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Soul of Motown in Pigeon Forge, TN

The Grand Majestic Theater
2330 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863  
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Soul of Motown is a fresh and energetic concert-style tribute to Motown Legends and is located at The Grand Majestic Theater. A supreme tribute to some of the greatest vocal groups ever to hit the charts, with live harmony, grooving dance moves and inspiring talent. Featuring songs from The Drifters, Smoky Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and The Four Tops. Dinner is served one hour prior to show time.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Covers all the Motown classics.
  • Appeals to all ages.
  • Dancing is encouraged!
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Good To Know

from Joan, our Pigeon Forge Market Manager
  • Dinner served one hour prior to show time.
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request.
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Description

from Soul of Motown

Soul of Motown is a fresh and energetic concert-style tribute to Motown Legends. Located at The Grand Majestic Theater, 2330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge (formerly the Smith Family Theater).

A supreme tribute to some of the greatest vocal groups ever to hit the charts, with live harmony, grooving dance moves and inspiring talent...Featuring songs from The Drifters, The Platters, Sam Cooke, Smoky Robinson, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, plus many more.

Dinner menu includes: apple cranberry stuffed chicken, meat and cheese lasagna, vegetable medley, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Warm buttered rolls and creamy potato soup are served prior to the main course, and dessert is chef’s choice. Coke products are served to drink.

Note: Dinner is served one hour prior to show time.

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Norma Zales
1 Review
"Awesome!"
Reviewed August, 2015 NEW
This is the best show in town. Don't miss it. The 5 guys were spot on in their renditions of all their mowtown songs. Energetic and boy could they move. Loved loved loved it. We went for the meal and it was so good. Service was excellent. Great experience.
Tip: Need to go for the meal also.

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Linda Scaife
1 Review
"Everything is Awesome! :o)"
Reviewed August, 2015 NEW
Went to the show on August 3rd to help a friend celebrate her birthday. It was my second time at the show. This is an awesome show with awesome with wonderfully talented singers. We were entertained from the moment we sat down until we took pictures with the cast. I had the opportunity to get on stage and dance with them - more awesomeness! :o) The only downside - the birthday girl got sick and missed some of the performance. At one point during the show - they gave her a shout-out. I stood up - pretended to be her and waved to the public. It was so much fun! The entire cast made sure to take pictures with her afterward. It is a great show and if you get the opportunity you should go. I will be back there in a couple of weeks with a Family Reunion. I'm looking forward to it!
Tip: Expect to hear some great music (sung by some awesome singers) - and know: you're gonna have a great time!

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brittany ward Winston Salem, NC
1 Review
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"Wonderful!"
Reviewed July, 2015
My husband and I had a great time. The show definitely exceeded our expectations, and the food was pretty good too.
Tip: The menu is not the same everyday.

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Kimberly Haskins Lexington, KY
1 Review
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"My thoughts"
Reviewed July, 2015
Overall the show was fantastic! I truly enjoyed the music and the laid back atmosphere! I however did not enjoy the meal. It simply wasn't my taste.
Tip: It's a relaxed atmosphere no need to dress up. If you have children it's okay to bring them along!

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Pamela Becker Knoxville, TN
1 Review
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"Fantastic time"
Reviewed July, 2015
If you are going to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg you should take time to see this show. It was one of the very best I have seen. It was fun, very upbeat, and the performers were wonderful. I told some coworkers and we are planning to go and see the show. I
Tip: The website says they have a buffet but they do not they serve a decent plate dinner.

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James Smith Lyman, SC
1 Review
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"Has Seen Better Days"
Reviewed July, 2015
Have seen this show twice in the past. It seemed to have less content and less performers. This is a different theater than before, maybe that is the reason for the changes. Still a good show, but not the show it has been in the past.

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scott barber greenwood, IN
1 Review
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"vacation"
Reviewed July, 2015
best show ever, great price, great entertainment
Tip: sevier county has a lot of great things to do

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Markieth Smith Charlotte , NC
1 Review
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"Great show!"
Reviewed July, 2015
The guy's really did a very great job with all of the songs and getting the crowd involved!

