Nestled in the cozy confines of Mountain Mall’s lower level in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Rhythm Section is a haven for music enthusiasts and pop culture aficionados alike. This quaint record store, a staple of the area for many years, offers a nostalgic journey through the evolution of music media. From the days of cassettes to the resurgence of vinyl records, the Rhythm Section has adapted through the decades, ensuring every music lover finds something to cherish. The most recent evolution of the store is a transformation into a straight up record store like you might would have found in 1979.

Wall of records

As you step into this compact gem, you’ll be greeted by walls lined with an impressive selection of vinyl records and CDs, featuring everything from classic hits to the latest chart-toppers. Whether you’re a die-hard vinyl collector or a casual music listener, the variety on offer caters to all tastes and preferences. Whatever you’re into music-wise, if it’s on a record, you’ll find it here!

Inside of store

But the Rhythm Section is more than just a record store. It’s a cultural hub, boasting an eclectic mix of band t-shirts, tie-dyed goods, stickers, and posters. Each item in the store is a piece of pop culture history, perfect for personalizing your wardrobe or decorating your space.


For visitors staying at our hotel, the Rhythm Section is not just a recommendation—it’s a must-visit. Just a short walk from our doors, this shop promises an engaging break from the typical tourist spots. It’s the perfect place to find a unique souvenir or a gift for a fellow music lover back home.

Outside store

Located within the unique architectural marvel that is Mountain Mall, the Rhythm Section enjoys a setting as distinctive as its merchandise. The mall, a tall, narrow structure stretching several floors high, features a stunning central fountain that cascades from the top floor down to the base, creating a serene ambiance amidst the bustling activity. With escalators that ascend to the top ( although you’ll have to find another way down!), this shopping haven is filled with an array of specialty stores. From musical instruments and fine cowboy boots to an assortment of hot sauces, the mall offers a shopping experience as eclectic as the inventory at the Rhythm Section.

Mountain Mall fountain

So, whether you’re looking to relive the golden era of rock and roll, find a rare addition to your record collection, or simply explore a unique local business, the Rhythm Section welcomes you. Dive into the rhythm and blues of this special store and bring a piece of Gatlinburg’s vibrant music scene home with you.

The Rhythm Section is located at:

611 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(Bottom floor of the Mountain Mall)