experience allows visitors a rarely -seen view deep within Lookout Mountain. learn more Music & Arts Sep 1 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 Sep 1 - 30 Hola Festival Knoxville, TN Presented by Hola Hora Latina during Hispanic Heritage Month, the festival features food vendors, children's games, crafts, dancing, and live music. learn more Music & Arts Sep 1 - 5 Will Hornyak as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center Jonesborough, TN www.willhornyak.net September 1-5 From Russian fairytales and Irish myths to Native American legends and original material, Will Hornyak weaves a wide web of stories into engaging and well-crafted performances and workshops. learn more