Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
Smoke On the Mountain
Musical Smoke On the Mountain Franklin NCDates: October 12, 14, 19 & 21, 2017 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 students, $17 Adults - Buy Tickets

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A full two-act theatrical presentation, featuring Mountain Faith as the Sanders Family Band.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

Down Home Gospel featuring Ivan Parker, the Talleys & the Whisnants
Concert Down Home Gospel featuring Ivan Parker the Talleys the Whisnants Franklin NCDate: October 26, 2017
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $20 - Buy Tickets

Join us for an evening with three of the most spectacular names in Southern Gospel music, featuring Ivan Parker, the Talleys and the Whisnants.

Even though he admits he made a lot of mistakes along the way, Ivan Parker knows that since accepting Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 9, Jesus gave him the gift of music to share with the world. "I knew at that moment that Jesus loved me and has His hand on me. I didn't know what God had planned for my life; I just knew I wanted to sing." And sing he has, whether on tour with the Gaither Homecoming Series or to churches and venues across the country, one thing is clear: Ivan Parker understands his mission and is committed to it. "I am living my dream... but the dream is not complete yet. The song will go on!"

The Talleys are one of Christian music's most beloved and respected families. Their commitment to excellence and creativity in music have been a trademark since their illustrious career began, and their clear communication of the Gospel is a defining characteristic of a Talley concert. Enjoying many years of success, including a Dove Award and numerous Singing News Fan Awards, Roger, wife Debra and daughter, Lauren remain a mainstay of Christian music.

With over 40 years of traveling behind them, the Whisnants have performed all across the nation and around the world. They have celebrated thirteen #1 songs spanning from 2001 to 2013. The achievements the Whisnants have aquired over the years are a testimony to the blessings God has placed on their ministry and they seek to use them to bring glory to their Lord in every concert.

Hotel Transylvania Movie & Trick-or-Treat Party
Special Event Hotel Transylvania Movie Trick or Treat Party Franklin NCDate: October 27, 2017
Show Time: 6pm (treats); 7pm (movie)
Ticket Prices: $3 Advance; $5 Day of Event - Buy Tickets

When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula's Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites creatures like the Invisible Man, the Mummy and others to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis. However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis.
Come early and in costume to enjoy trick-or-treating (beginning at 6:00pm) and games before the movie begins. Each ticket includes a kiddie size popcorn. Special additional treats available for purchase in concessions. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 day of event.

A Glimpse of "His Last Days"
Concert A Glimpse of His Last Days Franklin NCDate: October 28, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $5 Students, $10 Adults - Buy Tickets

A musical, pictorial and live stage presentation of Jesus' last days based on a cantata by Dallas Holmes. The choir and cast of the Tallulah Falls, GA outdoor passion drama bring a glimpse of "His Last Days" from their 35 years of summer enactments of Jesus' life. Not just an Easter story- but a continual timeless narrative of faith.

An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
Concert An Evening with Dailey Vincent Franklin NCDate: November 4, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $22, $27 - Buy Tickets

TheDailey& Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including:threeGrammyAward Nominations for the 2014 "Bluegrass Album of the Year;" 14IBMAAwards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as three-time "Entertainer of the Year," three-time "Vocal Group of the Year" and "Album of the Year" and four Dove Awards with three "Bluegrass Album of the Year" awards and "Bluegrass Song of the Year." Dailey & Vincent continue to grace the stages of historic venues nationwide including Carnegie Hall, The Grand Old Opry and the historic Ryman Auditorium, where they sold out three consecutive shows and first debuted their music as a duo in 2007. With multiple appearances on PBS, RFD-TV and CMT and over 120 shows a year, Dailey and Vincent have been dubbed as the "Rockstars of Bluegrass."

Faith & Family: A Community Gathering presented by Heart for Families
Special Event Faith Family A Community Gathering presented by Heart for Families Franklin NCDate: November 5, 2017
Show Time: 4pm
Ticket Prices: FREE

Jim & Carol Shores will delight your soul using professional comedy theatre to share ways of enhancing communication in marriage. Visit to get acquainted with this gifted couple. This FREE event will present a great opportunity to relax and laugh together as you lock arms with other couples in the community to enrich your marriage. Tickets are not required.

{Free offsite childcare is available " Preregistration is required " For details, email}

This fun afternoon is proudly sponsored by Heart for Families (a local, faith-based, community coalition) to make a positive generational impact by enriching marriage and family relationships. Visit to learn more.

Open House & 2018 Season Kick-Off
Special Event Open House 2018 Season Kick Off Franklin NCDate: November 9, 2017
Show Time: 6:30pm
Ticket Prices: FREE

Join us as we announce our 2018 season line up. Enjoy refreshements, live entertainment and advanced specials on upcoming event tickets. Also, become a member of our 2018 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!

