Music and Laughs in the Great Smoky Mountains

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  • Author Jim Watson
  • Published October 1, 2010
  • Word count 524

By Jim Watson

There is certainly no shortage of things to do and see in and around Pigeon Forge. Gorgeous scenery, fantastic shopping, whitewater rafting adventures, and award-winning theme parks are just some of the entertainment choices that bring tourists to the Great Smoky Mountains. But if you love a live show, this is one part of the country you should make a point to visit.

Dinner and a Movie Will Never Be the Same

Take a mouthwatering meal and add world-class entertainment, and what do you get? A dining adventure to rival favorite date-night activities everywhere. Dinner theater in Pigeon Forge has grown beyond the piano bar and show tunes into something truly spectacular. Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede starts with a herd of cattle rushing into the arena, and it doesn't slow down again until after dessert. Stunt-riding cowboys, fantastical magic acts, and down-home bluegrass music keep young and old alike entertained while they enjoy a four-course southern meal.

Dinner theater wouldn't be complete without a murder mystery to solve, and that's just what you'll find in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy some hilarious grown-up entertainment and solve a crime – all before dessert! Unlike the extravaganza event at Dixie Stampede, these intimate dinners encourage audience participation, so don't be surprised when you end up as part of the act.

Can't get enough of dinner theater? No problem! You'll even find breakfast theater in Pigeon Forge. The Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show is famous for scrambled eggs and sausage with a side of gospel music. It's a sure way to get your day off to a great start. Add in some home-grown comedy with award-winning performers, and you won't want to break for lunch.

Music and Comedy to Make Everyone Smile

Family friendly acts straight out of vaudeville will entertain everyone in your group. Singing, dancing, pratfalls, and hilarious sketches can all be found on Pigeon Forge's stages. From musical comedy to bumbling magicians, there's plenty to laugh at in the Great Smoky Mountains.

If a good old-fashioned concert is more your style, check out the shows in Pigeon Forge. Up-and-coming stars entertain with a unique blend of country music, gospel, and patriotism. Fans of all ages will appreciate the talent that calls the stage of Country Tonite Theater home. In fact, you might even be lucky enough to catch a superstar performance in this popular country-music town. Watch for famous names like Roy Clark, Tanya Tucker, and George Jones, just to name a few.

Can't wait for the real thing? Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge also offers the best in impersonations. Not only can you see current stars like Tim McGraw and Neil Diamond perform "live" on stage, you can also take a trip to the past. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Patsy Cline all sing their greatest hits, letting you and your family enjoy the music your parents grew up with.

With all there is to do in and around Pigeon Forge, don't miss the opportunity to take in a few live shows. Whether you prefer comedy, mystery, music, or magic – or a combination of them all – you'll find something your entire family will enjoy.

Jim Watson is Owner of Timbercreek Cabins offering cabins near the Smoky Mountains. Vacation rentals are now available. Visit [http://www.timbercreekcabins.com](http://www.timbercreekcabins.com) today for a complete listing of cabin rentals. © 2010, All Rights Reserved

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