PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – International country music duo Thompson Square is set to headline the 27th annual Patriot Festival, Pigeon Forge’s Independence Day celebration with festivities beginning noon at Patriot Park.
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.
This free festival includes food vendors and a kids’ carnival. 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 loves.
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.” 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.
Patriot Festival guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Umbrellas, tents, and coolers aren’t be permitted. 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.
For more information, visit www.MyPigeonForge.com or call 800-251-9100.
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