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Travella Brewer
1 Review
"awesome"
Reviewed July, 2015
My husband and I went to the Motown show and it was out of this world. Some reviews on the food had me not wanting to do dinner there but it was pretty good were very pleased
Tip: Go expecting to have a great time

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Wayne Dollar Morristown, TN
1 Review
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"Great experience"
Reviewed July, 2015
As a teen growing up in the 50s and 60s I really appreciated this show. The songs were so well done that I has a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes as waves of nostalgia swept over me. My youth was truly revisited. Thanks for a great experience.
Tip: Be prepared to participate in the fun. You will not be able to sit still !!!

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Pete Whitaker Parkersburg, WV
3 Reviews
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"Soul of Motown"
Reviewed July, 2015
The performers were great - the show was great. Wonderful evening. Plus, the dinner was excellent. Plenty of room to eat and relax and enjoy a great show. Brought back lots of memories.

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thelma jett Pulaski, TN
1 Review
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"Enjoyable"
Reviewed July, 2015
It was and awesome performance that my husband and I enjoyed very much, the food was great also, will recomend to anybody that visits Pigeon Forge, TN

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Warren Woodall Niceville , FL
1 Review
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"Warren and Judy"
Reviewed April, 2015
My wife and I thought the show was totally awesome. The dinner was excellent. The talent of the male group is amazing...bought back a lot of good memories. We will definitely return for another show when in the area.
Tip: Expect to be really great time and thoroughly entertained.

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Linda Houseal Waycross, GA
1 Review
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"Soul of Motown"
Reviewed April, 2015
This visit was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed all of the songs and musical talent that was shared. I am going to make sure that I visit the Soul of Motown every year. The food was well prepared, and everything was very well organized. There was no down time at all! I would recommend this show to all I am in contact. We had a super amazing time!
Tip: Research what the city has to offer as far as activities. Buy a season pass to Dollywood to get 20% discounts.

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NAKIA BLAIR WYOMING, OH
1 Review
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"You Have to See This"
Reviewed April, 2015
I recently went to see this show with my husband and children ages10 and 16. And let me tell you, EVERYONE enjoyed the show! We are a music loving family and this show did not disappoint. The performers we amazing! From there dance moves, to costumes and there sound. I wish they had a CD to purchase so I could listen to it on the way home. We opted for the dinner and show package, and when I had to purchase tickets on separate days Reserve Pigeon Forge was nice enough to make sure that we were seated together. I loved the show and enjoyed my experience with Reserve Pigeon Forge! We will be back to see the show again

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Dennis James Indianapolis, IN
1 Review
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""real music""
Reviewed March, 2015
Just get ready to boogie, dance, and party from the start to the end of the show. Everybody in the building was grooving to the old school music.
Tip: brace yourself for that ride, you're about to be on Soul of Motown!

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Victor Smith Leeds, AL
1 Review
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"Awesome Show"
Reviewed March, 2015
My wife and I went to the show on March 23, 2015. We were beginning celebration of our 14th wedding anniversary. All the peformers were amazing and extremely talented. They performed all the great hits to perfection. We will definitely come back to another show.
Tip: The dinner was not too good but the show more than made up for it.

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Gloria Welch
1 Review
"Awesome performance"
Reviewed March, 2015
This show is absolutely fantastic. The dinner was delicious. The performer were very talented and lots of fun. We bought a DVD of the nights performance, however, it was very poor quality.
Tip: Get there early.

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First Name Last Name Somerset, KY
1 Review
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"Motown"
Reviewed March, 2015
Absolutely fabulous, It was our 2nd time to see it & still great and the S. Africa guy his dance moves were crisp and executed exact and Smiley, he was energetic (they all were excellent!
Tip: study the other routes in the area to avoid traffic jams to there & away

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Gary Stumpf Fort Wayne, IN
1 Review
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"Soul of Motown was great."
Reviewed March, 2015
My husband and I reserved tickets on line for the show. We have seen a lot of the shows in Pigeon Forge and wanted to see something different. These singers were fantastic. They really took you back to a great time in music. They stayed pretty true to the original recordings. The ticket we bought was for dinner and the show. Well worth the money and very entertaining. We would go and see this show again. The food was buffet style all you can eat. We were there as a vacation to celebrate us both being cancer free and this trip was well worth it.
Tip: I would definitely reserve on line for best tickets. And get there early because parking is limited.

