Live Shows in the Great Smoky Mountains of NC and TN
The Smoky Mountains have become the entertainment capital of The Southeast with Pigeon Forge Tennessee leading the way with more than a dozen theaters for live concerts, musicals, comedy acts and historical reenactments.
Of course when your hometown girl is Dolly Parton and the Oak Ridge Boys come from right around the mountain, you can see why the biggest names in country music came to the Smokies, and why some of the freshest talent get their start performing music, comedy and magic here in the Smoky Mountains!
We at Your Smokies list the most popular live shows in the Smokies.
Gatlinburg Tennessee Live Shows in the Smoky Mountains:
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
461 Parkway in Gatlinburg Tennessee (865)436-4039
There are now 2 completely new versions of the 1890's style musical comedy show which is a mix of music hall entertainment and vaudeville. See why the Sweet Fanny Adams Theater has one of the longest running shows in the Smokies!
The regular season is May through October with shows from Monday to Saturday at 8:00 pm. The special holiday show runs from November to December.
Pigeon Forge Tennessee Live Shows in the Smoky Mountains:
Pigeon Forge has more live shows in its numerous grand theaters than any other areas of the Smokies. You will find most live performances are along or in sight of the Parkway running through Pigeon Forge.
American Jukebox Theater (Closed)
Left at Traffic Light # 2 in Pigeon Forge Tennessee (865)774-7469
Sing and dance along with your favorite tunes of the 50's+60's or see the afternoon live Country Show.
Biblical Times Dinner Theater
(Formally the Tennessee Shindig Mountain Legacy Supper)
2391 Parkway - Traffic light #2 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (865)908-3327
2 shows from November 1st to January 3rd. The Moses Mountain of God matinee starts at 2pm. The Christmas story as told by the eyes of Simeon starts at 6pm.
Blackwood Brothers Morning Variety Show
2046 Parkway in Pigeon Forge Tennessee (865)428-7469
The Blackwood family is packed with talent and has amassed 8 Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards and 5 All American Music Awards.
This signature Gospel hits and Country favorites show also has comedy appearances by Bob and Marty starts at 10:00am Tuesday through Sunday in the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater.
Comedy Barn Theater
2775 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (865)428-5222
Experience high energy fast paced family friendly comedy, magicians, jugglers, fire-eaters, unique characters, a talking dog, and barnyard animals, along with country music.
The main show is 8:15 pm nightly with matinees at 5pm on Saturdays. In peak season there are daily matinees. A long time Smoky Mountains Favorite!
Country Tonite Theatre
129 Showplace Boulevard in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (865)453-2003
The Country Tonite Live Show is 2 hours of Live Country Music featuring country classics to the country hits of today, along with gospel music and patriotic melodies. Show times are 3pm and 8pm.
Two other live shows to catch in the Country Tonite Theatre are the American Oldies Show with music of the 50's, 60's 70's and 80's starting at 8pm on select Fridays and The Patty Waszak Morning Variety Show with dynamic singer, hilarious comedian and award winning songwriter Patty Waszak stating at 10am on select dates.
Country Tonite Theatre also presents the Celebrity Concert Series with limited performances from such blockbuster performers as Loretta Lynn, Aaron Tippin, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Chestnut, Don Williams, Ronnie Milsap and more! All Celebrity Concert Series start at 8:00pm.
Country Tonite Theatre has a special Christmas performance called "A Classic Country Christmas" which is a perfect blend of the Best Live Country SHow in Pigeon Forge and the Joyous celebration of Christmas. There is also a special New Years Eve Show that starts at 10pm.
Cyrus Family Theater
140 Showplace Blvd in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (865)292-5695
One of the newest Live Shows in Pigeon Forge is still not on the radar of most people coming to the Smokies so tickets are usually available for most nights. Jason D. Williams, Mark Collie, Ronnie Bowman, Ken Mellons, Aaron Barker and Chris Wallin are just some of the stars that grace this intimate venue. In the Holiday season there are performances of "A Cyrus Family Christmas Show".
Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show
3849 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (865)453-4400
Have a four course dinner while you see trick riding with 32 horses, ostrich races, racing pigs, all in a friendly North against the South rivalry. The food is unquestionably the best offered in any Smoky Mountains venue, and whether you catch the regular performance, or the Special Christmas Dixie Stampede show, you are see in the best act with the most amazing stunts in the Smokies.
Dollywood Theme Park
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd (1 mile off Parkway) in Pigeon Forge Tennessee (865)428-9488
Fun and wholesome family friendly entertainment just doesn’t get better than Dollywood! With your paid entrance to the Dollywood Theme Park you unlocked to ticket to days of entertainment which includes many live shows with beautiful music, polished dancing and stunning costumes.?
Some of the live shows in Dollywood include the James Rogers 1 Man Show and Randy Parton's Country Heart & Soul contemporary country music, Kingdom Heirs gospel quartet, Naomi and the Wood Brothers bluegrass standards, Buddy Baxter's Bandstand USA tribute to '50s & '60s rock 'n' roll, the cappella sounds of The Gem Tones and Dolly's family - The Kinfolks Show who share stories along with mountain music. Acts rotate throughout the year with seasonal specials!
Grand Majestic Theater, The
(Formally the Smith Family Theater)
2330 Parkway (Traffic light #1) in Pigeon Forge Tennessee (865)429-8100
Five Separate shows on a rotating schedule to keep you coming back again and again!
