No trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee is complete without seeing a show! The Smoky Mountain area is famous for its phenomenal family entertainment. With everything from magic shows to dinner theaters, the Smokies are guaranteed to have a show with your name on it. To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Bearskin Lodge has put together a guide to the top five shows to see in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains.
Longtime Smoky Mountain performer Jessica Jane Peterson now has her very own show at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg! Named the Magic Entertainer of the Year in 2017 by the TMT Entertainment Awards, Jessica Jane has appeared in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Jessica Jane’s Magic, Comedy & Variety Show showcases Peterson’s diverse talents, which include close up magic, Houdini-style escapes, comedy routines, singing, and storytelling. Audience participation is a big part of the show, so don’t be surprised if you’re invited up on stage!
In addition to hosting Jessica Jane’s Variety Show, the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre is famous for its original musical comedies. With silly humor reminiscent of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and The Carol Burnett Show, the shows at Sweet Fanny Adams are guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles. The Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre has been a can’t-miss destination in Gatlinburg since 1977 and many of its productions have gone on to play in cities around the United States.
Impossibilities is another one of the top shows to see in Gatlinburg TN. Starring magical comedian Chris Collins and master mentalist Erik Dobell, this one-of-a-kind show promises “magic, mindreading, and mayhem,” and it delivers on all three! Collins and Dobell have appeared on America’s Got Talent and on a number of other TV shows.
Country Tonite is the best music show in the Smokies! Featuring the perfect blend of classic and contemporary country hits, this popular show boasts a supremely talented cast of musicians, singers, and dancers. In between the musical numbers, audiences are entertained by the antics of Bubba the Redneck Ranger, the show’s comic relief character. A highlight of the performance is the tribute to veterans, in which the cast members personally thank the brave men and women in the crowd who have served.
The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud is a laugh-out-loud funny show starring the world’s most famous fightin’ families. When the Hatfields and the McCoys try to settle their differences once and for all, the audience is in for an evening filled with zany situations, jaw-dropping stunts, great music, and plenty of old-fashioned fun. In addition to the wonderful entertainment, guests will enjoy a mouthwatering Southern feast featuring fried chicken, pulled pork, corn on the cob, and other homestyle favorites.
When you stay at the Bearskin Lodge, you will be just a short drive from all of the top shows to see in Gatlinburg TN and the Smokies. Located right on River Road in downtown Gatlinburg, our hotel has everything you need for an incredible vacation, including free garage parking, complimentary breakfast, private balconies with beautiful views, an outdoor swimming pool, a lazy river, and the comfiest beds in town. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!