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Scott Putnam gray court, SC
1 Review
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"Well Done!"
Reviewed February, 2015
I saw this as a top rated attraction on tripadvisor and decided to go. I am a 46 yr. old, white male that appreciates most types of music. I am not a huge motown fan but there are a few songs that I do enjoy. I am usually listening to hard rock music. That said, I still give this a 5 star review. The performers are absolutely incredible. They mix talent and comedy into an awesome show. The food was OK, if you like buffet style food. I would recommend getting the food or else you'll just be sitting there playing candy crush or words with friends while everyone else eats. Like I said, if you like Motown AT ALL, go see this show!
Tip: the ONLY thing i wasn't crazy about is the seating. 4 people shoulder to shoulder at a table. I'm just not a big fan of dining with strangers.

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greg schnell painesville, OH
1 Review
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"Supper show well worth a trip"
Reviewed February, 2015
This was a excellent show I was not all that excited about going but went with family and relatives would like to see it again it's well worth another trip
Tip: Get there early to beat the crowd and get some snacks or a drink

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carol b. Shaker Heights, OH
1 Review
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"The Bolden & Miller Families' Review - Outstanding Show"
Reviewed February, 2015
Celebrating their Papa's and father's 70th birthday, we settled in for an afternoon of Motown music that he appreciated from the beginning until the end of the show. Every song brought back memories to both me and my husband. We grew up on Motown sounds. The performances and voices were outstanding. Their outfits and onstage presence were definitely Hollywood. The sound system and music was second to none. We all enjoyed every moment of their performance. Picture of family (excluding photographer, son-in-law) with one of the performers. We took pictures in the parking lot after the show. Fun! Fun!
Tip: Be ready for a fun show. Like dance and love songs, this show is for you.

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Connie Arnett Osgood , IN
2 Reviews
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"OK"
Reviewed February, 2015
Show was alright but I would not go back again. Just not my style.
Tip: no comment

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Donna Holbrook Flemingsburg, KY
1 Review
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"soul"
Reviewed February, 2015
If you are into Motown music then you will love this show. Saw it last year and had to see it again. The musician had awesome voices and the sound was great!
Tip: they had dinner with the show if you wanted. it wasn't something we did but was an option.

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Sharon Tripp Chattanooga, TN
1 Review
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"Loved the show"
Reviewed February, 2015
The Soul of Motown is a show thats full energy, interaction with the audience. There were so many songs sung that you could sing a long with. This is one show I highly recommend if you're in the area. You will not be disappointed.
Tip: Nothing just be ready for a good time.

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Hiromichi Fujii Spartanburg, SC
1 Review
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"what an experience!"
Reviewed February, 2015
was rainy and cold outside but quickly warmed up inside. Truly a wonderful experience visually and the singing quality was second to none. Will definitely go again if the opportunity arises. Thank you Motown for the memories.
Tip: eat before the food kind of sucks

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Robert Kitahara Ft. Walton Beach, FL
3 Reviews
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"Brings Back Such Great Memories"
Reviewed January, 2015
Fantastic show. Each member of the cast brought so much richness to the songs and sets. The overall production was extremely professional and loads of fun.
Tip: Parking is in back. Access to the parking from the busy parkway is a little confusing.

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Cheryl Hall Gillsville, GA
1 Review
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"Going Back In Time"
Reviewed January, 2015
My friend and I loved the Motown show. We did the show only. Did not eat there. It was absolutely fantastic! Very entertaining, the cast were wonderful we enjoyed the show very much. Can't wait to take my older sister as the entire time I was there I kept thinking how she would love this! I only do reviews if worth it or if really disappointing. This was a definite worth it!
Tip: Watch out you may get put up on the screen! It's ok though this was a very good added addition to the breaks! Loved it!

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Penny Nellums Cantonment, FL
1 Review
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"Awesome memory"
Reviewed January, 2015
Me and my daughter come to the smokies every year and we wanted to try something new. We went to Soul of Motown. We both left there knowing we made a good choice. She is still singing the back in the day hits. It was clean, good entertainment. We will do it again
Tip: Get your tickets ahead of time and arrive early if you want a good parking place

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Cherie Griffin Kings Mountain, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Show"
Reviewed January, 2015
We scheduled tickets to go to the show on our first trip to pigeon forge. We weren't sure what shows to see, but I was planning this for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, so I thought they would enjoy it. My dad had a stoke and they were unable to go, so my daughter and I went. It was wonderful. We had a great time and my daughter learned more about what music was like back during that time. We enjoyed it so much, that when I reschedule our trip, I will be making sure we have tickets to the show again, so my parents will be able to go. It was a lot of fun.
Tip: Get there early. They like to serve the food and get everything cleaned up before the show starts, so there are no disruptions.

