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.
One words says it all – Bonnarroo. One of the best music and arts festivals in the world starts the second Thursday of every June and runs four days on a 700-acre farm in Manchester. Artists from every musical genre hit the stage including acts this year such as Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Florence & The Machine, Kacey Musgraves and more. This is a one-of-a-kind musical experience that can only be Made in Tennessee.Festival on the Farm
Started in 1982, Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga has become one the largest music festivals in the country. This year's festival, June 5 - 13, features some 100 artists playing eight nights on stages around downtown. Riverbend attracts more than 600,000 people every year. You'll be able to catch artists such as Hunter Hayes, Three Doors Down, Merle Haggard, Sam Hunt, Melissa Etheridge, Martina McBride and Stone Temple Pilots.Dancin' on the River
The biggest names in country music bring their talents and diehard fans June 11-14 to downtown Nashville for the CMA Music Festival. Country artists can meet their fans during the AT&T U-Verse Fan Fair X which includes live music on three stages, freebies, fan experiences and artist interactions including autograph signings and meet-and-greets. Get thee to LP Field every night for performances by Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Ashley Monroe, Aaron Watson, Big Smo, Chris Young, Chase Rice, Diamond Rio, Dustin Lynch, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, The Oak Ridge Boys and many more.Country Music's Biggest Festival
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
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.