Lyrics & Lore

Lyrics & Lore was designed so that any individual can experience songwriting and storytelling. You don’t have to be songwriter or a storyteller to attend this wonderful event. Join The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival (SMSWF) and The International Storytelling Center as they bring together the beauty and inspiration of songs and stories to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort for a weekend of Lyrics & Lore, Jan. 26-29, 2017.

Lyrics & Lore Weekend Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

  • 7 p.m. – Lyrics & Lore Welcome Reception Meet & Greet
  • 7:30 p.m. – International Storytelling Center Storyteller Presentation | Beth Horner
  • 8:00 p.m. – Lyrics & Lore Co-write With Hit Writers
    Note: The Lyrics & Lore Co-write is defined as small groups of songwriters writing a song from the story told by the International Storyteller. The songs created will be shared, as well as the International Storyteller story at Friday evenings Storyteller & Hit Writer Showcase  

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

  • 11 a.m. – Songwriter Workshop | “Find the Song Inside of You” presented by Michael deBills
  • 3 p.m. – Matinee featuring International Storyteller - Bil Lepp and Beth Horner
  • 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Songwriter Rounds in The Living Room of Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa
  • 8 p.m. – International Storyteller and #1 Hit Songwriter Showcase with Country Artist/Songwriter Keith Anderson, Hit Writers Scott Reeves, Doug Johnson, Bill LaBounty and International Storyteller Beth Horner
  • 10 p.m. – Open Jam in The Lounge at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

  • 10:30 a.m. – Storytelling Workshop | “Mining Memories & Discovering Family Stories” presented by Beth Horner
    • We all have a gold mine of family stories. Those favorite anecdotes, old photos, vague memories of mysterious ancestors, and yellowed letters from the attic are true gems. Come and enjoy this fun activity of preserving your family memories through stories. 
  • 1:30 p.m. – Matinee featuring International Storyteller - Bil Lepp
  • 3 p.m. – Hit Songwriter Presentation and Q & A | Brady Seals, Bryan White, and Gordon Kennedy
  • 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Songwriter Rounds in The Living Room of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa
    • Round 1 with Hit Writer Doug Johnson
    • Round 2 with Hit Writer Bill LaBounty
    • Round 3 with Hit Writer Scott Reeves
  • 8 p.m. – International Storyteller and #1 Hit Songwriter Showcase with Hit Writers Brady Seals, Bryan White and Gordon Kennedy and International Storyteller Bil Lepp

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

  • Sunday Morning Farewell with Inter-Denomination Service
    • 9 a.m. – International Storyteller Beth Horner
    • 9:15 a.m. – Praise Hour with Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson and Larry Cordle
    • 10:15 a.m. – International Storyteller Bil Lepp

Learn more about your storytellers and check out their bios by clicking on their names above!

*For additional information regarding Lyrics & Lore, please click here.

Lyrics & Lore Resort Special

Enjoy all of the amenities Dollywood's DreamMore Resort has to offer during this special event (Jan. 26 - 31, 2017). Use PromoCode LYRICS for this offer.

Booking Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2016 - Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
Travel Dates: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 - Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

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Notes: Based on availability: Package options includes room rates and Lyrics & Lore daily tickets. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty. Valid Travel Dates; Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Restrictions Apply.