By Darryl Payne
Posted on June 13, 2012
The 6th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales events kicks off June 15 and runs through August 11. Anyone planning to visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee during that time frame should make plans to soak up plenty of free Appalachian entertainment and culture.
Visitors taking a stroll along the downtown Parkway during the events will be treated to live music and clogging and different locations on the street. The costumed musical performers will be joined by storytellers and homegrown artisans as they help portray what life in this region was like dating back to the 1800s. In all, nearly a dozen acts will interact with passing visitors as they offer their talents in a series of 10-minute performances throughout the evening.
The entertainment gets kicked off a 6 p.m. nightly, when horse-drawn wagons deliver the fiddlers, pickers, dulcimer players and dancers to their designated locations.
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