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Whether you are searching for a pow-wow with drumming or bluegrass toe tapping music or a symphony, Tennessee has a music venue for you. Clawhammer banjo music from the mountains preserved from the early Scottish and Irish settlers still rings through the hollows of Tennessee. You might want to purchase a hand made dulcimer and learn how to play this simple lap held instrument, or take home a fine Gibson guitar made in Tennessee. Tennesseans are all about music. Plan your bed and breakfast vacation with some fun concerts for entertainment or bring your fiddle or harmonica and offer to put on your own concert at breakfast! We welcome music lovers and musicians.
Our bed and breakfast music and art trail offers workshops in learning how to play instruments, whether you are a beginner or ready to jam with the locals. Painting the scenery of Tennessee from a mountaintop to a river or exploring with your camera or paints the great biodiversity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…we are welcoming our art and music lovers to the inns of Tennessee.
Toll Free: 866-448-3070
Music abounds in the Great Smoky Mountains. From every day venues like all the theaters at Dollywood and those nightly performances in the theaters along the parkway in Pigeon Forge, to summer weekly concerts like those put on each Friday night in the ampitheather at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Or you can participate each weekend at the old school in Walland, the porches of the dulcimer shop, Strings and Things, in Townsend, or the Spring and Fall Festivals held twice yearly in Townsend and Cades Cove. For a complete extravaganza there is the three-day Foothills Fall Festival with “head liners” each October in Maryville. For art galleries, you just have to pick your medium and I’ll provide you with a road map on how to get to that particular type of gallery!
Townsend (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Toll Free: 800-339-5084
We are centrally located near a small town performance theater (Heritage Hall). See www.heritagehalltheatre.org. We are 45 minutes from the Hayes Center, Blowing Rock, NC,www.HayesCenter.org whose selections range from high-end play performances to movies, and a strong selection of jazz andmusic performances. We are 40 minutes from the Barter theater, Abingdon, VA. www.bartertheatre.com which is a live performance (plays and musicals) state and is designated the State Theater of Virginia.
Mountain City (Butler), Tennessee
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Toll Free: 888-436-3033
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Toll Free: 800-595-9441
The small towns around the base of the Smoky Mountains began as craft villages and artisans still flock to our area to create and show their work. Some of our favorites include the Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts Community; Holloway’s Quilts, and Mountain Musiccrafts which hosts the annual Dulcimer & Harp Convention each Kune. Use Christopher Place as the launching point to your local Art & Music adventure.
Newport (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Toll Free: 865-908-7935
Arts and Crafts: The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community: Established in 1937, the Arts & Crafts Community is comprised of the largest group of independent artisans in the country. With shops, studios, and galleries located along an 8-mile loop. This is a part of Gatlinburg's history and has been designated as a historic pathway on the Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Offers workshops, conferences, and professional instruction in a variety of art-craft media. Theaters: The variety of entertainment offered to families that visit the Smoky Mountains is certainly unsurpassed. This area has become the fastest growing entertainment showplaces in the southeast.
Sevierville (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Toll Free: 800-962-2246
Lots of bluegrass music and mountain music in the Cosby hills! Visit the Front Porch, known for Mexican food and Bluegrass on The Lonely Planet...just across the street from our bed and breakfast on the farm at Whisperwood, near Gatlinburg. Local artists feature their work or will drop by if you have a flair for woodworking or hand made banjos...Denton Bragg is featured at Gruehn Guitars in Nashville and is our neighbor and local entertainer. Bring your instruments or borrow ours for jamming...spend a few nights, rooms start at just $139 and the hot tub suites are $209... Lots of music with the creek running by, too!
Cosby (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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