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Tunes and Tales

Festival goers under a string of lights on a lawn

Like some of the 4 star hotels Gatlinburg TN boasts? Music? History? Appalachian culture? Come to Gatlinburg on Friday and Saturday evenings and just walk up and down the streets. Actors, dancers, and musicians put on a show in different locations to help you relive Appalachian culture from a hundred years ago.

The dancers clog, which is a special dance performed in shoes called clogs. These young ladies, called cloggers, work hard throughout the year to learn the steps and rhythms passed down from generation to generation. The actors are costumed storytellers who know how to spin a yarn about ye old times. The musicians perform original songs and traditional tunes of these parts. What’s not to love?

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