PRESS RELEASES


City Facility and Services Update-04/03/20
The City of Sevierville will keep residents informed of any changes to City services and facility schedules in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following City services have been discontinued or are being provided at a reduced level indefinitely.
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Park Extends Closure to Support Regional COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and Spur, will remain closed until further notice. All access to the park, including trails and roads, were originally closed on March 24 through April 6, in alignment with efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 across the region.
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Sevierville Parks Close, Golf Club to Close Tomorrow
As part of their ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Sevierville announces the following closures. All City Parks effective immediately. Signs are being posted at parks today notifying users. The City maintains City Park, Northview Optimist Park, J.B Waters-Love Addition Park, McMahan Addition Park, Forks of the River Cemetery Park, and the Hospital Greenway Trailhead Park.
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A Message to Our Visitors from Sevierville Mayor Robbie Fox
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in every part of our lives and in every part of our country. In Sevierville, many non-essential businesses have closed. Our restaurants are closed except for drive through, take-out and delivery service. Bars are closed as are most entertainment and tourist related businesses. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood are closed as well.
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Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Canceled for 2020 in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic
Sevierville, Tenn. – The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival, which was initially scheduled for May 15-16, 2020, due to concerns surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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Park Closes to Support Regional COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
Park Closes to Support Regional COVID-19 Prevention Efforts Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and the Spur, will close at noon on Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, April 6, in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order
Gov. Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Mandating Alternative Business Models for Restaurants and Gyms, Lifts Alcohol Regulations Orders extra protections for vulnerable populations. Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight CDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until midnight CDT April 6, 2020.
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Sevierville Golf Club Remains Open for Play; Clubhouse Closes
The Sevierville Golf Club will continue to be open for play however, to protect players and club staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the clubhouse will be closed indefinitely. “We are closing the clubhouse to reduce potential exposure to players and staff,” said Club Director Craig Volentine. “We will take tee times and receive payments online and by phone, and..."
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Current Status of City Facilities and Services
The City of Sevierville will keep residents informed of any changes to City services and facility schedules in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most up to date information, please click here. Currently, ALL City services remain in place.
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City Greenways and Parks Remain Open For Non-Organized Use
City of Sevierville parks and greenways are currently open for non-organized use. In an attempt to reduce the possible spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, league sponsored activities are discouraged at this time. For the health of all greenway and park users, please follow these guidelines.
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Mountain Soul Vocal Competiton Calls for Entries
Sevierville, TENN – The sixteenth annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is calling for entries. This unique competition honors the songwriting of Sevierville native Dolly Parton by encouraging contestants from across the nation to sing one of the more than 3,000 songs she has penned — in his or her own vocal style.
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Sevierville, TN Announces Second Annual Smallmouth King Bass Tournament
Sevierville, Tenn. – The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the second annual Smallmouth King Bass Tournament on April 25-26, 2020, in Sevierville, Tennessee. Anglers will test their skills on Sevierville’s world-class bass waters in the area’s first smallmouth bass only, catch-photograph-release event.
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Dave Andrews Named General Manager For New Soaky Mountain Waterpark In Sevierville, TN
(SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.) - Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks officials today announced that Dave Andrews has been name general manager for their new 50-acre Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville, Tenn., opening summer 2020. Andrews will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and staff for the waterpark.
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Tennessee has Launched Ken Burns Country Music Pathway
Tennessee has launched their Ken Burns Country Music Pathway, which coincides with significant locations mentioned in the Country Music film which recently aired on PBS. Visitors may pick up a “passport” at Tennessee welcome centers, in the TN Vacation Guide, or by downloading it online.
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