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!
Free Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg
Where: Ole Red Gatlinburg
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.
Free Music at the Hard Rock Cafe
Where: Hardrock Cafe
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sensory Night at WonderWorks
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.
Aussie Heat – Adults Only
Where: The Grand Majestic Theater
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.
Lyrics & Lore at DreamMore Presented by Bandtwango
Where: Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
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.
All-Ages Micro Winter Blowout at Microtorium
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!
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.