Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn featuring Abbey Road Live
September 13, 2018
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 800-568-4748
Gatlinburg is kicking off the fall season with a fun-filled night packed with delicious food from area restaurants and amazing music at the 21st Annual Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year, Taste of Autumn will feature amazing music from one of America’s finest and most recognized Beatles tribute bands, Abbey Road Live! The evening’s entertainment will start off with the musical performance of Cannon Creek, who play a variety of traditional, progressive and contemporary Bluegrass.
For 21 years, the proceeds from Taste of Autumn have been donated to United Way of Sevier County, raising more than $180,000 for important community programs provided to the residents of Sevier County. “We are so glad to have partnered with a great organization like United Way of Sevier County for so long in support of their cause,” said Gatlinburg Director of Events Jim Downs. “The great restaurants we’re going to have combined with such a highly recognized act like Abbey Road Live will make for a night of food and music that people won’t want to miss.”
Taste of Autumn will be held at the Tennessee Ballroom in Mills Auditorium. Tickets are $30, and children 5 and under are free. A reserved table for a party of 10 is available for $300. A corporate VIP package for a party of 10 is available for $500 and includes priority seating, meet and greet with the talent and wine on the table. A portion of proceeds will benefit United Way of Sevier County, an organization focused on partnering with community members and creating lasting changes in community conditions.
Food for the event will be provided by: Vista Grill, Land Shark Bar and Grill, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Wine A Little, Texas Roadhouse, Mellow Mushroom, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., PepsiCo, Savannah Bee Company, Dick’s Last Resort, The Fox and Parrot Tavern, Cici’s Pizza, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and many more restaurants and eateries in the area.
About Abbey Road LIVE!
Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at clubs, theatres, festivals, and private events. Initially, a tribute to the monumental “Abbey Road” album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career. The band specializes in complete, start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as “Abbey Road”, “Magical Mystery Tour”, “Rubber Soul”, “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”.
Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical Beatle look-alike tribute act; don’t expect mop-top haircuts and vintage Rickenbacker guitars. Rather, this show is about bringing to life some of the more mature and complex Beatles material in a raw & spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings. Combining attention to detail with a creative exuberance, the band always delights its audiences with its diverse repertoire of hits and more obscure favorites.
Abbey Road LIVE! is made up of four all-star musicians from the infamous Athens GA music scene that gave the world R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and B-52s. Collectively the band members have recorded and toured regularly with Cosmic Charlie, Charlie Mars, and Fuzzy Sprouts. Individual band members have also collaborated with acts such as Indigo Girls, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Houser (Widespread Panic), Danielle Howle and Lemonheads.
While the four lads from Athens GA generally perform as a quartet, they have also been known to recruit the “Magical Mystery Horns” and the “Lonely Hearts Strings”, lending authentic accompaniment to the more elaborately orchestrated tunes. The latest addition to the Abbey Road LIVE! musical arsenal is a real Indian sitar and tables.
At a typical Abbey Road LIVE! the show, audiences young and old can found gleefully singing along with every word, many in utter disbelief at getting to hear this monumental music performed live; something that even the Beatles themselves never did, since they stopped touring in 1966.