Music

Tennessee’s music is the lifeblood through the veins of
every big city and small town. Be lured by honky-tonk
central at Lower Broadway in Nashville. When the sun
goes down, music notes flow from the legendary Ryman
Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry. Catch Clarksville’s
Rivers & Spires Festival, a free, three-day festival of
various musical genres, or pay a visit to Bristol, the
“Birthplace of Country Music.” At Nashville’s Country
Music Hall of Fame and Museum, you’ll learn all about
country music. Down on Beale Street in Memphis, the
sounds of R&B and jazz fill the nighttime air. The
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul and Stax Museums pay homage
to Memphis music, with special looks at Isaac Hayes,
Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Take a tour of Sun
Studio, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and
Roy Orbison first recorded. Don’t miss Elvis’ Graceland