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.

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.

Middle Tennessee


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.

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 Oct 11 Creative Zone: Adorn a Microphone Nashville, TN Drop by the museum to adorn your own iconic microphone! learn more Music & Arts Oct 11 Interview and Drum Demonstration: Philip Paul Nashville, TN Join Philip Paul for an interview and drum demonstration presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music. learn more Music & Arts Oct 11 Interview and Performance: Ironing Board Sam Nashville, TN Join blues singer and keyboardist Ironing Board Sam for an interview illustrated with photos, film footage, and recordings, as well as a performance. learn more Music & Arts Oct 11 Fall Family Picnic Castalian Springs, TN Presented by Cragfont Historic Home learn more Music & Arts Oct 11 Rhythm & Vine feat. Ingrid Andress Nashville, TN This free concert series will showcase some regular performing artists as well as new and upcoming Nashville Talent. learn more