Tennessee has a number of significant spaces related to music. Nashville is home to the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, tied to country music. Memphis was the home of Elvis Presley and countless other artists thanks to Stax Records. The Smokies have Dolly Parton. For the southern side of the state, that sacred place is The Caverns. This post contains affiliate … [Read more...] about Tips for Going to Concerts at The Caverns
The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival was founded in 2015 over two days in Franklin, Tennessee. The music festival is held at Harlinsdale Farm, a nearly 200-acre horse farm from the 1900s. Kevin Griffin, a Franklin resident and musician from Better Than Ezra, is one of the founders. Two-day admission is around $200 while VIP admission is $1,000. The Musicians at … [Read more...] about A First Timer’s Guide to Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival
Located across the street from the famed Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee is the National Museum of African American Music. The state-of-the-art facility finally highlights the significant role the Black community played in what we consider to be American music. While the museum is in the Music City, known for its ties to country music, it actually spans … [Read more...] about Visiting the National Museum of African American Music
If you want to get into a war of words, get into the Nashville vs. Memphis debate. They have very different atmospheres for visitors and are set on opposite sides of the state. Both Tennessee cities played an important role in American music and are located on a large river. Both destinations are also known for their cuisines, notably dishes like ribs and hot chicken. If … [Read more...] about Nashville vs. Memphis: Who Does It Better?
The drive-in restaurant is a relic of the past that harkens to the era of the road trip. Not many remain from the heyday but the South is home to many, still with their carhops serving hungry travelers. The next time you're in one of these destinations, be sure to pull over. Cardinal Drive-In, Winfield, Alabama If you want a good meal when traveling north of Tuscaloosa, … [Read more...] about The South’s Best Drive-In Restaurants