Music Festivals in Tennessee

There are music festivals in Tennessee for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between. Nashville needs no introduction when it comes to musical excellence, but you’ll also find plenty of other opportunities for enjoyment throughout the Volunteer State. Don’t forget Memphis, where ‘the King‘ reigned supreme for year after year.

Check out these festivals that keep up the good work when it comes to the best festivals Tennessee has to offer.

We hope this list of music festivals in Tennessee helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.

Riverbend Music Festival

Every summer almost half a million revelers take to the streets of Chattanooga to celebrate the best of urban, bluegrass, classic rock, and country tunes.

Best of all it’s all on the go on five stages scattered along the banks of the gorgeous Tennessee River. The music’s great, the food’s delicious, and the atmosphere’s electric with goodwill at the Riverbend Music Festival.

Apart from the world-class acts, a glittering fireworks display’s a highlight of the Riverbend Music Festival every year.

CMA Music Festival

All the big names head for this Nashville event every year in June, where the music flows all day and all night long.

Festivalgoers in their thousands get to enjoy free shows during this four-day event that takes over the streets of this world-class hub of music.

It’s a great chance to catch up with established acts as well as the chance to discover Nashville’s next big thing. Apart from unforgettable live performances, you can also look forward to meet-and-greets as well as exclusive artists’ experiences at the CMA Music Festival.

Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival

There’s nothing defeatist about this long-running festival in Carthage. For over 15 years, the Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival’s been lighting up the night at the Defeated Creek Marina with family-friendly activities and plenty of bluegrass beats.

There’s plenty to enjoy at this exciting event including getting your fill of classic barbecue meats, square dancing, and shopping for arts and crafts at the festival market.

Bonnaroo Music Festival

Bonnaroo’s easily the best-known and best-loved festival in all of Tennessee, offering 700-acres of musical excellence, camping, and festival activities. You can sign up for yoga, bust a move at the silent disco, or hit the market for some awesome festival-finds.

Artists like Miley Cirus, Jason Isbell, and the 400 Unit, and Bassnectar are among some of the top artists to visit Bonnaroo and the hits keep coming year after year at this prestigious festival.

There are so many reasons to go back to Bonnaroo as often as you can.

We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in Tennessee, if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.


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