Top Gospel Music Festivals in Tennessee

If you’re a music lover, there’s no better place to be than Tennessee. Check out our list of the top gospel music festivals in the state!


Tennessee is renowned for its musical heritage, and gospel music is an important part of that tradition. There are many gospel music festivals held in the state each year, featuring some of the top talent in the genre. Here are just a few of the festivals you won’t want to miss.

Tennessee Music Festivals

Tennessee is home to some of the best gospel music festivals in the country. If you’re looking for a great event to attend, here are some of the top festivals you should check out.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival created and produced by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment. The festival takes place on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. In addition to featuring multiple stages with live music from a wide variety of genres, the festival also offers onsite camping, comedy, cinema, craftsmen and food vendors, as well as a variety of other activities.

Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale Street Music Festival is a three-day, four-stage event in historic downtown Memphis, TN. Featuring 60+ top musical acts from around the world and drawing crowds of more than 100,000 music fans. The Beale Street Music Festival offers something for everyone with a wide range of musical genres including rock n’ roll, blues, R&B, hip hop, pop,Alternative, country and more.

CMA Music Festival

The CMA Music Festival is a country music festival that was founded in 1972. It is held annually in Nashville, Tennessee. The festival is four days long and features performances by many different artists. The festival also has autograph signings, meet and greets, and other fan-friendly activities.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is an annual music and cultural festival held in Franklin, Tennessee. The festival was founded in 2014 by Justin Timberlake and Kevin Griffin, and features a mix of music genres including rock, indie, folk, hip hop, and R&B. Pilgrimage has been dubbed “one of the best new festivals” by Paste magazine and “a destination festival” by Consequence of Sound.

The 2019 Pilgrimage lineup includes headliners Chris Stapleton, Mumford & Sons,JJ Cale, and Gary Clark Jr. The festival will also feature performances from Mavis Staples, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste, Ray LaMontagne, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, John Prine, Grinderman (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Revivalists, Judah & The Lion, Dawes, Benjamin Booker,, Parker Millsap,, Margo Price,, Jade Bird,, Yola,, Rayland Baxter,, Donna Missal,, The Dirty Guv’nahs,, Andrew Bird & The Brand New Canary,, Colin Lake,, Robby Hecht,, Natheless Hero Parade (ft. Nikki Lane), Birds of Chicago (AL juggernaut bring family affair to TN), Madeline Kenney., Fletcher., Town Mountain., Erin Rae., Jon Stickley Trio., Hailey Whitters., Devon Gilfillian., Sadler Vaden., Brothers Osborne., Jade Bird , Cody Dickinson’s Superjams (ft. members of North Mississippi Allstars,) Amy Helm’s Dylan Birthday Bash featuring Buddy Miller + very special guests.


After much research, we have compiled a list of the top Gospel music festivals in Tennessee. We hope this guide was helpful in finding the perfect event for you and your family!

Thank you for reading and we hope to see you at one of these great events!

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