April 20, 2020

When it comes to great food and amazing music, Sevierville is the place to go! This city doesn’t have one but two barbeque and bluegrass festivals you can attend. One of them is located in downtown Sevierville and the other is at Dollywood. Keep reading to find out more about these barbeque and bluegrass festivals in Sevierville:

Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass

the dollywood signThe first festival is Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass event. This event usually takes place in the spring or summer months.They serve mountains of exquisite barbecue foods, including pulled pork, smoked sausage, chicken, and much more. You won’t want to miss out on the delicious flavors you can find throughout the park. As for the music, you can enjoy all kinds of bluegrass music. There are several outdoor theaters and pop up places where you can listen to bands and artists perform.

Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival

The second festival is called the Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, which actually takes place around the Sevier County courthouse in the historic section of downtown Sevierville. This event takes place during the late spring. It’s usually the only event that shuts down that part of town, and it’s a really fun atmosphere. There is, naturally, hundreds of different ways to get the best barbecue platter you’ve ever had. Several restauranteurs come from multiple states and present their barbeque to people who attend. While you enjoy the amazing food, you can then enjoy bluegrass bands and local acts playing on stage while arts and crafts booths open up on the avenues surrounding it.

Other Places You Can Find Barbeque and Live Music

barbecue platterThese festivals aren’t the only way you can enjoy live music and barbeque. There are several different restaurants in the area that serve barbeque. A popular local chain is Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que. They have everything you can think of, from brisket to pulled pork. Try their spicy mac and cheese, potato salad, or deep fried corn with your protein choice. Another great place to go is Puckett’s. You will find all kinds of classic barbeque favorites, including ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. These are great restaurants to visit even when the festivals aren’t going on!

If you want to listen to live music, there are several places you can go in the Smoky Mountains. Of course, you can always enjoy the shows at Dollywood. Other shows that feature live music include Hatfield and McCoy, Comedy Barn, and Country Tonite. Another place you can go where you don’t have to pay anything is The Island. Right outside of Ole Smoky, there’s a stage where live concerts are put on throughout the year. Live music is also played at Ole Smoky The Holler in Gatlinburg. If you love live entertainment, you have plenty of options!

If you love barbeque, bluegrass, or both, you won’t want to miss out on these festivals! Are you trying to plan a trip to one of the festivals? Look through our Smoky Mountain cabins and find the right one for your next trip!