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Enjoy Free Music, Find Unique Gifts at the 7th Annual Fine Arts Festival – May 14-15

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival (GFAF) is a free outdoor family event that features quality artists from around the country along with Appalachian music from the area. Volunteers from the community produce the festival to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club.

2011 will be the seventh year of the festival and large crowds are expected. Gatlinburg is a thriving tourist destination and a gateway city to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with over 9 million visitors annually.

The festival is being held in the center of the city at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Campus adjacent to Arrowcraft Shop at Light # 5.

For more fun things to do in Gatlinburg, TN, visit GatlinburgConcierge.com.

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The 7th annual “Music of the Mountains” festival will be held this weekend, April 8th through the 10th. Come out and experience the rich musical traditions of the Southern Appalachians.

The schedule of events includes:

Friday, April 8
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend
Admission: $ 5
7 p.m. – Celtic Music by “The Good Times Ceilidh Band”; come early to enjoy Art on the Porch with members of the Townsend Artisan’s Guild
Saturday, April 9
Sugarlands Visitor Center
Admission: Free
10 a.m. – Mountain Strings
11 a.m. – Boogertown Gap Band
12 p.m. – Tony Thomas
1 p.m. – The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
2 p.m. – Ted Olson
3 p.m. – The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
4 p.m. – Brien Fain
Sunday, April 10
Smoky Mountain Visitor Center, Cosby
Admission: $4
2 to 4 p.m. – Heritage, harps and hymns – traditional offerings from Cocke County
For more information, click here.

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This week is Wilderness Wildlife Week, a weeklong celebration of the wildlife here in the Smokies. This is just one of many events held during WinterFest. Wilderness Wildlife Week features 9 days of nature seminars, interactive exhibits, guided hikes, and music by legendary performers. All events during Wilderness Wildlife Week are free of charge and open to the public. This year, the Music Road Hotel Convention Center will serve as headquarters. For more information, please visit mypigeonforge.com/wildlife.

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cirque-de-chineThe Smoky Mountain Palace houses the most spectacular shows ever to appear in the Great Smoky Mountains. The theatre’s most popular show to date, Cirque de Chine, has kicked off another season and promises not to disappoint. This year’s version is an entirely new show with a new award-winning troupe. Cirque de Chine combines traditional Chinese acrobatics, music and fantastic costumes for an unforgettable experience.

The Smoky Mountain Palace Theatre is located at 179 Collier Dr. Sevierville, TN 37862. To find out additional information on performances, tickets and schedules visit http://www.smokymountainpalace.com/.

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june-12At the 5th annual Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event, you can visit the past and present of Appalachian history and culture. Held along the Great Smoky Mountain Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, you will find people gathered listening to the upbeat music and performances of the South. For more information on this exciting event please click here.

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miracle
If you enjoy unique shows and an inviting atmosphere, then Pigeon Forge has something great to offer you. The Miracle Theater, which houses the production The Miracle, provides patrons with an enjoyable experience they will never forget. The Miracle is a musical recreation of the life of Christ told in epic proportion. Actors, singers, dancers, technicians, and live animals will entrance and impress you during this program. For a complete schedule, visit their website.

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the_temptations_revue_smoky_mountain_theaterDeemed as the longest running theatre in Pigeon Forge, the Smoky Mountain Theatre is proud to now be the home of the doo-wop music sensation, The Temptations. The newly remodeled theatre welcomes this new rendition as they take on the stage in honor of the well-known group of singers from the 1960’s. The Temptation’s first hit, “The Way You Do The Thing You Do”, broke hearts and made girls cry all over the nation, by their heart throbbing voices and sensual lyrics. The theatre features this tribute to The Temptations, as well as occasional other supporting acts.

Feel the love again with The Temptations Revue at http://www.smokymountaintheater.com/ .

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