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Brookside Resort in conjunction with the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival would like to invite you to “No Excuse for Abuse”, a benefit concert for Songwriters_Header_400SafeSpace featuring Michelle Leigh and her band Nickel Difference. The concert will be held in the Event Center at Brookside Resort on August 24th between 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased by calling 865-436-5611 or onsite at Brookside Resort, 463 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. Tickets can also be purchased through Brookside’s website at

“Brookside is so pleased to provide a concert that also helps the community,” said Denise Throntveit, owner of Brookside Hospitality. “The idea of combining the award winning talents of Michelle, the Songwriters Festival and supporting SafeSpace seemed a natural fit. During the concert, beverages and appetizers will be available to the audience and SafeSpace will have a booth should anyone have any questions about the organization.”

Michelle-LeighMichelle Leigh, who’s home base is Asheville, NC, is a prolific songwriter and placed in the top 10 in the 2012 Nashville Songwriters Competition with “Babydoll”, a song written about domestic abuse. Michelle’s fans are invited to join us in Gatlinburg. Her website features her songs and concert schedule at .

Cyndy Reeves, the founder of the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival invites you to “Celebrate our Appalachian Musical Roots” from August 23rd to August 25th in downtown Gatlinburg. The festival is a platform for songwriters to perform their original songs. The songwriter not only performs but tells you the story behind the song. The mission of the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival is to promote songwriters and to help their songs to be discovered not only by publishers and producers but; by all of us, who simply love the songwriter’s songs that the star performs. Bring your instruments and your songs or just yourself as one who appreciates good music.


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