Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
Smoky Mountain Christmas Choir
Concert Smoky Mountain Christmas Choir Franklin NCDate: November 29, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $5 suggested donation - Buy Tickets

On this night of joy local choirs perform their favorite arrangements. Join us to kick off your Christmas season!

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.

Franklin High School and Macon Middle School Student Band Concert
Concert Franklin High School and Macon Middle School Student Band Concert Franklin NCDate: December 11, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm

Celebrate the sounds of the season with over 200 students of Macon County as they play modern and classic Christmas and holiday selections featuring concert, honors and jazz ensemble members. Free admission and general seating.

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.

Once Upon A Christmas
Musical Once Upon A Christmas Franklin NCDates: December 19-20, 2014 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $10 - Buy Tickets

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS: A DECEMBER PRAYEROnce Upon a Christmas is a musical celebration of song, dance and story which brings to life many of the traditions of the joyous holiday season. With over 100 performers and crew, this live stage show will remind us all that the true spirit of Christmas comes from faith, family and the wonderful memories of years past. Presented by Betsy's School of Dance and the Overlook Theatre Company.

Movie: Miracle on 34st Street
Movie Movie Miracle on 34st Street Franklin NCDate: December 21, 2014
Show Time: 4:00pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Movie: Elf
Movie Movie Elf Franklin NCDate: December 22, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Movie: Polar Express 3D
Movie Movie Polar Express 3D Franklin NCDate: December 23, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home.

2015 Season

The Sock Hops
Concert The Sock Hops Franklin NCDate: January 17, 2015
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $15 - On Sale: 11/25/2014
9:00 AM

Let's kick the season off with a drive down memory lane as The Sock Hops perform hits from all your favorite songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Specializing in four-part harmonies, The Sock Hops will have you singing along as they bring all the great classic hits to the stage, including "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "At the Hop," "Sherry," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and "Come Go With Me."

Wynonna and Friends
Concert Wynonna and Friends Franklin NCDate: January 24, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $42, $47, $52 - On Sale: 11/25/2014
9:00 AM

Drawing on her nearly 30 years of experience as a country music megastar, Wynonna's career has always revolved around telling stories. Whether she's using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or sitting down for a bold, sincere television appearance, Wynonna always gets her point across with unflinching honesty and wisdom gained over the course of her very public life. A five-time GRAMMY winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna has been at work recording her eighth studio album, the latest in a string of hit records that started with her quintuple platinum 1992 solo debut, Wynonna.

Cafe String Quartet and Friends
Concert Cafe String Quartet and Friends Franklin NCDate: January 31, 2015
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $14 - On Sale: 11/25/2014
9:00 AM

Enjoy an evening of classical, pop, jazz, Broadway and more as the Caf String Quartet bring their unique perspective of performance and storytelling in a salute to love songs. Each quartet member draws from a rich professional history of training and study as well as world-wide performance experiences. The Caf String Quartet not only provides an evening of entertainment, but enlightens, engages and educates each audience member with a greater appreciation of music as an art.

Frankie Avalon
Concert Frankie Avalon Franklin NCDate: February 13, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $35, $40, $45 - On Sale: 11/25/2014
9:00 AM

Frankie Avalon has had a career that spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures, including an iconic cameo as the Teen Angle in the motion picture musical, Grease. With a long string of Gold Record Million-Seller singles and albums, Frankie's music became one of the defining sounds of the Pre-Beatles Rock and Roll and was honored with an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Although it would take many pages to cover, even briefly, the multiple and varied entertainment world accomplishments of Frankie Avalon, he is proud to be known as a musician, actor and most of all, a family man.

Mark Lowry and The Martins
Concert Mark Lowry and The Martins Franklin NCDate: March 6, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $30 - On Sale: 11/25/2014
9:00 AM

It's been talked about for years and is now finally coming to pass. Gospel music legends Mark Lowry and The Martins will hit the road together with their Music & Madness tour. The history between Mark and sibling trio Joyce, Jonathan and Judy Martin spans more than two decades and can be traced back to a cassette tape The Martins gave him at a national convention in 1992. Mark and fellow Gaither Vocal Band-mate Michael English were so impressed, they insisted Gloria Gaither listen to an impromptu audition of the group. Gloria then told husband Bill and the rest is history as the Gaithers helped introduce The Martins to the world.

Disney's Aristocats Kids - A Puuuurfectly Fantastical Musical
Musical Disneys Aristocats Kids A Puuuurfectly Fantastical Musical Franklin NCDates: March 27-28, 2015 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 - Buy Tickets

What's a cat to do? In Disney's The Aristocats, Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure, based on the Disney film, is sure to get audiences tapping their feet to its upbeat, jazzy score that includes the Disney favorites "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios" and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat."

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

The Collingsworth Family
Concert The Collingsworth Family Franklin NCDate: May 23, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25 - On Sale: 2/2/2015
9:00 AM

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.

Ricky Skaggs
Concert Ricky Skaggs Franklin NCDate: July 3, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 - On Sale: 2/2/2015
9:00 AM

A life full of music is the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Ricky is a 14-time Grammy Award winner and continues to do his part to lead the recent revival in Bluegrass music.

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