Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales started last Friday, June 17, and will continue every day in downtown Gatlinburg through August 13. Tunes and Tales is a summer-long street performance event that features costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as the 1800’s. Smoky Mountain heritage will be celebrated every day during Tunes and Tales. Gatlinburg is the birthplace of “Rocky Top” so it is only fitting that Tunes and Tales features traditional bluegrass bands each night.
Daily at 6:00 pm in the center of town various storytellers, musicians and crafters will line the parkway for lots of entertainment and storytelling until 11:00 pm. There could be as many as 14 acts performing throughout the evening. Be sure to check out the Back Porch Cloggers, Miss Nan the school marm, Zeno the Gatlinburg Bear and the Gatlinburg Barbershop Boys. There are plenty of great acts to be seen at the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. Be sure to check it out this summer in downtown Gatlinburg! All performances are free.