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Arts and Attractions

Nashville is known the world over as the birthplace of Country Music.

To find a calendar of regular events across Nashville visit visual arts, theatre, film, fashion, local food and products!

Jump in and discover our Athens of the South!

Sign up for MetroArts Arts Alert or visit the Metro Arts Commission website.

Art Centers and Museums

Visitors can explore many of our stores and neighborhoods including 5Points, SoBro, 12South, Edgehill, and more.

Nashville offers a wide range traditional and contemporary art and culture at: Germantown and Marathon Village or take in a self-guided gallery walk.

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Art Crawls

Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Choral Groups



National Folk Festival

Literary Arts

Nashville pens more than songs. A diverse community of poets, authors and avid fans of the written word thrive here.

Theatre and Film

Nashville has numerous equity theatre companies and dozens of community playhouses that showcase the depth of local writers, actors, and designers that call Nashville home. Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), a 5,000 seat venue is the home stage to the Nashville Opera, The Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Repertory Theatre. Check out a dazzling array of new works and repertory works in film and theatre: