One of the many reasons the Great Smoky Mountains are such a great place to visit and a great place to invest are the wide variety of special events hosted in the area. There is a broad spectrum of events throughout the year that appeal to a wide variety of interests. This month Gatlinburg will host a new event; the First Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. The event will be held from August 23rd – August 25th and like many events in the area will spread out over multiple venues.
So, what’s it all about? The event is designed to “Celebrate Our Appalachian Musical Roots” and allows songwriters to perform their original songs, attend workshops and get guidance on how to get their songs published. It is no secret that many top singers, songwriters and other musical performers have blossomed out of the Tennessee region and this event centers around promoting new talent. Slated as “one of the most entertaining shows you will ever see”, many of the venues that are hosting the performers are free. Many songs are easily recognized as “hits” and the artists will not only be performing their songs but also telling you the stories behind the music.
Things will kick off at Ober Gatlinburg at 4:00 PM on the 23rd with a special meet and greet with the performers. Tickets for this VIP event are $25.00. Throughout the event there are numerous shows and workshops. On the 25th, Jimbo Whaley & The Greenbrier will be performing at Mills Auditorium. Tickets are $20.00 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gatlinburg Garden Club’s Lucinda Ogle Oakley Log Cabin Restoration Fund. A full schedule of events may be found at the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival website.
Whether you are an aspiring songwriter looking for information to help you along, just interested in Appalachian musical history or looking for a great reason to visit the Smokies this event is sure to please.
These types of events add to the growing number of annual visitors to the Gatlinburg region and help to keep it as a top vacation destination. There are plenty of reasons to visit the National Park and they add to the reasons to invest in real estate in the area. Imagine owning a beautiful vacation rental home in the Smoky Mountains that not only puts money in your wallet but also provides you with the chance to visit the area more often. There are plenty of investment opportunities available on the market. Take a look at our website to explore the options then plan a visit, take in this brand new event and give us a call to start looking at homes.
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