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There's no place like Tennessee to inspire artistic expression, from great music to traditional crafts, from storytelling to fine art.

Tennessee is calling you to enjoy great entertainment in music and performing arts, with beautiful historic theaters and unique music venues throughout the state, from the blues on the banks of the Mississippi, to the world-famous recording studios of Nashville, to the haunting sounds of traditional mountain music in the east.

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The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
"Partners with organizations and individuals across the state to tell the whole story of America's greatest challenge, ...more

City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-898-2947

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Theatre Guild, Inc.
"The Theatre Guild is a non-profit organization, who in its 78 year history, promotes and creates live theatre productions. Our mission is to inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, educate, and empower artists and audiences in order to make the Lakeway area a more conscious and compassionate community. The Theatre Guild stimulates, celebrates, and enhances the understanding of ourselves and ...more

City:  Morristown, TN
Phone:  (423) 586-9260

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Theatre Memphis
"One of the oldest and most successful community theatres in the U.S., presenting Broadway musicals and alternative plays on the Lohrey Stage and Next ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-682-8323

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Tivoli Theatre/Memorial Auditorium
"Two historic theatres offering live music and theatre in downtown Chattanooga. Call for show ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-757-5156

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Top Secret Trail
"Top Secret is waiting for you: a trail of secrets hidden among the scenic wilds of the Upper Cumberland Plateau. Immerse yourself in early Knoxville history by touring Blount Mansion, James White Fort and Bleak House, General Longstreet’s 1863 Battle of Knoxville headquarters. You’ll surely find the perfect souvenir at one of the many antique galleries along Kingston Pike and ...more

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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
"The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward. Today the trail includes about 2,200 miles of land and water routes, and traverses portions of nine ...more

City:  Multi-city, TN
Phone:  (505) 988-6888

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Trousdale Place
"This historic home of former Tennessee Governor William Trousdale was built around 1813 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house contains original Trousdale furniture and a small Confederate ...more

City:  Gallatin, TN
Phone:  615-452-5648

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Tullahoma Campaign Civil War Driving Trail
"The Tullahoma Campaign of 1863 is often overshadowed by the simultaneous events of Gettysburg and Vicksburg, even though the results were strategically more significant than Gettysburg and tactically equivalent to Vicksburg. With the loss of manpower, agricultural staples, the industrial base and, most importantly, the Chattanooga rail center, the Tullahoma Campaign was the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Follow ...more

City:  Multi-city, TN

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Unicoi Turnpike Trail
"The Unicoi Turnpike Trail is a trade and war path that predates written history. The places, events, and people associated with the trail are linked to the nation's ...more

City:  Etowah, TN
Phone:  (187) 751-0576

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Walking Tours of the Historic Homes of Fayetteville
"Maps and home descriptions are available at the Chamber of ...more

City:  Fayetteville, TN
Phone:  888-433-1238

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West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
"An Authentic Southern Experience! Just off I-40, Exit 56, (behind McDonald's) in Brownsville, Tennessee, is the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. Opened in 1999, the center offers visitors a taste of what West Tennessee has to offer — a staging area for your West Tennessee adventure. Learn more about Brownsville's Historic Homes, the famous "Mind Field," Dunbar Carver Museum, the ...more

City:  Brownsville, TN
Phone:  731-779-9000

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White Lightning Trail
"The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. Heading north, you’ll travel along the same route ...more

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Wolfe Communications
"Houses the largest African-American radio museum in Tennessee. A collection of vintage antique radios is on display, and tours are ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  (901) 427-9616

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East Tennessee Crossing Scenic Byway
"This rich stretch of Tennessee landscape follows the original path of the Cherokee Warriors Path, the Wilderness Road across the Clinch Mountain and the Cumberland Gap, the Dixie Highway of the Civil War period and the legendary bootlegging corridor of Thunder Road. Staring out, Pinnacle Rock at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park provides visitors with a bird’s eye ...more

City:  Cumberland Gap, TN

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Englewood Textile Museum
"The museum traces the history of the area's textile industry from 1850 with special emphasis on working-class women in the ...more

