Seasonal Splendor
With Tennessee’s scenic beauty, mild climate, Southern hospitality and diverse entertainment options, there’s something for every taste, every season.
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Winter 2014

A Tennessee Winter

Tennessee has a way of calling you home—for seasonal celebrations and warm gatherings. Explore the rich past of our historic homes and towns. Thrill to holiday lights, experience our music and treat your foodie taste buds to some divine delights.

Explore Tennessee’s Rich Music History
Spring 2013

Springtime in Tennessee

The perfect time to recharge, to make a getaway, Spring in Tennessee engages you with windblown wildflowers, challenging trails, succulent strawberry-picking and a bounty of festivals. Come enjoy the world of outdoor sports, add in some great shopping buys, then sample our culinary specialties.

Escape to Tennessee
Summer 2013

Summertime in Tennessee

Summer's about making memories you'll cherish a lifetime. Ziplining through the treetops at Chattanooga's Ruby Falls. Digging iconic music-filled nightlife, whether on Memphis' Beale Street or Nashville's Lower Broadway. Having the time of your life at Dollywood, on wild coasters and tappin' your toes to the musical shows. Tennessee's bursting with beauty and adventure.

Make Memories in Tennessee
Make Summer Last in Tennessee - Leave the office
Fall 2013

Fall in Tennessee

You're in good company here, surrounded by Tennessee's brilliant autumn. Brightly hued leaves. Visits to local farms. The snap of a football and tailgate parties. Crafts fairs. Fall in Tennessee presents boldly colored landscapes, fascinating history, vibrant music and culture—all woven together through the sights, the music and stories of people you meet along the way.

Go Behind the Scenes
Fall for Music Lovers -- A Chat with Time Jumpers at Nashville's Third and Lindsley
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Apr 24 - 26 Rivers and Spires Festival Clarksville, TN This internationally award winning event features over 100 entertainers, art, children’s events, a teen area, international exhibits and community talent shows, all throughout Historic Downtown Clarksville. The Festival has FREE admission to all concerts, shows, and most activities. Rivers and Spires Festival started in 2003 as a tribute to the returning soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Since then, it has continued to follow this heritage, with special tributes for the many soldiers from nearby Fort Campbell deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. learn more Apr 24 - May 11 Monty Python's Spamalot Knoxville, TN Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and voted Outstanding Musical of 973 AD, The New York Times called Spamalot, “resplendently silly.” A musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This Broadway smash features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers! Recommended for high school and up. learn more Apr 24 Gatlinburg Earth Day Festival Gatlinburg, TN Families are encouraged to come and celebrate in the Earth Day Festival. Enjoy music, free crafts, activities, face painting, demonstrations and more at Mynatt Park from 3:00-7:00pm! learn more Apr 24 - 26 Windrock Park Spring Jamboree Oliver Springs, TN Guided rides, ATV Rodeo, poker run, Windrock Wide Open, Windrock Challenge, Drag Race, Mud Drag and Dash for Cash are just a few of the activities at the Jamboree! learn more Apr 24 Curator's Perspective: "Art and War: Propaganda, Conscience, and the Power of Objectivity" Presented by Frist Center Chief Curator, Mark Scala Nashville, TN This lecture will consider the historical representation of war in the context of the exhibitions Goya: The Disasters of War and Steve Mumford’s War Journals, 2003–2013. While much war-related art has functioned as propaganda—diminishing the humanity of the enemy and emphasizing the glorious defense of homeland or ideology—other art employs extreme emotionalism to open eyes and hearts to the brutality of war. A third path, meant to dispassionately record the day-to-day reality of a war zone, avoids overt propagandizing or emotional manipulation. The artist-as-realist might say “I make no judgment. It is up to you to deduce a larger narrative, place blame, or probe more deeply into the causes of the conflict.” The lecture will raise questions: Why do artists depict conflict? How and by whom are their images used? Does their work change anything? learn more