The Great Smoky Mountains have long been a hotbed of musical innovation, from gospel to country to bluegrass to rock and beyond. If you want to plan a fall trip that gives you the chance to experience all of this musical heritage in one place, look no further than Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Throughout the season, outdoor and indoor venues are brimming with live music in Pigeon Forge. It’s a gorgeous time of the year to visit, with the fall foliage and changing colors of the leaves. To make your planning easy, check out our list of some of the best live music in Pigeon Forge this fall.
Best Live Music in Pigeon Forge this Fall
Bluegrass on The Island
There is no shortage of amazing bluegrass music in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and if you hit up the outdoor stage at The Ole Smoky Barn at The Island this fall you’ll find daily live shows featuring traditional bluegrass bands like The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, who hail straight from the Smoky Mountains, or the high-energy four-piece band Midnight Run. Settle into a rocking chair in front of the stage and try some of their homemade moonshine that’s made on-site. The Barn has 6,000 square feet of public space, so there’s plenty of room to relax, dance, and get your bluegrass on.
Southern Gospel Jubilee at Dollywood
One of the top places to catch Southern gospel music in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is at the Southern Gospel Jubilee during the Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana. From September 27 – November 2, there are free concerts with park admission at the Celebrity Theater and Pines Theater stages. You can catch acts like The McNeils, Tony Gore, The Carolina Boys and more as you celebrate the best of the fall season in the Smoky Mountains.
Creekside Gospel Music Convention
Another great option for gospel lovers is the Creekside Gospel Music Convention that runs from October 27-31, at Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge and Convention Center (previously called the Smoky Mountain Convention Center). For five nights and four days Creekside gives over 50 artists the chance to shine during this one-of-a-kind Pigeon Forge music festival, with daily music showcases, evening concerts, guest speakers, and more. This is the festival’s eighth year, and don’t miss the Diamond Awards ceremony that closes out the festival.
There are plenty of options when it comes to getting your live music fix in Pigeon Forge this fall, whether it’s country, gospel, rock or bluegrass. Take a look at our list of places to stay, restaurants to try, and things to do as you’re planning your trip, and get ready for a fall getaway full of gorgeous scenery, amazing food, and – most importantly – plenty of toe-tapping music.