Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
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.

Open House & 2017 Season Kick-Off
Special Event Open House 2017 Season Kick Off Franklin NCDate: October 6, 2016
Show Time: 6:30pm
Ticket Prices: FREE

Join us as we announce our 2017 season line up. Enjoy refreshements, live entertainment and advanced specials on upcoming event tickets. Also, become a member of our 2017 patron club and start planning your show calendar for the upcoming year. Lots of fun, great prizes and give aways too! Don't miss out on all the excitement!

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.

Movie: Miracles From Heaven
Movie Movie Miracles From Heaven Franklin NCDate: October 21, 2016
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.

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 - Buy Tickets

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

Movie: Everest
Movie Movie Everest Franklin NCDate: November 18, 2016
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

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 - Buy Tickets

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 - Buy Tickets

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 - Buy Tickets

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 - Buy Tickets

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 - Buy Tickets

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 - Buy Tickets

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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