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Music on the Mountain features the best artists and songwriters from Nashville, TN (better known as “Music City, USA”), every Friday and Saturday night from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. NO COVER CHARGE!

Show Start Times:

1st Act at 7:00pm  |  2nd Act at 9:00pm  |  Doors open at 6:00 pm

All shows are FREE to the public and Family Friendly!

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

It’s Summertime On The Mountain!

Come Visit Us…Bring the whole family to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House.

We have live music every Friday & Saturday night. The shows are free and family friendly. Show times are 7-10:30pm 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. For Reservations, CALL 1-800-489-2091 or Click Here.

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Visit our store for the best in homemade sauces, jams, smoked meats, gift baskets, & more.

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Visit The Smoke House for a Relaxing MID-WEEK GETAWAY!!

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

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

AUGUST 2017

Stop by The Smoke House for Dessert!

We’re serving homemade ice cream & fried pies all day – everyday!

Visit The Smoke House for a Relaxing FAMILY GETAWAY Before School Starts!!

Before the kids go Back to School bring the whole family to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House on Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee! We have live music every Friday & Saturday night. The shows are free and family friendly! Show times are 7PM & 9PM CDT and our 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. Our campus is over 20 acres with a pool, a pond and an awesome new KIDS ZONE loaded with fun games and activities for ALL AGES. Did I mention that we offer fishing pole and bicycle rentals or that our campus is surrounded by hiking/biking trails?

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, August 18th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Jason Link

Link is a country singer simply by the twang in his voice and the way he was raised. If you are looking for authentic you are at the right place for better or worse. Jason grew up on a big tobacco farm owned by his Papa who also owned a dance hall and radio station.

Jason started playing drums at the dance hall and DJ-ing at the radio station when he was 5 and has been obsessed with music ever since. He had two choices – Farming or Music. He chose music. He has played over 10000 shows from a dance hall in V.A. to driving 4 hours round trip 6 nights a week for a Lido Inn house gig before moving to Nashville and playing every honky-tonk hoe-down juke-joint across the country before playing 12 hour shifts at Legends, Crossroads, and The Stage on Broadway. Now, Link is trying to get back to where he started – on the radio. Simply, the goal is to be able to get as many people as possible to hear his music and to have people feel touched in one way or another by his music so he can hopefully help some people like music has helped him.

Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, August 19th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Mabus Jackson

Well known in the Monteagle, TN area, Mabus is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in electric guitar, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Mabus is an amazing singer and songwriter that has a nice local fan base and has been pleasing crowds that stop in from around the country when passing through the Smoke House.

Special Songwriters Round

Featuring singer/songwriters Paul Cicero, Seth Boyd and Chuck Fredrick. Don’t miss it!

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, August 25th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Henningsen 2

Two of the three family band members of The Henningsen’s, Brian and Aaron Henningsen will perform at the Smoke House! As songwriters Brian and Aaron have had 11 songs recorded by The Band Perry. Also, Billy Carrington, Sara Evans, Wynonna Judd and others have recorded their songs.

Noteworthy recognition for The Henningsen’s by Country Weekly and Billboard for TOP Christmas album. The band also had a top 20 and a top 30 single on the music charts. Brian and Aaron are great singers, songwriter’s, and multi -instrumentalist. Don’t miss these crowd-pleasers.

Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, August 26th~ 7:00pm – 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.

 

Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

SEPTEMBER 2017

GO AHEAD…It’s LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

Visit Us at The Smoke House!

 

Stay over a few days in one of our cozy lodge rooms or one of our 21 Timber Frame or Log Cabins. Reserve your Lodge Room or Cabin for the ENTIRE Family so no one will miss out on LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

We have live music every Friday & Saturday night. The shows are free and family friendly. Show times are 7-10:30pm and our cozy music room opens at 6pm. Bring the whole family! Enjoy the new ”KIDS ZONE”. It is amazing and fun for the whole family! Call 1-800-489-2091 to reserve your Lodge Room or Cabin Today!

