Music & Arts
Music is only the beginning. The stage is set for storytelling in all its forms: historic theaters, galleries and museums, festivals and studios, ballet and bluegrass, vintage films and fine crafts.
For a complete list of links to music and art venues throughout the state, download the pdf that accompanies this section.
Tennessee's diverse musical heritage not only reflects the history of its people but also brings the world to our door.
In the eastern mountains, the ballads of Scotland and Ireland evolved into mountain and bluegrass music, while the rhythms of Africa became the sound of the blues along the Mississippi River. In time, the sounds and traditions of each style met literally in the middle to form the bedrock of today's country, jazz, gospel and rock music.