Music & Arts | Tennessee Vacation

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.

East Tennessee - Chattanooga & Southeast

Chattanooga Comes to Life with Live Music

Between its dynamic entertainment venues, lively restaurants and bustling festivals, Southeast Tennessee’s Chattanooga is experiencing a music renaissance, featuring incredible live music on any given night. Its collective music scene is not defined by one genre; rather it is a diverse experience for all.


Chattanooga Comes to Life with Live Music
Middle Tennessee

Americana Fest

This 17th Annual event will take place September 20-25, 2016, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. For six nights the Americana Music Festival will feature approximately 180 live performances at over nine music venues in the vicinity of downtown Nashville.

East Tennessee

Bristol Rhythm Roots & Reunion

The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival is set in beautiful Historic Downtown Bristol—the birthplace of country music and home of the 1927 Bristol Sessions—with more than 100 amazing acts of live music during September 16-18, 2016. With 20 stages, indoors and out, and split by the state lines of Virginia and Tennessee, festivarians can dance in two states and make memories to last a lifetime.

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

Hatch Show Print: Tour the Legendary Print Shop

One of America’s oldest working letterpress print shops, Hatch Show Print has created original art for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and numerous Grand Ole Opry stars, along with many of today’s artists from Willie Nelson to The Black Keys.

Tour Hatch Show Print