Talented Acts Sought for Summer Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Auditions to Be Held January 14 & 21, 2017

Tunes and Tales Performers.  Photo courtesy of City of Gatlinburg.

Tunes and Tales Performers. Photo courtesy of City of Gatlinburg.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is looking for storytellers, artisans, vocalists, dancers and musicians with self-contained acts ready to perform to millions of visitors along the streets of Gatlinburg. The popular seven-week event is assembling the 2017 cast and looking for talented acts presented in an Appalachian style. Auditions will be held January 14 and 21, 2017 by appointment only. Those interested in auditioning for Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales should email Ginger Brown at Ginger@Gatlinburg.com or call (423) 421-3205.

Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival starting June 9 and running 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. along the streets of Gatlinburg. The festival features costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. This 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. The City also hosts a Winter Magic Tunes & Tales event featuring a cappella carolers on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Jim Downs, Director of Special Events. “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in an entertaining and interactive way.”

For more information about Tunes & Tales, visit www.Gatlinburg.com/Events.