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Music On The Mountain LIVE!

Join Us For Our Live Performance Show!

Catch “Music on the Mountain”, featuring the best artists and songwriters from Nashville, TN (better known as “Music City, USA”), every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm to 10:30pm.

No Cover Charge


Show Start Times: 

1st Act at 7:00pm  |  2nd Act at 8:30pm  |  Doors open at 6:00 pm  

All shows are FREE to the public and Family Friendly.

View Videos of Past Performances from Music On The Mountain here.  To view our Full Collection of musical performances, please visit our YouTube Channel.  

December 2015

Celebrate the Holidays!

Bring the whole family to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House!

We have area events as well as live music every Friday & Saturday night. The shows are free and family friendly. Show times are 7pm-10:30pm and our cozy music room opens at 6pm. Stay over a few days in one of our cozy lodge rooms or one of our 21 Timber Frame or Log Cabins.

CALL 1-800-489-2091 or Click Here


SHOP OUR ONLINE STORE TODAY!

Check out our Gift Shop & Online Store for everything you need for a perfect Christmas…from Stocking Stuffers & Gifts to the Smoked Ham Dinner!

 Online Store

Friday, December 25th~ Merry Christmas!

THE RESTAURANT IS OPEN ALL DAY ON CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY!

Stay over a few days in one of our cozy lodge rooms or one of our 21 Timber Frame or Log Cabins. The Jacuzzi is the perfect way to relax!

The cabins are within walking distance from Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Restaurant, The Amish Hippie, Mountain Outfitters, and the Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

Click HERE or Call 1-800-489-2091, dial zero to make your reservations now!

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, December 25th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm


NO MUSIC TONIGHT…MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, December 26th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

The Uprights

Sounds of rockabilly, roots-country, and a bucketful of blues, poured out of a trio of hollowbody strings and trap-set. The name befits not only our sound stylings, but our moral and physical attributes as well!

Mabus Jackson lays the true bass path and harmonizes, Peter Keeble drives on the drums, and guitarman Willis hollers, wrings out blue notes, and tries to keep between the lines. 

Slung together by a common musical attitude, The Uprights might hold forth low, slow, and mournful, or raucous and funky. We carry on the long history of American and Southern musical blending, and innovating—from the roots up.

Act 2

TBA

January 2016

Thurs. & Fri., December 31st & January 1st ~ New Years Eve & New Year’s Day!

We will be OPEN at 6:30am and close at 9pm on Thursday and 10pm on Friday.

Dine New Year’s Day in our cozy dining room near the fireplace. Breakfast served all day and the holiday buffett will start at 11am. No Reservations Needed. Groups Welcome…and if your party is over 6 people, please call ahead so we can make special seating for you – (800) 489-2091; dial zero for the operator. Betsy and the entire kitchen staff will be cookin’ up a holiday feast you won’t forget!

Stay over a few days in one of our cozy lodge rooms or one of our 21 Timber Frame or Log Cabins. The Jacuzzi is the perfect way to relax! The cabins are within walking distance from Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Restaurant, The Amish Hippie, Mountain Outfitters, and the Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

Click HERE or Call 1-800-489-2091, dial zero to make your reservations now!

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, January 1st ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Jan Buckingham

Jan Buckingham is a twice Grammy nominated songwriter/producer/publisher/artist with hits by Whitney Houston, Melissa Manchester, Tim McGraw, Pam Tillis, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Gary Morris, Dottie West, and many more.

Jan has also penned songs that are in many movies like MY COUSIN VINNIE, and for TV (Friends, Hollywood Wives, etc.)

Jan lives in Nashville and in Los Angeles, and is still writing every day.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, January 2nd ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

The Uprights

Sounds of rockabilly, roots-country, and a bucketful of blues, poured out of a trio of hollowbody strings and trap-set. The name befits not only our sound stylings, but our moral and physical attributes as well!

Mabus Jackson lays the true bass path and harmonizes, Peter Keeble drives on the drums, and guitarman Willis hollers, wrings out blue notes, and tries to keep between the lines. 

Slung together by a common musical attitude, The Uprights might hold forth low, slow, and mournful, or raucous and funky. We carry on the long history of American and Southern musical blending, and innovating—from the roots up.

Randy Finchum & Friends

These singer/songwriters will be doing a Nashville-style round where each songwriter will take turns performing one of their songs back and forth. These rounds are a fun time and the interaction between the songwriters is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, January 8th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Dave Pahanish

Dave Pahanish has managed to come virtually out of nowhere to become an increasingly in-demand writer for the top stars of country music.

After scoring cuts on Jimmy Wayne’s ” Do You Believe Me Now” album, Dave and his production co-writer Joe West scored the title track to Toby Keith’s American Ride album.

