• Tennessee Songwriters Week Showcases Kick Off Feb. 18

    Tuesday, February 13, 2024 | 07:58am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 13, 2024 – Celebrate the craft that put Tennessee on the map during Tennessee Songwriters Week. In late January, more than 1,200 songwriters performed at nearly 50 qualifying round venues across the state, including Memphis, Collierville, Jackson, Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Linden, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Bristol and more. Songwriters performed in big cities, small towns, music venues, coffee houses, breweries and creative live stages throughout the state. The sixth annual event represented songwriters in multiple genres of music, diverse age ranges and heartwarming lyrics and stories.

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  • Withers Collection Museum & Gallery on Beale Street in Memphis Added as New Site Along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

    Tuesday, February 06, 2024 | 02:47pm

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Feb. 6, 2024 – The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery is the newest Tennessee site along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Memphis Tourism and Travel South USA announced today. The new site along Beale Street in Memphis joins other landmarks for a total of 15 Tennessee stops along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

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  • 10 Places to Celebrate Black History Year-Round in Tennessee

    Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 08:26am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jan. 25, 2024 – Tennessee has 14 locations along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The state is home to famous writers, music legends and talented photographers. Learn their stories at these 10 places to celebrate Black history year-round in Tennessee.

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  • Travel Like A Local With Tennessee Tourism's Newly Unveiled 2024 Vacation Guide

    Wednesday, January 10, 2024 | 10:59am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 10, 2024 – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development unveiled its official 2024 Tennessee Vacation Guide today, inviting travelers worldwide to experience the state’s vibrant culture through the eyes of locals. The guide is available now as a free printed guide or e-guide at TNvacation.com or at any of the state’s 16 Welcome Centers.

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  • Tennessee Tourism Unveils What's New in 2024

    Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 11:04am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Dec. 14, 2023) Tennessee promises unique and hands-on experiences in 2024 with new attractions, restaurants, distilleries, hotels, exhibits, iconic anniversaries and impressive renovations. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the most-anticipated openings to check out in Tennessee this year.

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  • Merry and Bright: Discover Tennessee’s Family-Friendly Winter Festivals & Attractions

    Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 11:16am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 16, 2023) – Tennessee sparkles this holiday season as it welcomes families to experience an enchanting blend of festivities and attractions. From dazzling light displays to winter family-friendly attractions, the state offers an unforgettable festive journey. Tennessee's vibrant communities and breathtaking landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for a joyous celebration of the holiday season.

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  • Unleash Your Inner Adventurer with Bucket List Experiences in Tennessee

    Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 11:19am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 19, 2023) - Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Tennessee has you covered. Whether you’re looking to soar above the clouds in a hot air balloon or brave the rapids in an adrenaline-pumping white water rafting experience, Tennessee offers numerous adventures for visitors looking to check off their bucket list.

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  • Autumn Glory: Where to See Fall Foliage in Tennessee

    Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 05:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2023) – Every fall, Tennessee’s landscapes burst into life with vivid greens, fiery reds, warming oranges and bright yellows. According to the Farmer's Almanac 2023, the state will see peak colors Oct. 12-28. Below, discover where to see incredible fall colors in Tennessee for the 2023 season, plus some bonus autumn experiences travelers will love.

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  • Tennessee Tourism Thrives: 141 Million Visitors Spent a Record $29 Billion in 2022

    Friday, September 15, 2023 | 08:02am

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2023) – Tennessee tourism generated $29 billion in direct visitor spending and saw 141 million visitors to the state in 2022, according to newly released data from Tourism Economics. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell announced the news today at Hospitality TN’s Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism in Knoxville.

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  • 10 Unique Outdoor Music Venues in Tennessee

    Thursday, August 24, 2023 | 03:05pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2023)- Tennessee, renowned for its rich musical heritage, is now stepping beyond traditional concert halls and indoor arenas to embrace the open air. Whether you're a country music lover, a blues aficionado or simply someone seeking an unparalleled musical experience, Tennessee's outdoor venues promise to captivate hearts and ears alike.

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  • Tennessee Top 10: How To Have Your Best-Ever Labor Day Weekend In Tennessee This Year

    Monday, August 07, 2023 | 11:43am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 7, 2023) – Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to experience Tennessee in all its splendor. As summer begins to fade and temperatures start to cool, this annual three-day weekend marks a time of celebration, relaxation and exploration in the state. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, rich history and diverse cultural offerings, Tennessee welcomes travelers with an irresistible blend of outdoor adventures, music festivals and mouthwatering culinary delights. We’ve gathered a Tennessee Top 10 list of activities and experiences for Labor Day 2023 taking place throughout the state, both in big cities and small towns. Visit tnvacation.com/calendar for more.

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  • 10 Ways to Cool Down on the Water in Tennessee

    Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2023) – As the summer temperatures heat up, Tennessee offers a variety of exciting water activities that provide the perfect escape and relief from soaring temperatures. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or looking for a serene retreat, the state's abundant waterways offer endless and fun opportunities to cool down.

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