Tennessee hits the festival high notes, with choices from Rolling Stone's Best Festival 2008 to the largest country music celebration in the world to a blues-based bash. The diversity is as broad as the state, with a history of great performers and traditions as well as new genres. After all, our state quarter shows three instruments: a fiddle for East Tennessee; a guitar for Middle Tennessee's country music; and a trumpet for the jazz and blues of Memphis. Sheet music on the coin emphasizes the impact of the Volunteer State's national and international musical legacy.
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
All summer through early August, visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform at different locations along the Parkway every evening.
Sound & Speed
It is a match made in motorsports and entertainment heaven: NASCAR and country music.
South Central Area Fair
Rides, entertainment, beauty contest
Sundown in the City
Thursday only - Outdoor concert series, from reggae to rock to jam and beyond. Music lovers come to enjoy acts like Bela Fleck, Little Feat and Steve Winwood.
Downtown streets are closed down and art, crafts and music abound.
Taste of Country USA
Taste of Country USA is your chance to experience real country food, fun, and music.
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Weekends in May, plus Memorial Day
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival
Named in honor of New York's fabled Tin Pan Alley, Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is America's largest music festival dedicated to songs and songwriters.
Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival
Come out and enjoy live bluegrass music all day long!
City: Multiple Locations, Starting in Knoxville, TN
White Lightning Festival
Known for its historic significance and natural beauty, Cumberland Gap will be the site of this unique festival that celebrates the history and heritage of communities along the new Discover Tennessee White Lightning Trail.
White Oak Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Highly acclaimed bluegrass bands delight the crowds. Antique tractors, shadetree pickin’ and food vendors.
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