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Mountain Voices
Concert Mountain Voices Franklin NCDate: June 30, 2016
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $10 - Buy Tickets

Mountain Voices, a 60-voice community chorus, will take the audience on a musical "Sentimental Journey" across the United States with standards everyone loves. The second half of the program will include gospel and patriotic selections, concluding with a tribute to members of the Armed Forces, past and present.

Neal McCoy
Concert Neal McCoy Franklin NCDate: July 1, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $24, $27, $30 - Buy Tickets

Neal McCoy has released ten studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1992, McCoy hit the top 40 charts with "Where Forever Begins," and a year later with the back-to-back number 1 singles "No Doubt About It" and "Wink" from his platinum-certified album, No Doubt About It. Since the mid-nineties, his commercial success has continued to grow with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On", came in 2005 from his self-released That's Life. Neal also supports his own charity organization: East Texas Angel Network, which is committed to the enhancement of the lives of children of East Texas who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, the Broadway Musical
Musical Disneys The Little Mermaid the Broadway Musical Franklin NCDates: July 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2016 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 Students, $17 Adults - Buy Tickets

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this live stage show will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

Folkmoot
Special Event Folkmoot Franklin NCDate: July 28, 2016
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: Adults- $21, $26, $31 Students- $10.50, $13, $15.50 - Buy Tickets

Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina, is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performers demonstrating cultural heritage through colorful, authentic, and original reproduction costumes, lively dance, and traditional music.

An Evening with Kellie Pickler
Concert An Evening with Kellie Pickler Franklin NCDate: July 30, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $45, $50, $55 - Buy Tickets

There are many ways to describe Kellie Pickler, with spunky, beautiful, talented and charismatic just scratching the surface. But there is one word that ties them all together and brings them to life. Kellie Pickler is real. Few people speak or sing so transparently from their hearts. Few can bridge life and art, story and song, so vibrantly and compellingly. "My life is a country song," she has said on occasion, and no one who knows her or has watched her career evolve from her days as a breakout presence on American Idol would argue in the least. Over the course of three albums, hundreds of concert appearances, and a breathtaking 2013 win on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, she has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans, serving as both inspiration and role model.

The Isaacs' Musication Nation Festival- Day Workshops
Special Event The Isaacs Musication Nation Festival Day Workshops Franklin NCDate: August 5, 2016
Show Time: 10am
Ticket Prices: $25 Students, $50 Adults - Buy Tickets

Join the multiple award-winning Isaacs family for a weekend of music, education, inspiration and just plain fun. For the first time ever, the Isaacs will present two days of informative workshops on songwriting, professional musicianship and entertainment in a series of formal and in-formal workshops and classes in an up close and personal one-on-one setting. Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle and any other instrument you enjoy and be prepared to play and sing along with the Isaacs and fellow attendees. Two great days of spectacular opportunity and excitement topped off with evening concerts. For anyone who loves playing, singing and having a great time with fellow music lovers.
Schedule of events includes: Morning Glory Devotions with John Bowman- free & open to the public at 9am. Matinee concerts with the Isaacs & special guests. Songwriting 101 workshop with JimmYeary, Sonya & Becky. FanJam Fun with The Isaacs (calling all singers, pickers & grinners). "Teasty" Country Cooking Class with the Isaacs, sponsored by Teays Calley Foods. Times to be posted on TheIsaacs.com & on The Isaacs' Facebook Page.

The Isaacs' Musication Nation Festival- Evening Concert
Concert The Isaacs Musication Nation Festival Evening Concert Franklin NCDate: August 5, 2016
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $12.50 Students, $25 Adults - Buy Tickets

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. The Isaacs have won over 7 Doves in various categories and have had several Grammy nominations in their career. They feel blessed to be able to spread the message of grace through song and story.

Part of The Isaacs's Musication Nation Festival, with special guests, John Bowman & Jimmy Yeary.

The Isaacs' Musication Nation Festival- Day Workshops
Special Event The Isaacs Musication Nation Festival Day Workshops Franklin NCDate: August 6, 2016
Show Time: 10am
Ticket Prices: $25 Students, $50 Adults - Buy Tickets

Join the multiple award-winning Isaacs family for a weekend of music, education, inspiration and just plain fun. For the first time ever, the Isaacs will present two days of informative workshops on songwriting, professional musicianship and entertainment in a series of formal and in-formal workshops and classes in an up close and personal one-on-one setting. Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle and any other instrument you enjoy and be prepared to play and sing along with the Isaacs and fellow attendees. Two great days of spectacular opportunity and excitement topped off with evening concerts. For anyone who loves playing, singing and having a great time with fellow music lovers.