City:  Englewood, TN
Phone:  423-887-5455

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Erin Historic District
"Erin, established in 1871, has gift and craft shops. The third Saturday in March is the biggest Irish celebration this side of Chicago. Originally settled by Irish immigrants who came to build the railroad, the town has developed a two-mile walking trail along the abandoned railroad bed. The trail runs through the historic district, which includes Victorian homes and businesses ...more

City:  Erin, TN
Phone:  931-289-5100

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Etowah Arts Commission
"Founded in 1977, the Etowah Arts Commission exists to promote and sponsor artistic activities for the Etowah community. Our art Gallery is open FREE to the public during office hours. Each year EAC sponsors the Cousin Jake Memorial Bluegrass Festival as well as the area's most important educational event: the Young Authors' ...more

City:  Etowah, TN
Phone:  (423) 263-7608

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Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture
"The Ewing Gallery serves as a cultural resource in the regional community by coordinating exhibitions that illustrate current attitudes in art and ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-974-3200

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Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center

City:  Fayetteville, TN
Phone:  931-433-3803

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Fine Crafts Marketplace (Foothills Craft Guild)
""A Fine Crafts Marketplace" April 15 - 18 Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square and November 12 - 14 at the Jacob Building, Chilhowee ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-470-0669

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Fire Pit Art
"Fire Pit Art creates handcrafted, thick steel fire pits and fire bowls for home outdoor decor and commercial art. These artistic pieces look good with or without fire and are built to last for decades. The no-maintenance iron oxide patina matures over time to a delightful brown color that compliments the fires made within. Tennessee craftsmanship and an eye for ...more

City:  Lebanon, TN
Phone:  (615) 668-3311

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Fisk University Galleries
"Features exhibits from an outstanding collection of art by renowned artists, such as Aaron Douglas, Georgia O'Keeffe and Pablo ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-329-8720

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Foothills Crafts
"Non-profit craft association dedicated to quality Tennessee craft works. Juried craftsmen are qualified in using wood, clay, metal and fiber. Foothills Crafts Christmas Festival - second Friday and Saturday in ...more

City:  Manchester, TN
Phone:  931-728-9236

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Framer's Gallery, Inc.
"Custom framing, prints, portrait artists, Dean Dempsey and Don Lewis on staff. Official framer of the "Iron Man" for the Tennessee Titans, retail and ...more

City:  Springfield, TN
Phone:  877-870-5290

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Franklin Glassblowing Studio

City:  Franklin, TN

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Freestone Pottery
"Functional handcrafted stoneware pottery made on the premises for home, garden and church, decorated with hand-carved Biblical verses and brushwork flower designs. Custom orders welcome. Showroom, studio, nature walks and picnic ...more

City:  Whitleyville, TN
Phone:  931-621-3456

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Frist Center for the Visual Arts
"The Frist Center presents world-class visual art on a schedule of changing exhibitions so you always see something new! To see what happening when you are planning a visit, check our our website calendar http://fristcenter.org/calendar-exhibitions. Enjoy our interactive ArtQuest gallery and make your own masterpieces. Full service Cafe and Gift Shop available. It's a place for the whole family. Kids 18 ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-244-3340

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Furman Glass Studios
"At Fuhrman Glass Studios you will find an operating glass furnace, a gallery of glass works, and creativity. We do glassblowing, fused/slumped kiln-fired glass, lampworking, stained glass, and architectural installations. We offer classes and workshops to the public (check out the classes page) and our studio is also open to the public (please call ...more

City:  Oak Ridge, TN
Phone:  865-481-0596

Bonnaroo Music and Art festival has been given the "Outstanding Greener Festival" award by agreenerfestival.com, "authority on all things green in the live music industry around the world."

The "Outstanding Greener Festival" is the highest accolade one can receive, and was awarded to Bonnaroo this year along with only six other festivals globally. Bonnaroo has, since inception, attempted to change the direction of the concert industry by implementing carbon-conscious practices and emphasizing the importance of minding waste and excess while still enjoying great music.

