Celebrate Appalachian Musical Roots with the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

11 July 2018 / By Contributor
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Jul 11, 2018 Gatlinburg Events

Get ready for 10 days of wonderful live music and songwriter workshops at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg TN! This popular annual festival brings singers and songwriters together from across the country to celebrate the long and rich history of music in the Appalachian Mountains! Here is everything that you need to know about attending the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival:

boy writing a song while holding guitar1. About the Festival

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is a celebration of Appalachian musical roots with live music, workshops and other activities. The annual event started nearly 7 years ago in the place where bluegrass, country and old-time music originated: the Smoky Mountains! The 2018 festival features Tony Arata, who has written for Garth Brooks, as well as other hit songwriters including Rafe Van Hoy, Buddy Cannon, Randy Brooks and Leslie Satcher. Altogether, there will be nearly 50 solo and duo artists from across the country performing on stage! The Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival also offers an excellent opportunity for up-and-coming singers and songwriters to perfect their craft of songwriting and test their original songs in public.

2. Times, Dates and Location

The 7th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival takes place from Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 22. The event occurs at venues throughout Gatlinburg, so check the official events and showcase schedule for the specific dates and times to plan accordingly. Everyone is welcome to participate in the event and learn about the craft of songwriting!

3. Ticket Information

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival features several ticketed concert performances where tickets can be purchased in advance. These includes performances from Sylvia (“Nobody”), Bobby G. Rice (“You Lay So Easy On My Mind”), Leona Williams (“You Take Me For Granted & Some Day When Things Are Good”), and Hilary Williams (“Sign of Life”). There will also be a performance from Sam Williams, who is the son of Hank Williams, Jr.

Where to Stay

Outside of a large cabin in Gatlinburg TNStay near the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival with a vacation at Parkside Cabin Rentals! Our affordable cabins are situated among the beauty of the Smokies but yet are just minutes from all of the attractions, shops and restaurants of downtown Gatlinburg! We have cabins ranging from 1 bedroom for a romantic couple’s retreat, to 7 bedrooms for a group of family members or friends. If you want to bring your beloved pet with you on vacation, we even offer a selection of pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg! Our cabins have a variety of excellent amenities that you just can’t find in a hotel, such as private hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs, pool tables and fully equipped kitchens! After visiting the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, you can look forward to returning to Parkside Cabin Rentals each evening to enjoy a peaceful night of rest. Come find out for yourself why so many visitors to the Smokies love staying in our cabins!

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN to plan a vacation near the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival! We look forward to seeing you in August at Parkside Cabin Rentals!