2014 Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

“Bet that Pigeon River is colder than the sea.
Christmas in the Smokies that’s where I want to be”

Hey it’s Christmas, let’s have a Bluegrass Festival – of course! And the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge is the place to go for the 2014 Christmas in the Smokies Festival, Wednesday through Saturday, December 10-13, 2014.

The event is headlined by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, a seasoned bluegrass chart-topping band of accomplished musicians. The band presents a strong and high-energy bluegrass sound, with standout instrumentals combined with unfailing skill at weaving harmonies.


The North Carolina band is fronted by award-winning Lorraine Jordan on mandolin and vocals, steeped in bluegrass and known throughout the bluegrass scene as the Lady of Tradition.

The band has gathered some friends to join in the fun, with over a dozen performers playing in shows through the four-day festival. The music starts on Wednesday night at 7 pm and features an All Star Jam at 8 pm. Wednesday night is free for weekend ticket holders.

Thursday starts picking around mid-afternoon, and Friday offers workshops in the morning and music from lunchtime til bedtime, finishing with a jam session after the shows until midnight. The festival culminates on Saturday with all-day music and an after-supper, 4-band show at night.

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Performers at the Festival include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Old Friends (J.D. Crowe, Paul Williams & Doyle Lawson), Goldwing Express, Steve Dilling & Sideline, and many more.

The event is at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge at 4010 Parkway close to Light #8. Tickets start at $20 and seating information is available online, with tickets now at the door – latest word is there should be plenty of seating available for walk-ins, but call to be sure at 919-779-5672

For the full lineup and more information check the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival web site.


About Lindsey Stallings

I started with Cabins of the Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg Falls in early 2014. I love to interact with our guests and help them to plan their vacations. Each guest has a different story, and they come from all over the world. I was raised in Ohio, but moved to Tennessee as a teenager and finished high school in Pigeon Forge. Cades Cove is one of the most beautiful places, by far my favorite place in this area. I try to take time out to visit it as often as possible, especially in the Fall.