Picture an early evening in the Smokies as you stroll along the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg TN, and find people gathering along the way. You’ll hear the distinctive sounds of a dulcimer, graceful strumming an upbeat mountain melody and find a group of people performing old fashioned clogging. You’ll recognize the scent of genuine Southern fare and feel transcended in time. It’ll be a trip through the past and presence of Appalachian history and culture!
These are a few of the entertainment mini-performances you will experience every evening from June 15 through August 11, during your romantic Smoky Mountain getaway or Gatlinburg family vacation. It’s Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales™ – a continuing event for 2012, featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying various time periods from the 1800s to today. Nearly a dozen acts involve the audience as they each perform in simultaneous ten-minute performances throughout the night.