Welcome fall during Fall Colors Festival

The famous Inspirations Gospel group will welcome fall at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin on Oct. 15-16.

The Fall Colors Festival will feature The Family and Friends Tour, The McKameys, and The Inspirations on Friday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $9 to $18. Saturday, Oct. 16, features The Dove Brothers Quartet, Tim Surrett and Balsam Range, The Perrys, Marshall Henson and Gem City, The Punches Family and The Inspirations.

The show begins at 1 p.m. and tickets range from $10 to $20.

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, located in Franklin, is a modern 1,500 seat facility featuring a state-of-the-art, concert-grade sound system.  The center showcases artists from Western North Carolina and the surrounding areas and seeks to nurture the development, understanding and appreciation of the arts throughout the community and the region. To purchase tickets to any performance at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, go to GreatMountainMusic.com or call 866.273.4615.

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