Americas Hit Parade Show at the Grand Majestic is a non stop high energy live show and features an exciting new show for the entire family spotlighting music from the 50's, 60's , 70's, 80's and beyond. Color costumes, familiar songs and even a 1 of a kind tribute to our armed forces! This show can be enjoyed as a dinner show, or just as a live show without food
The Smith Family Show at the Grand Majestic
Charlie, Jim, Jill Linn and Charlie Bob Smith perform country music, bluegrass music, gospel hymns and oldies rock-n-roll music, with comedic banter. A Smokies favorite for more than a decade! Dinner at 4 with a 5pm showtime. Special shows have 7pm dinner and a 8 pm showtime.
Magic Spectacular Act at the Grand Majestic comes to you direct from Los Vegas staring Steve and Cassandra Best featuring award winning magic and illusions that is fun for all ages. Performances take place Tuesday through Saturdays 12pm noon and Sundays a 5pm.
Soul of Motown at the Grand Majestic This energetic concert style show will have you ta the edge of your seat or dancing in the isles singing along to Motown favorites such as the music of Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Platters, The Drifters, Steve Wonder, the four Tops and more! There are now Ladies of Soul performing hits by Arethra Franklin, Etta James, The supremes, Gladys Knight and even Martha and the Vandellas!
Hazard County Hoedown Dinner Show at the Grand Majestic is a foot stoping musical for a down home family friendly good time as you enjoy the high-jinks and fun with Bo, Luke, Daisy and the rest of the gang strut their stuff on stage.
Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show
(Formally the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show)
119 Music Road in Pigeon Forge Tennessee (865)908-7469
One of the newest major attractions in the Smokies is the live dinner show celebrating the longest running feud between families in American History: the Hatfields against the McCoys. Watch an exciting show that has lots of sidesplitting laughs, singing, dancing, and jaw dropping stunts performed on stage while you enjoy a feast cooked by "Granny".
The dinner shows take place at 5:00 and 8:00pm and the lunch show starting a 2:00 pm takes places only during holidays and peak season. The Special live show the Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner and Show runs from November through January.
History of Rock N' Roll Musical at the Live Rock N' Roll Theater
2135 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863 (865)908-5400
Get ready for the authentic sounds of the Classic Rock and 80's Arena Rock era! No lip-synching here, just great musicians performing hard hitting rock hits by Guns 'N Roses, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Journey, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin and more.
The three major reoccurring shows are the History of Rock N' Roll with a 7:30pm showtime, Remembering the 80's with a 5pm showtime, and Rock Around the Clock with a 2pm showtime.
2713 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (865)428-8688
Get ready to see a dinner show like nothing you have seen before! See real ESPN athletes and the world champion timber dogs. If you like watching lumberjacks climbing up trees like greased lightening and slicing and dicing huge trees, you are going to love the show!
The Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show takes place at 5:00pm and then again at 8:15pm. On occasion there is a 11:00 am show as well. The Christmas Dinner Show at Lumberjack feud runs from November 1st through January 4th.
Murder Mystery Dinner Show at the Murder Mystery Theater
2682 Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863 (888)641-7195
With the motto "you'll laugh 'til you die!" you know you will be enjoying the Smokies #1 Murder Mystery Show along with your dinner! In every show the Super Sleuth winner receives a Murder Mystery Prize!
You have 3 live shows to choose from: Whodunnit Lucy on Mondays and Fridays, The Moonshine Murders on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and The Brady Bunch on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
2141 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (865)428-7852
Different shows all the time with top notch musical tributes to Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Blues Brothers, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, Rod Stewart, Cher, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Reba and The Judds.
Showtimes and dates vary by season: closed most of January. March shows run on weekends only. April shows run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. May through October shows are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. November and December shows are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Smoky Mountain Opry Theater
(Formally the Miracle Theater)
2046 Parkway in Pigeon Forge Tennessee (865)428-7469
Experience the Smokies largest and most spectacular live Christmas Celebration: Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry which runs from November 1st through early January and include ice skaters, a rare white lion and amazing silk Aerialists that swill stun you with their act.
Of course you shouldn't forget the Santas Workshop where the Christmas toys come to life as well as the beautiful celebration of the birth of Christ in the Smokies largest Nativity!
Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry has shows at 8:00pm daily with 3:00pm matinees on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Extra showtimes are added on Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Years Eve.
Ole Smoky Hoedown Show (Closed)
2135 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863 (865)428-5600
Join Elwood Smooch the funniest hillbilly in the Smokies for laughs, music and performing kids.
Wonders of Magic at WonderWorks
100 Music Road in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863 (865)868-1800
Wonderworks is a place that is fun for all ages to Interact, Discover and Explore more than 100 interactive exhibits inside a one of a kind building. You start your journey by stepping into a whacky inversion tunnel to begin your exciting journey.
Besides the exhibits, you also need to see Tony Evanswoods "The Wonder of Magic" live show at Wonderworks. Performing for 17 years Tony Evanswood is the longest-running headline performer in Pigeon Forge and will thrill and amaze you with a spectacular all new show featuring world-famous illusions, thrills, suspense and more!
Considered by most to be the best magic show Pigeon Forge has to offer Tony Evanswood will take you to the edge of reality and beyond with his act that features a death-defying escape that would make Harry Houdini proud! Showtimes vary by season and day of the week.
Sevierville Tennessee Live Shows in the Smokies in the Smoky Mountains:
Governor's Palace (Closed)
179 Collier Drive in Sevierville, Tennessee (865)429-1601
3 Live Show productions to choose from: Come Celebrate America patriotic show Celebrate Christmas holiday show and Fixin' 2 Rain a musical production of Noah, his wife, and their three sons that is both comedic and inspirational.
Great China Acrobats (Closed)
1304 Parkway in Sevierville, Tennessee (865)774-8980
International Show featuring traditional Chinese Acrobats with amazing feats and costumes. Dinner and show packages are available.