As you walk through downtown Gatlinburg TN, you can experience a numerous amount of entertaining performances every evening from June 9th through August 12th. This event is called the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. It is a new event this year. The event features musical performers, artisans portraying various time periods, and storytellers. The audience can also get involved in each performers ten minute performance. You can even participate as the Back Porch Cloggers do the original Appalachian dance. You will see just how difficult the steps are to learn. At six o’clock each night a horse drawn buggy will take the performers to their designated spot where they are going to perform. The characters will rotate throughout 14 different acts. As onlookers watch, the sidewalk will be transformed into a stage. The musicals performances and different acts makes walking down the streets of Gatlinburg very entertaining. The entertainment and storytelling will last until around 10 o’clock every night.
There a several different characters you will encounter as you walk down the streets of Gatlinburg. One of the performers is Goose & the moonshine boys. These brothers like to brag about their moonshine business and will end up singing a tune that all will enjoy. Horse Jaw Johnny is another performer. He likes to gossip and create songs with input from the audience. Big Hog is a loveable mountain dweller from back in the 1800s. He tells stories about living in the mountains back in the 1800s. Each one of the performers is sure to have an exciting story to tell or song to sing. Best of all, the fun and entertainment of this event is free for everyone. This event is unique and is sure to be one of the highlights of your Smoky Mountain vacation. Families of all ages are sure to enjoy the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales celebration.
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