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Army Veteran Craig Morgan Headlines Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival

Army Veteran Craig Morgan Headlines Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival

Craig Morgan, United States Army veteran and Grand Ole Opry member, is set to headline the 28th annual Patriot Festival, Pigeon Forge’s Independence Day celebration. Morgan takes the stage immediately before an elaborate fireworks display lights up the night sky with the Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. “We look forward to the Patriot Festival all year long here in ...

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It Happened Here! Alcatraz East Crime Museum Exhibit Highlights Tennessee

It Happened Here! Alcatraz East Crime Museum Exhibit Highlights Tennessee

From its earliest days, Tennessee has had a rich history of crime and justice, with stories known across the country. From local stories of moonshiners and vigilantes, to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that rocked the nation, those interested in learning more about the state’s notorious crime history can do so at the new temporary exhibit “It Happened ...

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Wilderness Wildlife Week Offers 250 Free Seminars, Concerts, Excursions

Wilderness Wildlife Week Offers 250 Free Seminars, Concerts, Excursions

Featuring more than 250 free sessions and activities spanning five days, Pigeon Forge’s award-winning Wilderness Wildlife Week runs May 8-12, 2018. The event is headquartered at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. In its 28th year, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of workshops, lectures, seminars, concerts, hikes and other activities designed to introduce or reacquaint participants of all ages with the great ...

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28 Local Artists Participate in UT Gardens Hummingbird Art Exhibit

28 Local Artists Participate in UT Gardens Hummingbird Art Exhibit

The University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville, is opening their inaugural Art in the Gardens exhibit “Joyful Flight: A Hummingbird Exhibit” with a reception May 4, 2018, from 5 – 8 p.m. The project is designed to promote community participation and artist collaboration at the UT Gardens, Knoxville, as well as to raise awareness and support for the Gardens. Twenty-eight local ...

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Fee/Hedrick picks Kimball Keller to manage Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud

Fee/Hedrick picks Kimball Keller to manage Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud

The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, a Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group production, has announced the hiring of Kimball Keller as general manager/executive producer for The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud Theater. Kimball has more than 25 years of combined, progressive experience in the entertainment industry – from stage performer to senior management. His professional leadership experience includes roles with Ringling ...

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Ripley’s Offers $5 Admission Special for Seven East Tennessee Counties

Ripley's Offers $5 Admission Special for Seven East Tennessee Counties

Ripley’s Tennessee Attractions is running a $5 admission special at all of its local attractions and one dollar from each admission will be donated to Sevier County Food Ministries to purchase four cans of food. Everyone who lives or works in Anderson, Blount, Cocke, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox or Sevier County may take advantage of the $5 admission special and visit ...

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Enter Lottery to View Smoky Mountains Synchronous Fireflies

Enter Lottery to View Smoky Mountains Synchronous Fireflies

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for viewing Synchronous Fireflies in Elkmont. Shuttle service to the viewing area will be provided on Thursday, June 7 through Thursday, June 14. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont must have a parking pass distributed through the lottery system at www.recreation.gov. Every year in late May ...

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Invites Graffiti Artists to Compete

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Invites Graffiti Artists to Compete

It’s considered to be a crime and it has been said that graffiti is everyone’s problem. It’s an eyesore that typically brings property values down and costs a lot to clean up. In fact, it’s estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency that the national cost associated with graffiti across the country is at least $8 billion per year. To combat ...

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Comedian Heather Land to Perform at Stronger Women’s Retreat in Pigeon Forge

Comedian Heather Land to Perform at Stronger Women's Retreat in Pigeon Forge

The Stronger women’s retreat in Pigeon Forge will end on a funny note as comedian Heather Land performs on the retreat’s final day. Kathy Crabb, matriarch of the Grammy Award-winning Crabb Family, has hosted the Stronger women’s retreat in Pigeon Forge for several years. Ladies from all across the country have gathered in the mountains for services, food, fellowship and ...

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Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties Opening Ole Red in Gatlinburg

Blake Shelton And Ryman Hospitality Properties Opening Ole Red in Gatlinburg

Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. today announced plans to open a third Ole Red entertainment venue in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tenn. With a planned opening in spring 2019, Ole Red Gatlinburg will be a $9 million, multi-level 16,000-square-foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and ...

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