Gatlinburg, Tennessee has a reputation for a being a quaint mountain town. People walking the sidewalks and window shopping; everything lit up like the Fourth of July. The activity and the friendliness make it easy to just spend time with your family and friends as you stroll down the sidewalks.
This aspect of Gatlinburg gets a boost starting June 11th, with the 5th annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales event. Tunes & Tales brings characters, performers and crafts people to the streets of downtown Gatlinburg to tell stories, sing, dance and make hand crafts. The performers arrive by wagon and the excitement builds from there. This is one time where you don’t have to go to the show, the show comes to you.
The cast of Tunes & Tales arrives at the center of downtown at 5pm nightly June 11th through August 8th. The show runs up until 10pm. During the show, the cast portrays characters dating back to the early 1800s and their collection wit, charm and knowledge is sure to captivate everyone. You will be able to take in cloggers, musicians, crafters, Whittlin’ Joe, Miss Nan – the school marm, Annie the Quilter, Animal Mac and even some bluegrass bands from the region.
Of course, the best part, is that these performers come to you. They will be speaking, singing and performing on the streets of Gatlinburg TN. They will be walking in the shoes of the people they are there to represent. This is educational entertainment at its best. Make sure to plan your trip to Gatlinburg with enough time to take in these great performers as they walk the streets with you.