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.

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
Middle Tennessee

The Johnny Cash Museum

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
East Tennessee

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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

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 Mar 1 Free First Sunday: Featuring Three Season Faire; Cleveland Woodwind Trio; Open Spaces Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN Bring your family for a free day of gallery exploration, art making experiences for the kids. learn more Music & Arts Mar 2 - Dec 30 Heritage Alliance Town Tours Jonesborough, TN Heritage Alliance Town Tours learn more Music & Arts Mar 3 Growing Agriculture Conference White Pine, TN Farming for the ages: this all-day conference is geared towards beginning farmers of East Tennessee and generational farms in transition to the next (ad)venture. Speakers, workshop leaders, and one-on-one consultants include expert growers, UT Extension, TN Department of Ag, and area professionals. learn more Music & Arts Mar 4 - Jun 3 "The Roaring 20's" Granville, TN "The Roaring 20's - Fashion is not all that changes." learn more Music & Arts Mar 4 Will To Deceive, a mystery dinner show Gallatin, TN Traveling murder mystery dinner show, going to a variety of locations, with a variety of price ranges but always the same great show. This show consists of six actors, who sing, dance, to improve and perform among the audience. Family Friendly event, audience interaction encouraged, prizes awarded! learn more