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Top 4 Places to Hear Live Music in Gatlinburg

When you spend a vacation in Gatlinburg, be sure to catch at least one live musical performance while you are in town! This is a special opportunity to hear everything from bluegrass music to your favorite country hits, and you can do it all just minutes away from our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg! Here are the top 4 places to hear live music in Gatlinburg:

1. Ole Red Gatlinburg

Ole Red Gatlinburg is one of the best live music venues in the Smokies and features a variety of performers ranging from talented local musicians to some of today’s top country stars! This fun venue has been inspired by Blake Shelton’s chart-topping hit “Ol’ Red” and includes an amazing restaurant with a full menu! After enjoying a mouthwatering burger, sandwich, or entree, grab your favorite cocktail and hit the dance floor as you listen to all of the live tunes on stage!

2. Anakeesta

Another one of the top places to hear live music in Gatlinburg is Anakeesta, which features musicians several days per week! The performances take place on the stage at Black Bear Village, where you can also find the Clifftop Restaurant, a relaxing firepit area and a refreshing splash pad that resembles a Tennessee mountain stream! The live music is included with your general admission ticket to Anakeesta, which also includes the Vista Gardens, AnaVista Tower, unlimited Chondola/Gondola/Ridge Rambler rides, and several other fun attractions!

3. Ole Smoky Moonshine

ole smokyWhen you want to listen to some live bluegrass music, head on over to the Ole Smoky Moonshine! As Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery, this popular destination celebrates the rich history of genuine moonshine with live bluegrass every day from noon until dark! Before checking out some of the toe-tapping tunes, enjoy a free self guided tour through the distillery and browse through the bottle shop where you will discover 15 flavors of moonshine that you can taste for just $5!

4. Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill

If you are spending a weekend in the Smokies, check out Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill on Friday and Saturday nights for some of the best live music in Gatlinburg! This laid back establishment is the perfect place to sing along to tunes while enjoying a draft beer, glass of wine, or a speciality drink! Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill also features a tempting menu with a selection of appetizers, salads, wraps, burgers, and more! You can bring the little ones in your family along for the fun too as there is a special menu just for kids!

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Where to Stay

black bear hotel in gatlinburg balconyStay close to all the action with a vacation at our affordable hotel that is conveniently located directly on the Gatlinburg Parkway! We offer a variety of comfortable room types to meet your needs, ranging from Deluxe Double Queen Rooms to the only rooftop Penthouse Suites in the county! While staying with us, enjoy all types of fantastic amenities including a complimentary full hot breakfast, indoor swimming pool, free wireless, internet access, and much more!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg today to stay near these places to hear live music in Gatlinburg! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!