Many other artists are now clamoring for his songs including Tim McGraw and Keith Urban who recorded “Without You”.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, January 9th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Flat River Band

Andy, Dennijo, and Chad Sitze are three brothers that are the Flat River Band. They grew up playing music with their grandparents and parents, and have performed at venues all across the U.S.

If the group “Alabama” grew up in the same house as the “Bee Gees” and they got together with the “Marshal Tucker Band” you have experienced the Flat River Band.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.


It’s Wintertime On The Mountain!

Bring the whole family to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House!

We have area events as well as live music every Friday & Saturday night. The shows are free and family friendly. Show times are 7pm-10:30pm and our cozy music room opens at 6pm.

Stay over a few days in one of our cozy lodge rooms or one of our 21 Timber Frame or Log Cabins.

CALL 1-800-489-2091 or Click Here

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, January 15th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

The Uprights

Sounds of rockabilly, roots-country, and a bucketful of blues, poured out of a trio of hollowbody strings and trap-set. The name befits not only our sound stylings, but our moral and physical attributes as well!

Mabus Jackson lays the true bass path and harmonizes, Peter Keeble drives on the drums, and guitarman Willis hollers, wrings out blue notes, and tries to keep between the lines. 

Slung together by a common musical attitude, The Uprights might hold forth low, slow, and mournful, or raucous and funky. We carry on the long history of American and Southern musical blending, and innovating—from the roots up.

Randy Finchum & Friends

These singer/songwriters will be doing a Nashville-style round where each songwriter will take turns performing one of their songs back and forth. These rounds are a fun time and the interaction between the songwriters is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, January 16th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Dave Pahanish

Dave Pahanish has managed to come virtually out of nowhere to become an increasingly in-demand writer for the top stars of country music.

After scoring cuts on Jimmy Wayne’s ” Do You Believe Me Now” album, Dave and his production co-writer Joe West scored the title track to Toby Keith’s American Ride album.

Many other artists are now clamoring for his songs including Tim McGraw and Keith Urban who recorded “Without You”.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, January 22nd ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Derrick Caleb

Photo & Bio coming soon.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, January 23rd ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Chad & Kelly Wilson

Today, Chad Wilson and his wife, Kelli, front one of the most popular country outfits in East Tennessee & Wilson now writes with some of Nashville’s top hit-makers and has professional relationships with several prominent music row publishers.

They’ve released two well-received albums and are on the cusp of putting out their third, this time at an August release show at one of Knoxville’s most hallowed live music venues, The Bijou Theatre.

They’ve triumphed over peers at battle of the bands contests, shared the stage with big names like Rascal Flatts and Chase Rice and Rodney Atkins and served their time as weekend warriors in the East Tennessee bar scene, playing every juke joint, roadhouse, tavern and barbecue shack with a stage and a sound system.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, January 29th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Lane Higgins

Bio coming soon.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, January 30th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Robert Burgeis

Robert Burgeis is one of Nashville’s few piano playing, guitar picking artists who is also a seasoned songwriter and producer. With his diverse talent and love for country music, he has been dubbed as ‘The Rednek RokStar’.

Just one easy glance and a quick listen to his unique music, and you’ll experience a sexy stage presence and a delivery of songs that are filled with emotion, substance, and the stuff that’ll make anyone’s feet move.

Burgeis’s smooth voice, peppered with just enough twang and partnered with his masterful yet edgy guitar playing and tantalizing ivory tinkling, is what makes this ‘country-rocker’ one of the finest entertainers of his day.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

February 2016


Get Ready for Valentine’s Day!

We’re getting ready for Velentine’s Day with a whole weekend of celebrating with Great Music & Delicious Food!

JD has come up with a terrific Buy 1 Night Get 1 Night FREE on any Cabin or Room Special…just for Valentine’s Day!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE OF A KIND DEAL!

CALL 1-800-489-2091 or Click Here

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, February 5th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Amanda Williams & Friends

Amanda Williams is co-writer with Garth Brooks on She’s Tired of Boys, the second track on his latest platinum selling album, Man Against Machine. Amanda’s artistry is a blend of influences from classic country to pop.

Grammy nominated songwriter, performer & music business professional, Amanda is a magna cum laude Music Business graduate of Berklee College of Music, with songs recorded by Garth Brooks, George Jones, Tyler Dickerson, Alecia Nugent, Jessie James Decker & others. She founded her own enhanced music publishing company, called Hillbilly Culture LLC, in 2010 to provide education, mentoring and support to aspiring songwriters of all ages.

