Two Banjos—One Great Performance

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If you’re looking for some of the best live music in the Smoky Mountains, look no further than Maryville College’s Clayton Center for the Arts. Next weekend, the Clayton Center presents Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, two banjoists who have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. With just two banjos and one voice,… Read more »

Lucinda Williams to Perform at Blackberry Farm

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One of the most popular events of the year is returning for the 4th time —Americana Music at Blackberry Farm! This music-filled weekend, taking place March 21-23, 2014, celebrates everything we love about classic Americana music and the artists who perform it. This year’s guests are GRAMMY award-winning artist Lucinda Williams and American country music singer… Read more »

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter

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You may have heard by now that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is getting its very own quarter, the first new quarter released by the US Mint for 2014. This is an exciting honor for the National Park and we on the Peaceful Side can’t wait to get our hands on them! If you’re… Read more »

Author Kim Delozier Hosts Book Signing

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Alright wildlife lovers, here’s an event you won’t want to miss! Kim Delozier, co-author of Bears in My Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger, will be joining us for a special book signing event as part of the Winter Heritage Festival on Friday, February 7th at the Heritage Center. Bears in My Back Seat:… Read more »