Think Manchester for

Arts & Culture

Think Manchester for

Arts & Culture

It also offers a variety of options for taking in the art scene. From live music and art festivals to theatrical productions, and even art classes, we have something to appease everyone’s artistic interests. Be sure to check out all of the local talent while you are here.

The Caverns for Subterranean Live Music and Amphitheater Events

This world-renowned destination for underground live music is a bucket list experience that keeps fans coming back for “The Greatest Show Under Earth.” The Caverns is home of the Emmy-winning PBS television series Bluegrass Underground, and a magical cave system for different skill levels of exploration. In October of 2020, The Caverns opened an above ground Amphitheater to bring back live music in a responsible way with outdoor, socially distanced concerts.

Bonnaroo for The Music & Arts Festival of a Lifetime

You may be surprised to learn that two iconic music experiences – The Caverns and Bonnaroo – are a stone’s throw from our door. We have to pinch ourselves sometimes to make sure we’re not dreaming. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Bonnaroo among the “50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll.” ‘Roo, as insiders call it, was named “Festival of the Decade” by Consequence of Sound, and among the 10 Best Festivals by GQ Magazine. Artists who have walked through these very doors: Sir Paul McCartney, Childish Gambino, J.Cole, Elton John, The Boss, U2, and on and on. Though it only happens once a year for four days, Bonnaroo elevates our town year-round, kinda like Woodstock.

South Jackson Civic Center for Inspiring Performing Arts

Regional Performing Arts are the cultural manna for small towns and rural communities, not to mention they provide a surprising entertainment experience for out-of-town guests. South Jackson Civic Center brings great shows like “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” and “Motowners.” Regional theater productions include “Always…Patsy Cline,” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods.” Want to dance the night away? Join the weekly dance classes.

Board and Brush for Your Hand at Creative Woodworking

An extraordinary DIY experience, Board and Brush is an opportunity to understand and appreciate the beauty of working with raw materials. Take a deep dive into this creative experience. See the wood, the knots, the color variations, and the simple imperfections in a beautiful new light. Enjoy the woodworking technique, which is combined with the latest trends and custom graphics. Most importantly, take pride in the process, and then the results – a one-of-a-kind, hand-hewn creation. This one is great for a group outing or girlfriend.

Manchester Arts Center for Local Fine Art and Theater

Some of the most talented people the world come from small towns and rural communities. Think Tennessee’s own Dolly, Elvis and Tina Turner. The MAC is a place where local artists, including actors and painters, are encouraged to spread their wings and soar. The MAC is home to the Millennium Repertory Company and houses the works for many local artists, much of which are available for purchase.

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