Larry Gatlin to headline Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) — There’s picking and painting at the Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival this weekend, with main guest Larry Gatlin.

The Music is all weekend in downtown Gatlinburg and features music at nine different venues on Friday and Saturday.

The Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival will take place August 18-21 in downtown Gatlinburg. Venues such as Ober Gatlinburg, Ole Red Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, The Park Vista, a Doubletree by Hilton, The Historic Gatlinburg Inn, Ole Smoky Distillery, Shine Shack and Gatlinburg Brewing Company will host a series of star-studded shows throughout the an event.

Grammy Award-winning artist and Grand Ole Opry member Larry Gatlin will headline the event.

“I’ll just go listen, if there’s any other ‘other kids’, I’ve got socks and t-shirts and most of their kids, but see what else is going on. Listen to other people’s music. I love the songs,” Gatlin said.

Performances and tickets can be found here.

The Paintin’ will be the artists from Arrowmont, High School, and the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts community teaming up to paint the chairs. The custom painted chairs will be auctioned off to raise funds for student art scholarships. It’s a truly unique partnership between Arrowmont, Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community and the high school.

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