Bristol: Sounds Good

Bristol is built on sound: engines revving, fiddles singing and the silent peace of the outdoors. The downtown buzzes with live music and the outdoors quietly await just beyond. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by scenic South Holston Lake and the Holston River sits Bristol—The Birthplace of Country Music and home of the “World’s Fastest Half Mile”—Bristol Motor Speedway. […]

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Escape to Tennessee: Planning, Virtual Tours, and More

Take a hike on the trails, camp in a state park, visit a historic landmark, chow down on delicious eats, sample some craft brews, and listen to mountain music. We’ve put together a few trip ideas with less crowds and safe places – all within driving distance. There are currently no travel restrictions in Tennessee. […]

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All-Star Favorites For Race Week

  Northeast Tennessee is ready to welcome back race fans to Bristol Motor Speedway with a few of its own all-star favorites when it comes to chowing down on local eats, spending time with family, and taking on the outdoors. Known to host one of the most popular tracks on the circuit, Northeast Tennessee also […]

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A Guide to Northeast Tennessee’s Best Food & Drink Festivals

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Northeast Tennessee loves to come together to celebrate food! Whether a local or a visitor to the region, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to munch your way through saucy barbecue, delectable chocolates, and exotic international cuisines at Northeast Tennessee’s many food-focused festivals. Read on to find out when, where and how to attend these fabulous […]

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Enjoy a Jam-Packed 48 Hours in Northeast Tennessee

Head to Northeast Tennessee to be transported to a time where saber-toothed cats roamed the region; pioneers made their pilgrimage; and a different sort of “Big Bang” happened in Bristol, affecting not only the city but the entire nation. Go caving, hiking, hear stories from world-class storytellers and so much more. […]

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Go. All. Out. In Johnson City

Pair your outdoor adventures with lively music venues, art, history, unique dining, relaxed taprooms, or local shopping—the choice is yours. It’s easy to strike the perfect balance in Johnson City. No matter what piques your interest, you can enjoy it all against the backdrop of the stunning Appalachian Mountains. […]

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Music Heritage Mural Mile

There’s a music trail in the small Appalachian town appropriately named after the natural landmarks that tower over it. Mountain City is located far within the northeast corner of Tennessee in Johnson County, an area whose history with music run as deep as the hills. Visitors have the opportunity to see the hidden stories of […]

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The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights

As the winter holiday arrives in Northeast Tennessee, thousands of visitors will make their way to Bristol Motor Speedway to enjoy The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights. While many will traverse the five-mile route in the comfort of their own vehicle, BMS now offers a new season pass while also hosting numerous ride-along options so that larger groups can […]

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