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Tennessee is having a big year in 2019 including new venues and entertainment complexes, expansions of attractions and celebrations of beloved festivals and places. Find out what you can experience this coming year on a trip to Tennessee.

Belle Ridge Retreat, Monterey, TN

The first thing you notice and feel when you step through the doors of Earnestine & Hazel’s sundry-cum-nightclub on South Main Street in a tawny arts district in Memphis, Tennessee, is that nothing – nothing – in this bar is even remotely new.

Earnestine & Hazel's, Memphis - photo courtesy Alex Shansky

Well lawdy Fräulein Clawdy! The German town of Friedberg has upped its Elvis game considerably. After renaming the town square Elvis-Presley-Platz in the 90’s, officials ordered a royal Presley make-over for three pedestrian lights around the square.

Elvis Traffic Lights

With Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas coming up we wanted to share some traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes to give you some new inspiration this year.

Traditional Southern Thanksgiving / Christmas Dinner

Brunch is the best of both worlds: the sweet and savoury choices of both breakfast and lunch with the added bonus timestamp of early afternoon. If you opt to sleep in on your holiday then make a note of some of these Tennessee brunch spots.

The Row, Nashville - great brunch spot

How about this Autumn weather? Now imagine it raining for forty days and forty nights, flooding the Earth as we know it. As a wise man once said, navigating the shark-infested waters off the coast of Amity Island: you’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Ark Encounter, Kentucky

Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties in the South but it's not just all about floats and beads...

Mardi Gras Louisiana

Mississippi's writers include the likes of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright, and now Mississippi’s literary history will soon be preserved and celebrated with a series of historical markers throughout the state designating the Mississippi Writers Trail.

Mississippi Writers Trail

The Levitt Amp Chattanooga Music Series kicks off this Thursday, 23rd August with 10 Weeks of Free Concerts on the Lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.

Jazzanooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lisa Marie Presley Sings Duet with Her Father on new album 'Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone'. The groundbreaking New Elvis Album features 14 Original Performances of Gospel Songs with Newly-Recorded Instrumentation and Backing Vocals featuring Legendary Presley Alumnae including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps.

Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone

 

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