January 2020: Upcoming events in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

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With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little January round-up of upcoming local events throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! For a complete events calendar, check out our events calendar page. Want to add your event to the list – contact us here!

The Smokies Events Calendar - Ole Red Music

Free Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg

Where: Ole Red Gatlinburg

Address:  511 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Date: Month of January

When: 5-10pm, Friday & Saturday nights (see website for details)

Country fans already know this place gets its name from superstar Blake Shelton’s breakout hit, “Ol’ Red”, and Blake knows a thing or two about spotting country’s next rising stars. Here, at the only live music spot in Gatlinburg with talent hand-picked by our Nashville team and showcasing the best coming out of Music City, you never know who will take the stage every Friday and Saturday night! For January, the list includes Zach Ray, Sunburned Willy, Blake Esse, Backwater Still, Michael Roberts, Shaun Abbott, Jason Ellis, Jordan Foster, and Matt Stillwell.  Check the Website for the exact schedule.

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The Smokies Events Calendar - Hard Rock Free Music Nights

Free Music at the Hard Rock Cafe

Where: Hardrock Cafe

Address: 2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Date: Month of January

When: Most Saturday Nights, 8-10pm

There is always something exciting happening at Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge! From local live music to special offers, check out the event calendar (link below), which is a great way to get the insider scoop and first look at upcoming happenings. This month, the talent includes the Vagabon Brew and Brother Rains.

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Free Music at Puckett's

Free Music at Puckett’s

Where: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

Address: 2480 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Date: Month of January

When: Most Friday and Saturday Nights, 7:30pm

Puckett’s, a newcomer on the Pigeon Forge scene, is a restaurant and music venue that embodies true Tennessee culture through it’s signature comfort foods and featuring of talented area artists and musicians. Fun fact – I am personally a huge fan of Puckett’s after being introduced to the restaurant when I lived in Franklin, TN. My co-workers and I frequented the restaurant on a near daily basis for years. Puckett’s Pigeon Forge features live music most Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:30pm. This month’s talent includes Big Creek Bluegrass, Brad Hudson Band, Kirk Fleta, 7-Mile Junction, Emerald Butler and The Reunited.

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The Smokies Events Calendar - Shadrack's Christmas

Shadrack’s Christmas Lights Show

Where: Smokies Stadium

Address: 3540 Line Dr, Kodak, TN 37764

Date: Now Thru January 5th, 2020

When: 6-10pm ET Nightly (Tickets start at $25/car)

This is a drive-through light show, taking place from dusk until 10 pm nightly at the Smokies Stadium. Additional attractions are available, including photos with Santa, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and food vendors. 

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The Smokies Events Calendar - Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights

Gatlinburg Trolley Tour of Lights

Where: Downtown Gatlinburg

Date: Now Thru January 25th, 2020

When: Saturdays at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm (Tickets: $10/person – children under 3 are free)

Tour the sights and sounds of Winterfest from the comfort of a warm trolley while enjoying storytelling and sipping on hot cocoa. 

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Sensory Night at WonderWorks

Where: WonderWorks

Address: 100 Music Road, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020

When: 2-6pm ET ($10 Admission)

Sensory Night provides children with special needs the ability to explore WonderWorks exhibits altered to provide limited stimulation. Music at the event will be lowered and loud exhibits will not be operational. 

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The Smokies Events Calendar - Aussie Heat

Aussie Heat – Adults Only

Where: The Grand Majestic Theater

Address: 2330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2019

When: 8-10pm ET  (Tickets $16-$40)

One Night Only – the Grand Majestic Theater will be featuring Las Vegas’s Aussie Heat. This show is described as a “high energy all male dance revue show” featuring ripped Aussie hunks” for “ladies  AND gentlemen” to enjoy. Dinner will not be served during the show but drinks and appetizers will be available. Must be 21 or older with ID for alcohol purchases. Must be 18 or older to enter or purchase tickets.

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Lyrics & Lore at DreamMore Presented by Bandtwango

Where: Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort 

Address: 2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Date: January, 17-18, 2020

When: 9am-11pm, Jan. 17 and 7am-10pm, Jan. 18 (Co-Write $135, Concerts Free)

Lyrics & Lore was designed so that any individual can experience songwriting and storytelling. You don’t have to be a songwriter or a storyteller to attend. Join the Dollywood Entertainment team and The International Storytelling Center (ISC) and our partner, Bandtwango as they bring together the beauty and inspiration of songs and stories to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. This year’s event features hit songwriters Deana Carter, Beth Nielsen Chapman and more. Lyrics & Lore Co-Write is open to the general public and resort guests for a fee of $135. To register, please send an email to: [email protected], containing your Name, Phone Number and Mailing Address. (Co-write events are for registered co-write participants only and are indicated by * on the schedule). Concerts on Friday and Saturday are complimentary. Concert seating is limited.

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All-Ages Micro Wrestling Winter Blowout at the Microtorium!

All-Ages Micro Winter Blowout at Microtorium

Where: Microtorium

Address: 185 East Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

When: 8-10pm ET  (Tickets $10-$20)

This is a good one for wrestling fans – hosted by the Micro Wrestling Federation, enjoy a kid-friendly night at the Micro Winter Rumble!

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Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.


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