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  3. Knoxville (1019 profiles)
  4. Chattanooga (465 profiles)
  5. Murfreesboro (444 profiles)
  6. Clarksville (262 profiles)
  7. Franklin (190 profiles)
  8. Johnson City (165 profiles)
  9. Hendersonville (155 profiles)
  10. Maryville (147 profiles)
  11. Kingsport (144 profiles)
  12. Cookeville (138 profiles)
  13. Cleveland (136 profiles)
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Tennessee Music Scene

Nashville is known as the country music capitol of the world, but every year for a week there’s huge festival that overshadows this honky tonk town. Bonnaroo has grown to become the biggest festival in America in the most unlikely of places. The crowds are huge, the profits massive, and there is no semblance of traditional Nashville music to be seen or heard. What started out as a modest hippie gathering with jam-bands and folk artists blew up into a large corporate event featuring some of the biggest names in rock. In the summer of 2007 Tool shocked its legions of fans by making a Bonnaroo appearance despite the band’s history of seclusion. Their appearance solidified the festival’s superstar status and made many people wonder if Bonnaroo could possibly be a modern day Woodstock.


Tennessee's warmer climate and plentiful lakes lends itself to many outdoor venues. Some of the best performances can be found in the custom built stages outside at Knoxville's World's Fair Park or floating stages and docks at Ft. Loudon Lake or Norris Lake, TN The lakes in central Tennessee also lend themselves to great stages for large shows like Nashville's RiverJam.


Knoxville is kind of like Nashville’s little sister, but “K-town” has a surprisingly potent music scene for its size. Bands like Superdrag, Robinella and the C.C. String Band, and Shinedown were able to capitalize on the rabid college audiences that the University of Tennessee provides. The latest wave of exports from Knoxville has been initiated by a band called 10 Years, a classic case study in how diligence and patience can pay off for unsigned bands. This group hung around Knoxville for nearly a decade, building its fan base and learning the music business. 10 Years had the opportunity to sign with smaller labels during this period, but instead chose to strengthen their local fan base. They held out for a record contract that would yield better production of their music, a bigger budget, and an overall greater chance of making it in the business. The result: In 2005 they signed with the major label Republic/Universal and reached #1 with their first single “Wasteland”.


Best Music Venues in Tennessee:


Knoxville – Barley’s is a huge 2-story warehouse that maintains a comforting feel. Bands are paid well and a large built-in crowd helps increase an artist’s following.


Nashville – 12th and Porter has split personalities. One side there’s a chic restaurant and bar. The other side is a full-blown rock venue. The sound is amazing here and there’s always an opportunity to open for a national level band.




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justin_rs

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | McKenzie, Tennessee, 38201
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

JimiPiano21

  • Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Vocalist - Tenor, Acoustic Guitar, Dru...
  • Musician | Belfast, Tennessee, 37019
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Christian Co...
  • Active within 24 hours

Jukin27

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Memphis, Tennessee, 38017
  • Acoustic, R&B, Blues, Jazz
  • Active within 24 hours

abrown31

  • Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Nashville, Tennessee, 37208
  • Funk, Folk, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

joe543805

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Gu...
  • Musician | Westmoreland, Tennessee, 37186
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

505groove

  • Drums
  • Musician | Johnson City, Tennessee, 37615
  • Blues
  • Active within 24 hours

jamie1184032

  • Background Singer, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Upright bass, Ukul...
  • Musician | Christiana, Tennessee, 37037
  • R&B, Blues, Funk, Bluegrass
  • Active within 24 hours

MaddieG

  • Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto, Piano
  • Musician | Franklin, Tennessee, 37067
  • Acoustic, Country, Christian Contem...
  • Active within 24 hours

matthew1159361

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
  • Musician | Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37128
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, South...
  • Active within 24 hours

Jack Lee Taylor

  • Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guit...
  • Musician | Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribu...
  • Active within 24 hours

gstringplucker

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Birchwood, Tennessee, 37308
  • Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

rockey_freeman

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocal...
  • Musician | McMinnville, Tennessee, 37110
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, South...
  • Active within 24 hours

zachmanno

  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Pi...
  • Musician | Nashville, Tennessee, 37212
  • Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

RLand

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ha...
  • Musician | Hendersonville, Tennessee, 37075
  • Blues, Country, Southern Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

my ...

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vi...
  • Musician | Memphis, Tennessee, 32456
  • Acoustic, Country, Bluegrass, Folk
  • Active within 24 hours

patti1154719

  • Vocalist, Keyboard, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto
  • Musician | Cleveland, Tennessee, 37323
  • Blues, Country, Southern Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours