The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts has welcomed many great artists to its stage. Each brought a series of songs written to touch the audience in some way. Those songs were written by songwriters with a story to tell, and the talent to put it on paper. When paired with the perfect score, that story becomes a song. And those songs become hits. Songwriters are artists too, and they deserve to be celebrated.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will welcome arguably three of the best songwriters in the music industry: James Castro, Victoria Banks, and Tony Arata in a round concert event titled “Home By Dark.” These talented songwriters will join together to share the stories behind their songs and offer powerful performances as authentic as they come. They will be accompanied by some of the best instrumentalists in the industry, and will offer a look into how a simple idea can touch people all over the world. “Home By Dark” will make it easy to see why artists like Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and many more have turned to master songwriters to write the songs that help keep them famous.