Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales Celebrates 13th Season

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales returns this summer to entertain Gatlinburg visitors from June 22 to August 11. Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Daily performances will be from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For thirteen years, this popular seven-week event has made the walkable streets of Gatlinburg its live stage, enriching the summer season with interactive, educational and entertaining performances 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 Mark Adams, President and CEO of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This year new and returning performers will be joining the cast and we are excited to have their talent as we continue to share the music and culture of our Smoky Mountain heritage with visitors.”

The City also hosts a Winter Magic Tunes & Tales event featuring a capella carolers on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is an official activity of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information on this and other special events, call (800) 588-1817 or visit