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Thursday, November 14

Larry Stephenson Band
Kim Robins Band
Williamson Branch
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
Country Grass

Donna Ulisse, Daryl Mosley
Jerry Salley, Larry Cordle
Rick Stanley



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Saturday, November 16

Paul Williams & Victory Trio Reunion
Dale Ann Bradley
Deeper Shade of Blue
Dean Osborne Band
Kentucky Just Us
Little Roy and Lizzy Show
Headin’ Home Bluegrass

Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys: A Harmonious Journey through Bluegrass Bliss

Thursday, November 16, 2023

In the heart of the bluegrass realm, where soulful melodies echo through the Appalachian Mountains, the harmonious sounds of Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys resonate with audiences far and wide. With her captivating vocals and songwriting prowess, Donna Ulisse leads this talented band on a journey through the rich tapestry of bluegrass music. In this blog post, we will explore the captivating journey of Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys, their musical brilliance, and the profound impact they have made on the bluegrass community.

A Visionary in Bluegrass:
Donna Ulisse's journey in the music industry spans decades, and her passion for bluegrass is evident in every note she sings. As a distinguished songwriter, Donna crafts lyrics that tell heartfelt stories and evoke emotions that resonate with listeners. Her powerful voice and emotive delivery have earned her widespread acclaim and admiration from fellow musicians and fans alike.

The Rich Legacy of The Poor Mountain Boys:
Donna Ulisse's collaboration with The Poor Mountain Boys showcases a band that possesses remarkable musical prowess. Comprising seasoned musicians who share Donna's love for traditional bluegrass, The Poor Mountain Boys bring their unique talents to the forefront, creating an ensemble that embodies the true essence of the genre.

Soulful Harmonies and Captivating Instrumentation:
Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys are renowned for their impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumental finesse. Their performances are an amalgamation of heartfelt storytelling and skillful musicianship, captivating audiences at every turn. Whether performing cherished classics or original compositions, the band's commitment to the authenticity of bluegrass shines through, leaving a lasting impact on all who listen.

Embracing Tradition and Innovation:
While steeped in the rich traditions of bluegrass, Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys also embrace innovation and new musical directions. Their renditions of classic bluegrass tunes breathe new life into the genre, appealing to both dedicated enthusiasts and new audiences. This perfect blend of tradition and innovation contributes to the band's universal appeal, making them true ambassadors of bluegrass music.

Impact on the Bluegrass Community:
Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys have carved a niche in the bluegrass community with their artistry and dedication. Their performances at prestigious festivals and venues have garnered acclaim, and their collaborations with other prominent bluegrass musicians have enriched the genre. Their contributions to bluegrass have earned them recognition and respect from their peers and fans, solidifying their place as influential figures in the industry.

Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys' journey through the heartwarming sounds of bluegrass is a testament to their passion, talent, and dedication. As they continue to captivate audiences with their harmonious performances and heartfelt storytelling, their influence on the bluegrass landscape remains ever-present. Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys stand as shining examples of the enduring power of bluegrass music, ensuring that its legacy thrives for generations to come.

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Hotels in Gatlinburg
Limited rooms with group rates. 

Marriott Downtown

Right across the street


315 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738



5-minute walk/FREE Breakfast


967 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738


Sidney James
Mountain Lodge

Trolly available to many attractions


610 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Microtel Inn
and Suites

Right across the street


211 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738



5-minute walk


504 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Reagan Resorts


Right across from the entrance


235 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Baymont by Wyndham

LeConte Motor Lodge
A Ramada by Wyndham

In front of the Convention Center on the main strip


929 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Super 8

Gatlinburg Town Square

Econo Lodge

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Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies

Advanced Ticket Prices
3 Day Reserved $100
3 Day General $90
One Day General $40
Credit card charges
Not included in the ticket price 
$3 for 3 days or $2 per day
Parking at hotels is free
Parking lots walking distance of Gatlinburg Convention Center and Mills Auditorium - $5 to $20

More Information Here
(5 Minutes Out)

Leconte Campground

Twin Creek Campground
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Mills Auditorium
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234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN

For Tickets to Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies

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