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A Preview of Music Theaters in the Smokies - Part Two

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on March 29, 2016

Last week, we helped kick off the 2016 season in the Smokies by sharing several previews of what's in store at all the music theaters in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. We started out with thumbnail descriptions of several Pigeon Forge theaters in particular, and this week, Smoky Mountain Ziplines will help you sift through a few more.


Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede

It's the North vs. the South in this live Civil War-themed show starring 32 spectacular horses and a cast of talented entertainers. From horse-riding stunts and competitions to amazing special effects and impressive musical productions, this show has something for all ages. There are even opportunities for audience members to get in on the act as the blue battles the gray for bragging rights. Topping it all off is a complete multicourse feast. No silverware required!

In fact, for more than 20 seasons now, this Dolly Parton-branded attraction has been one of the must-see shows in the area and was one of the very first to serve a full meal as part of the festivities. Just make sure you bring a big appetite – not just for dinner but also for fun! (And by the way, from Dixie Stampede, you're just a couple of miles away from our Smoky Mountain zip line and canopy tour.)

Dolly Parton's Lumberjack Adventure

Ms. Parton just added her name to this attraction in time for the 2016 season. It operated successfully for several years as Lumberjack Feud before rebranding itself during this recent off-season.

The gist of the show remains the same, however. The premise is that two feuding families settle their differences through a series of lumberjack competitions, which are carried out by real-life lumberjack athletes. Watch them climb, chop, saw and log-roll in head-to-head action as they battle to see which family comes out on top. The show also features state-of-the-art sound and lighting, amazing special effects and all-new aerial acts. And like Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Adventure includes a multicourse meal.

First Class Celebrity Concerts

This celebrity concert series features some of the biggest names in country music, appearing live on stage at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge on select Saturday nights. The series kicks off April 9 with the First Lady of Country Music herself, Loretta Lynn. Other legendary artists appearing this season include the Oak Ridge Boys, Bill Anderson and Brenda Lee.

Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery

At this Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, you'll piece the clues together, figure out whodunit and do a whole lot of laughing in the process. They actually stage four different shows throughout the week: Who Dunnit, Lucy?; Moonshine Murders; Frankly Scarlett, You're Dead; and The Killbillies. Each live performance involves a ghastly murder, audience interaction and all the clues needed to help guests solve the mystery. The shows are written in comedic ink, and each performance is preceded by a multicourse dinner, from soup to dessert.

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show

In case you didn't think there were enough feud-themed dinner shows in Pigeon Forge, here's yet another for your amusement. In this production, the classic longtime feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families is played out comically on stage to the backdrop of competitions and song. This year, the theater underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation to equip the space for new diving exhibitions featuring cast members and animal acts, which are incorporated into the show's story line. Brought to you by the same folks who run the Comedy Barn and the Smoky Mountain Opry, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show features a multicourse feast accompanying the entertainment.

We'll be back next week with more Pigeon Forge shows to explore!


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