The Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge TN

The Inn on the River is a newly renovated Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway.

The Inn On The River

(865) 428-5500

2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival Offers 250 Free Concerts in Pigeon Forge

Bluegrass instruments sitting on a wooden wallIs there really anything better than a little barbeque and bluegrass while you’re visiting this Great Smoky Mountains? Barbeque and bluegrass are two great traditions that represent Southern culture.

To celebrate the Appalachian lifestyle, Dollywood is pairing savory barbeque with traditional bluegrass music for their annual Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival. No day at Dollywood is ever complete without taking in a great meal and listening to some great music, right? From May 24 through June 8, 2014, visitors can experience the best of both when they visit the Pigeon Forge theme park for the festival.

250 Free Bluegrass Concerts at Dollywood

Featuring over 60 musical acts, and some popular stars in bluegrass music today, there’s sure to be a show for everyone who visits. Over the course of the 16 day bluegrass festival at Dollywood, 250 free concerts will take place, all located Hands plucking banjosthroughout the park (admission to the concerts is complimentary with a paid admission to the park). If you’re looking for a complete list of performers for this year’s line-up, you can click here.

Mouthwatering Barbeque Specialties

There is no better way to enjoy a fine bluegrass concert than with a plate of perfectly prepared barbeque, expertly cooked by one of the top barbeque chefs in the world. This year, during the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, over 50,000 pounds of barbeque will be prepared and enjoyed by park guests. This includes savory barbeque fare along with traditional side items like corn on the cob, cole slaw, baked beans and many others. There will also be a wide variety of sauces from sweet and savory to hot and spicy, so you can try out a few different flavors to find the perfect sauce for your meal!

Wondering where you should eat when you’re not in Dollywood? Here are the top places to get BBQ in Pigeon Forge!

Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge

After a long day at the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood, you’ll be glad to have a relaxing place to spend the evening. At The Inn On The River hotel in Pigeon Forge, you’re only a couple of minutes from the fun at Dollywood. This means a short drive or trolley ride back to the hotel, and a nice evening on the balcony, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Little Pigeon River. Booking your stay is easy, too. Take a look at our rooms online or give us a call at (877) 986-4243.