Schedule of events includes: Morning Glory Devotions with John Bowman- free & open to the public at 9am. Matinee concerts with the Isaacs & special guests. Songwriting 101 workshop with JimmYeary, Sonya & Becky. FanJam Fun with The Isaacs (calling all singers, pickers & grinners). "Teasty" Country Cooking Class with the Isaacs, sponsored by Teays Calley Foods. Times to be posted on TheIsaacs.com & on The Isaacs' Facebook Page.

The Isaacs' Musication Nation Festival- Evening Concert
Concert The Isaacs Musication Nation Festival Evening Concert Franklin NCDate: August 6, 2016
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $12.50 Students, $25 Adults - Buy Tickets

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. The Isaacs have won over 7 Doves in various categories and have had several Grammy nominations in their career. They feel blessed to be able to spread the message of grace through song and story.

Part of the Isaacs' Musication Nation Festival and includes special guests, John Bowman, Jimmy Yeary & Jimmy Fortune.

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
Concert Larry Gatlin the Gatlin Brothers Franklin NCDate: August 12, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $28 - Buy Tickets

Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element: music. There's no harmony quite as pure as family harmony. Country Capsule put it best, "Gatlin harmonies spin with high and light precision and their music bleeds and screams of love and a lot of living." With over a dozen top 40 hits and influenced by faith, family and their fans, Larry, Steve and Rudy will always be ready to "stand up and sing a tune any night."

Stars of Center Stage 2016
Special Event Stars of Center Stage 2016 Franklin NCDate: August 13, 2016
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 Stars of Center Stage, 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. It's time for you to take your chance and be the star of center stage for a night!

AUDITIONS- Monday, July 25. Registration begins at 6:00pm. All acts should be no more than 2 minutes, 30 seconds in length and should take no more than 1 minute of "set up" time. Acts chosen to move on to the Aug 13 competition may be up to 3 minutes in length.


Tim Hawkins
Concert Tim Hawkins Franklin NCDate: August 20, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $32, $37, $40 or $60 Uber Fan Package - Buy Tickets

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002,Tim Hawkins has been meticulously crafting a no-bones, no-bull comedy show that entertains the entire family. With three hundred million online video views, over one hundred sold-out concerts every year, and a motley half million Facebook fans, Tim's "Jackwagon" Crew has grown into a gut-busting revolution of multi-generational proportions. Tim's approach to comedy can best be described as one part gifted and two parts twisted. His stand-up is surgical and honed to perfection, bringing to light the brokenness of human nature while marveling in its hilarity. In his own gracious words "If you can't laugh at yourself,laugh at other people." Dealing with the perils of marriage, parenting and homeschooling may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for rock star comedy. "It's not like I have a choice," says Tim, "Comedy is my only skill."

Be a Tim Hawkins uber fan: ticket includes seating in the first two rows, concert laminate, "Diary of a Jackwagon" book or concert DVD and meet and greet with the artist after the show.

Russell Moore & iiird Tyme Out with the Church Sisters
Concert Russell Moore iiird Tyme Out with the Church Sisters Franklin NCDate: August 27, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $22 - Buy Tickets

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have endured. In the process, they've managed to climb to the top not just once, but twicewinning a slew of IBMA vocal awards, including two Male Vocalist of the Year honors, in the mid and late 1990s, then persevering through rough times to see Moore recapturing the Male Vocalist trophy for the past three years.

The Church Sisters, Sarah and Savannah Church, began their musical career in March of 2007 after winning the WAKG Rising Stars talent competition. The pair have met and performed with prestigious names such as Rhonda Vincent, Brandon Heath, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, and Tony Rice. In addition to many stage shows, The Church Sisters have also appeared on the popular RFD T.V shows "The Joey and Rory Show", "Larry's Country Diner" and "Country's Family Reunion."

