Acts include The Boxmasters, Survivorman, and The Soggy Bottom Boys as part of the season of exciting events.

Ole Smoky Distillery LLC, the world’s most visited distillery, announced the launch of their 2017 entertainment series, Summer of ‘Shine. From music performances to family bonding activities, there will be a little something for everyone. Ole Smoky is kicking off this fun-filled season with the announcement of three major musical acts: Boxmasters, Survivorman and The Soggy Bottom Boys.

Through a partnership with Moonstruck Management, Ole Smoky has also enriched their daily music schedule at the Holler as part of this summer entertainment series. Guests can look forward to performances from the likes of the Hogslop String Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Volume Five and NewTown, among others. These exceptionally talented Bluegrass acts will give visitors a true taste of Ole Smoky’s traditional Appalachian roots.

“We always strive to provide the best product selection, quality, and, of course, entertainment for everyone who steps foot in our distilleries. We look forward to hosting all of the acts. These exciting shows will set the tone for the other Summer of ‘Shine events.”
– Cory Cottongim, President of Retail & Operations at Ole Smoky

On May 3rd, The Boxmasters, featuring Billy Bob Thornton, recent Golden Globe winner for his performance in Amazon’s Goliath, will hold a concert at the Barn in Pigeon Forge. Les Stroud, best known as the award winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman, will make an appearance at the Holler in Gatlinburg on June 24th.

“It is of utmost importance to make sure all visitors have the best Ole Smoky experience. In addition to our commitment to deliver unique flavors and top-notch customer service, our free, daily family-friendly entertainment helps to set us apart. The Summer of ‘Shine is sure to be a big hit for both locals and visitors traveling to the area.”
– Robert Hall, CEO of Ole Smoky

Summer of ‘Shine Series Line Up (more acts to be announced)

  • May 3rd – Boxmasters
  • May 12th – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
  • May 26th – The Bankesters
  • June 16th – Hogslop String Band
  • June 19th – The Baker Family
  • June 24th – Les Stroud
  • July 7th – The Soggy Bottom Boys
  • July 12th – The Cleverlys
  • July 29th – Volume Five
  • August 26th – The Wayfarers
  • September 8th – NewTown
  • October 13th – Hogslop String Band

For more information about Ole Smoky and an up-to-date Summer of ‘Shine line-up, visit