The Gatlinburg fires destroyed many businesses and residences in and around the Smoky Mountain tourism town. The popular Smoky Mountain Brewery and Calhoun’s Restaurant (both part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants) in Gatlinburg were not burned, but 12 employees of the restaurants lost their homes and belongings to the fires.
This Saturday (December 17, 2016) all Smoky Mountain Brewery locations will host an all-day concert to raise money for those who lost their homes. The concerts will run simultaneously at the Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Maryville and Turkey Creek. Bands will switch locations throughout the day, so all locations will host all of the participating bands. Donations for employees impacted by the fires will be collected during the performances.
Participating bands include a who’s-who of the East Tennessee music scene; including Cutthroat Shamrock, Tall Paul, Logan Murrell, Mike Snodgrass, Ben Reynolds, Kincaid, GRITS and The Beat Club. To see the full lineup (including times for each Smoky Mountain Brewery location) scroll down.
For those who wish to help but cannot attend the concerts, Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants started a GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/copper-cellar-family-fire-relief where everyone is welcome and urged to donate.
“We recognize that thousands of people were impacted by the Gatlinburg fires, and our restaurant family was hit hard” said Bart Fricks, Chief Operating Officer for Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants.
“While our buildings weren’t damaged, twelve of our employees, people we work side-by-side with every day, lost everything. We’re a family here, and we want to take care of our people.
“We want to invite everyone to come to Smoky Mountain Brewery this Saturday to hear some great music and have a good time, but we also want them to contribute to helping the hardworking people of Gatlinburg get back on their feet.”
For the past 40 years, the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants have been known as “the taste of Tennessee”. The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce awarded the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants its prestigious Pinnacle Award for the positive impact the company has on East Tennessee through programs like its free Veterans Day meals and Making Strides For More Birthdays.
The Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants includes Copper Cellar, Calhoun’s, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Cherokee Grill, and Chesapeake’s. With locations in Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Lenoir City, the company and its 1,200 employees are proud to be the must-visit place locals take their out-of-town family and friends to truly experience the taste of Tennessee.
For more information, visit www.smoky-mtn-brewery.com.
BAND LINEUP FOR SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Smoky Mountain Brewery at Turkey Creek
12:00 p.m.- Dave Landeo
1:30 p.m. – The Young Fables
3:00 p.m. – Jay Eric
4:30 p.m. – Mojo Tweed
6:00 p.m. – Inward of Eden
7:30 p.m. – Logan Murrell
9:30 p.m. – The Beat Club
Smoky Mountain Brewery in Maryville
12:00 p.m. – Ben Reynolds of K-Town Music
1:30 p.m. – Mojo:Flow
3:00 p.m. – Aaron Tracy
4:30 p.m. – Tall Paul
6:00 p.m. – Sydni Stinney with Joey Pierce
7:30 p.m. – 2bythesame
9:30 p.m. – Jeff Jopling Band
Smoky Mountain Brewery in Gatlinburg
12:00 p.m. – Logan Murrell
1:30 p.m. – Mike Snodgrass
3:00 p.m. – J Luke
4:30 p.m. – Ben Reynolds
6:00 p.m. – Josiah Atchley
7:30 p.m. – Cutthroat Shamrock (acoustic)
9:30 p.m. – The Griffin Brothers
Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge
12:00 p.m. – Chad McWilliams and Sunburned Willy
1:30 p.m. – Jason Ellis
3:00 p.m. – Logan Murrell
4:30 p.m. – Mike Snodgrass
6:00 p.m.- Kincaid (acoustic)
7:30 p.m. – Stephen Goff
9:30 pm. – GRITS