Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies Festival
Nov. 16, 17, 18, 2023

Gatlinburg Convention Center  |  W.L. Mills Auditorium
234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN

Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge
Friday, April 14 - 15, 2023

MeadowView Conference Resort and Hotel
1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, TN

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Larry Sparks and Lonesome Ramblers

Friday, November 18

Blessed with what many consider the most soulful, expressive voice in bluegrass and gospel music, Larry Sparks is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians of today. With over 60 albums to his credit, Larry has been delighting countless fans worldwide for over 50 years.

A stylist in every sense of the word, Larry’s special brand of “no gimmicks” music has been featured on personal appearances at many of the world’s most famous venues such as The Grand Ol’ Opry, PBS specials, and Austin City Limits. His songs routinely top the industry charts. Many like A Face in The Crowd, Blue Virginia Blues, I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages, Tennessee 1949, and John Deere Tractor, are considered classics. Larry has been recognized as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year. Larry also was awarded IBMA Album of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year with his album “Larry Sparks 40” featuring Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall, and many more. Additionally, Larry was inducted into The International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, as well as the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into The George D. Hays Hall of fame. If you like your bluegrass on the “bluesy” side, you’re in for a real treat as we proudly present Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers.

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Call Krissy at 919-609-6740 Mon-Fri 3:30 pm till 6 pm (leave a message anytime) or use the contact form here. You may also buy directly from here or here. For additional information call 919-779-5672 Ext 1

FREE Trolly
Trolly around town with a stop in front of the Festival door!

Thursday 10:30 am - 6 pm
Friday-Saturday 10:30 am - 10 pm

Bus Tour to Gatlinburg, TN
Hotel with breakfast, bus ride festival night shows and tours.

Call Paula 919-291-1115 or email

Saturday Workshops

Banjo •  Mandolin •  Fiddle
Guitar •  Bass •  Vocals
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