Bands

 Bring a chair and join us by the stage for good tunes and better memories!  With local favorites and some new sounds, you’ll dance the afternoon and evening away to the picture perfect backdrop of hot air balloons, rolling mountains, and East Tennessee sunsets!

 

Hillbilly Bones

 

“HillBilly Bonez is a Southern Fried Country-Rock group distilled in the hills of East Tennessee. Since their formation in 2010, they have opened for such notable acts as Sammy Kershaw, Justin Moore and Jason Michael Caroll. Their on-stage chemistry is matched by their off-stage rapport with each other.  It is much more than a band, it is a brotherhood.”

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Wild Blue Yonder

 

“Edgy acoustic music rooted in the hills of East Tennessee. Mandolin, Martin, fiddle and banjo mix it up with fresh takes on old songs mingled with new original tales of life and love. Appalachian Folk, alt-country, Gospel and Celtic sounds combine in the WBY recipe for a tasty array of styles.”

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Pea Picking' Hearts

 

“Witty & personal, the Pea Pickin’ Hearts, combine the storytelling of traditional folk with over-the-top energy of rockabilly, the authentic harmony of bluegrass & the sexy swagger of western swing. Their quirky mashup of roots sounds pay homage to 1940s/50s Appalachia.”

 

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Lost Creek Band

 

Lost Creek is a multi- award- winning band, having received the Horizon Award for Bluegrass Gospel Album in 2009 (TN Country Music Assoc., North America Country Music Assoc. Intl., MS Country Music Assoc.). They also received 3 consecutive Album of the Year honors in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and another in 2016. They have self- produced 7 CD’s, with one of those being an all gospel project.

 

Lost Creek Band formed in 1978, when cousins Ed Stiner and Rick Fielden, and lifelong friend Phil Clear were hired to provide entertainment for a “Bean Supper”. The band’s first influence came from the Knoxville Grass, and Bluegrass Greats Bill Monroe, and Jimmy Martin. Through the years, Lost Creek has performed on stage, at various festivals and venues, with such acts as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Sonny and Bobby Osborne, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Mountain Heart, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Paul Williams and Victory Trio, and numerous others.

 

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Sugarlime Blue

 

“Sugar Lime Blue is redefining Americana, drawing from the 3 main American stylings of Jazz, Blues and Country, to create a purely unique sound.  Fans of Classic Rock, Blues, and Traditional Country can all find commonality in Sugar Lime Blue.  Pull up a chair, lend an ear and get lost in the smooth grooves, winding musical passages and lilting vocals that is Sugar Lime Blue.”

 

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GRITS

 

“Say hello to GRITS – one of the most versatile bands in East TN since 2006 that plays classic rock, southern rock, funk,  r&b, country and blues.  Veteran musicians include Rick Sharp-guitar/vocals, Mike Reynolds-bass, Jimi sharp-guitar/sax/vocals, Matt Reynolds-Guitar/ Vocals, Mark Havely-drums. Also Abby Helton sings with GRITS on select shows.  We rock, funk it, make it blue or countrify – whatever the client desires.”

 

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Hutcheson Brothers

The Hutcheson Brothers, Jon & Brandon, are singer-songwriters, multi-nominated and award-winning musicians, and Nashville recording artists from northwest Tennessee. In 2019, the brothers released their self-titled debut EP on all digital and streaming music platforms worldwide. The EP was recorded and produced at Beaird Music Group, Inc. in Nashville, TN.

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Steve & Abby Duo

 

“Steven Thommes and Abby Helton have been playing together in the Minneapolis area for 5 years.”

 

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Kelly Shipe

 

Kelly is a harpist and bagpiper in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has had an impressive career and performs for many different types of events. Kelly blogs about her performances here, but you may also learn more about her or contact her about playing your event.  Listen to selections on her website as she plays the harp, and watch videos as she plays the bagpipes on the beach and at Dollywood.

 

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Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Glow

 

The balloon glow will begin right at dusk when the pilots will inflate thier balloons and coordinate their burners to music, creating an amazing spectacle like no other! The balloons will glow on Saturday & Sunday evenings approximately around 7:30 pm. You won’t want to miss this!