• What's New This Summer in Tennessee: Unleash Your Wild Side, Cycle the Storytelling State, Discover Dolly's Style, or Savor Hard Cider

    Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 10:06am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2024) – Soak up the sun for an unforgettable Tennessee adventure as summer heats things up. Cool off in a Kaleidoscope Kavern, take a walk on the WildSide, hit the backroads, groove in the garden, nightclub or rooftop bar, relax at a stylish retreat or discover a “new-to-you” story at attractions and events. Here’s what’s new and trending this summer in Tennessee.

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  • Tennessee’s Sound Makers: Celebrating Black Music Month & Juneteenth In 2024

    Friday, May 31, 2024 | 11:30am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2024) – Created in 1979, Black Music Month celebrates African Americans’ vast influence in music and culture through the decades. With Juneteenth celebrations also taking place this month, it’s the perfect time to discover Tennessee’s Black music heritage through extraordinary attractions that showcase the state’s deep-rooted musical legacy and celebrate the contributions of Black artists throughout history.

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  • Tennessee Tourism Invites Travelers To Hit The Back Roads and Byways With New Statewide Road Cycling Program: Bike Tennessee

    Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | 09:51am

    NASHVILLE, TN – (May 23, 2024) – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) is inviting cyclists to experience Tennessee on 52 new curated road cycling routes that wind their way through the state’s picturesque landscapes. The new program, Bike Tennessee, launched today at BikeTN.com and allows cyclists to engage with the routes using the app Ride with GPS.

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  • Fall In Love: Where To Find Tennessee’s Best Waterfalls

    Thursday, May 09, 2024 | 01:09pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2024) – Summer in Tennessee is known for its blockbuster music festivals, family road trips and delicious cuisine. But if you’re interested in the great outdoors, waterfall chasing is the pastime you’ll want to enjoy this summer. From May until September, Tennessee’s waterfalls deliver stunning views, an escape from the heat and beautiful natural swimming holes. There are too many great spots to name, but here are 10 Tennessee waterfalls to get you into the flow.

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  • Tennessee Sounds Perfect

    Friday, April 19, 2024 | 07:54am

    NASHVILLE, TN – (April 16, 2024) – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) is partnering with GRAMMY-nominated and multi-platinum band NEEDTOBREATHE and Nashville-based American folk group Judah & The Lion to bring a new, interactive sound experience to select stops on The CAVES World Tour this spring. This collaboration celebrates Tennessee's rich musical heritage and offers attendees a unique “Sound Advice” experience, combining music and technology to provide personalized travel inspiration.

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  • What's New and Happening this Spring in Tennessee:

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 09:02am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2024) – Pastel blooms sprinkle scenic views, new music festivals pump up the rhythm, and experiences like night moon hikes, art installations, food fests, rooftop parties and unique places to stay excite this season. Here’s what’s new and happening this spring in Tennessee.

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  • Pouring Equality: Celebrating Female Pioneers in Tennessee’s Whiskey Industry

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 11:54am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2024) – In the world of Tennessee whiskey, a new narrative is unfolding. From the hallowed grounds of storied distilleries to the forefront of innovation, a number of remarkable Tennessee women not only shaped the landscape of one of America's most iconic industries but also shattered glass ceilings and defied convention. For Women’s History Month this March, we’re celebrating the indomitable spirit and groundbreaking contributions of women in the Tennessee whiskey industry.

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  • Media Alert: 7 Finalists Win Career-Defining Chance to Perform at the Legendary Bluebird Cafe During Tennessee Songwriters Week 2024

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 27, 2024 – Seven songwriters are positioned for a career-defining moment as they prepare to share their original songs on stage at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in March after winning showcases statewide during Tennessee Songwriters Week. In the program’s sixth year, over 1,200 songwriters performed at qualifying rounds in February at more than 50 venues, museums, attractions and cafes to advance to the seven showcase events.

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  • 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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