Posted by Phil Rodgers in Things to Do
A couple of weeks ago, we shared some of our recommendations for music theater shows in Pigeon Forge. From country music and comedy to murder mysteries and equestrian entertainment, we revealed how there's a little bit of something for everyone on the stages of the Great Smoky Mountains.
This week, we're going to round out our overview with several more venues, each of which offers up a unique slice of the pie when it comes to enjoying good times in the Smokies - day or night.
This Parkway showplace features a rotating variety of different shows on its stage throughout the week. Headline acts include Soul of Motown, Hit Parade Jukebox Revue and The Magic of Terry Evanswood. In summer, most days feature the magic show at 2 p.m., Soul of Motown at 5 p.m. and Hit Parade at 8 p.m. Most Fridays, however, you'll only find the Motown show on the bill. Grand Majestic also offers meal service with its shows, but it's on a voluntary basis; it's not automatically part of the experience. Once guests are seated, they may scan their table's QR code and order from a limited selection of appetizers, entrees, concessions and beverages for tableside service.
Here's another theater with one stage but multiple show offerings. In this case, you can either watch/listen to their tribute to Conway Twitty or their tribute to the music of Elvis Presley starring Eli Williams. The Elvis show starts at 2 p.m., while the Twitty show goes up at 7:30 p.m.
This theater delivers a comedic showdown between those two famous feuding clans, the Hatfields and the McCoys. On this stage, however, the feud is played out through displays of singing and dancing, feats of strength and jaw-dropping stunts. And as you might expect, there's plenty of comedy and high jinks to be enjoyed along the way. This is also a dinner-show experience; guests get to sit down to a country meal of fried chicken and pulled-pork barbecue, served along with mashed potatoes, cole slaw, corn on the cob, homemade rolls, creamy vegetable soup and Granny's special dessert.
Like Dolly Parton's Stampede, which we discussed in our last blog post, this show also has the stamp of approval of Dolly Parton. It's an action-packed affair featuring two different pirate gangs battling it out on land, sea and in the air. Scale pirate-ship replicas sailing through the show's indoor performance area, colorful pirate crews, stunts, mermaids and live animals highlight this fun-filled production, which also includes a meal. Noshable items include a Buccaneer Biscuit, creamy vegetable soup, cracklin' pan-fried chicken, sugar-cured ham, corn on the cob, an herb-roasted potato and a peach turnover.
At this indoor-outdoor venue, you'll see real-life lumberjack athletes going head-to-head, toe-to-toe and axe-to-axe as they reveal their skills in events like the pole climb, log roll and speed sawing. The onsite adventure park is a two-hour interactive experience wherein guests can try their hands at the Flying Ox zipline roller coaster, a lumberjack-themed ropes course, log roll, speed climb and two unique 80-foot freefall jumps.
Any of these shows would be the ideal complement to the time you spend with us at Goats on the Roof, which is on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. If you enjoy the variety of entertainment at the local music theaters, you'll appreciate the variety of fun we offer at our roadside attraction - everything from gem mining and mountain coaster to local crafts and, yes, live goats on our rooftop!