Forge, TN – June 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / International country
music duo Thompson Square is set to headline the 27th annual Patriot
Festival, Pigeon Forge’s Independence Day celebration. The pair takes
the stage immediately before an elaborate fireworks showcase lights up
the night sky in the family vacation destination located in the foothills
of the Great Smoky Mountains.
“Patriot Festival is a perfect
summertime event for families, both our Pigeon Forge residents and our
visitors,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon
Forge Department of Tourism. “We’re pleased to offer a day of great
music topped off with spectacular fireworks; it’s an all-American Independence
This free festival will take
place in Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Park; festivities begin at noon. Food vendors
and a kids’ carnival will be available for guests to enjoy. Onstage entertainment
starts at 1:30 p.m. and will continue into the night. The fireworks display
will begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.
In addition to a variety
of local entertainers, the band Departure, a Journey tribute band, also
performs. Departure replicates the look, sound and feel of the original
eighties rock super group, playing the hit songs that everyone knows and
Patriot Festival guests will
recognize Thompson Square’s chart-topping hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or
Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You,” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.”
In addition, the 2012 Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association
Vocal Duo of the Year Award winner has six Top 20 hits, seven mainstream
industry awards and more than 25 award nominations.
Festival guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Umbrellas,
tents, and coolers will not be permitted. Free parking will be provided
at the Teaster Lane Municipal parking lot, and a free shuttle will operate
every 20 minutes between the lot and festival site.
Additional information regarding
the festival and Pigeon Forge can be found at MyPigeonForge.com
or by calling 800-251-9100.
Thompson Square photo available
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