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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Kick Off Summer with the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood!

Get ready to celebrate the unofficial start of summer by visiting Dollywood for their Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival! This wonderful festival combines the best barbeque in the South with free daily concerts that feature the top names in bluegrass music. Here is everything that you need to know about the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood:

Dates and Times

The Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival runs from May 25 to June 10, 2018, at various times and locations throughout Dollywood. The musical performances will take place at the park’s main theaters including the Showstreet Theater, Celebrity Theater, the Plaza at Wilderness Pass Stage and the Valley Theater. When arriving at the park, simply pick up the daily Entertainment Schedule for specific performance dates and hours.

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The Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival takes place at the famous Dollywood Theme Park, located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard in Pigeon Forge. To access Dollywood from The Inn on the River, just head south on the Parkway to traffic light #8 and turn left to follow signs to the park! As an alternative, guests can park at the Old Mill trolley station in front of Patriot Park to take the Dollywood Trolley to the park.

Admission Information

All musical performances in the festival are included with your daily ticket to Dollywood! For one price, you can enjoy the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, as well as the many rides and attractions that the park has to offer. After listening to some performances and sampling some delicious barbeque, check out Dollywood’s thrilling Lightning Rod roller coaster or take a 20-minute ride through the mountains on the Dollywood Express steam train!

What to Expect

Barbeque pulled pork sandwichThe Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood features an impressive lineup of bluegrass performers such as Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Blue Highway, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, High Fidelity and Lonesome River Band. Dollywood’s delicious award-winning food is the perfect complement to the sound of bluegrass, and the festival’s barbeque selections will be available throughout the park’s Market Square. Guests can enjoy their choice of smoked sausage, ribs, pulled pork and more, along with traditional Southern sides such as corn on the cob, baked beans and potato salad. There will also be a selection of sweet treats available for a delightful finish to the meal!

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Where to Stay

There is no better place to stay for the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival than at The Inn on the River! Our beautiful hotel has everything you need for a perfect getaway to Pigeon Forge, including comfortable rooms, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, complimentary wireless Internet and a free hot breakfast bar! Our rooms feature private balconies overlooking the river as well as mini-refrigerators, fireplaces and Jacuzzis. After a busy day at Dollywood, come back to The Inn on the River to take advantage of the many excellent amenities at our hotel! Wondering where you should eat when you’re not in Dollywood? Check out these barbecue restaurants in Pigeon Forge!

Check out all of the rooms at our Pigeon Forge hotel today to plan your visit to the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood! We look forward to seeing you soon at The Inn on the River!