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.
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
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
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
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.