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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

July 1 - August 1

Note From Organizers: Out of an abundance of caution, we have made some changes to the cast and summer schedule. This season, our musicians and cloggers will continue to entertain visitors. However, we have put our artisans on hold. Their stationary location and close interaction with visitors make it difficult to maintain appropriate social distancing, as recommended by the CDC. We will miss them dearly. We also have adjusted the dates to July 1 through August 1.

Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s.

Gatlinburg will present the 15th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg. The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling.

This popular event truly highlights one of Gatlinburg’s greatest assets in the walkability of the city and provides guests with an interactive, educational and entertaining experience the whole family can enjoy.

“Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Marci Claude, PR Manager. “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.”

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales


Downtown Gatlinburg


July 1 - August 1

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