June 2021: Upcoming events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville

June 2021 Events

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With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little June 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.

Ole Red Music

Free Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg

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. Artists scheduled for June will be announced soon. For more information and updates, visit the website.

Live Music at Anakeesta

Join Anakeesta for live music most Wednesdays-Sundays. Cody Bauer Duo, Josh Gilbert Band, Liquid Velvet Duo, Midnight Run, Hendry Bombat, Sara Collins, Warman Family Trio, Monroeville, Tennessee Travelers, Aaron Walker Band, Lost Mill and Shaun Abbott are scheduled so far this month. All events are dependent on the weather. Visit the Anakeesta website to learn more and to view a current calendar.

Wilderness Pigeon Forge

Live Music at the Firefly Bar and Grill Patio at Wilderness at the Smokies

Enjoy live music at the Wilderness at the Smokies Firefly Bar and Grill patio. C. J. Warren and Lexi Lew are currently scheduled for the month of June. Visit the Facebook event page for more information or schedule changes.

Dollywood Flower and Food Topiary
(Photo by TheSmokies.com staff)

Flower and Food Festival at Dollywood

This festival features larger-than-life live plant sculptures, fresh seasonal food with cooking demonstrations and special dining events, and a tapestry of color as visitors walk under an umbrella sky. This year’s centerpiece is the iconic Coat of Many Colors. For more information and updates, visit the website.

PJ Party With the Penguins – Girl Scout Edition

Girl Scouts, bring your pajamas and learn what these birds do at night when you spend the night at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Penguin Playhouse! This fun-filled night includes a dive show, scavenger hunt and late night activities. Waddle your way into sleep while Ripley’s penguins keep you company. In the morning, you’ll get a chance to meet them one-on-one. For more information or updates, visit the website.

(Photo courtesy of Gather Up Events)

Beard and Stache Fest

Spend a Saturday this summer with your bearded friends. There will be competitions, vendors, live music and more. Come join the fun! Visit the Gather Up Events website for more information.

Man Playing Guitar
(stock photo)

Diamond Rio at Country Tonite

Diamond Rio recently celebrated a milestone 20th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 1991 smash, “Meet in the Middle,” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Formed in Nashville, the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards) and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals). Visit the website for details and to order tickets.

Dollywood 2021
Dollywood’s Summer Celebration kicks off on June 25, 2021 (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration

Don’t miss this year’s summer celebration at Dollywood! New this year is a groundbreaking, multi-sensory experience, The Aerial Summer Show. Hundreds of drones create stunning 3D animations and this will be accented by a choreographed fireworks show. Each night, a DJ in Wildwood Grove interacts with families in a way guaranteed to get everyone dancing. Visit the website for more information.

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 info@thesmokies.com for questions or comments.


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