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, September 1st~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Courtney Holder

From Chattanooga, TN indie singer/songwriter Courtney Holder is making waves in the South East music scene. Her style is best described as Stevie Nicks meets Jewel with a southern flair. Courtney has recently performed at Riverbend Festival 2016 in Chattanooga, TN, as well as The Bluebird Cafe, The Silver Dollar Saloon, Tootsies and The Row in Nashville. She performs frequently in the Chattanooga area, but has also played shows in Seacrest Beach, FL and various venues in North Georgia and Alabama. She most recently opened for Parker Millsap at The Revelry Room and for Roger Alan Wade at Clyde’s on Main in Chattanooga.

Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, September 2nd~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Greg Hall

“Probably the best guitar player in comedy. Or the best comedian in guitar-playing” ~ The Tennessean

Greg Hall, guitar in hand, delights audiences nationwide with his songwriting, and humorous observations of life in America.

Based in Nashville, Greg headlines comedy clubs around the country. His entertainment career began in Texas as a singer/songwriter after winning a prestigious Kennedy Center award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition’. The next decade took him on a musical journey through thirty states, and Europe. He released five CD’s along the way, and shared stages with Shelby Lynne, Vern Gosdin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eric Johnson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Keith Urban, Dan Seals, and others.

A near fatal car wreck took Greg out of the game for a while. Determined to get back on stage, he entered the realm of stand up comedy. Always a quick wit, he took his stage experience, songwriting chops and musicianship, and fast tracked into touring comedy clubs around the nation. Now, as a headliner, Greg spends at least twenty weeks a year performing in top comedy clubs.

Greg observes life’s mishaps with a twinkle in his eye, and hope. The result is an achingly fun, comedic musical journey sharing his hard-won, slightly skewed wisdom.

Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

Monday, September 4th – HAPPY LABOR DAY!

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, September 8th~ 7:00pm – 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”.

Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, September 9th~ 7:00pm – 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”.
Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, September 15th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Jerry Salley

From Sir Elton John’s only chart single to appear on the Billboard Country Chart (“Where We Both Say Goodbye” – duet with Australian artist Catherine Britt) to a Gospel song so popular it has been included in Church Hymnals (“His Strength Is Perfect”); from songs recorded by country music legends Loretta Lynn, The Oak Ridge Boys and Gene Watson to some of today’s biggest country stars like Reba McEntire, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley, Jerry’s long list of accomplishments speaks for itself.
Songwriters Round Hosted by Randy Finchum & Friends

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Music Technology Program at Nashville State Community College and Davidson Technical College’s Radio Broadcasting Program, Randy Finchum is an award winning songwriter, former radio Ministry talk show host and veteran entertainer from Nashville who has had over twenty songs recorded by various artists, among them country music great multi-platinum artist Sammy Kershaw. Christian Country Artist Steve Roberson’s recording of Randy’s “Jesus was a Rebel” was recently named 95.5 WTVY’s Son Country Countdown’s “Song Of The Year” after spending four weeks as the #1 requested song on the countdown in March 2014, as well as being nominated for Christian Country “Song of the Year” at the 2014 AMG Awards.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, September 16th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Arlo Gilliam

Gilliam is an accomplished singer/songwriter and professional bass player having collaborated and toured with many artists such as Luke Bryan, Wade Hayes and Travis Tritt. He’s performed on several national television programs including Emeril Live, the Craig Ferguson Show and the Grand Ole Opry Live. Gilliam has penned cuts by Emerson Drive (“She’s My Kind of Crazy” on Open Road Universal, which debuted at #37 on Canada’s Billboard Hot 100), Tebey (“Good Time Comin’ On” on Road Angel Entertainment/Universal) and Mark Houser and Bluegrass Drive (“John the Baptist” and “River of Regret” which made it into the top 25 on Power Source Magazine’s National Bluegrass chart on Rural Rhythm Records).

