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Clint Black Headlines Pigeon Forge’s July 3 Patriot Festival Concert

Fireworks spectacular rounds out the summer celebration.

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 3, 2021) – Country music icon Clint Black will headline Pigeon Forge’s 30th annual Patriot Festival on July 3 in the city’s Patriot Park. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. followed by a holiday fireworks spectacular.

Activities get under way at 4 p.m. with various food vendors for guests to explore in the park. From the main stage, the annual veterans tribute is slated for 5:30 p.m. followed by a performance by the Brad Hudson Band. Popular Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumors performs at 6:30 p.m. just prior to Black’s performance. The fireworks display starts at approximately 9:45 p.m. as will Knoxville radio station WIVK’s (107.7 FM) simulcast of the event.   

With a career spanning three decades and notching 22 No. 1 hits, Black lays claim to one of the most storied careers in modern music. The singer/songwriter’s groundbreaking debut album, Killin’ Time, produced the hit singles “A Better Man,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Walkin’ Away” and the title track, cementing his status as one of country’s music’s most successful traditionalists. He recently released the self-produced album Out of Sane.    

“Patriot Festival provides an occasion to celebrate our nation’s independence and, this year, a bit of personal independence as we see outdoor concerts return,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. “Pigeon Forge is pleased to present Clint Black and this spectacular lineup of free entertainment for our community and visitors.”  

Patriot Festival guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Umbrellas, tents, and coolers are not permitted. Food vendors will be available. Free parking is provided at the Teaster Lane Municipal parking lot, and a free shuttle operates every 20 minutes between the lot and festival site.  

Additional information regarding the festival and Pigeon Forge can be found at or by calling 800-251-9100.


Clint Black photos available for download here. Both photos courtesy of Clint Black.  

About Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge is located in East Tennessee, approximately 35 miles from Knoxville and McGhee-Tyson Airport. Two-thirds of the nation’s population east of the Mississippi River lives within a day’s drive, making it an easily accessible family vacation destination. The city’s neighbor is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the U.S. It also is home to Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, Tennessee’s most-visited ticketed attraction. More information about all aspects of Pigeon Forge are available at or toll-free at 1-800-251-9100.

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