It’s a Summer of the Arts in Franklin NC

On Depot Street in Franklin, North Carolina, Broadway, electronic rock, and more will be floating over the mountains from the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, and all at affordable prices!

The Center has a full season of exciting shows beginning on June 5 with The Annie Moses Band and ending with Diamond Rio on August 28.

The highlight of the season will be the award-winning Broadway music of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast showing from June 24 to June 27. Tickets are only $12 to experience the magical Disney story up close and personal in this recreation.

Based on the 1991 Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast is the seventh longest running Broadway musical. The show opened in 1994 and after 5,464 performances, closed in 2007. Since opening, it has been played in thirteen different countries around the globe and continues to be a favorite tale sending the message that inner beauty is what really counts.

Other events are movie screenings of classic or popular current films. Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and Casablanca will be showed on the weekend of June 18-20. Discover why these films were so loved and adored by those who saw them on the big screen when they first premiered by seeing them yourself once again in a movie theatre.

In July, popular sci-thrillers Independence Day and Transformers I and II will be shown. Transformers has a whole day to itself, and ticketholders will receive a free small popcorn at the concession stand.

Big names hitting the Smoky Mountain Center include Point of Grace, Steven Curtis Chapman, and comedian Tim Hawkins. Hawkins combines his show with twisted humor, slap stick comedy, and musical acts. Chapman and Point of Grace are both Christian affiliated, and their music has been very popular with both religious and non-religious listeners. Chapman and Hawkins will appear in August while Point of Grace performs a duo concert with Laura Story in July.

To find out more about the Smoky Mountain Center’s schedule, ticket prices, and dates, check out or call 828-524-1598. For toll free, call 866-273-4615.