Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
Special Event Folkmoot Franklin NCDate: July 24, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $27 $22 - 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.

Travis Tritt
Concert Travis Tritt Franklin NCDate: July 26, 2014
Show Time: 7:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $35, $45, $55 - Buy Tickets

The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline has the young Georgian incorporating lifelong influences in Southern Rock, blues and gospel into his country during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre's early '90s boom. At the same time, his conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart. The next eight albums and scores of hit singles led him to amass more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast.

Josh McDowell
Josh McDowell Franklin NCDate: July 30, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: FREE

As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh's life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God's love.

Gimme Abbey
Concert Gimme Abbey Franklin NCDate: August 1, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $18, $15 - Buy Tickets

A tribute to The Beatles & The Rolling Stones

So, it's late 1969, let's imagine they had reached out to one another with an idea and a concept. Let's put together an historical event to close out the Sixties. A one night, one time show featuring the two biggest rock & roll bands of all time. On stage, together, live, a worldwide media event! A spectacular show that will be remembered in the history of music as the greatest concert ever!

Chris Tomlin
Concert Chris Tomlin Franklin NCDate: August 8, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $35 - SOLD OUT

Even at a young age, Chris Tomlin felt a stirring as God called him to serve through music. I just kept sensing that God had given me a gift for this, he says. I remember I got on my knees under a tree at a summer camp as an 8th grader and I said God whatever you want for the rest of my life, I want to serve you and follow you and I want to live for you. I didn't know if I'd be a songwriter. I didn't know if I'd be a musician, but when I started playing the music and seeing people respond the way they did I just really felt that this was really what God wanted me to do. It was just so encouraging to see people respond to the music. It was as if they forgot that there was even someone on stage. People were really connecting. That was my heart. I kept seeing that over and over and that continues even to this day. This is really happening. We're really connecting people to God with music and that's what is so exciting to me. That's so beautiful to me. It's so encouraging every time.

Dailey & Vincent
Play Dailey Vincent Franklin NCDate: August 15, 2014
Show Time: 7:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $20 & $25 - Buy Tickets

Jamie grew up singing and playing with family and regional groups all over middle Tenn and Ky, but gained national attention when he joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998 as lead, baritone and tenor singer. During Jamie's tenure, the band won 13 IBMA Awards--including seven Vocal Group of the Year awards and earned four Grammy and five Dove Award nominations. Jamie has recorded with Dolly Parton, appeared on five Gaither Homecoming DVD's, was a guest on Ricky Skaggs' Grammy-winning Brand New Strings album, as well as dozens of other guest performances and collaborations to his credit. Jamie is a skilled musician, vocalist and songwriter, with a gift to entertain and always make folks feel right at home.Darrin started singing at age three and playing music at age six as part of his family band, The Sally Mountain Show, along with sister Rhonda Vincent. As a member of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for more than 10 years, Darrin has won five Grammy Awards and eight IBMA Awards for Instrumental Group of the Year. He has performance and recording credits with dozens of artists including Dolly Parton, Nora Jones, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Bruce Hornsby, Vince Gill, John Hartford, and many more. As well as prodocer credits on Grammy nominated projects with Rhonda Vincent, Susie Luchsinger, Cherryholmes and Hunter Berry. He is an accomplished musician and vocalist with expert abilities to arrange and create captivating music.

The Whisnants & The Old Paths
Concert The Whisnants The Old Paths Franklin NCDate: August 29, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Opening Act: The Old Paths
Ticket Prices: $15 - Buy Tickets

The Whisnants Over the years, many Southern Gospel groups have come and gone. But there is one group that has stood the test of time. This Morganton, North Carolina based group has been singing and ministering through song across the United States and Canada for 43 years. The Old PathsWith loads of enthusiasm and ministry experience, the Old Paths Quartet materialized out of Atlanta, Georgia to become one of the most influential, trend setting Christian groups in Southern Gospel.

Jo Dee Messina
Concert Jo Dee Messina Franklin NCDate: September 6, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $37, $33, $26 - Buy Tickets

Jo Dee Messina fans will soon get what they've been clamoring for as the multi-platinum, award- winning country singer/songwriter has just announced that her new full-length album will be released Tuesday, March 18. With its title ME chosen by fans, the album marks Jo Dee's most personal album to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of the songs and will release it on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. For the first time in her career, Jo Dee is able to boldly do things her own way and pave her own path to success.

Phillips, Craig, and Dean
Concert Phillips Craig and Dean Franklin NCDate: September 19, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20 & $15 - 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: $20 & $15 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.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Concert Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Franklin NCDate: October 4, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $24, $18, $15 - 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: $30, $25, $20 - 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: $22, $18, $15 - 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: $30, $25, $20 - 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: $25, $20, $15 - 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: $35, $30, $25 - 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.

The Manhattan Transfer
Concert The Manhattan Transfer Franklin NCDate: December 6, 2014
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $35, $30, $25 - On Sale: 8/1/2014
10:00 AM

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: $30, $25, $20 - On Sale: 8/1/2014
10:00 AM

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".

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