Thursday, July 21, 2016

Gatlinburg's 4th Annual Smoky Mountain Song Writers Festival 2016

August 24 - 28, 2016

 Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its fourth annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.

The sounds of some of the biggest hits in country, gospel and bluegrass music will resonate through the streets of Gatlinburg when Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival comes to town August 24 through August 28. The festival will feature over 130 acts of songwriters and musicians who have shaped the top Billboard charts for generations as well as those just getting started in the music industry.

The SMSWF Mission is to promote songwriters and to help their talents and songs be discovered not only by publishers and producers, but also by all of us fans, who simply love the songs that the stars perform.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dollywoods National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2016

Sept. 30 - Oct. 29

If you love autumn, handmade arts and crafts, and free concerts then come to the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration!
Don't miss out on this four week event of crisp autumn air filled with gospel music and beautiful scenery.

Watch crafters at work throughout the park as the country’s most talented artisans showcase their artistry with up-close demonstrations. Purchase handmade treasures for the home, unique collectibles and stunning artwork create an impressive craft exhibit you won’t find anywhere else.
Special dishes, all prepared with a taste of fall, showcase some of the harvest season’s most celebrated recipes.

 Over the four weeks of celebrations, performances will take place throughout Dollywood on five specialty stages – the Celebrity Theater, the Showstreet Theater, Pines Theater, on the Singing News Stage at the Valley Theater & Robert F. Thomas Chapel, and on the Praise 96.3 FM Stage at the Back Porch Theater.

 Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration is sponsored by Humana. You will be mesmerized by the park’s colorful autumn decor when you’re aren’t listening to some of the best gospel performers around.

Also Dollywood’s restaurants will be serving some of the finest seasonal fare to go around. Visit the park, eat some of the delicious seasonal offerings, peruse the local crafts, and stay for some great gospel.