Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival: Nearly 30 of Nashville’s hit songwriters will join rising stars for free concerts around Gatlinburg Aug.21-24. Hall of Fame songwriter and recording artist Whispering Bill Anderson will headline the festival’s only ticketed concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Quality Inn Creekside Conference Center, 125 LeConte Creek Drive. Nashville writers, publishers, producers, and publicists will lead workshops Aug. 22-24. Songwriting contest finalists will perform at noon, Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Edgewater Hotel, 402 River Road. For information on concert tickets and workshop enrollment: www.smswf.com or 865-604-9066.