Relive Days Gone By
Relive Days Gone By
(NAPSI)-With the recent success of movies set in the 1950s and 1960s, such as "Dreamgirls" and "Hairspray," many music lovers are turning back to the sound of the "golden oldies," made popular again by these films. As a result, entertainment venues across the U.S. are paying homage to the music from these decades by incorporating the era's biggest hits into their shows.
For instance, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is one city that has emphazised this trend by providing entertainment and attractions specifically themed around the 1950s and 1960s, such as concerts, theaters and museums.
The new Dick Clark's American Bandstand Music Complex is home to the Family Concert Series Under the Stars, where famous artists such as Brenda Lee, Chubby Checker, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Fabian and Bobby Vee will take the stage. Perhaps just as exciting as the concert lineup is Dick Clark's Rock-n-Roll and Remember Museum, where guests can view instruments, costumes and more from the chart-toppers featured on "American Bandstand." Visitors can also enjoy the American Bandstand Grill and a gift shop.
There are also two theaters in Pigeon Forge dedicated to performing the biggest hits from the rock 'n' roll and Motown days. The American Jukebox Theater features an ensemble cast belting out hits such as "Rock Around the Clock," "Baby Love" and "Blue Suede Shoes." At the Memories Theatre, impersonators of big stars such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison and more twist and shout in the popular "Elvis & Friends" show.
Pigeon Forge even has an Elvis Museum, featuring a large private collection of authentic Elvis memorabilia, including cars, jewelry, clothing and more. Also at the brand-new TCB Theater, located in the museum, visitors enjoy hearing music spanning Elvis' entire career performed by an Elvis tribute artist.
Additionally, Dollywood is home to the award-winning Dreamland Drive-In, where chart-topping hits are performed in the park's newest music review.
Located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., has all of this and much more.
For more information on these attractions or any other Pigeon Forge event or attraction, call toll free (800) 251-9100 or visit www.MyPigeonForge.com.
Visitors to one resort town have a rockin' good time watching shows with a retro twist.