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Dayton Strawberry Festival
Includes a childrens pageant, childrens area, entertainment, arts & crafts, food vendors and, of course ...more

City:  Dayton, TN
Phone:  423-775-0361
Dates:  May 11, 2007 - May 12, 2007

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Dogwood Arts Festival
Walk along more than 60 miles of trails featuring some of the most spectacular dogwood trees of all kinds ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-637-4561
Dates:  Apr 2, 2009 - May 29, 2009

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Riverbend Festival
Six stages of world-class music, includes rock, classic, country, bluegrass, jazz, eclectic, R&B, and mor ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-756-2211
Dates:  Jun 5, 2009 - Jun 13, 2009

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20th Anniversary Kuumba Festival
Showcases local African American art and artists sharing, educating, and exposing rich cultural art forms ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-546-9705
Dates:  Jun 25, 2009 - Jun 28, 2009

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Grainger County Tomato Festival
Events include Civil War encampment, Arts & Cultural Exposition, tomato wars, 5K fun run, antique car sho ...more

City:  Rutledge, TN
Phone:  865-828-4222
Dates:  Jul 24, 2009 - Jul 26, 2009

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Movies at the Bijou: Pretty in Pink & The Breakfast Club
Double feature at the historic Bijou. ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Jul 31, 2009 - Aug 1, 2009

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Will Reagan & the United Pursuit Band at the Bijou
Will Reagan and the United Pursuit Band have touched thousands upon thousands rocking out their unorthodo ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Aug 6, 2009 - Aug 6, 2009

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Movies at the Bijou: Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away
A double feature of award-winning animated films from Japan. ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Aug 7, 2009 - Aug 8, 2009

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Adrian Belew Power Trio at the Bijou
Adrian Belew has played with some of rock's biggest names (Frank Zappa, David Bowie, the Talking Heads, K ...more

City:  knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 21, 2009

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The Wallflowers at the Bijou
Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers are back again in fine form once more. ...more

City:  knoxville, TN
Dates:  Aug 29, 2009 - Aug 29, 2009

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Jesse Winchester at the Bijou
Jesse Winchester gained prominence through his association with The Band's Robbie Robertson and Levon Hel ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Sep 11, 2009 - Sep 11, 2009

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Margaret Cho at the Bijou
Margaret Cho mixes a whip-smart delivery with loads of sass to entertain an increasingly diverse audience ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Sep 15, 2009 - Sep 15, 2009

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An Evening with Medeski, Martin & Wood at the Bijou
A group that effortlessly straddles the gap between avant-garde improvisation and accessible groove-based ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Sep 16, 2009 - Sep 16, 2009

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Yo La Tengo at the Bijou
One of indie rock's most adventurous and most beloved bands. ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Sep 22, 2009 - Sep 22, 2009

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Sunn O))) with Eagle Twin at the Bijou
Feedback and effects are as much a part of the sonic palette as is the absence of any discernible beat. T ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Sep 24, 2009 - Sep 24, 2009

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Indigo Girls with Alison Brown at the Bijou
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, known to the world as the Indigo Girls, have been releasing fiery folk rock al ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Sep 25, 2009 - Sep 25, 2009

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Bellfield at the Bijou
Knoxville natives Bellfield are creating a unique breed of energetic alternative rock music. ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Sep 26, 2009 - Sep 26, 2009

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30th Annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming
Fall Homecoming is one of the nations largest and most authentic music, craft, and folk festivals. More ...more

City:  Norris, TN
Phone:  865-494-7680
Dates:  Oct 8, 2009 - Oct 11, 2009

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Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Bijou
The Carolina Chocolate Drops play stringband music in the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music in Car ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Oct 11, 2009 - Oct 11, 2009

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Andrew Bird with St. Vincent at the Bijou
"Bird could be the only performer who's lit up both Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo with a combination of vocal ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Oct 13, 2009 - Oct 13, 2009

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An Evening with Marianne Faithfull
A long and distinguished career has seen Marianne Faithfull emerge as one of the most original female sin ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Oct 16, 2009 - Oct 16, 2009