A Tribute to the Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry
Concert A Tribute to the Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry Franklin NCDate: September 3, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $18, $22 - Buy Tickets

The untimely death of John Denver in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over and left his fans demanding that his music survive. Jim Curry, whose natural singing voice has always been similar to that of the late, great Denver, is the man for the job. He captures the essence of John Denver's music, even featuring many former John Denver band members and back up singers, as he performs multi-platinum hits like "Rocky Mountain High," "Annie's Song" and "Country Roads." Jim Curry's mission is to share John's positive message of love & humanity through great music.

Overlook Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Special Event Overlook Theatre Companys 20th Anniversary Celebration Franklin NCDate: September 10, 2016
Ticket Prices: $17 - Buy Tickets

Join us as we remember and honor twenty years of wonderful shows, spectacular memories, hilarious stories and great friends as the Overlook Theatre Company celebrates two decades of magical stage performances with this retrospective concert. An evening full of great songs, tons of fun and exciting surprises. 2016 SMCPA patron members are invited to a special post-show reception with the cast and crew immediately following the event.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

Bill Anderson's Country's Family Reunion
Concert Bill Andersons Countrys Family Reunion Franklin NCDate: September 24, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $24, $27, $30 - Buy Tickets

Country's Family Reunion brings country music stars, armed with decades of songs and stories to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts' stage. 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.

Charley Pride
Concert Charley Pride Franklin NCDate: October 1, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $48, $53, $58 - Buy Tickets

Becoming a trailblazing Country Music superstar was an improbable destiny for Charley Pride, especially considering his humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi. Growing up, Charley was exposed primarily to Blues, Gospel and Country music. His father inadvertently fostered Charley's love of Country music by tuning the family's Philco radio to Nashville's WSM-AM in order to catch Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. At 14 years of age, Charley purchased his first guitar: a Silvertone from a Sears Roebuck catalogue and taught himself how to play it by listening to the songs that he heard on that radio. With boldness, perseverance and undeniable musical talent, Charlie Pride has managed to parlay a series of fortuitous encounters with Nashville insiders into an amazing legacy of hit singles and tens of millions in record sales. In addition to performing and recording new music, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

Sidewalk Prophets
Concert Sidewalk Prophets Franklin NCDate: October 8, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $18, $22 - Buy Tickets

Integrating worship with real life - that is one of the simple truths Sidewalk Prophets has learned to live by. The hope is that their music will help others see the beauty of God all around them: "It's that whisper from God saying, Hey, this is what I've created for you. This isn't me, but this is a glimpse of what I made with you in mind.'" The intimacy and nearness of God is written into every song they perform. As different as they sound, some soft and melodic, others more rock-n-roll in flavor, Sidewalk Prophets doesn't waste a verse or a chorus. Each line is a chance to present the Gospel and let their fans know they are all part of the family. "It's one thing to say, Oh, we really care about our fans. It's another thing to say, 'We want to have this relationship with you, we're going to open the doors for you to come into our family room- you're a part of this" all the while hoping to provide a type of sanctuary for listeners, who may also find themselves in the middle of an uncertain time. These are songs they can cling to in the midst of those troubles, but also can sing in the moments of joy and celebration. Sidewalk Prophets hopes to bring songs of worship that will bring assurance in the chaos and peace in the storm, encouragement to keep going, and remind them that the something different inside of all of us is a constant and loving Savior.

The Collingsworth Family
Concert The Collingsworth Family Franklin NCDate: October 15, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25 - Buy Tickets

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family.

Wade Hayes
Concert Wade Hayes Franklin NCDate: October 22, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $40 VIP - Buy Tickets

Sponsored by Franklin High School FBLA- Wade Hayes' music is all about honoring the traditional music that he loves and grew up on, while building a solid reputation as a one-of-a-kind performer. Beginning with his signature #1 song Old Enough to Know Better he's cut a path through the country music landscape with top tunes I'm Still Dancin' With You, What I Meant to Say, Don't Stop, The Day That She Left Tulsa, and others. He was named Billboard Magazine's Top New Country Artist in 1995, and in 1997 was chosen the Male Star of Tomorrow by TNN Music City News. Franklin High School's Future Business Leaders of America would like for you to join us in the fight against colon cancer. Please help us break the silence about this silent killer and promote awareness that early screening and detection are key. Join us for an evening of entertainment from Nashville Recording Artist and Stage IV colon cancer survivor, Wade Hayes.

