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 (ISC) as they bring together the beauty and inspiration of songs and stories to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Jan. 26-29, 2017.

During the weekend, audience members will have the opportunity to enjoy internationally recognized storytellers share their stories and learn about the most popular songs heard on the radio. Plus, on Friday and Saturday evening, sit back and enjoy listening to these hit songs performed by the songwriter that created these chart toppers! 

On Friday, internationally recognized storytellers, Beth Horner and Bil Lepp perform a FREE matinee at 3 p.m. On Saturday, Bil Lepp returns to the stage to perform a FREE matinee at 1:30 p.m. 

A songwriting workshop, “Find the Song inside of You” will be presented by Michael deBills on Friday morning. A storytelling workshop, “Mining Memories & Discovering Family Stories” will be presented by Beth Horner on Saturday morning. Both of these workshops are FREE of charge and open to the public. 

There are two ticketed concerts being held during Lyrics & Lore on Friday, January 27 (Keith Anderson, Brady Seals, Bryan White, Gordon Kennedy, and Bil Lepp) and Saturday, January 28 (Brady Seals, Bryan White, Gordon Kennedy, and Bil Lepp).

  • Adults: $20 (plus tax)
  • Child (4-11): $15 (plus tax)

For the best value, purchase tickets to both Friday and Saturday.

  • Adults: $35 (plus tax)
  • Children (4-11): $25 (plus tax)

For more information, follow our button below to a detailed schedule of the event.

Event Schedule


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.