Where to Find Live Music in the Smokies

Guitarist playing on electric guitar. Rock concert stage.

Are you into the live music scene? Are you looking for places in the Smokies that promote local talent? Look no further! We have created a list to inform you of the places where you can see folks showcase their talent and pour out their heart on stage. Whether you prefer an attraction, a brewery, or a restaurant, there are options for everyone!


Ole Smoky Distillery

Step foot in Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery and let the mountain music move through your bones. Ole Smoky offers distillery tours and moonshine tastings of the 25 creative moonshine flavors with authentic live bluegrass floating through the air. If you have not tried the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the world, you must stop by!


Tennessee Shine Co. 

If you want to enjoy moonshine made on site from grain to jar while listening to live music, make sure to check out Tennessee Shine Co. Made with the finest ingredients that can be found in America, this moonshine honors the Appalachian tradition of making quality spirits that can be enjoyed by all. Is there anything more southern than tasting moonshine while jamming to some country tunes?


Skyland Ranch 

If you want to enjoy live music at the top of a mountain after riding a chairlift and seeing miniature animals, Skyland Ranch is the place to go. Get some grub from the food trucks and enjoy the live performances in the courtyard area as you look out over Sevierville. Once you’re done eating, have fun with some ranch-themed activities and take a stroll on their legacy walkway that has plaques detailing the area’s history.


Hard Rock Café 

For a Rock’n’Roll dining experience like never before, make sure to visit Hard Rock Café in Pigeon Forge. With an amazing made-from-scratch menu and music memorabilia that will take you way back, this is a great place to meet with friends and enjoy live entertainment. Hard Rock promotes the musician’s dream, and you can support that dream by attending live shows and cheering the artists on!


Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant 

Do you like classic Southern favorites and slow-smoked meats? If yes, you must stop by Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant to enjoy the best comfort foods accompanied by live music. Shop small and support a local business by bringing your family to a town favorite. We’ve heard a lot of good things about their Piggy Mac!


The Listening Room 

If you want to see upcoming singers and songwriters showcase their talent while enjoying delicious food and various brews, you need to visit The Listening Room. This is a great place to go if you want a lowkey atmosphere where you can get in the headspace to appreciate the arts. Guests are encouraged to listen to artists and be respectful with their noise level.

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