Amanda currently resides in Nashville, TN where she travels around teaching Songwriting and Music Business at colleges and universities, as well as online in her own Songpreneur School.


NOTE: Songwriting Event – there will not be a 2nd Act.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, February 6th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Amanda Williams & Friends

Amanda Williams is co-writer with Garth Brooks on She’s Tired of Boys, the second track on his latest platinum selling album, Man Against Machine. Amanda’s artistry is a blend of influences from classic country to pop.

Grammy nominated songwriter, performer & music business professional, Amanda is a magna cum laude Music Business graduate of Berklee College of Music, with songs recorded by Garth Brooks, George Jones, Tyler Dickerson, Alecia Nugent, Jessie James Decker & others. She founded her own enhanced music publishing company, called Hillbilly Culture LLC, in 2010 to provide education, mentoring and support to aspiring songwriters of all ages.

Amanda currently resides in Nashville, TN where she travels around teaching Songwriting and Music Business at colleges and universities, as well as online in her own Songpreneur School.


NOTE: Songwriting Event – there will not be a 2nd Act.

February 7th ~ Super Bowl Sunday

Come out to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House and let us cater your Super Bowl Party in our fabulous Music Room while you watch the game & relax! Now that’s something to cheer about!

Bring your family and friends! Have a beer! Hell, have a “Bucket of Beer”, then stay the night in one of our Beautiful Cabins or Cozy Rooms and…DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!

February 12th – 14th ~ Fog Festival

The Annual Fog Festival, held in February of each year, involves 3 days of fun activities, learning opportunities, open houses and deep discounts on merchandise and services by participating local businesses and organizations.

Fog Fest signs with Pink & Red Hearts will soon appear in front of participating establishments across the Cumberland Plateau.

For more information, call (931) 924-5353.

Friday, February 12th ~ Valentine’s Day & Presidents’ Day 4-Day Weekend!

For lovers everywhere…we’ve put together a whole weekend of celebrating with Great Music & Delicious Food! We want you to stay to enjoy it all so, JD has come up with a terrific Buy 1 Night Get 1 Night FREE on any Cabin or Room Special just for Valentine’s Day! 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE OF A KIND DEAL!

We will be having Free Live Music featuring the redneck outlaw, Robert Burgeis! Show starts 7:00PM CST w/ Robert Burgeis then we’ll have a Songwriters Round featuring Mabus Jackson starting at 9:00PM CST! Come bring your sweetie for a LIVE MUSIC SHOW & a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day! Get a cozy cabin or stay in our lodge for the Holiday weekend! All our shows have NO cover charge & are family friendly!


Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, February 12th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Robert Burgeis

Robert Burgeis is one of Nashville’s few piano playing, guitar picking artists who is also a seasoned songwriter and producer. With his diverse talent and love for country music, he has been dubbed as ‘The Rednek RokStar’.

Just one easy glance and a quick listen to his unique music, and you’ll experience a sexy stage presence and a delivery of songs that are filled with emotion, substance, and the stuff that’ll make anyone’s feet move.

Burgeis’s smooth voice, peppered with just enough twang and partnered with his masterful yet edgy guitar playing and tantalizing ivory tinkling, is what makes this ‘country-rocker’ one of the finest entertainers of his day.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Saturday, February 13th ~ Valentine’s Day & Presidents’ Day 4-Day Weekend!

Come bring your sweetie for a LIVE MUSIC SHOW & ROMANTIC DINNER for Valentine’s Day! Get a cozy cabin or stay in our lodge for the Holiday weekend! We want you to stay to enjoy it all so, JD has come up with a terrific Buy 1 Night Get 1 Night FREE on any Cabin or Room Special just for Valentine’s Day! 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE OF A KIND DEAL!

We will be having Free Live Music featuring Hit Songwriter, Dave Pahanish! Show starts 7:00PM CST w/ Dave Pahanish then we’ll have a Songwriters Round featuring Mabus Jackson starting at 9:00PM CST!  All our shows have NO cover charge & are family friendly!


Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, February 13th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Dave Pahanish

Dave Pahanish has managed to come virtually out of nowhere to become an increasingly in-demand writer for the top stars of country music.

After scoring cuts on Jimmy Wayne’s ” Do You Believe Me Now” album, Dave and his production co-writer Joe West scored the title track to Toby Keith’s American Ride album.

Many other artists are now clamoring for his songs including Tim McGraw and Keith Urban who recorded “Without You”.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, February 19th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

The Uprights

Sounds of rockabilly, roots-country, and a bucketful of blues, poured out of a trio of hollowbody strings and trap-set. The name befits not only our sound stylings, but our moral and physical attributes as well!

