Passes still available for Cades Cove concert

Vehicle passes went on sale Saturday for the Cades Cove concert by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, with approximately 500 being sold to date. The event is one of the signature events for the 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in a field near Cable Mill. There will be 1,500 car passes sold and the event is predicted to be a sell-out. Sen. Alexander will play the piano with the symphony, as he did at the 50th anniversary celebration.

While the outdoor concert area is large, there is limited parking space, with 1,500 vehicles being the cap. The vehicle pass will admit the car and all occupants to the concert, with an anticipated attendance of 4,000 to 6,000 people.

Parking passes are $25 for vehicles with up to 15 persons and $50 for vehicles carrying more than 15.

Passes are being sold through the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra ticket office. For passes, call 865-291-3310. Information on the concert can be found at The event is a fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies.

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