Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
FHS/ MMS/ MVI Christmas Music Concert
Concert FHS MMS MVI Christmas Music Concert Franklin NCDate: December 6, 2016
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: FREE

The Macon County School System along with Mountain View Intermediate, Macon Middle School and Franklin High School present the FHS, MMS & MVI Christmas Music Concert. Featuring bands and chorus from all three schools, the evening will be filled with the sounds of the Christmas Season. Join us as students in grades 5-12 play, sing and welcome the Christmas Holiday through the joy of music.

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.

2017 Season

The Lettermen
Concert The Lettermen Franklin NCDate: January 21, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $28 - Buy Tickets

To kick off our 2017 season, enjoy the harmonies and sounds of The Lettermen. With 18 Gold Albums and scores of top singles, including their first hit "The Way You Look Tonight," The Lettermen's popularity has endured the test of time celebrating over 100,000 sold-out performances. Look forward to many of their hits, including "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" and "I Only Have Eyes for You" as well as many more favorites. The Lettermen have been creating musical memories for 50 years and are a sure way to begin your new year on a high note.

Selah with Guest Speaker, Missy Robertson of Duck Dynasty
Concert Selah with Guest Speaker Missy Robertson of Duck Dynasty Franklin NCDate: February 4, 2017
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $18, $20, $30 VIP - Buy Tickets

We're excited to announce the Blessed & Unbreakable Tour featuring Selah and speaker Missy Robertson of TV's Duck Dynasty, presented by Compassion International. The award-winning Selah will be releasing a new full length album, Unbreakable, in the Spring, and will perform some brand new songs as well as favorite songs, such as "You Amaze Us" and "You Raise Me Up". Missy Robertson, author of Blessed, Blessed...Blessed, will be speaking on the story of her family's fight to love hard, stay strong, and keep the faith when life can't be fixed. Missy appears on the hit TV show, Duck Dynasty. She is the wife of Jase Robertson and mom to Reed, Cole, and Mia. VIP tickets include seating in the first two rows of the auditorium and a special back stage meet and greet with the artists.

The Booth Brothers
Concert The Booth Brothers Franklin NCDate: February 10, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20 - Buy Tickets

Ronnie, Michael, and Paul are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their music. Refreshing humor, inspiring songs, and encouraging words are embedded in every concert. This trio, collectively and individually, has been acknowledged as one of the finest in the business having received many awards over the years, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year, Best Live Performers, Artist of the Year and others. Although the group is grateful for the recognition of their work, their aspiration is for all honor and glory to be God's alone.

We've Only Just Begun: The Carpenters Remembered
Concert Weve Only Just Begun The Carpenters Remembered Franklin NCDate: February 18, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25 - Buy Tickets

Long ago and oh so far away the world fell in love with the Carpenters and their era-defining repertoire of songs. "We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered" is the definitive show celebrating those songs and one of the most successful recording acts of all time.Led by Michelle Berting-Brett and accompanied by a live, 7-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates the Carpenters' original sound. From California to New York City to SOLD OUT performances in Las Vegas, "We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered" has been met with enthusiasm from Carpenters' fans and reviewers alike.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Concert The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Franklin NCDate: March 3, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $24, $28, $32 - Buy Tickets

Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. Come join Jeff, Jimmie, Bob and John as they celebrate "50 Years of Dirt!"

Charlotte's Web
Play Charlottes Web Franklin NCDates: March 17-18, 2017 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 - Buy Tickets

E.B. White's beloved children's tale is brought to life on stage in this faithful adaptation, which finds the young farm pig, Wilbur, attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures, Wilbur's most treasured friend is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse. Although Charlotte's efforts, which involve words written in her delicate web, seem far-fetched, they may just work. A wonderful story of friendship, sacrifice and growing up for the entire family. A one-act production approximately one hour in length.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

The Texas Tenors
Concert The Texas Tenors Franklin NCDate: March 24, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $24, $28, $32 - Buy Tickets

With their Emmy Award winning PBS special and Billboard chart topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC's America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, including collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies, performing arts centers and arenas in the United States. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine. With their breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm, it is easy to see why the Texas Tenors create one of the most unforgettable live shows in the world today.

Mickey Gilley
Concert Mickey Gilley Franklin NCDate: March 31, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $24, $28 - Buy Tickets

Mickey Gilley has accomplished what most artists only dream of- a long and fulfilling career marked by loyal fans and success. With a stream of number-one hits, including, "Roomful of Roses," "I Overlooked and Orchid,""City Lights," "Talk to Me" and "You've Really Got a Hold On Me," Mickey Gilley's music has stood the test of time for over 40 years. In all, Mickey has achieved a remarkable 39 Top-Ten country hits, with 17 of those reaching the No. 1 spot on the country charts. He also has received awards for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year. When asked of his greatest achievement, Mickey says quite honestly, "I love getting on stage and performing a good show for good people."

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