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Blackberry FarmThe sixth annual Americana Music event at Blackberry Farm celebrates and showcases the musicians and singers who have captured the moving stories of the South and beyond. This year, legendary American country/folk Singer-Songwriter John Prine, who first picked up a guitar at age 14 and went on to become one of the most influential songwriters in the nation, will captivate audiences in The Barn with reflective stories and songs drawn from his personal history. Joining Prine is multi GRAMMY, AMA, ACM, CMA and Billboard Awards winner and current Grammy Nominee Lee Ann Womack, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, guitarist, Grammy Winning producer, Joe Henry. This year's event will be held March 31-April 3, 2016. Event Activity Fees, which are in addition to room rates, start at $1000. These concerts benefit the Americana Music Association.

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Blackberry Farm recently played host to one of the biggest celebrity weddings this year, and it was a low-key affair.  The original American Idol Kelly Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock at the luxury hotel on Friday. Blackstock is also musical royalty, as his stepmother is none other than Reba McEntire.

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Blackberry Farm is a 62-room Relais and Chateaux and Relais Gourmand property situated on 9,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. The gorgeous tranquility of the property is perfect for private nuptials. Best wishes to the happy couple!

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Got a green thumb? Or just love walking through beautiful gardens? This August, you'll want to travel to Blackberry Farm to enjoy their annual Garden Month. The luxury retreat, located at the foothill of the Smoky Mountains has made celebrating the bountiful produce that comes from their fields an annual event. Brimming with tomatoes, okra, beans, corn and the like, the plot of land on the farm inspires guests to look between the rows, gather round the garden shed, and talk seeds. 

Guest of the farm can interact with the master gardener as well as with the culinary teams. Guest can learn techniques for improving their own gardens, cocktail recipes, garden inspired stories and more all centered around growth.

There are also garden dinners held every Wednesday Night. Joseph Lenn, executive chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm, is the 2013 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southeast and Bon Appetit named Blackberry Farm the #1 Food Lovers Hotel in America.

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Posted in: Knoxville, TN