$40 VIP Tickets Includes: Reserved seating on the first two rows of the audience, a "colon cancer awareness" t-shirt and a pre-show meet and greet with Wade Hayes. VIP tickets are limited.

Fiddler On the Roof, the Musical
Musical Fiddler On the Roof the Musical Franklin NCDates: November 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2016 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 Student, $17 Adult - On Sale: 7/1/2016
9:00 AM

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. A don't miss, Broadway classic for all ages.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

Mountain Faith: The Sounds of Christmas- a Live DVD Taping
Concert Mountain Faith The Sounds of Christmas a Live DVD Taping Franklin NCDate: November 26, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $18 - On Sale: 8/1/2016
9:00 AM

Join Mountain Faith as they celebrate the sounds of the season with a live DVD taping on the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Sing along with traditional and sacred Christmas classics and experience a few new surprises in this live event/ concert that is sure to become treasured viewing year after year.

Michael O'Brien: A Sacred Christmas
Concert Michael OBrien A Sacred Christmas Franklin NCDate: December 2, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $18 - On Sale: 8/1/2016
9:00 AM

Michael O'Brien is probably most known from his 7 year tenure as lead singer of the Christian band Newsong. But, he has actually been in the music ministry for some 20 years now and has built a reputation as an incredibly gifted singer/ songwriter with a heart for ministering to the body of Christ. Sensing that God was calling him to step out of his secure position with Newsong in 2006, Michael had to literally start all over again. But if you ask him if he has any regrets in his leaving, he replies I knew it was something that God was calling me to. I was somewhat apprehensive and yet excited to take a step of faith and completely put my trust in the Lord. God has not disappointed.In the last several years, Michael and his wife, Heidi have shared their story of restoration on National Television and radio broadcasts across America. Ministries that have partnered with Michael and Heidi are The Billy Graham Association, Family Life Today, The 700 Club, Life Today, the TBN and Daystar Networks, Babbie's Place, Rick and Bubba Radio, Steve and DC Radio, Living The Life, and Faith Caf. Michael is thrilled to be bringing his Christmas celebration to stages around the country in this most wonderful and sacred time of the year.

Christmas With the Celts
Concert Christmas With the Celts Franklin NCDate: December 3, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $24, $27, $30 - On Sale: 8/1/2016
9:00 AM

The Celts have been performing around the world for over 15 years and are made up of Irish born and Irish-American musicians. Their spectacular Christmas show is a blend of ancient traditional Irish and Scottish Christmas Carols mixed with American Christmas favorites but performed with Irish instrumentation such as uilleann pipes, whistles, bodhran, fiddle and more. Featuring 6 musicians, plus Irish dancing and narration of Christ's birth told in the Scottish dialect by Laura McGhee from Dundee, Scotland. Christmas with the Celts is a celebration of traditional and sacred favorites for the entire family.

Christmas In My Hometown
Concert Christmas In My Hometown Franklin NCDate: December 9, 2016
Ticket Prices: $15 - On Sale: 8/1/2016
9:00 AM

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the season with music and stories focused on family, friends, faith and tradition.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

MercyME, It's Christmas!
Concert MercyME Its Christmas Franklin NCDate: December 10, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $27, $32, $37 - On Sale: 8/1/2016
9:00 AM

Since their inception, MercyMe's music has fueled a continual dialog both among people of faith and those who are grasping for it. Whether offering up encouragement with their multi-format hit "I Can Only Imagine" or their13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with 7 of them reaching No. 1. MercyMe has won 8 Dove Awards and has had numerous Grammy Award nominations. Enjoy the spirit of the Christmas season with a one-of-a-kind worship experience with MercyMe.

The Nutcracker Ballet
Play The Nutcracker Ballet Franklin NCDates: December 16-17, 2016 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 Adults, $8 Students - On Sale: 8/1/2016
9:00 AM

On a very special Christmas Eve, a young girl named Natasha receives a beautiful gift in the form of a nutcracker. Through dreams and magic, Natasha is rescued from the evil Rat King by the nutcracker and taken on an exciting adventure to the Snowflake Forest and Land of Sweets where she meets many new friends. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, this heart-warming holiday classic is perfect for the entire family. A full, two-act ballet presented by A Family of Friends Productions in conjunction with Betsy's School of Dance.



































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