blooms and tunes at anakeesta

Blooms & Tunes 2023

Celebrate Spring in the Smokies!

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Anakeesta is ushering in spring with “Blooms and Tunes,” an event to heighten the anticipation of the season. Beginning April 14. and running through May 29, the mountain will feature larger-than-life spring-themed art installations, daily live music and entertainment, chef-inspired seasonal menu items and over 10,000 new blooms in Vista Gardens.

As the sun sets over the Smokies, guests can enjoy the warmer evenings on the mountain. The park comes to life at night with twinkling lights and colorful light displays throughout each village.


Families and visitors can come enjoy the whimsy of local artistry at Blooms and Tunes. With some creations crafted by locally-based Brainchild Creative, all the pieces celebrate the life and energy of the Great Smoky Mountains in the spring. The fun begins at the entrance of Anakeesta where guests will see a stunning 20-feet-long blooming daisy and even take a seat on the big green couch. On the mountain, check out several grand and colorful flower sculptures, as well as an oversized paint palette complete with 10-foot-tall paint brushes designed specifically for Anakeesta. With over 30 sculptures around the park, there is something new to discover around every corner!

But the very best art is by Mother Nature herself.  So sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain views!


Live music with the Anakeesta park band in Black Bear Village really puts the ‘tunes’ in Anakeesta’s Blooms and Tunes spring event. Guests will enjoy live music every day of the week while they relax in the village.  From classic Bluegrass and mountain fiddling to your favorite country hits, the stage at Black Bear Village will be rockin’ out.

New this year, be on the lookout for some colorful characters roaming around the park. You may just be able to catch a glimpse of a magical fairy, or have a few laughs with our wisecracking gardeners as they plant flowers and make Anakeesta beautiful!

Live music is always free with admission. 


Spring will be on the menu at each of Anakeesta’s dining venues. Enjoy seasonal cocktails infused with the flavors of spring and chef-inspired dinner specials.

Order the Chef’s special at Cliff Top and learn about our selection of wines.  Our servers will be happy to share our suggested wine pairings for your special meal!

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