• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 04/05/2014, 04/19/2014, 05/03/2014, 05/17/2014

    Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Porch | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: (828) 497-1904

Bring an acoustic instrument and join us on the back porch of the visitor center for a jam session. Anyone who plays and would like to share their talents can join in the music gathering regardless of playing level-- even beginner musicians. Join in or just site back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian music.