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About Doug Shanks

Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

Ray Stevens Concert Pigeon Forge

Ray Stevens Concert Pigeon Forge Funny man Ray Stevens performs at Country Tonite in October 2015   The fall is a gorgeous time of the year to visit us in the Smoky Mountains – and if you’re around in early October, there’s a show that will be sure to tickle your funny bone. Ray Stevens, [...]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Things To Do|0 Comments

National Quartet Convention

National Quartet Convention Pigeon Forge in September Gospel music lovers are in for a treat early this fall: The National Quartet Convention will meet Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 through Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Performers Headliners for this year’s convention include the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, the Hoppers, the [...]

By |July 14th, 2015|Things To Do|0 Comments

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 19-23, 2015 There’s nothing like great live music – especially four days of free live music. The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival will bring exactly that when it arrives in downtown Gatlinburg Aug. 19-23, 2015. Although the festival is a platform for songwriters to perform their original songs, the public is [...]

By |June 27th, 2015|Gatlinburg, Things To Do|0 Comments

Sugarlands MoonShine Concerts

Sugarlands Moonshine Back Porch Concerts There’s nothing like relaxing in the evening’s cool mountain air with your beverage of choice and good live music. Sugarlands Distilling Co. has been showcasing up-and-coming artists this summer with its Back Porch Concert Series. In the next few weeks, two musical acts that are different – but equally talented [...]

By |June 27th, 2015|Gatlinburg, Things To Do|0 Comments

Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair

The Next Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair is in July 2015 Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair The Southeast Tourism Society has named it one of the Top 20 Events in Southeast: The Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair is set for Friday, July 17, 2015 through Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. More than 180 of the [...]

By |May 1st, 2015|Gatlinburg, Things To Do|0 Comments

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By |July 20th, 2014|Things To Do|0 Comments