Posts Tagged: live music

Fall 2017 Muscle Cars and Bluegrass in the Smoky Mountains

High excitement hits Pigeon Forge for the Fall Rod Run happening September 14-16, 2017. It’s 3 days and nights of cruising the strip, and muscle cars everywhere. If you want to take a break to swap muscle for music, at the same time the annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is on just a few miles to the north.

And that’s not all, because Gatlinburg and Townsend also have some events at the same time, with more live music, lots of food tasting, and even more auto shows! It’s a happening weekend starting on Thursday – read on and we’ll sort it all out for you.

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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2017

Gatlinburg bursts into song – and song writing – again for the 6th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, August 16-20, 2017. This year’s festival promises to be bigger than ever. There’s live music playing in several venues around town, with close to 50 acts offering over 150 free shows as well as 3 ticketed shows headlined this year by country artist Con Hunley.

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It’s the 17th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival 2016

The Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is one of the best festivals in the Smoky Mountains, and almost unheard of. This year the 3-day festival happens September 15-17, at the same time as the Rod Run in Pigeon Forge – so if you want to drive a few miles out of town up to Kodak and get away from the snarl, you can trade motors for music.

The Dumplin Valley festival is on a farm with an RV camp, and people book months or even a year ahead of time to be there. The festival is open to day trippers however.

image courtesy of Dumplin Valley Farm

images courtesy of Dumplin Valley Farm

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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2016

Images courtesy of SMSF

Images courtesy of SMSF

The 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is on again now in Gatlinburg, TN, August 24-28, 2016. This event continues each year to gain in popularity, and fills the town with live music and the unique opportunity to meet the writers of the hit songs, to engage in workshops and co-authoring, and to hear the stories behind the legends, from the people on the inside of the music industry.

Cabins of the Smoky Mountains is proud to be a sponsor of this great event, and we’ve been covering it from its beginning. Knowing the background to a song and something about the songwriter opens up a world of appreciation that you may never have experienced before, and one that stays with you, ever after.

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2015 Christmas Bluegrass Festival in Pigeon Forge

If you agree that bluegrass is the sweetest music ever invented, then you need to be in Pigeon Forge over the next few days.The 2015 Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival is happening at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, December 9-12. Tickets available at the door.

Headlined again by the driving force behind the festival, acclaimed musician Рand 2015 Female Traditional Vocalist of the Year РLorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, her hugely talented band, the festival presents a hard driving, high-energy experience with a host of notable  performers.

Image courtesy of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Image courtesy of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

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16th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival 2015

The 2015, 16th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival starts Thursday for 3 days, September 17-19. This festival is one of the nicest you’ll ever attend, with a crowd of around 3,000, highly acclaimed talent performing, and a camper village that adds to some amazing jamming between shows.

image courtesy of Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

image courtesy of Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

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Free Live Music in Gatlinburg at the 2015 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

There’s lots of free live music happening in Gatlinburg as the 2015 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival returns for its 4th year running Wed-Sun, August 19-23. This is a unique music event in the Southeast, lots of music as well as a chance to meet and learn from insiders in the music industry and experience a personal connection with hit songwriters.

 

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