Singer-songwriter Oliver Anthony’s upcoming concert in East Tennessee is on the move again to a larger venue due to high demand for tickets, officials announced Tuesday. Oliver Anthony will now perform at the 6,000-seat Smokies Stadium in Sevier County on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Dollywood visitors who may have been disappointed to find the Lightning Rod rollercoaster was closed during their visit may look at planning their next visit in the spring, as the ride is scheduled for a change over the winter, according to Dollywood.
The Mountain Life Festival will return to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the first time in three years, according to a release from the park.
“We have so many wonderful things happening here, I have wonderful partners with the Herschends, but I’ve been blessed to do tons of stuff, and at my age I’m still doing it and I’m as excited about everything as I was back when I left the smokies dreaming years ago,” Parton said.
Dollywood has won five more Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards, including Best Christmas Event and Best Park, according to Dollywood.
A retired Waldens Creek volunteer firefighter has been diagnosed with stage three adenocarcinoma lung cancer.
A new 30,000 sq. ft. indoor family entertainment center is expected to open in Sevier County. BrightColors LLC and Kingsmen Xperience announced that Crayola Experience family entertainment venue will be in Pigeon Forge, according to the news release. The attraction plans to open in the fall of 2024.
One bear cub is dead while another one is recovering after they were both hit by a car in Sevier County. Appalachian Bear Rescue said the surviving male cub, who has been named Turnip, is about six months old and weighs almost 40 pounds. He was hit in the head in the car crash and is showing signs of a concussion.
In this week’s edition of Smoky Mountain Minute, Naturalist and Educator Liz Domingue stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side studios to talk about the variety of butterflies and moths found in the Smokies. Dominque is also the co-author of Butterflies and Moths of the Smokies, one of the more recent (2019) additions to the Great Smoky Mountains Association’s field guide series.
by: Hope McAlee Posted: Jul 7, 2023 / 02:18 PM EDT GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — Laurel Falls Trail will close for one day as crews work to remove a fallen tree and repair the bridge according to a release from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trail will be closed on Tuesday, July 11, and hikers will […]