The Music of the Mountains celebration will take place this weekend, April 20 - 22 at three venues in the Smokies. The festival will share the regions rich musical traditions of the era before modern bluegrass and country music. The event will feature performances of traditional music in neighboring communities including an entire day of free music at the Sugarlands Visitor center on Saturday, April 21.
The three day event begins with a concert of Celtic music by the Good Thymes Ceilidh Bandon at 7 pm Friday at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend. General admission is $5. The on Saturday Music in the Mountains will host free performances at the Sugarlands Visitor Center including the Lost Mill String Band at 10 am, Brien Fain at 11 am, Boogertown Gap Band at noon, Tony Thomas at 1 pm, the ETSU Old Time Band from 2 - 4 pm and the Mountain Strings at 4 pm. Then Sunday afternoon there will be a program at the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Cosby where traditional Appalachian religious music will be showcased. General Admission is $4.