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When the night comes, and the daytime adventures of exploring are over, the Smoke House has other indoor opportunities to keep your interest going. One of them is Music on the Mountain every Friday and Saturday night, featuring live music by legendary, established, and up & coming Singer/Songwriter artist from all over the country, who happen to now call Tennessee their home; Nashville, “Music City USA”.

The Smoke House music room is family friendly - no smoking inside - and no hard liquor served at the show, so children are welcomed and allowed to attend the live show with their parents & grandparents; the Smoke House is one of the few music venues in the country which allows children to attend its shows. Also, the show is free, no cover charge to see some of the best entertainment anywhere. Full menu and beverages, including Beer & Coolers, are served in the music room during the show, making it a Dinner & a Show.

The room lights are turned down and dimly lit with soft spot lights on the stage and lots of candles making the atmosphere cozy and enchanting for guest and performing artist alike. The walls are covered with old “Hatch Show Prints” featuring legendary artist, antiques, old radios, music instruments, old books, and Grand Ole Opry memorabilia passed on for everyone to enjoy. The stage is adorned with all kinds of music items, candles, lights, posters, wrought iron metal, and such, that many of the entertainers comment that the Smoke House has a better vibe to it and they enjoy playing here more than at the well known music establishments in Nashville such as Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge, the Blue Bird Café, the Wagon Wheel, the Blue Bird, and other famous honky tonks. They say the crowd here at the Smoke House listens to what they have to say in their songs, and that is very powerful stuff for songwriters; it is a more fulfilling experience for them as well, and they give it their all when they sing and play for you.

The music varies from country, to pop, to blues, to soul, some bluegrass, and a little folk here and there making each show something unique every time. Each shows features a primary artist or group first, usually from 7pm to 9pm. Then, a Nashville style songwriter round is next which features 3 or 4 songwriters singing & performing their songs in rotation. Most nights, before the songwriter round, another feature act may perform a short session; say 30 minutes, which gives guest a lot of entertainment variety all on the same stage. What’s unique about songwriters is that you are actually watching, and hearing songs by the person who wrote them. They usually tell a short story about how the song came about, and how they got it to the artist that eventually recorded the record; it’s really interesting to hear it from their version. You may be watching a person sing their song which was recorded by Toby Keith, or Keith Urban, or Hank Williams, Jr., Elton John, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, and many, many others. Where else are you going to get this close up to those people, see them, hear them, shake their hand, and personally talk to them, even give them a tip & buy their CD direct from them?  Well, you can right here at the Smoke House.

Just passing thru, come on in and have dinner while you are entertained. Or, come up for the night or weekend, the Smoke House has the Smoke House Mountain Lodge & Cabins next door, along with 21 private Log cabins too; featuring hot tubs, fireplaces, and lots of space for relaxing and privacy. The Smoke House has all the elements of a real getaway in every respect; great food, live music entertainment, lodging, cabins, shopping, historic attractions, and lots of outdoor adventures for exploring. 

While you’re in the area  for an event at The Caverns, home of Bluegrass Underground in Pelham Tennessee, if you’re looking for more late night things to do, a tavern, a beer, great food, a cozy place to enjoy more music, come by and visit the Smoke House for live music shows featuring great talented current up-and-coming artist and established song writers from the Nashville music scene. No cover charge, byob (except Beer). Full menu from the Smoker & grill, buffet, and fresh Salad Bar. Large assortment of bottled drinks, fresh made desserts like the famous “Fried Pies”, iron skillet cornbread & bread pudding; all served right to your cozy candle lit  table in the music room during the show. 

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Live Music every weekend at Jim Oliver's Smoke House
Your Tennessee Mountain Getaway
Family friendly music shows, no cover charged, no smoking, bring the whole family
Meet true music artist straight out of Nashville, get up close, mix and mingle
Regular menu and buffet served during the music shows.
Family Friendly, bring the whole family, free show, no smoking
Cozy comfortable setting, great music from the best of Nashville
Great Songwriters, Artist, Family Groups
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Live music every weekend, no cover charged, family friendly
Great Live entertainment, free show, dinner served during the show
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Cozy Music Room, full restaurant service, Family Friendly, FREE show
We're Open Every Day including ALL HOLIDAYS, so come on up and bring the whole family
Blues, Folk, Country, Pop, Bluegrass are all part of the Music Shows at the Smoke House
He's had songs recorded by Keith Urb an, Toby Keith, Jimmy Wayne, Tim McGraw and he plays at the Smoke House twice every month.
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A throw back to the Outlaw Country of Buck Owens, Johnny Cash
He's been playing here since he was 12 years old, and audiences love him
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He was on the 2017 VOICE National TV competition, and turned all 4 chairs, very rare. Been playing here for over 6 years.
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Blues and gospel combined into a great blues pop show.
Has songs recorded by Garth Brooks, great talented up and coming in Nashville
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Night Life, Tavern, Bar, Beer, Couples, Full Menu, BBQ Ribs, Authentic, Vintage, Nostalgic, Live Music, Singer Songwriters, Comedy, Family Friendly, No Smoking Room
Smoke House whole Rack of BBQ Pork Ribs with sides of Corn Fritters, Green Beans, and Fried Green Tomatoes. Plus our many flavors of BBQ Sauces, over 40 to choose from.
We specialize in Smoked Meats, and here are our Smoked Beef Brisket, Corn bread, Onion Rings, Fried Green Tomatoes, Bourbon Infused BBQ Sauce, Spicy Mustard Sauce, and of course Southern Sweet Tea.
The huge Club Sandwich with sides of Onion Rings, Pickles, Fries, and some of our own Bourbon Infused BBQ Sauce, with Sweet Tea
Smoke House Bacon Burger, get it all the way and try some of our homemade Blaszin Rectums Pickles with it!
Chocolate Brownie with 2 scoops of homemade ice cream and choclolte syrup, enough for two to share!
The Smoke House Lodge & Cabins offers King and Queen Guest Rooms at the Mountain Lodge. Also Cabins featuring one bed room to cabins that sleep 16.
Smoke House Lodge Queen Guest Room with 2 queen beds.
Smoke House Lodge & Cabins offers 23 cabins from one bed, to this one that will accommodate large groups.
The Smoke House Lodge & Cabins is family friendly and offers lots of activities for all ages.
Hideaway Cabins for couples, families, reunions, weddings, retreats, receptions, and weekend getaways.
JIm Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, and Restaurant are on Interstate 24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, 79 miles from Nashville, and 38 miles from Chattanooga.
OPEN EVERY DAY. JIm Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, and Restaurant are on Interstate 24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, 79 miles from Nashville, and 38 miles from Chattanooga.
OPEN EVERY DAY. JIm Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, and Restaurant are on Interstate 24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, 79 miles from Nashville, and 38 miles from Chattanooga.
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The largest big red guitar in Tennessee and represents homage to the many Song Writers who have played at Jim Oliver's Smoke House.
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Live Music On The Mountain at the Smoke House


846 West Main Street
Smoke House Restaurant
Monteagle, TN 37356


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The Music Room opens at 6pm on Friday and Saturday evening.
The Restaurant is open 6:30 am to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Restaurant is open Everyday.
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