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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Headline Pigeon Forge’s July Fourth Patriot Festival

Fireworks and family fun round out the Independence Day celebration.

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 3, 2019) – Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will headline Pigeon Forge’s 29th annual Patriot Festival on July 4 in the city’s Patriot Park. The free concert begins at 8:30 p.m. following an afternoon lineup of family-friendly events.

With a long list of hits that that includes “Hillbilly Rock,” “Tempted,” and “Cry! Cry! Cry!,” Stuart is a five-time Grammy Award winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel music as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music.

“Our Patriot Festival always brings a great crowd and a great artist to Pigeon Forge, and Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives certainly fit the bill,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. “Folks can celebrate the Fourth of July with us as we end the night with an incredible fireworks display following Marty’s show.”

This free festival takes place in Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Park. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a free kids’ carnival. Onstage entertainment starts at 4 p.m. and will continue  into the night. The fireworks display starts at approximately 9:45 p.m.

The afternoon entertainment lineup also includes the Tom Petty tribute band Free Fallin, Whiskey Icarus, the Brad Hudson Band, the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus and the annual veterans tribute.

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.


Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives photo available for download here. Both photos courtesy of Marty Stuart.

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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