The Smoky Mountain Opry: A Variety Show the Whole Family Will Love

The house lights dim and the audience grows quiet. All eyes turn toward the stage, where the spotlights come to life. The auditorium fills with music, and dozens of dancers in elaborate costumes begin an intricate performance you'll only see in a Broadway theater. Or will you?

With its big-city production quality, dazzling special effects, and stunning performances, you might just think you've landed in New York City by mistake. The fact is, the Smoky Mountain Opry is one of the best variety shows south of the Mason–Dixon Line.

Smoky Mountain Opry Cast


Entertainment that Spans Generations

No matter your choice of musical genres, you'll find something to love in Pigeon Forge's favorite family theater. Musical numbers include tributes to such classic performers as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to popular acts from today. Country, rock, show tunes, and big band hits all meld together to form an unforgettable event that will have you singing along.

What makes the Smoky Mountain Opry even more spectacular, though, is the special effects. Trapeze artists glide above the stage, their choreographed movements seeming to defy gravity. Below, flashing lights and fireworks dazzle the crowd. Dozens of singers and dancers in a never-ending supply of colorful costumes round out the show and put a smile on everyone's face.

Grins and Giggles, Too

There's more to this show than music, though. You'll also enjoy plenty of belly laughs as some of the best area comedians take to the stage for a bit of family-friendly joking around that will leave you all breathless with laughter. This truly is a variety show, so no matter the ages or tastes of those in your group, no one will leave disappointed.

No need to worry about bringing the little ones along, either. With a show carefully designed to appeal to everyone in the family, and with ten shows per week, including plenty of matinees, you're sure to find a schedule to fit your needs.

Of course, there's a lot more family fun to be had in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as well. Museums celebrating history and the natural world encourage curiosity in little – and even big – minds. Amusement parks and other attractions provide hours of non-stop excitement. And there really is no better scenery than you'll find in the Great Smoky Mountains. Miles of hiking trails take you deep into the woods to enjoy some of the most spectacular views you'll find anywhere. It's the perfect combination of small-town warmth and hospitality with big-city entertainment.


Dancing at the Smoky Mountain Opry

Think you have to head to New York or Chicago to see a fantastic stage production? Think again. Here in Pigeon Forge, TN, you and the family will enjoy world-class performances at the Smoky Mountain Opry. With a music selection that spans the decades, plus plenty of special effects and more than a few laughs, this show truly does have something everyone in your group will love. It's a must-see attraction that's sure to become a favorite you'll want to visit again and again.