|Published: 8:47 PM, 04/12/2013
||Last updated: 8:47 PM, 04/12/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will hold its 9th
annual "Music of the Mountains" celebration Friday, April 19 through
Sunday, April 21. Over the years, this event has grown to span an entire
weekend, with performances of traditional music in neighboring communities,
including an entire day of free music at the Sugarlands Visitor Center on April
The three-day event begins with a concert of Celtic music
by Four Leaf Peat on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage
Center in Townsend, Tenn. General admission is $5.
"Music of the Mountains" continues on Saturday
with a series of free performances of old-time mountain music during the day at
the park's Sugarlands Visitor Center. Six programs are planned from 10:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. (see schedule below). This year the park will welcome back
Knoxville musician Matt Morelock to the stage with his friend, fiddler Ferd
Moyse of the Hackensaw Boys. The duo will play two sets at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00
The Sunday afternoon program at the Smoky Mountain
Visitor Center in Cosby, Tenn, will feature traditional Appalachian religious
music with an old fashioned community sing along from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. General
admission is $4.
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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