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Joe Bonamassa at the Bijou
Joe Bonamassa's reputation as one of the world's greatest guitar players is undeniable. ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-0832
Dates:  Oct 27, 2009 - Oct 27, 2009

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Smoky Mountain Winterfest
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville - The gateway towns to the Smokies turn into a winter wonderland wi ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  800-568-4748
Dates:  Nov 3, 2009 - Feb 28, 2010

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14th Annual National Cornbread Festival
Live entertainment, juried arts & crafts, and food. This festival honors cornbread with the National Corn ...more

City:  South Pittsburg, TN
Phone:  423-837-0022
Dates:  Apr 24, 2010 - Apr 25, 2010

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5K Run/25K Bike Race
The Humphreys County, Tennessee, Waverly Lions Club's main fundraising event, 17th Annual 5K Run / 25K Bi ...more

City:  Waverly, TN
Phone:  931-622-2775
Dates:  May 13, 2006 - May 13, 2006

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Holiday Tours at the Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson always welcomed visitors to his home. Since The Hermitage opened as a museum in 1889 nearl ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-889-2941
Dates:  Nov 28, 2008 - Jan 1, 2009

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Tin Pan South
Celebrate songwriters and their craft at Americas largest music festival dedicated to them. ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  800-321-6008
Dates:  Mar 31, 2009 - Apr 4, 2009

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Awesome April
A musical tribute to the city that promises a major event each weekend. ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  800-657-6910
Dates:  Apr 1, 2009 - Apr 1, 2009

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Rivers & Spires Festival
Six stages with over 100 entertainers, Kidz Zone, arts & crafts, teen zone, and more. ...more

City:  Clarksville, TN
Phone:  931-245-4344
Dates:  Apr 16, 2009 - Apr 18, 2009

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Bonnaroo Music Festival
Outdoor concert with world-class, twenty-four hour entertainment. Voted #1 music festival in the nation ...more

City:  Manchester, TN
Phone:  931-728-7635
Dates:  Jun 11, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009

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CMA Music Festival
Each year Country Musics Biggest Party continues to grow. The festival brings country fans and artists ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  800-CMA-FEST
Dates:  Jun 11, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009

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Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival
Two days of great music, wonderful food, and plenty of fun for the family. Local jazz and blues musicians ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  (615) 726-5867
Dates:  Jun 18, 2009 - Jun 29, 2009

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Smithville's Fiddler's Jamboree & Crafts Festival
State and National Championships in 24 categories plus 7 categories for country music beginners, continuo ...more

City:  Smithville, TN
Phone:  615-597-8500
Dates:  Jul 3, 2009 - Jul 4, 2009

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Americana Music Festival
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City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615.386.6936
Dates:  Sep 16, 2009 - Sep 19, 2009

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Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival
Tons of fun! Three acres of activities, free wagon rides, making & tasting sorghum molasses, Bluegrass/Co ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-837-5197
Dates:  Oct 17, 2009 - Oct 18, 2009

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Memphis In May International Festival
Memphis hosts Chile as its 2009 honored country. Some of the events include the Beale Street Music Festiv ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-525-4611
Dates:  May 1, 2009 - May 31, 2009

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Reelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival
Features over 300 exhibitors including artists, potters, carvers, jewelry makers, music, delicious barbec ...more

City:  Tiptonville, TN
Phone:  731-885-7295
Dates:  Oct 2, 2009 - Oct 4, 2009

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11th Annual Fall Folklore Jamboree
More than 120 traditional folk artists, musicians and exhibitors demonstrate skills in traditional crafts ...more

City:  Milan, TN
Phone:  731-686-7362
Dates:  Oct 17, 2009 - Oct 17, 2009

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73rd Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
One of the oldest festivals in the state. Events include a Berry Festive Afernoon, pet parade, recipe con ...more

City:  Humboldt, TN
Phone:  (731) 784-1842
Dates:  May 2, 2010 - May 8, 2010

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Tennessee Shines with Alecia Nugent, Doyle Lawson, Jay Clark, and Rob Ikes
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City:  Knoxville, TN
Dates:  Jul 29, 2009 - Jul 29, 2009

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