Mabus Jackson lays the true bass path and harmonizes, Peter Keeble drives on the drums, and guitarman Willis hollers, wrings out blue notes, and tries to keep between the lines. 

Slung together by a common musical attitude, The Uprights might hold forth low, slow, and mournful, or raucous and funky. We carry on the long history of American and Southern musical blending, and innovating—from the roots up.

Randy Finchum & Friends

These singer/songwriters will be doing a Nashville-style round where each songwriter will take turns performing one of their songs back and forth. These rounds are a fun time and the interaction between the songwriters is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, February 20th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Flat River Band

Andy, Dennijo, and Chad Sitze are three brothers that are the Flat River Band. They grew up playing music with their grandparents and parents, and have performed at venues all across the U.S.

If the group “Alabama” grew up in the same house as the “Bee Gees” and they got together with the “Marshal Tucker Band” you have experienced the Flat River Band.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Come Visit Us On the Mountain!

Come on! Get away from it all with a Mid-Week trip to The Smoke House!

Come on Monday Night and stay until Thursday when our Cabin & Room rates are the LOWEST (excludes holidays and/or events).

CALL 1-800-489-2091 or Click Here

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, February 26th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Merging Blue

Heather Lawson & George Pendergrass – It’s Americana Roots wrapped around earth and rocks underneath a crafted songwriting tree. Vocal harmonies and soaring melodies distinguish this high-energy duo with their stripped-down acoustic approach heavily influenced by the foundations of folk, blues, soul and gospel.

George Pendergrass and Heather Lawson, seamlessly weave their voices and their songs of hope, love and life. Their “know you” message is at the core of their mission to unite and uplift mankind. Individually they’ve performed, written or recorded with artists like U2, Taylor Swift, Wynonna and Faith Hill.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, February 27th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Dave Pahanish

Dave Pahanish has managed to come virtually out of nowhere to become an increasingly in-demand writer for the top stars of country music.

After scoring cuts on Jimmy Wayne’s ” Do You Believe Me Now” album, Dave and his production co-writer Joe West scored the title track to Toby Keith’s American Ride album.

Many other artists are now clamoring for his songs including Tim McGraw and Keith Urban who recorded “Without You”.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

March 2016

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, March 4th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Dave Pahanish

Dave Pahanish has managed to come virtually out of nowhere to become an increasingly in-demand writer for the top stars of country music.

After scoring cuts on Jimmy Wayne’s ” Do You Believe Me Now” album, Dave and his production co-writer Joe West scored the title track to Toby Keith’s American Ride album.

Many other artists are now clamoring for his songs including Tim McGraw and Keith Urban who recorded “Without You”.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, March 5th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Act 1 – TBA


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, March 11th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Act 1 – TBA


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, March 12th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Flat River Band

Andy, Dennijo, and Chad Sitze are three brothers that are the Flat River Band. They grew up playing music with their grandparents and parents, and have performed at venues all across the U.S.

If the group “Alabama” grew up in the same house as the “Bee Gees” and they got together with the “Marshal Tucker Band” you have experienced the Flat River Band.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.


Sunday, March 13th – Spring Forward!

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, March 18th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Act 1 – TBA

Randy Finchum & Friends

These singer/songwriters will be doing a Nashville-style round where each songwriter will take turns performing one of their songs back and forth. These rounds are a fun time and the interaction between the songwriters is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, March 19th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Dave Pahanish

Dave Pahanish has managed to come virtually out of nowhere to become an increasingly in-demand writer for the top stars of country music.

After scoring cuts on Jimmy Wayne’s ” Do You Believe Me Now” album, Dave and his production co-writer Joe West scored the title track to Toby Keith’s American Ride album.

Many other artists are now clamoring for his songs including Tim McGraw and Keith Urban who recorded “Without You”.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Friday, March 25th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Jesse Black

Jesse Black is a musician, singer, songwriter and performer. He has been singing and performing with acoustic, electric, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica for a little over five years. He has over 5 1/2 hours of cover and original material and had the opportunity to perform at over 360 events in over 140 venues.

The last three years Jesse has performed across 17 states including Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.

Music on the Mountain @ The Smoke House
Saturday, March 26th ~ 7pm – 10:30pm

Runaway Home

The band, Runaway Home, is a “homecoming” of sorts. It was founded by three powerhouse singers looking for a road back to the music they grew up on and loved! 

Their sound is strong three part harmony over lyrics that matter, wrapped in an acoustic style reminiscent of ‘70’s era radio. You might call them Retro-Commercial-Americana.


Mabus Jackson

This singer/songwriter is always a crowd pleaser.


Sunday, March 27th – Easter Sunday!

HAPPY EASTER

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