Music on the Mountain every weekend at the Smoke House in Monteagle TN
Jim Oliver’s Smoke House is located within the heart of South Cumberland State Park – Tennessee’s largest state park. This comfy restaurant and lodge offers Southern fare, cabin rentals and lodging, live music each weekend, and easy access to miles of hiking, waterfalls, scenic views, and rock climbing adventures.
Since 1960, visitors have stopped by Jim Oliver’s Smoke House to enjoy Southern cooking inspired by generations of family cooks. Recently, BleuLife featured this “foody landmark.”
Every Friday and Saturday night, the Smoke House sponsors Music on the Mountain (7-10:30 pm Central Time). Each show features some of Nashville’s legendary and up-and-coming songwriters and musicians. Performers share songs they’ve written and the stories behind the music – and if a major artist has recorded it.
“What’s unique about Music on the Mountain is that you get to experience songwriters perform their original songs,” says JD Oliver, who operates the Smoke House with his sister Betsy Oliver.
“You may watch a musician perform a song that was ultimately recorded by artists such as Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr., Elton John, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, and others.”
Music on the Mountain offers cabaret-style seating in a comfortable music room next to the restaurant. Food and beverages are served during the show. All shows are family-friendly and free to the public.
“The songwriters say that the Smoke House venue is as good as or better than some of Nashville’s famous music venues,” Oliver says.