Music & Arts

Music is only the beginning, with the stage set for storytelling in all its forms, from historic theaters to beautiful galleries and museums, from festivals to studios, from ballet to bluegrass, from vintage films to famous fine crafts.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.

Tennessee\'s strong artistic heritage includes performing arts, famous fine crafts and visual arts.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010