Songwriters Round featuring Marilyn Harris & Friends

Marilyn has been a songwriter for many years and performs her original songs at venues in the surrounding areas as well as here at the Smoke House.  Americana would best describe her writing style.

SMOKIN’ HIT SONGWRITERS – Songwriting Contest

Friday, September 22nd~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

A Special Friday Night Songwriting Contest featuring original song performances by 30 Smokin’ Hit Songwriter participants. The songwriters contest will be judged for entry. The contest will be judged by a panel and the winner will receive a writing session with a Hit Songwriter!

For more details and information visit the website at www.SmokinHitSongwriters.com

SMOKIN’ HIT SONGWRITERS w/ Dave Pahanish & Brian Henningsen

Saturday, September 23rd~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

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”.

Brian Henninsen received noteworthy recognitions for his band The Henningsens by Country Weekly and Billboard for TOP Christmas album. The band also had a top 20 and top 30 single on the music charts.

As a songwriter, Brian (along with son, Aaron and daughter, Clara) has had 11 songs recorded by The Band Perry. Other artists who have recorded their songs include Billy Carrington, Sara Evans and Wynonna Judd. Brian is a great singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, September 29th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Mabus Jackson

Well known in the Monteagle, TN area, Mabus is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in electric guitar, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Mabus is an amazing singer and songwriter that has a nice local fan base and has been pleasing crowds that stop in from around the country when passing through the Smoke House.

Chelsea Williams

Williams has performed on The Today Show and has opened for big names such as the Avett Brothers and Dwight Yoakam, and she’s even had a high-profile guest shot on a Maroon 5 video, duetting with Adam Levine on the group’s No. 1 smash “Daylight (Playing For Change).” But the truly incredible part of Chelsea’s story has taken place at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, where she’s performed acoustically for the past few years. During these appearances, she has managed to move an unprecedented 100,000 copies of her three indie records – Chelsea Williams, Decoration Aisle and The Earth & the Sea. Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard, bought a CD. Even singer-songwriter, Sheryl Crow, walked away with an album.

SMOKIN’ HIT SONGWRITERS w/ Dave Pahanish & Brian Henningsen

Saturday, September 30th~ 7:00pm – 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.
Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

OCTOBER 2017

It’s FALL FOLIAGE Time On The Mountain!

Come Visit Us…Bring the whole family to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House.

We have live music every Friday & Saturday night. The shows are free and family friendly. Show times are 7-10:30pm 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. For Reservations, CALL 1-800-489-2091 or Click Here.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, October 6th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Greg Hall

“Probably the best guitar player in comedy. Or the best comedian in guitar-playing” ~ The Tennessean

Greg Hall, guitar in hand, delights audiences nationwide with his songwriting, and humorous observations of life in America.

Based in Nashville, Greg headlines comedy clubs around the country. His entertainment career began in Texas as a singer/songwriter after winning a prestigious Kennedy Center award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition’. The next decade took him on a musical journey through thirty states, and Europe. He released five CD’s along the way, and shared stages with Shelby Lynne, Vern Gosdin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eric Johnson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Keith Urban, Dan Seals, and others.

A near fatal car wreck took Greg out of the game for a while. Determined to get back on stage, he entered the realm of stand up comedy. Always a quick wit, he took his stage experience, songwriting chops and musicianship, and fast tracked into touring comedy clubs around the nation. Now, as a headliner, Greg spends at least twenty weeks a year performing in top comedy clubs.

Greg observes life’s mishaps with a twinkle in his eye, and hope. The result is an achingly fun, comedic musical journey sharing his hard-won, slightly skewed wisdom.

Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, October 7th~ 7:00pm – 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”.
Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

Sewanee Family Weekend

October 6th – 8th

Welcome to Family Weekend 2017! We are so glad you are here. This is an excellent opportunity for families to spend time with their students, visit campus, and fully take part in the Sewanee student experience.

