Bonnaroo to be Featured on TN Tourism Snapchat

Tennessee Tourism will be featuring Bonnaroo on our Snapchat story this weekend. You can catch all the action by following “Tennessee” on Snapchat.

The story will take place on Saturday, June 10 as a way to showcase the culture of the festival. Instead of featuring bands on site, we will showcase all non-music activities that happen on ground, such as the longest conga line and the sketchbook as well as fun foods found around the festival.

Snapchat has proven to be a tremendous addition to the tool box in expanding ways to showcase all Tennessee has to offer.

Tennessee Tourism launched its Snapchat channel in October 2016 with a series of videos featuring music superstar Garth Brooks as he revisited places in Tennessee that helped shape his music and become the first recording artist in history to earn 7 Diamond Certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Tennessee Snapchat followers were able to watch the stories and download ticket codes to a free sold-out concert, which took place at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre on October 18. The Garth Brooks Snap stories received more than 8 million views.

Tennessee Tourism has used this new audience on Snapchat to showcase attractions across the state including Jack Daniel Distillery, Dollywood, Beale Street and Elvis Week, along with behind-the-scenes profiles on up-and-coming music artists such as Drew Holcomb, Seth Ennis, The Young Fables and Whissell resulting in an additional 2.5 million views. In May, the Memphis World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was the subject of a Snapchat series and contest profiling the Memphis-based barbecue team, Brown Chicken Brown Cow.

Please help spread the word about this exciting Snapchat story showcasing Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee.

Manchester is one of Tennessee’s Safest Cities

LendEDU recently released a report that highlighted the safest cities in Tennessee and Manchester was ranked as one of the safest. Congrats on the recognition!
Using licensed data, each city’s crime index was rated against the state and national average crime index. And, Manchester has a crime index that makes it the #26 safest city in Tennessee!
The full report and a more detailed methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/safest-cities-state/
Everyone wants to know that they live in a safe place! It provides a sense of comfort and security. Manchester is one of the safest towns in the entire state of Tennessee.

Meet the Manchester Police – A Children’s Book

We see and hear to many instances where disconnect between the community and law enforcement builds more walls than bridges.  Our Manchester City Police Department has come up with a fun and interactive way to introduce children to officers in our community.  The Hearts of Blue, wives of police officers, have put together a coloring book where personal aspects of individual officers become the children’s art.

MACOC & Tourism Working Together

The Manchester Area Chamber and the Manchester Tourism & Community Development Commission are entering into an even more cooperative partnership.  The chamber will be working closely with the tourism commission on efforts to recruit events into town such as sporting events, business conferences, arts and crafts fairs – And we’ll be working closely with the hospitality industry on strategies to capture every tourism dollar possible.

Last week, we attended a “Boost Your Tourism” workshop facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development, and later in the week, we were honored to host one of the presenters, Sara Beth Urban, Middle Tennessee Regional Manager, here in Manchester. What a perfect way to capitalize on the excitement we brought back from the conference!

At the workshop, experts from the field challenged us to identify our tourism assets such as: attractions, nature and outdoors, music and arts, history and heritage, food and wine, shopping, and agritourism. There was a tremendous feeling of pride as we walked around the square, drove by local attractions, visited with friends, and “told our story.” Manchester is truly a special place.

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