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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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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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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So, You’re Planning a Family Trip to Northeast Tennessee? 15 Insider Tips on What to See and Do

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Between work, school, and soccer practice, spending quality time with loved ones can be a rare opportunity. When you’re on vacation, you want to make the most of your trip and create memorable experiences for your family. When you visit Northeast Tennessee with your kids, you’ll find exciting and interactive learning opportunities, easy ways to […]

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19th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Festival

Bristol Sessions Super Raffle & More in September State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia will be filled with music as 40,000-plus visitors from all over the world converge on the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions for the 19th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival – the award-winning event that honors those legendary recordings […]

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The Long Journey Home Tour Aug. 29-Sept. 1

The four-day Long Journey Home Tour and Festival spans over Labor Day weekend, August 29th through September 1st.This year’s theme is “Legacies.” The fun begins on Thursday with a kickoff dinner and square dance with authentic Old Time fiddling. On Friday evening, Buskin’ on Main Street brings the small town to life with music, friends, […]

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Northeast Tennessee on Amazon Prime Video

The true beauty and natural landmarks of Northeast Tennessee are now featured to a worldwide audience of billions on Amazon Prime Video through Air, Water, Or Land, an outdoor adventure travel show. The season 1 episode 3 portion includes a variety of Northeast Tennessee’s outdoor adventures with familiar faces serving as local guides. The show’s […]

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