Your Guide to Smoky Mountain Tune & Tales

2015 Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

After a 1,000-plus signature petition, the 10th annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is back on in the city of Gatlinburg! The Gatlinburg City Commission had thought to cancel this event for 2015, but its popularity in years past with locals and visitors alike was able to override their decision. And that’s great news if you’re planning to visit the Smokies this summer!

What Is It?
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a popular street performance held in downtown Gatlinburg. The summer-long event will begin June 12, 2015, and will continue daily until August 1. So, no matter when you’re planning your Smoky Mountain summer vacation, you’ll be able to catch this exciting Gatlinburg tradition.

The performance itself features costumed musical performers, storytellers, and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 19th century. You and your family will get the chance to interact with and learn from these performers and enjoy one-of-a-kind family-friendly entertainment.

Where Can I Find It?
Everywhere! The best feature of this seven-week show is that it’s perfectly accessible from the street. As you stroll through downtown Gatlinburg enjoying the shops and taking in the friendly mountain atmosphere, you’ll also get to enjoy the variety of costumed artists who make Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales possible. They bring to life Smoky Mountain traditions and culture in a fun and interactive way.

According to the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, the street performers will show up nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. And they will transform the sidewalks to a stage as they disperse along the Parkway to share their various personalities and exciting performances. They will sing songs and tell fascinating stories, making your Smoky Mountain evening lively, educational, and lots of fun!

Who Should Go?
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is an event that’s fit for the whole family! Kids will love to meet and greet with these costumed characters, and parents will love that their kids are learning at the same time.

This is also a great opportunity for groups to get out and have a great time. There is plenty of room on the streets of Gatlinburg for you to spread out and enjoy the variety of performances that are part of this event.

And whether you’re visiting with family or friends, Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a perfect option for those traveling on a budget. The event is completely free and a great way to spend a Smoky Mountain evening, learning about the culture of the Smokies and enjoying prime-time entertainment at no cost to you!

Where Can I Stay?
Cabins For You has plenty of Gatlinburg cabin rentals to make your Smoky Mountain getaway convenient, comfortable, and fun! Choose from a variety of options, depending on what you’re looking for. We have large cabins for groups or family gatherings. We also have cozy cabins for a two-person romantic retreat. And if you’re looking to save a little money on your Gatlinburg vacation, then check out our budget-friendly cabins, with prices as low as $85 per night!

No matter what kind of property you need, Cabins For You has got you covered. Book online, or call one of our reservation specialists today to secure your Smoky Mountain cabin in or close to Gatlinburg, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales when you visit this summer!

Facts at a Glance
What: Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
When: June 12–August 1, 2015 at 6 p.m. nightly
Where: Downtown Gatlinburg (performers can be found all along the Parkway)
Who: Everyone—all ages and all size groups are welcome!
Cost: Free!

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