Be sure to join us for the Patriot Festival this weekend! There have been new bands added to the lineup and we’re excited about another great festival! In addition to the headliner, Restless Heart a bluegrass brother-sister duo The Roys and Mercury Records artist Randy Montana with his latest hit “1,000 Faces,” have been added to the lineup.
The festival will begin at noon with the “kid’s karnival” and the entertainment starts at 1 pm. Headliner, Restless Heart, is scheduled for an 8:30 performance and the fireworks show will begin at 9:45 p.m. Tune in to the local Knoxville radio station, WIVK-FM, for music to accompany the fireworks.
Did you know we have a breakfast show in Pigeon Forge? Well I sure didn’t until now! The Country Jamboree Breakfast Show featuring the Blackwoods is one of the most visited morning shows in the Smokies. They serve a full breakfast to fill your belly and music that will fill your spirit! You will enjoy great comedy by some of the funniest comedians around these mountains. The Blackwood Family have won numerous awards like 5 all American Music Awards, 8 Grammy Awards, and 27 Dove Awards. This show is a great jump start to any morning! The whole family will enjoy the harmonious sounds and comedy of the new Country Jamboree Breakfast show featuring the Blackwoods! Located at the Brand New Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show.
Meet the Blackwoods!
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales started last Friday, June 17, and will continue every day in downtown Gatlinburg through August 13. Tunes and Tales is a summer-long street performance event that features costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as the 1800’s. Smoky Mountain heritage will be celebrated every day during Tunes and Tales. Gatlinburg is the birthplace of “Rocky Top” so it is only fitting that Tunes and Tales features traditional bluegrass bands each night.
Daily at 6:00 pm in the center of town various storytellers, musicians and crafters will line the parkway for lots of entertainment and storytelling until 11:00 pm. There could be as many as 14 acts performing throughout the evening. Be sure to check out the Back Porch Cloggers, Miss Nan the school marm, Zeno the Gatlinburg Bear and the Gatlinburg Barbershop Boys. There are plenty of great acts to be seen at the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. Be sure to check it out this summer in downtown Gatlinburg! All performances are free.
The Lumberjack Feud is the next big thing opening in Pigeon Forge! You can find them on Smoky Drive and they’re planning on a mid-August opening. The Lumberjack Feud will be a dinner show where you will be assigned to one of the two feuding lumberjack families. The competition will begin centered on the back story where the two families are the last logging clans left in the Smoky Mountains. They only have a short time before their timbering days are over with the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains. The families decide to fight it out to see who gets the last of the logs.
Every part of the show will be highly themed, from the moment you step out of your car you’ll walk through dry orange dirt to get to the building, a replica of what the ground would look like on a logging camp. When seated in one of the 1,000 seats in the arena you’ll look out onto a beautiful outdoor scene before you with a beautiful mountain peak with a cascading stream, a pond, and a forest of trees. From that mountain peak the lumberjacks and “Jills” will make their grand entrance ziplining down to the floor.
Every part of the show will be composed of things that actual loggers would do. The guys who will be competing are true competitors. They are all world class lumberjack athletes and truly want to win. This makes the feud that much more realistic!