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Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Posted by | 06.24.2018

“Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” community programs to be held every Friday starting June 22 through August 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Cosby Campground Amphitheater.  

“We appreciate this opportunity to work so closely with the Cocke County Partnership and the Cosby community in offering such a great lineup of programs this summer,” said Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash. 

“Celebrating Cosby” will honor the rich cultural and natural history of the Cosby area. Join park staff and community members in celebrating Cosby through the programs and in discovering new opportunities to enjoy this section of the park. Programs topics will vary each week, including mountain music, moonshiners, storying telling, sunset and lantern hikes, farming and orchards, clogging, cooking and more.  

“We are so happy that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is bringing this program to our Cosby Campground,” said Cocke Country Partnership Tourist Director Linda Lewanski. “We all know how talented our Cocke County folks are and we are delighted to be able to showcase them.”

The first program on June 22 will feature local banjo player David McClary, who will play claw-hammered style banjo music. On June 29, Mark Ramsey, Digger Manes and Friends will share stories about moonshining. Both the July and August schedules will be available at Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, TN.

Visitors are welcome to find seating in the amphitheater or bring their own chairs or blankets. In the event of rain, “Celebrating Cosby” programs will move to the covered picnic pavilion adjacent to Cosby Campground. Programs will be held rain or shine. 

For more information, please contact Park Ranger Katie Corrigan at 865.436.1257 or by EMAIL.

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