The bluegrass brother-sister duo The Roys and Mercury Records artist Randy Montana, whose latest hit is “1,000 Faces,” have been added to the entertainment lineup of Pigeon Forge’s July 4 Patriot Festival.
Restless Heart, a five-member band with some of the most enduring tunes in country and adult/contemporary music, headlines the multi-act celebration in Patriot Park. Admission is free.
Patriot Festival regularly draws tens of thousands of Independence Day celebrants. The towering ridges of Great Smoky Mountains National Park provide the visual backdrop for an afternoon and evening of music, which are followed by one of Tennessee’s major Fourth of July fireworks shows.
Other performers are Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier; The Return, a Beatles tribute band; the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus; and the cast from the Grand Majestic Theater, which will present a military salute.
Restless Heart, which formed in the early 1980s, has had four gold albums and six No. 1 country singles. Several of its songs crossed over into the Top 10 chart for adult/contemporary music.
Its No. 1 country singles are “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” “That Rock Won’t Roll,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right),” “Wheels” and “A Tender Lie.”
The City of Pigeon Forge presents the Patriot Festival. Activity begins at noon with a “kid’s karnival.” Entertainment starts at 1 p.m., and Restless Heart is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show is set for 9:45 p.m. Knoxville radio station WIVK-FM will broadcast music to accompany the fireworks.
Information about all aspects of visiting Pigeon Forge is available online at MyPigeonForge.com or by calling toll-free to 800 251-9100.