Stringtime in the Smokies
The Smoky Mountains have long been associated with traditional Appalachian music. Even today Bluegrass is still popular around the region. This past Saturday at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge the annual event Stringtime in the Smokies played host to some of the best Bluegrass and Appalachian music around. There was a great turn out for this admission-free event as hundreds came over the course of the day to enjoy the music and festivities.
Activities began at 11 a.m. last Saturday, August 3, 2013, with the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament. Visitors in both competitive and amateur divisions competed for over $2,000 worth of prizes including meals at Old Mill Restaurant. The winners for the competitive division were Lester Price and Michael Radcliffe.
For the evening events, attendees brought out lawn chairs to sit in and enjoyed listening to the performances of the featured musical guests. Starting at 6 p.m. Grassroots Gringos kicked off the entertainment followed by Richard Bennett & Wyatt Rice. Then at 8 the crowd loved the headlining award-nominated Americana artist Robinella.
Stringtime is always a fun summer event for anyone visiting Pigeon Forge who loves traditional string-band music. Presented by The Old Mill and co-sponsored by local Folk/Americana radio station WDVX there’s no better way to spend this particular August weekend in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Go ahead and make your plans for next year!