West Tennessee
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West Tennessee

Rich delta terrain covers the western third of Tennessees low, rolling landscape, extending from the Tennessee River to the Mississippi River. Memphis is the regions largest city. Northwest Tennessees Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake in the eastern U.S.

Southern and soulful, West Tennessee blends a raw, urban can-do spirit with rural charm, delivering its own rhythm of extraordinary experiences, iconic artists and diverse culture.

Friendly small towns plus a few larger ones along the Mississippi River punctuate the stories of West Tennessees legendary music, dramatic history and natural wonders.

Absorb the Memphis Sound as you explore Beale Street nightlife and the unrivaled music history landmarks: Elvis Graceland, Sun Studio, Stax Museum and Museum of Rock ‘n’ Soul. After sightseeing, your taste buds will thank you over a generous plate of West Tennessees barbecue or a crispy catfish platter.

Tread historic land on Civil War battlefields and at the National Civil Rights Museum. Enter a unique ecosystem at surreal earthquake-created Reelfoot Lake, a natural habitat for waterfowl and bald eagles. Indulge all your senses in West Tennessee.


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Gear up for major merrymaking in the city. Or, savor small-town charm. West Tennessee shines in its music mojo, legendary landmarks, tasteworthy traditions and an awesome array of recreation in our great outdoors.

West Tennessee Sep 20 Nathan Bedford Forrest Hosts Rock 'n Race Weekend Eva Beach Music and Arts Festival Eva, TN The Eva Beach Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, September 20 now includes the best in local performers, arts, crafts, food, and more. To add to the excitement, the Friends of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park have partnered with the Camden Central High School Rebound Club to bring you The Amazing Race on Sunday, September 21st. Two-person teams will compete in a variety of sports including biking, canoeing, and running. This will be a weekend to remember! learn more West Tennessee Sep 23 Heritage Center Membeship Meeting and Dinner at the Center Paris, TN Heritage Center Membeship Meeting and Dinner at the Center learn more West Tennessee Sep 24 - Oct 5 Phantom of the Opera Memphis, TN Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Memphis as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever before," this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. learn more West Tennessee Sep 26 - 28 Eye Full of Paris Weekend - A Celebration of the Arts Paris, TN It's art, it's theater, it's music, it's the annual Eye-Full of Paris weekend celebrating visual and performing arts. It begins with Commercial Bank's Noon on the Square concert, Friday September 26th on the lawn of the Henry County Court House. Friday evening brings a combination of arts and photography during the WildLife Awaits Art Exhibit sponsored by Friends of the Wildlife Refuge. On Saturday, September 27th, Arts Round the Square takes over the courthouse lawn. All sorts of artists will display and sell their works from 10 am til 4 pm. Saturday evening is a festive Concert in the Vineyards at the Paris Winery. Sunday afternoon, local churches gather for Downtown Churches Rejoice! This celebration of the arts includes three full days of visual and performing arts in a variety of venues in and around Paris, Tennessee. While most events take place in downtown Paris on the courthouse lawn, events are scheduled at the Lee Academy for the Arts and Paris Winery. Admission is free to all events. 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 West Tennessee Sep 26 - 27 Tina Turner Celebration Brownsville, TN Celebrate the "Queen of Rock N Roll" during Brownsville's annual Tina Turner Heritage Days Sept. 26-27, 2014. Visit Nutbush and tour Tina's childhood school, Flagg Grove School. learn more
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