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

Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print is a legendary letterpress and advertising company that brought vibrant and vivacious color to a world of entertainment and southern culture. The golden era of Hatch came right in time for the golden era of country music and jazz, producing work for iconic artists like Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong. Today, you can visit its space attached to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see restrikes and buy posters, get hands-on in a workshop, or simply buy a souvenir.

Press On
East Tennessee

Americana Music

The Celtic sounds of early settlers found their way to the wider world through Bristol’s “Big Bang of country music,” morphed into the lonesome ballads of bluegrass and spread across the state and nation in the forms of gospel, blues and rock music. Today, you can celebrate Americana music at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, at WDVX’s daily Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, at the one-of-a-kind Bluegrass Underground, Chattanooga’s Mountain Opry and countless other venues and festivals.

Start Strumming
West Tennessee

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden that includes a 17-acre campus and a permanent collection of more than 2,000 objects. Styled in the manner of an English park, the gardens have open vistas and smaller, intimate formal spaces, a variety of sculptures, and an arboreta with over 120 identified species of trees. Visitors can tour the South Lawn, the Formal Gardens, the Cutting Garden, and the Woodland Gardens. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens also hosts a variety of events, including sunrise yoga, children’s events, and Food Truck Friday

Experience Art

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 Jul 26 - 27 55th Annual Mountain Market for Arts & Crafts Monteagle, TN This event will feature over 100 artisans and crafters displaying their handmade creations which will include: fine art, stain glass, pottery, both fine and primitive furniture, bird houses, paintings in a variety of media, quilts, woodcrafts, toys, jewelry, metal art, hand sewn & embroidered items and much more. Several demonstrators will be joining us this year and include: soap making, blacksmithing, charcoal & graphite painting, woodcrafts & chain saw carving. Chain saw artists, Chad Gainey & Kevin Rains, will be competing in several timed categories, both Saturday & Sunday! Enjoy live entertainment scheduled for Saturday & Sunday afternoons, by local and area musicians. We will also have Train Rides and Pony Rides and Arts & Crafts for Kids! Prizes are given away every 30 minutes during the show. This is a juried show and cash prizes will be awarded. A variety of delicious food will be available from Beans & BBQ to German Schnitzel & Baklava and everything in between. There will be something for everyone, and both breakfast & lunch will be served. The Monteagle Mountain Market Arts & Crafts Show will be held behind the Monteagle City Hall, located at 16 Dixie Lee Ave. Hours are 9:00-5:00 on Saturday and 10:00-4:00 on Sunday. For additional information about this event, including vendor info, lodging information, and to check the latest schedule of events: visit www.monteaglechamber.com , email at mmtnchamber@blomand.net or call the Monteagle Mountain Chamber, 931-924-5353. learn more Music & Arts Jul 26 Vintage Baseball Game Knoxville, TN Dry Town Boys of Roane County vs. Knoxville Holstons. learn more Music & Arts Jul 26 Lynchburg Art Fair Lynchburg, TN This is the first year for the Lynchburg Art Fair. There will be Tennessee arts of every description. Vendors, food and family fun in small town America, Lynchburg. learn more Music & Arts Jul 26 Jonesborough Relay for Life Jonesborough, TN Relay For Life learn more Music & Arts Jul 26 Downtown Ice Cream Social & Antique Car Show Paris, TN Enjoy an all-you-can-eat ice cream extravaganza along the streets of beautiful and historic Downtown Paris. Register your antique car or just come to see the beautiful antique cars. Event takes place from 3:00pm - 6:00pm. $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years of age and younger. All proceeds go to local non-profit organizations each year. 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