Gospel Fans Descend On Pigeon Forge

Fans of Southern gospel music who happen to be visiting town next week are in for a treat. The 8th Annual Southern Gospel Music FanFair event gets under way, running April 30 through May 5 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.

Noted as one of the largest live gatherings of its kind, this annual concert event features performances by an impressive roster of artists, including quartets, soloists, comedians and more. Thousands of Southern gospel fans are expected to gather at the convention center for six days of music, fellowship and family fun.

Concerts are scheduled Monday through Saturday at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., and meet-and-greet events are also scheduled for 3 p.m. daily. Music, souvenirs and concessions will be available for purchase at each meet and greet. Worship services will take place at 9 a.m. each day. Fan awards will be given out at a special ceremony on Thursday night.

This year’s lineup is a Who’s Who of Southern gospel, showcasing legendary and new groups alike. The roster includes such groups and artists as The Blackwoods, New Prophets and Crimson Ridge.

Make plans today to check out the Southern Gospel Music FanFair, and remember to browse our selection of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg cabin rentals.