The Island in Pigeon Forge Tn
May 12, 2017

The state of Tennessee is famous for its country and bluegrass music, and Pigeon Forge is no exception! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of venues where you can hear some of the South’s signature music. While country and bluegrass are definitely the genres of choice, you’re bound to hear a little bit of everything during your getaway. To help you make the most of your vacation, Eagles Ridge Resort has put together a guide to the best places to enjoy live music in Pigeon Forge.

Ole Smoky Moonshine Barn at The Island

The Ole Smoky Moonshine Barn is a great place to hear free live music from both local and touring musicians. Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, this moonshine shop has live music just about every day of the week. Some of the most frequent performers at the Ole Smoky Barn include the bluegrass bands Firewater Junction, The Darrell Webb Band, Monroeville, and The Midnight Run Band.

In addition to these Pigeon Forge-based bands, Ole Smoky Moonshine also hosts a number of big name acts throughout the year. Past performers have included Easton Corbin, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, and Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters.

Pigeon Forge Music ShowsThe outside of the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge TN.

The Pigeon Forge Parkway is lined with theaters that offer fun music shows that your whole family is sure to love. Featuring country, gospel, Motown, rock and roll, and Top 40 hits, these awesome shows truly have something for everyone. Some of the most popular shows with live music in Pigeon Forge include:

  • Country Tonite
  • Smoky Mountain Opry
  • Soul of Motown
  • Darren Romeo: Magic Beyond Belief
  • Smith Morning Variety Show

For more information, check out our guide to the best music shows in Pigeon Forge.

Restaurants with Live Music

Live music can turn an ordinary dinner into a memorable night out on the town! There are a number of great restaurants in Pigeon Forge that regularly feature performances from up-and-coming local musicians. Here are a few restaurants that are known for their live entertainment:

  • Harpoon Harry’s Crab House
  • Mellow Mushroom at The Island
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • Margaritaville

Dollywood sign inside the parkDollywood

Is it any surprise that a theme park owned by Dolly Parton has great music? When you’re not riding the rides, you can kick back and relax at one of Dollywood’s fantastic music shows. The park is home to a gospel group, a Smoky Mountain string band, a country vocal group, a 1950s/60s music review, and even some of Dolly’s siblings!

Dollywood also hosts a great collection of festivals throughout the year that feature spectacular music:

  • The Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival in May and June brings some of the biggest names in bluegrass to the park for over 250 free concerts.

  • The Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival in October includes over 300 concerts from famous gospel artists.

  • The Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival from November through early January is filled with holiday-themed musical performances.

  • The Festival of Nations in March and April brings talented musicians from all over the world to the theme park.

When you stay at Eagles Ridge Resort, you will be near all of these wonderful places for live music in Pigeon Forge. Our cabin community is about a mile away from all of the attractions, restaurants, and shops on the Parkway. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations for your retreat. To start planning your next getaway, browse our selection of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge!