Early morning in the Smoky Mountains
August 15, 2017

It is no secret that Dollywood is home to some of the best events in the country, including the Rock the Smokies festival in September! This awesome Christian rock festival is a full day celebration where guests can enjoy inspirational music from some of the genre’s biggest acts, as well as Dollywood’s exciting lineup of thrill rides and attractions. Here is everything you need to know about attending Rock the Smokies at Dollywood.

What to Expect

Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies event is one of the top Christian rock festivals in the country, featuring an incredible lineup of live entertainment! The headliners for the festival are Casting Crowns and Third Day founder Mac Powell, who will be appearing at Dollywood’s Celebrity Theater within the park. A separate Rock the Smokies ticket is required for entrance to the theater for the Casting Crowns and Mac Powell concerts at 1 PM, 4 PM and 7 PM. There will be performances by additional Christian artists throughout the park, which are included with admission to Dollywood. Some of the other artists appearing include Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, Micah Tyler and Jimi Cravity.

Date and Location

Beautiful sign at the entrance to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge Tn

Rock the Smokies at Dollywood takes place throughout the day on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The famous theme park is situated at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863, and is just minutes from Cherokee Lodge Condos!


Other Things to Do at Dollywood

A ticket to the Rock the Smokies festival includes Dollywood park admission, which means that you can fully experience the park’s incredible rides, shows and attractions! If you are a thrill seeker, be sure to check out the all new Drop Line 101 where you freefall from a 20 story tower at speeds reaching 77 miles per hour! Coaster enthusiasts love the park’s collection of awesome rollercoasters, including Lightning Rod, Mystery Mine, Thunderhead and Wild Eagle. If you prefer a more relaxing experience, climb aboard the Dollywood Express for a breathtaking five mile journey through the Smokies on an authentic 110 ton coal fired steam engine! From mild to wild, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy at Dollywood! In addition to rides, the park offers a wonderful selection of dining options, craft shops and entertainment venues to explore.

Where to Stay

The living room in a wonderful Pigeon Forge TN condo.

Stay near the Rock the Smokies festival at Cherokee Lodge Condos, a beautiful complex offering 2 and 3 bedroom condo units with a Jacuzzi tub in every unit! We are less than 2 miles from Dollywood, making it easy to access the park via car and avoid the Parkway traffic. Our guests also have the convenient option of leaving their car in our lot and simply heading across the street to Patriot Park to catch the Pigeon Forge Trolley to Dollywood. While staying at Cherokee Lodge Condos, enjoy fantastic amenities such as a full kitchen, personal laundry room, balcony, and free Internet access. We also have a large heated pool and waterslide feature for your enjoyment!

Check out all of our Pigeon Forge condos for rent today to plan your stay for Rock the Smokies at Dollywood! We hope to see you in early September at Cherokee Lodge Condos!