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The Soundtrack of America is in every lyric. Every beat. Every chord.

The music scene in Tennessee can’t be rivaled. What started centuries ago, and inspires the genres we know and love today, runs deep.

And it’s always reinventing itself in new ways — like never-before-done concerts, exclusive access to artists, and interviews with the soon-to-be greats before the rest of the world discovers them.

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Tennessee is the Soundtrack Of America. Seven of the music genres below call it home, but there are many more with direct connections to the people and places of Tennessee. Explore official locations and plan your trip on the Tennessee Music Pathways.

Redefining 'Underground' Music

Redefining 'Underground' Music

To celebrate Tennessee's deep musical roots, we put on an exclusive concert experience like you've never seen - or heard - before: in a cave 333 feet below the Earth's surface.

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Kelsea Ballerini's Homecoming

Kelsea Ballerini's Homecoming

We brought Kelsea back home to Central High School for a celebration concert, and had her share some of her can't-miss stops while in Knoxville, including music venues, restaurants and more.

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Spotlight Stories
Legendary Places

Legendary Places

Explore the spots where Tennessee’s greats first found their sound, discovered soul and changed the world. 

Find More Music History

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Music Venues

Music Venues

From intimate, seated-venues to roaring, stand-till-the-music stops arenas, feel the music deep in your bones at any of must-visit spots.

Find Music Venues

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Live Music

Live Music

From a corner coffee shop to a front porch, a packed arena to a stage in the park, Tennessee is full of fingers strumming and voices singing.

Explore Live Music

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Festivals

Festivals

Incredible lineups lead to unbelievable experiences. Join the camaraderie of fans and plan a trip around these legendary Made in Tennessee festivals.

Discover Festivals

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