Prize giveaway to see Turner in Pigeon Forge, along with fireworks spectacular, rounds out the summer celebration.
Country music artist Josh Turner will headline Pigeon Forge’s 31st annual Patriot Festival on July 4 in the city’s Patriot Park. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. followed by a holiday fireworks spectacular.
In celebration of his Pigeon Forge concert and to commemorate the 15th anniversary of his hit single “Firecracker,” Pigeon Forge and MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner are offering fans a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to see Turner’s concert on July 4. Registration and complete prize details are available at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/joshturnersweeps. The Firecracker sweepstakes winner and a guest will get to meet Turner, stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa, receive Ariat boots and denim from Stages West, visit Dollywood theme park and receive VIP access to many other Pigeon Forge attractions and shows.
Patriot Festival 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. Immediately after, local favorites Liquid Velvet, a ‘70s and ‘80s rock tribute band, take the stage. Popular Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Swamp River Revival performs at 6:30 p.m. just prior to Turner’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.
“For three decades now, Patriot Festival has brought our Pigeon Forge community together to celebrate Independence Day with great entertainment and a fabulous fireworks display, and we look forward to Josh Turner carrying on that rich tradition,” said Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear. “The addition of the Firecracker sweepstakes is going to make this an especially memorable July Fourth for our prize winner.”
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 Patriot Festival and Pigeon Forge can be found at MyPigeonForge.com or by calling 800-251-9100.
About Josh Turner: With his deep bass voice, Turner has sold 6.4 million records, reached 4.1 billion global streams, and has become a favorite and unforgettable hitmaker on country radio. With timeless songs like “Long Black Train” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Turner’s five No. 1 singles include “Your Man,” of which the official music video recently surpassed 125 million views. This comes on the heels of the release of Your Man Deluxe Edition, celebrating 15 years of Turner’s iconic double Platinum-selling album, as well as the release of the mini documentary “Josh Turner Your Man 15th Anniversary” (Mini Doc). The Double-Platinum-selling “Would You Go With Me,” featured on Your Man Deluxe Edition, experienced a viral surge across TikTok leading to a jump in streaming which landed the classic country tune on Spotify’s US Viral 50 along with Spotify Viral charts in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Posting more than 3.7M weekly streams, “Would You Go With Me” moved inside the Top 35 on the Country streaming chart and ranked HOT on Amazon Music’s Voice Index. Turner’s latest album, King Size Manger, was his first holiday project and was released in 2021. A native of South Carolina, Turner has received six Inspirational Country Music Awards, and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, five CMA Awards, two ACM Awards, one CMT Award, and seven ACA Awards. To support music and arts education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to help students pursue their studies in these fields. Turner and his wife Jennifer, whom he met as a student at Nashville’s Belmont University, have four sons. For more information, please visit www.joshturner.com
About Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge is 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 MyPigeonForge.com or toll-free at 1-800-251-9100.