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Created specifically to connect the media and the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Newsroom provides timely and interesting news content that features events, attractions and personalities.
For the media, this area offers a library of story ideas from which to draw. In addition, the CVB Newsroom features an online media kit highlighting major releases about our most appealing attractions and tourist opportunities.
The CVB staff is available to help our industry partners in spreading the good news about Tennessee tourism.

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Learn the latest about what's happening in Rutherford County:
Posted: 04/14/2016
Southeast Tourism Society Selects Uncle Dave Macon Days as a ‘STS Top 20 Event’
The Southeast Tourism Society has named the 39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July, 2016.This year’s Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival is July 8-9. ... Read More
Posted: 04/04/2016
Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau receives 2015 Constant Contact All Star Award
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to hundreds of thousands of small organizations wo... Read More
Posted: 04/01/2016
JazzFest wraps up lineup for 20 year anniversary
Main Street Murfreesboro has scheduled its signature spring event, JazzFest for the weekend of Friday, May 6 - Saturday, May 7 on the Square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. This year, JazzFest will celebrate 20 years wi... Read More
Posted: 03/28/2016
Discovery Center opens new Science of Music: Good Vibrations exhibit
Ready for some air guitar? Want to channel your inner diva or loosen up your vocal cords? Test out your rhythm on an array of percussion instruments? Discovery Center is setting the stage for visitors to learn ... Read More
Posted: 03/15/2016
Oaklands Mansion to host author talk with Dr. June Hall McCash
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Posted: 01/28/2016
2016 Southern Equine Expo Returns to Murfreesboro
The 2016 Southern Equine Expo presented by Meridian Equine Educational Center returns to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee Feb. 26-28, 2016 for the fourth consecutive year.  Dedicate... Read More
Posted: 01/08/2016
Wedding Dresses through the Decades exhibit at Oaklands Mansion Jan. 10-Mar. 6
Step back to yesterday and see the common threads that weave together the lives of women through the decades in middle Tennessee and across the country. Enjoy traveling through time as you walk among over fifty... Read More
Posted: 12/18/2015
Main Street JazzFest selected as an STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast
The Southeast Tourism Society has named Main Street JazzFest one of the STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for May, 2016.Main Street JazzFest will take place May 6-7, 2016. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awar... Read More
Posted: 11/19/2015
One Million Room Nights Sold in Rutherford County Hotels
For the first time in the history of Rutherford County over 1 million hotel rooms have been sold within a running 12 month period (November 2014 – October 2015). This reflects an 8.7% increase over the la... Read More
Posted: 11/02/2015
Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau Honored With ConventionSouth's Annual Readers' Choice Award
It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau with a 2015 Rea... Read More
Posted: 08/18/2015
Tourist Spending in Rutherford County Tops $307 Million
Tourism is big business in Rutherford County! According to figures released today by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the U.S. Travel Association, the county saw an increase of 5.5% in touris... Read More
Posted: 02/24/2015
Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau receives All Star Award
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau has received the 2014 All Star Award from Constant Contact for its monthly e-newsletter. Each year, Constant Contact bestows the All Star Award to a select g... Read More
Posted: 11/13/2014
Rutherford County CVB Trademarks The Sports Capital of Tennessee (R)
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau has officially trademarked The Sports Capital of Tennessee® to set Rutherford County apart from the booming sports market competition. The process of tr... Read More
Posted: 10/07/2014
Rutherford County Spotlighted on 2015 “South’s Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups” List
Rutherford County has been chosen as one of ConventionSouth magazine’s Editors’ Picks for the 2015 South’s Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups list. The list was comprised by ConventionS... Read More
Posted: 02/05/2014 selected as a 2014 “South’s Best Destination App or Mobile Site” by ConventionSouth Magazine
The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau mobile website,, has been named as one of “The South’s Best Destination Apps and Mobile Sites,” by the editors of ... Read More
Posted: 01/24/2014
Rutherford County Tourism Numbers Increase in 2013
Recently released figures show significant growth in Rutherford County’s tourism impact, including a $6 million increase in revenue on total rooms sold in 2013.According to the Smith Travel Research annua... Read More
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News Releases

Posted: 01/26/2016
Young Adult Book Festival Launching in R
A one-of-a-kind book festival will connect ar... Read More
Posted: 11/09/2015
TSSAA State Cheerleading and Dance Champ
The 2015 TSSAA State Cheerleading and Dance C... Read More
Posted: 10/26/2015
TSSAA State Girls' Soccer Championships
The 2015 TSSAA State Girls’ Soccer Cham... Read More

Local Media

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Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Box 3 ,Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Box 58 ,Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2636 |
The Daily News Journal
201 East Main Street, Suite 400 ,Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5860 |
The Tennessean
1100 Broadway ,Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 259-8300 |
The Murfreesboro Post
307 N. Walnut Street, Suite 2 ,Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 869-0800 |
MTSU Box 8, COMM 107 ,Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 904-8357 |
Smyrna AM
103 Front St., Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-3868
Rutherford County, Tennessee receives all of the network affiliate stations based out of Nashville.
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Union Army Cemetery
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 Old Fort Park Tennis Complex
Confederate Circle at Evergreen
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Oaklands Historic House Museum
Sam Davis Home
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