Smoky Mountain Music
Here in western North Carolina, our pioneering Smoky Mountain music forefathers crafted musical instruments that resembled the ones left behind in the old country. The music and ballads of their European homeland were handed down and modified over the years into the fiddle- and banjo-driven Smoky Mountain music that is still a staple at most festivals and mountain gatherings. You can also experience a wholly different breed of Smoky Mountain music with the Cherokee Tribe. Large scale and dramatic performances by the Cherokee regularly revive the wholly unique traditions of song and dance that they’ve preserved for thousands of years.
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts opened in the summer of 2009 with a sold-out performance by The Oak Ridge Boys and has been off and running ever since. This state-of-the-art theater is 40,000 square feet and seats 1,500 in orchestra and balcony seating. The stunning architecture, technical facilities, and impeccable acoustics has and will continue to attract many top-notch performers as well as thousands of devoted patrons of the arts.
To learn more about Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com or call 828-524-1598.