Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
If you’re going to spending some time at Carr’s Northside this summer, you’re invited to grab your lawn chair and gather at the amphitheater at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend TN. This concert series takes place throughout the summer and brings a variety of musical venues to the Smokies.
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free to GSMHC members and children under age 5 and a nominal cost for non-members. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase and therefore no coolers are allowed.
Spring and summer concerts take place in all weather as the amphitheater is covered! Plan to kick back and enjoy these performers on these Friday nights:
2016 Spring Sunset Concert Series
April 29: Pistol Creek Catch of the Day
Americana and Rockabilly music featuring guitar, fiddle, doghouse bass, tenor banjo, mandolin, maybe a ukulele and an assortment of percussion instruments, whistles and squeaky toys.
May 13: Steve Rushingwind
Native American Flute
2016 Summer Sunset Concert Series
June 17: Blue Mother Tupelo
Genre: Stomp and Sway Southern Soul
June 24: Acoustic Eidolon
Contemporary Acoustic on Cello and Double Neck Guitarjo
July 8: Early Morning String Dusters
“Party” Bluegrass Band combining fast-paced picking and comedic parodies of classic tunes.
July 22: WestWend
Americana / Country duo playing new and traditional Country music
Appalachian music with ‘old time’ songs
August 5: Tennessee Sheiks
A mix of Jazz and Blues with a little Cuban, Sicilian, and Appalachian thrown in.
August 12: Kip & Jerry’s Rocky Road Show
Bluegrass music with a traditional blend of pickin’
August 19: The Bearded
Rock music on Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Harp, Mandolin, Percussion and Ukulele
2016 Fall Sunset Concert Series
September 2: Steve Kaufman
September 16: Performer to be Announced
The Heritage Center is located between the Townsend traffic light & the national park entrance. Pets aren’t permitted but you and your family sure are welcome.
This Sunset Concert Series helps to support and further the mission of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center:
To preserve, protect, and promote the unique history and culture of the Great Smoky Mountains region.
If you are interested in offering your own support through membership, you can download an application on the GSMHC web site.