Townsend Spring Festival 2019

The Townsend Spring Festival is Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2019, and features all day and nighttime Bluegrass performances from dozens of musicians and bands. There’s also lots of food, arts & crafts, kid’s activities and other festivities! A parking pass for $10-20 is all it takes to join in the fun – bring your lawn chairs.

Image courtesy of Townsend Spring Festival

Be there by noon on Friday or you start to miss the music! The event is on the Quiet Side of the Smoky Mountains, held at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center – filled with the heritage of the region, and people to share it with you.

As well as the live music – both in concerts and jam sessions! – there’s also the Tennessee Pottery Festival, it’s Railroad Days at the railroad museum and Old Timers Day in Cades Cove, as well as Appalachian skills demonstrations, storytelling and wildflower walks.

Townsend host a number of artists and musicians who prefer life a little out of the bustle of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but equally deeply in the mountains. It’s close to the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cades Cove, and the few miles drive from either town is gloriously scenic.

We have cabins in Wears Valley as well as Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabin rentals – so if you develop a taste for this western end of the area, never fear, we have a place for you to stay!

Who’s playing at the Festival? Check this out:

Friday, May 3
11:30 TBA
12:00 p.m. – Wayne Wright Review
12:30 p.m. – Spur Of The Moment Band
1:00 p.m. – Harley and The Boys
1:30 p.m. – Grandview Pickers
2:00 p.m. – Dinner Break
3:00 p.m. – Blackberry Jam
3:30 p.m. – Carolina Bluegrass
4:00 p.m. – Appalachian Grass
4:30 p.m. – Blackberry Jam
5:00 p.m. – Rail Riders
5:30 p.m. – Mike Clemmer
5:45 p.m. – Gravel Road
6:15 p.m. – Wilson Family
6:45 p.m. – Raven Welch and Crew
7:15 p.m. – Grandview Pickers
7:45 p.m. – Steve Jordan Band
8:15 p.m. – Foothills Express
8:45 p.m. – Jones Brothers Band
9:15 p.m. – Carolina Bluegrass

Saturday, May 4
11:30 a.m. – Muleskinner
12:00 p.m. – Blue Streaks
12:30 p.m. – Steve Jordan Band
1:00 p.m. – Blackberry Jam
1:30 p.m. – Grandview Pickers
2:00 p.m. – Dinner Break
3:00 p.m. – Rail Riders
3:30 p.m. – Blackberry Jam
4:00 p.m. – Appalachian Grass
4:30 p.m. – Brushfire
5:00 p.m. – Foothills Express
5:30 p.m. – Mike Clemmer
5:45 p.m. – Grandview Pickers
6:15 p.m. – Steve Jordan Band
6:45 p.m. – Bill Proffit And Company
7:15 p.m. – Square Dance
7:45 p.m. – Rail Riders
8:15 p.m. – Jones Brothers Band
8:45 p.m. – Wilson Family
9:15 p.m. – Carolina Bluegrass

If you like the look of that lineup, take a wander over that way and find out if you like the sound of it as well! For full information  about the event and all its many activities see the Townsend Spring Festival site.

And check our feature pages for the year-round scoop on things to do in the Smoky Mountains, as well as our favorite outdoor Smoky Mountain activities, festivals and events throughout the area and the year in our Gatlinburg Events page, and finally, not forgetting all the family-friendly attractions in our Things to Do in Gatlinburg with Kids section.

Check our Gatlinburg cabins, Pigeon Forge cabins and our Wears Valley cabins for your best place to stay in the Smokies.

About Tony Perez

I'm a people person, and I enjoy the atmosphere that working with Cabins Of The Smoky Mountains entails, interacting with different types of people and trying to relate to each one uniquely. From Michigan originally, I've been coming to the Smoky Mountains since I was a child, with family in Wears Valley. Summer fun for me is exploring the Cades Cove area, swimming in the creeks, and hiking Mount LeConte and many other trails. I love the Smoky Mountains.