On Saturday, December 17 th, Zac Brown Band will headline the Mountain Tough Benefit, hosted by Ole Smoky Moonshine, at 705 Parkway in Gatlinburg. The lineup also includes Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, Sam Bush, Derek St. Holmes, Jason D. Williams, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Randy Kohrs, Sarah Potenza, Mo Pitney, Chelle Rose and others.
Saturday’s event will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET, and will be broadcast live on 100,000-watt WMOT/Roots Radio from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a network of statewide and regional radio stations. Music City Roots will stream the event live worldwide as well. All proceeds will go to the Sevier County Community Fund. For more information, click here.
The fun will continue on Sunday, December 18th, at Hard Rock Café in Pigeon Forge, when Kaitlyn Baker and her band will perform, followed by Stephen Goff & The Royals. The so-called Smokies Strong Relief Benefit will be presented by Pepper Palace, in association with Hard Rock Café, the Tennessee Smokies baseball team, Margaritaville, Nightlife Productions and Gatlinburg.com.
I have done events with Pepper Palace before, so when they asked me to help with this one, I was glad to,” said Baker, who recently released her song “To Pieces” to country radio. “I have friends and relatives in the Gatlinburg area, and it has always been one of my favorite places to visit. Hopefully, we can bring some joy to families who suffered so much.”
Raffle tickets for special prizes will be given with monetary donations. All proceeds will go to the Gatlinburg Relief Fund, which was established by the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation t o directly benefit families impacted by the wildfires.
This event is to receive donations for our community and their families, but most importantly to give the children a very Merry Christmas,” said Will C-Nuñez, Executive Director of Marketing for Pepper Palace. “Items to donate can be gift cards, clothing for children or adults and supplies, like toothpaste, toilet paper, or canned foods.”
Children attending the Sunday event will have an opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, courtesy of Margaritaville, and can play in a bounce house, which will be provided by the Tennessee Smokies.
The Smokies Strong Relief Benefit will take place at Hard Rock Café, 2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Sunday, December 18th, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
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