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 Oct 26 Trigger Hippy feat. Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac and Nick Govrik Knoxville, TN We've got Rounder Records "supergroup" Trigger Hippy on Sunday, October 26! Featuring The Black Crowes cofounder Steve Gorman, triple-platinum singer Joan Osborne, singer-guitarist-keyboardist Jackie Greene, five consecutive MusicRow Session Guitarist of the Year award winner Tom Bukovac, and bassist Nick Govrik. C'mon out and you’ll hear propulsive rock, gritty blues, heart-searing soul, sinewy grooves, sublime vocal harmonies and a rich, earthy sensibility steeped in Americana roots. learn more Music & Arts Oct 28 Fossil & Artifact ID Night Gray, TN Did you find a rock or fossil while they were digging your neighbor’s cellar? Maybe you picked up something odd on a river bank or by the ocean? Were you given a gift of a collection of fossils? We can help you find out what you have! The public is invited to bring their fossil collections to the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site. Museum scientists will assist the public in identifying such specimens as a part of “Fossil and Artifact ID Night” on Tuesday, October 28, from 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. learn more Music & Arts Oct 28 Downtown Cruise In Paris, TN Classic cars, antique cars and those who just love to look at the cars "Cruise In" to Downtown Paris at 5:30 pm the fourth Tuesday in May, June, August, September and October. The event is free. For more information send inquires to Downtown Paris Association c/o Kathy Ray — P.O. Box 95 — Paris, TN. 38242 (731) 653-7274 learn more Music & Arts Oct 28 - Nov 1 Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live! Jonesborough, TN Sheila Kay Adams shares stories from the small mountain community in Western North Carolina where she was born, and passes on the rich musical heritage of her ancestors. A banjo player and seventh generation ballad singer, she is also an author of several books and recordings. learn more Music & Arts Oct 30 Evening Storytelling Concert with Sheila Kay Adams Jonesborough, TN Thursday, October 30 • 7:30 p.m. Banjos, Ballads, and Bad Men Sheila’s love of traditional Appalachian ballads and claw-hammer banjo, combined with her unique repertoire of stories, makes for a special not-to-be-missed concert. learn more