Jamie Grace
Concert Jamie Grace Franklin NCDate: November 11, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $23 - Buy Tickets

Jamie Grace is a musician, speaker and actress from Atlanta, Georgia. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of 11 she lives life with a streak of resilience and dedication that is well beyond her years. She began acting and singing as a young child in school and church programs. A few years after her diagnosis of TS, OCD and ADHD she began pursuing music, acting and speaking as a career and a way to encourage other kids who may also have struggles in life. As she grew as an artist, songwriter and guitarist, she developed the "Jamie Grace sound" heard in "Hold Me" and "Beautiful Day" and continued to tour and record albums. At 19 she was nominated for a Grammy Award, Billboard Award and multiple Dove Awards where she went home as the Dove Award's New Artist of the Year. At just 25 years old, now independent artist, Jamie Grace has 4 #1 radio singles, many nominations as a singer/ songwriter, millions of views on her weekly Youtube videos and a "crazy but awesome" (as Jamie explains it) tour schedule.

SCC Human Services Club Benefit for Hurricane Disaster Relief
Special Event SCC Human Services Club Benefit for Hurricane Disaster Relief Franklin NCDate: November 14, 2017
Show Time: 6pm
Ticket Prices: Donation Only - Sold at door

Please join the Southwestern Community College Human Services Club as they raise funds in support of hurricane disaster relief with special recognition of First Responders. Enjoy the entertainment and musical sounds of Keirsten Hedden, The UpBeats Band, Brent Ledford and special guest speaker, Sheriff Robert Holland.

The Mountain Faith Band Sounds of Christmas DVD Premiere Event
Special Event The Mountain Faith Band Sounds of Christmas DVD Premiere Event Franklin NCDate: November 25, 2017
Show Time: 7pm
Ticket Prices: $10 - Buy Tickets

Join Mountain Faith as they celebrate the sounds of the season with a DVD premiere event. Taped live on the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, and featuring family traditions, heart-warming Christmas classics and a few surprises, this new DVD is sure to become treasured viewing year after year. Enjoy a live pre-show concert by Mountain Faith before the premiere presentation.

An Oak Ridge Boys Christmas
Concert An Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Franklin NCDate: December 1, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $36, $41, $46 - Buy Tickets

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each of the boys remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Their string of hits includes the Country-Pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others. Creating a first act of their all time favorite hits and a second act of Christmas classics, An Oak Ridge Boys Christmas is an evening of memories, holiday wishes and most of all, great music.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
Play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Franklin NCDates: December 8-9, 2017 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 - Buy Tickets

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, say things they shouldn't, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the talethe Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating--has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is a powerful story of misunderstanding, faith and redemption. Through most of the play, the audience can't stop laughing, but by the end, most will be watching the show through tears. A great, fun holiday experience for any age and sure to become a modern Christmas classic. A one-act production, approximately one hour in length.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

Event Sponsor:
Kevin J. Foley MD PA

The Troy Burns Family Christmas Spectacular
Concert The Troy Burns Family Christmas Spectacular Franklin NCDate: December 14, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $22, $25 VIP - Buy Tickets

Enjoy the Christmas season with a wonderful night of music and celebration hosted by the Troy Burns Family. Their guests include the Bowling Family, The Bowling Sisters, the Nelons, and the Sneed Family. With some of the most soaring voices in Southern Gospel music today, "The Troy Burns Family Christmas Spectacular" will entertain, inspire and fill the evening with Christmas delight.VIP Includes seating in the first two rows of the auditorium and a back stage meet and greet prior to the concert. Available VIP passes are limited.

Movie: The Polar Express presented by the Macon County Academic Foundation
Movie Movie The Polar Express presented by the Macon County Academic Foundation Franklin NCDate: December 15, 2017
Show Time: 7pm (doors at 6pm)
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

"It's time to BELIEVE!" The magic of the award-winning film, "The Polar Express" pulls into the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts for a fun-filled Polar Express Pajama Party! Visitors are greeted at the door by a railroad conductor with a golden ticket and are able to meet Santa, enjoy concessions and admire holiday decorations. Pajamas, pillows, blankets and stuffed animals are encouraged! Doors open at 6pm for pictures with Santa. Tickets are sold at the door for $5 each.

A Merry Motown Christmas
Concert A Merry Motown Christmas Franklin NCDate: December 16, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25, $30 VIP - Buy Tickets

Join us for a soulful tribute to the sounds of the season with a musical concert/ production featuring character tributes, celebrating the evolution of Soul Music, from Motown and beyond. The repertoire of songs spans more than 30 years of Soul classics. The show features multiple dancers and singers, dazzling choreography, glittering costumes and superb musicianship from a live band.

$30 VIP includes seating in the first two rows of the auditorium and a special pre-show meet and greet with the artists.

Christmas With the Annie Moses Band
Concert Christmas With the Annie Moses Band Franklin NCDate: December 22, 2017
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25 - Buy Tickets

The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the nation and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship.The Band's innovative sound has delighted audiences around the world - in record breaking numbers of airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. The members of the Band are also family. Veteran composer, Bill Wolaver, weaves musical styles together into cinematic arrangements while the virtuosic siblings bring Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making. The Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. And now, the Annie Moses Band invites you to come celebrate Christmas as they create an exciting and inspirational concert full of traditional and sacred holiday favorites.

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