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.
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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.

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Middle Tennessee

Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is the most famous symbol of Tennessees music heritage and the place most people think of when they think of Nashville. Its one place you wont want to miss!

See Stars!
East Tennessee

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

The heart of East Tennessee’s respected tradition of art and fine crafts for more than 100 years, Arrowmont is more than a gallery or a school. It’s an experience, a symbol of a way of life and an anchor in the artistic community.

Be Original
West Tennessee

The Blues

The famous names call to mind the rhythms of the Mighty Mississippi River that gave birth to the blues and, later, rock n roll: Beale Street, B.B. King, W.C. Handy, Stax, Sun Studio and the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum. Come and explore the heritage of this uniquely American sound.

Get the Blues

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 Apr 20 - 27 Earth Week in Gatlinburg Gatlinburg, TN Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more! learn more Music & Arts Apr 20 Easter Brunch at the Commodore… “worth the trip” Linden, TN Treat your family to an extra-special Easter meal at the Commodore Hotel & Cafe in Linden, TN. Only 90 scenic minutes from Nashville, the Commodore hosts an Easter extravaganza to celebrate the anniversary of Executive Chef Michael Grauer’s start at this hip, historic hotel learn more Music & Arts Apr 21 Fish Fry Street Dance Paris, TN Fish Fry activities begin this week with a street dance in downtown Paris with live music at 7 pm. learn more Music & Arts Apr 22 - 27 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Memphis, TN Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. learn more Music & Arts Apr 23 Atoms in Appalachia: Secret City and Super Science Farragut, TN The Farragut Folklife Museum will host a free historical presentation on the Manhattan Project – “Atoms in Appalachia: Secret City and Super Science” – on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Farragut Town Hall. “The Manhattan Project – Secrets Revisited” exhibit is on display in the museum through Friday, May 2. learn more