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The WannaBeatles Live in Concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Come experience a different kind of Beatles Tribute – a one-of-a-kind show that blends the great classic songs of the British Invasion with hilarious on-stage antics. On Saturday, June 30, at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, the nationally known group, The WannaBeatles, will be performing all of your favorite songs from the iconic group, along with selections from other quintessential bands of the ’60s and ’70s.

“We are thrilled to announce that The WannaBeatles will be performing in our amphitheater, and we are expecting quite a show!” said Logan Hull, Director of Special Events at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. “This is a unique opportunity to hear this Grammy Award-nominated band here in Townsend.”

The Heritage Center, as it is affectionately known, is at its core a Heritage and Cultural Museum and has been hosting concerts in its covered amphitheater for more than 10 years.

“There is no denying that music is an integral part of our history in East Tennessee, and we are lucky to have this facility to host this amazing group,” said Logan. “This Nashville-based band has been the only tribute act to have actually written songs for Paul McCartney, and they have brought smiles to fans for years!”

Dennis Scott, one of the four dynamic members, is a two-time Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer and producer. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Ray Charles, Faith Hill, and even the Muppets! He and his band will be playing oldies and goodies such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” as well as medleys from such bands as The Monkees, The Who, and The Doors.

The ticket sales from this benefit concert will directly support the Heritage Center’s mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting the unique history and rich culture of this region. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is located only 45 minutes from West Knoxville at 123 Cromwell Drive in Townsend.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 865-448-0044 between 9 am and 5 pm. Advanced ticket prices will be $15 for members of the GSM Heritage Center and $20 for non-members. Tickets are general admission seating, and quantities are limited. Tickets at the door will be $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Advance tickets are recommended!

The evening will kick off at 5 pm with dinner available for an additional charge from Mooyah’s Burgers, Shakes and Fries. The performance will begin at 7 pm. If you have never been to a concert at the Heritage Center before, it is recommended that you bring a lawn chair, and note that no outside food or beverage is allowed.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 865-448-0044 or visit www.GSMHeritageCenter.org. The concert is sponsored by First Century Bank, The Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority, Mooyah’s Burgers, Shakes, and Fries, Parkway Grocery, and media sponsor Everything Knoxville.

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