Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
Phillips, Craig, and Dean
Concert Phillips Craig and Dean Franklin NCDate: September 19, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15 & $20 - Buy Tickets

Phillips, Craig and Dean are a contemporary Christian music trio composed of Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean. Since forming in 1991, they have released 12 albums and earned 18 No. 1 radio singles. The group has received nine GMA Dove Award nominations, and sold over two million units, receiving two Dove Awards for participating in the special event album My Utmost for His Highest in 1996, and also took the 2010 Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year, Fearless.

Home by Dark
Concert Home by Dark Franklin NCDate: September 20, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15 & $20 Special stage seating available for $30 - Buy Tickets

Stage seating is available for Home by Dark. This includes appitizers before the show and special seating on the stage during the show. Enjoy this incredbile night with your friends sitting right in the performances! Please contact our box office for more information.


HOME BY DARK is a songwriters in the round concert event unlike anything you've seen or heard. We feature the best performing songwriters in America accompanied by the best instrumentalists on the planet. You will hear the stories behind the songs and powerful performances as honest and as authentic as they come... from the writers themselves. Some of our guest performers have written songs for Garth Brooks, Chicago, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Evans, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Chesney, Sister Hazel, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, and others. Our guest instrumentalists have performed on the David Lettermen Show, at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, Disney, and around the world.

The Gathering
The Gathering Franklin NCDate: September 21, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: Free

God has uniquely gifted Ed with an ability to connect with various age groups, personally and corporately. His communication style can be summarized as passion with content while seeking to inspire people to be passionate, dedicated followers of Christ. He and his wife, (College Sweetheart) Stephanie, and their four children, London, Lola, Liv, and Lawson reside in Orlando, FL.

Family Life presents The Art of Marriage
Special Event Family Life presents The Art of Marriage Franklin NCDate: September 27, 2014
Show Time: 9:00am
Ticket Prices: $25 - Buy Tickets

Time of event: 9am-4pm

Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That's why for more than 35 years, FAMILYLIFE has been helping couples understand God's plan for relationships. The Art of Marriage - LIVE event will weave together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and the marriage journey of Jeff & Stacy Kemp (former NFL quarterback) to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God's design. Join us to move your marriage toward ONENESS!

Childcare is available at The Fun Factory for cost of $10/ child. Please Contact Dorothy Little:

Blocks of 10 or more tickets may be reserved at a cost of $20 each. Contact SMCPA for details and reservations.

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Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Concert Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Franklin NCDate: October 4, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15, $18, $24 - Buy Tickets

Big hopes. Out-of-the-box ideas. Ernie Haase has never been one to think small. He may have started life in a little town in Indiana, but he's traveled around the world offering joy and encouragement through the music of his group, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound.

Country's Family Reunion
Concert Countrys Family Reunion Franklin NCDate: October 11, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $30 - Buy Tickets

Country's Family Reunion brings country music stars, armed with decades of songs and stories to Franklin. Whisperin' Bill Anderson will host this intimate gathering of country music legends as they share the stories and sing the songs that made them famous. You will undoubtedly find yourself singing along with the classics and find yourself delighted by the stories that go hand in hand with the music.

Sid the Science Kid LIVE!
Musical Sid the Science Kid LIVE Franklin NCDates: October 18, 2014 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25 - Buy Tickets

Come join Sid the Science Kid and all his pals in this live show! Teacher Susie leads the kids and the audience through a musical adventure jam packed with special sensory effects that is sure to engage sight, smell, sound and more! Jive to the music from the hit PBS KIDS television series and join Sid and his friends as they explore lots of interactive moments with the audience that will bring out the curious scientist in your kid! Find out What's the Big Idea? with Sid the Science Kid- Live!

Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
Concert Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas Franklin NCDate: October 25, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $30 - Buy Tickets

One of the most iconic rock bands from the eighties, recording several of the decade's biggest anthems, including We Built This City, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now and Sara. Now on tour.

Beautiful Offerings Tour- Big Daddy Weave, Group 1 Crew, Chris August, and Dara Maclean
Concert Beautiful Offerings Tour Big Daddy Weave Group 1 Crew Chris August and Dara Maclean Franklin NCDate: October 31, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm
Opening Act: Group 1 Crew, Chris August, and Dara Maclean
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25 - Buy Tickets

Truly compelling music makes the personal universal. Few artists have done that more consistently or more movingly than Big Daddy Weave. Through more than a decade of hits like "In Christ, Audience of One, "You're Worthy Of My Praise," Every Time I Breathe, What Life Would Be Like, and You Found Me, they have shared the journey in a way that has won the ongoing respect of fans, press and industry alike.The Beautiful Offerings Tour features Group 1 Crew, Chris August, and Dara Maclean.

Tim Hawkins
Tim Hawkins Franklin NCDate: November 8, 2014
Show Time: 7:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 - Buy Tickets

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been forging the magical blend between two comedic ideals:A genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family. Is it realistic? Hawkins believes so. With over 100 million views on YouTube, 120+ sold out shows every year, and a motley crew of 200K+ Facebook fans, Tim has started a gut-busting grassroots revolution of multi-generational proportions.

Who's Got Talent
Special Event Whos Got Talent Franklin NCDate: November 15, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $10 - Buy Tickets

Ever wanted to show off? Here's your chance! The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Who's Got Talent?, a local talent competition open to singers, dancers, musicians, variety acts and more. Experience the magic of the spot light while the audience votes for their favorite act and the winner of a cash prize.

*Auditions will be held Monday, October 6th at 6:30 pm, with registration beginning at 6:00 pm. Auditions must be no longer than 2.5 minutes and must be age appropriate and family friendly.

The Manhattan Transfer
Concert The Manhattan Transfer Franklin NCDate: December 6, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 - Buy Tickets

Riding a wave of nostalgia in the '70s, the Manhattan Transfer resurrected jazz trends from boogie-woogie to bop to vocalize in a slick, slightly commercial setting that sometimes failed to gel with the group's close harmonies. Originally formed in 1969, the quartet recorded several albums of jazz standards as well as much material closer to R&B/pop. Still, they were easily the most popular jazz vocal group of their era, and the most talented of any since the heyday of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross during the early '60s.

John Berry
Concert John Berry Franklin NCDate: December 12, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $30 - Buy Tickets

Mention his name to just about any country music lover and the response will likely be, "What an awesome vocalist!" Between 1979 and 1990 John recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. Those early discs and John Berry's strong regional popularity attracted him attention on Music Row. Capitol Records signed him in 1992 and it was there that he had a string of hits, including "Your Love Amazes Me", "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", "I Think About It All The Time", "Change My Mind", "If I Had Any Pride Left At All", "Kiss Me In The Car", 'What's In It For Me", and "You and Only You".

Newsong's The Very Merry Christmas Tour
Concert Newsongs The Very Merry Christmas Tour Franklin NCDate: December 13, 2014
Show Time: 6pm
Ticket Prices: $15-$30 - Buy Tickets

NewSong will be joined by GRAMMY nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner, Jamie Grace. Adding to the lineup, Sanctus Real, will be joining the night of music. With their newly released album, Run, the GRAMMY nominated artist will add to the fun and exciting night. Josh Wilson will be opening the night of music and ministry.

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