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

Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print is a legendary letterpress and advertising company that brought vibrant and vivacious color to a world of entertainment and southern culture. The golden era of Hatch came right in time for the golden era of country music and jazz, producing work for iconic artists like Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong. Today, you can visit its space attached to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see restrikes and buy posters, get hands-on in a workshop, or simply buy a souvenir.

Press On
East Tennessee

Americana Music

The Celtic sounds of early settlers found their way to the wider world through Bristol’s “Big Bang of country music,” morphed into the lonesome ballads of bluegrass and spread across the state and nation in the forms of gospel, blues and rock music. Today, you can celebrate Americana music at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, at WDVX’s daily Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, at the one-of-a-kind Bluegrass Underground, Chattanooga’s Mountain Opry and countless other venues and festivals.

Start Strumming
West Tennessee

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden that includes a 17-acre campus and a permanent collection of more than 2,000 objects. Styled in the manner of an English park, the gardens have open vistas and smaller, intimate formal spaces, a variety of sculptures, and an arboreta with over 120 identified species of trees. Visitors can tour the South Lawn, the Formal Gardens, the Cutting Garden, and the Woodland Gardens. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens also hosts a variety of events, including sunrise yoga, children’s events, and Food Truck Friday

Experience Art

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 Nov 1 - 2 Fall Festival Weekend at Milky Way Farm Pulaski, TN Milky Way Farm Chocolate Estate Tours learn more Music & Arts Nov 1 Lone Mountain Band 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 Nov 1 - 2 Head of the Hooch Rowing Regatta (2014 marks their 10th Anniversary in Chattanooga, TN!) Chattanooga, TN Watch the Hooch from Chattanooga’s riverfront as nearly 10,000 rowers compete on the challenging course in the second largest rowing regatta in the America, after Head of the Charles. learn more Music & Arts Nov 1 Iron Eagle Challenge Cookeville, TN 2nd annual Iron Eagle Challenge will fund 2015 Summer Mission Trips for Tennessee Tech Baptist Collegiate Ministry. The funds will help provide relief in orphanages in Africa, aid in poverty stricken areas, clean drinking water in third world countries, and most importantly spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations. Competition will begin at 9:00 a.m. learn more Music & Arts Nov 1 - 2 Battle of Johnsonville 150th Anniversary Commemorative Living History Event Eva, TN This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville and in honor of this momentous occasion Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and Johnsonville State Historic Area are working together to host a Living History and Commemorative Event like no other. On November 1st and 2nd, 2014 there will be artillery, infantry, cavalry, and civilian demonstrations taking place at Eva Beach Day Use Area in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and throughout Johnsonville State Historic Area. We will also present period music, pontoon rides, art, and more. There will be additional programs through the week including a museum tour and an anniversary hike. learn more