One of the things that Tennessee is most famous for is its musical history. Memphis is considered by
most to be the home of the Blues and Beale Street is known world wide for irs clubs and nightlife. Needlees to say, you can't mention music and Memphis without memories of Elvis Presley and Graceland.
Both Bristol and Nashville are known for their long standing roles in the history of country and gospel music. Most people that are into country music know that Dolly Parton put her hometown of Pigeon Forge and east Tennessee on the musical map. In addition to Dolly, the mountains
of east Tennessee and western North Carolina are known for their own brand of mountain music, much which has its origion in the lives of the early European settlers that moved into the area in the late
1700's and up through the mid 1800's. Also, the native American music of the Cherokee can still be
heard in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Each and every year these mountains come alive with the sounds of all types of music at bluegrass festivals, fiddlers conventions, Tennessee's own version of Woodstock called Bonnaroo, which takes place on a farm in the southeastern part of the state every June, and even includes a raggee festival
and a symphony performance beside a lake in North Carolina. The number and types of concerts
are far to numerous and ever changing to be able to list on this page. For information such as dates, locations, prices and contact information please visit our Special Events Calendar.