Music & Food
The American South has an especially rich musical heritage. From the 1927 recording sessions in the birthplace of country music to the first rock 'n soul recordings in Memphis, Tennessee has helped to make our music famous. Known as "Music City," Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry which has been broadcasting country music for over 90 years. And whether you prefer the soulful syncopation of the Blues or the dancing rhythms of Bluegrass, you are bound to get caught up in the music at numerous festivals around the state. And what goes with the Memphis Blues better than a plate of barbeque? Each region has its own specialties but Tennessee proudly offers a variety of homegrown seasonal foods at local Farmers' Markets and roadside stands. The State Fair is a popular summer-time activity but you can also have fun visiting a farm, corn maze, or petting zoo in person.