Gatlinburg Happenings!

Happenings in Gatlinburg:
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Date(s): July 18 - 27
Description:
Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:Gatlinburg Convention Center
Website/Link: http://www.craftsmenfair.com
Contact Info: 865-436-7479


Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
Date(s): June 9 - August 9
Description:
All summer long hear tales, mountain music, and learn the lore of the Smoky Mountains on the sidewalks of downtown Gatlinburg. Fourteen acts nightly. 5 - 10 p.m.

Inspired By Appalachia Concert Series
Date(s):June 20 - July 19
Description:
Featuring their distinctive Appalachian roots, the Lovell Sisters, Justin Townes Earle, Adrienne Young and Darrell Scott are the headline performers as Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg presents its third annual summer concert series, Inspired by Appalachia, June 20 through July 18. The versatile Lovell Sisters kick off this summer’s Inspired By Appalachia series on Friday, June 20, with emerging Americana star Justin Townes Earle returning to Arrowmont on Friday, June 27. The series continues with an intimate evening with Adrienne Young on Friday, July 11, then Grammy-nominated, Nashville Music Row maverick Darrell Scott culminates the schedule on Friday, July 18. Concerts take place in an intimate 150-seat performance auditorium inside the main building of the Arrowmont School. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 general admission, $50 for the series) are available at the door or by calling 865-436-5860.
Location: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
Website/Link: http://www.arrowmont.org/concertseries.html
Contact Info: 865-436-5860

National Storytelling Conference Concerts
Date(s): August 7 - 10
Season:
Description:
Over 200 of the nation’s best storytellers will gather in Gatlinburg Aug. 7 through 10 when the National Storytelling Network hosts its annual conference in the City’s Convention Center. The general public has a couple of options open to them to enjoy live stage acts of storytelling. Some will make you laugh and cry!
Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Website/Link: http://www.storynet.org/Events/Conference/2008/
Contact Info: 423-913-8201

Check out the Gatlinburg website for a full list, and then make your plans and head this way!

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