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Fred Hoover Monroe, GA
1 Review
"BEST, NO BETTER"
Reviewed January, 2015
I AM 65 YRS. OLD AND THIS BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE BEST MUSIC EVER.
Tip: THIS ONE EVENT MAKES YOUR ENTIRE TRIP WORTH GOING., UNFORGETTABLE

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Walter Staheli DeLand, FL
1 Review
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"Great Show"
Reviewed January, 2015
Surprisingly good food and a great evening of entertainment. Entertainers are talented and bring the audience into the show. All the seats in the house are good seats with plenty of leg and elbow room.
Tip: Go hungry...allow yourself to get into the experience...

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Angela Lyness West Harrison, IN
1 Review
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"Awesome show, must see!"
Reviewed January, 2015
My husband and I went to see Soul of Motown and loved it! It is a great show, for all ages. Also, they are interactive with the crowd which made it really fun. I would recommend this show to anyone. We are looking forward to taking my mom and dad the next time we visit Gatlinburg.
Tip: You should take advantage of dinner which is served prior to the show. Food was great!

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Genetta Griffin Dry ridge, KY
1 Review
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"Best Music in Town!"
Reviewed January, 2015
Excellent service and great atmosphere but the music is what will draw you back again and again. Timeless and yet relevant-we took my mother in law here for her birthday celebration and it was perfection! We all had a blast and will plan to make this part of our vacation plans in the future!

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funybonz2

Maryville, Tennessee

"An awesome show! Well worth the money!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I must admit when I agreed to visit this show I was a bit skeptical. I had heard a lot about how great the show was so I decided I would try it out. I'm so very glad that I did. This is one of the best show I've ever been to. These guy really put on a terrific show. You can tell that they work on it for hours and hours.

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Kim V

Independence, Kentucky

"The Best Show In Town"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are both fans of Motown, so we decided to try the show. We walked in to the establishment to get more information and purchase our tickets. We were greeted by friendly staff members and the producer of the show, who personally walked us into the venue to show us where our seats would be. After speaking to the staff for a few minutes, we decided to also purchase tickets for the Hit Parade show the following evening. The Motown show was outstanding! The food was good, the servers amazing, but the show was fantastic. I highly recommend this show to anyone who enjoys any type of music. Well worth the money. :)

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janet c

Morganton, North Carolina

"soul of motown"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The amt of talent in this show is awesome. We were a group from age 3 to 55 & enjoyed by everyone. Was definitely a great evening & would recommend the show for the money. The only negative aspect of the evening was the dinner part, the service was very slow waiting on our food prior to the show. It appeared there were not enough staff to accommodate serving everyone at the same time. We were seated near the rear of the auditorium & by the time we rec'd our main course after waiting 25 minutes of receiving our soup, the main course meal was served after the front section was already being served their dessert. Timing was very slow & could definitely be improved.

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Shujenm


"Fantastic "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Attended with some friends. I was singing and dancing in my seat all night! Good music and singers. Audience participation was great. Meal was very good and served to you. Show was 2 hours with intermission. Highly recommend this show.

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love56

Charlotte, North Carolina

"Good music fair food"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2015 NEW

The music was beautiful and enjoyable the food was like a dive pretty cold.not something I would want again

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Frequently Asked Questions about Soul of Motown

What is the size of the Grand Majestic Theater?
The theater seats 480 people, 360 on the floor and 120 in the Balcony.

How many rows constitute the theater?
There are 12 rows on the floor and four rows on the balcony. 

What is the length of intermission at Soul of Motown?
Intermission is about 15 minutes.

Approximately how long is Soul of Motown?
The show lasts approximately 2 hours.

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware?
No, there is not a pre-show. If you purchased a Dinner and Show ticket, dinner is served one hour prior to show time. For example, when an 8:00 PM show is booked, dinner is served at 7:00 PM.

Are visitors allowed to meet and greet the performers at Soul of Motown?
Yes, after the show in the lobby. They welcome pictures and autographs.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No video, but still photography is allowed. No audio recording allowed.

What type of handicap seating/handicap accessibility do you have?
There is a lot of handicap seating and an easy access ramp to assist guests.

Where is the show located? 
The Soul of Motown is located at The Grand Majestic Theater, at 2330 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

Is seating reserved?
Yes. Your seats are reserved at time of reservation. You are guaranteed the best seats available.



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