We hope you will take advantage of the many events scheduled—there is something for everyone. In the meantime, have a great weekend on the Mountain!

Stay at The Smoke House Lodge & Cabins when you visit your student for Family Weekend in one of our cozy lodge rooms or one of our 21 Timber Frame or Log Cabins. The Cabins are within walking distance from Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Restaurant, The Amish Hippie, Mountain Outfitters and the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. The Jacuzzi is the perfect way to relax!

Click HERE or Call 1-800-489-2091, dial 1 to make your reservations at The Smoke House Lodge & Cabins now before it is too late!

For more updates and to view the 2017 tentative schedule to see what will be going on that weekend on Sewanee Campus, please go to: www.sewaneegateway.com/familyweekend

NO MUSIC Due to Private Party

Friday, October 13th

The Smoke House would like to welcome, Leadership Music!

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, October 14th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Mabus Jackson

Well known in the Monteagle, TN area, Mabus is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in electric guitar, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Mabus is an amazing singer and songwriter that has a nice local fan base and has been pleasing crowds that stop in from around the country when passing through the Smoke House.

Songwriters Round featuring Marilyn Harris & Friends

Marilyn has been a songwriter for many years and performs her original songs at venues in the surrounding areas as well as here at the Smoke House.  Americana would best describe her writing style.

41st Annual Webb School Art and Craft Festival

October 21st & 22nd

Tucked away among the rolling hills of Tennessee lies the historic town of Bell Buckle. The quaint little town celebrates the third weekend in October every year with an event as colorful as the autumn leaves. Eager shoppers bursting with excitement come to explore and find the one of kind items only this premier show offers. The 41st year of this perennial fall favorite will be held the weekend of October 21st and 22nd showcasing an array of new and returning artists sure to please and impress.

Where: Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
; Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Who: Sponsored by the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce and The Webb School

Stay with us @ The Smoke House Lodge & Cabins while you attend the 41st Annual Webb School Art and Craft Festival. The Jacuzzi is the perfect way to relax after all that walking!

NO MUSIC Due to Private Party

Friday, October 20th

The Smoke House would like to welcome, Leadership Music!

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, October 21st~ 7:00pm – 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.
Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Friday, October 27th~ 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Greg Crowe

Raised in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Greg Crowe brings a compelling blend of blues, rock, and country to Music City. Crowe’s successes as a songwriter include writing “Lonely and Gone” (Montgomery Gentry), “Little Did I Know” (Sammy Kershaw) “Don’t Send The Invitation” (Adam Gregory). He also wrote, sang, and produced the official song for The Tennessee Titans Radio Network, “We’re Fired Up,”! He is a regular at songwriter events around the nation and is a well-known electric guitar player.
Songwriters Round Hosted by Randy Finchum & Friends

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Music Technology Program at Nashville State Community College and Davidson Technical College’s Radio Broadcasting Program, Randy Finchum is an award winning songwriter, former radio Ministry talk show host and veteran entertainer from Nashville who has had over twenty songs recorded by various artists, among them country music great multi-platinum artist Sammy Kershaw. Christian Country Artist Steve Roberson’s recording of Randy’s “Jesus was a Rebel” was recently named 95.5 WTVY’s Son Country Countdown’s “Song Of The Year” after spending four weeks as the #1 requested song on the countdown in March 2014, as well as being nominated for Christian Country “Song of the Year” at the 2014 AMG Awards.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN @ The Smoke House

Saturday, October 28th~ 7:00pm – 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”.
Songwriters Round Hosted by Mabus Jackson

These singer/songwriters are always a crowd pleaser.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 31st

Bring the whole family to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House! Stay over a few days in one of our cozy lodge rooms or one of our 21 Timber Frame or Log Cabins & take the kids trunk-or-treating in the lovely town of Monteagle.

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