Celebrity Travel: Spectacular Schedule of Bluegrass Entertainment Highlights Dollywood’s Annual Barbeque & Bluegrass Presented by BUSH’s

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Celebrity Travel: Spectacular Schedule of Bluegrass Entertainment Highlights Dollywood’s Annual Barbeque & Bluegrass Presented by BUSH’s

Celebrity Travel:

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.–()–Perhaps the best way to celebrate the approaching summer is a trip to
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass presented by BUSH’S®, May 24-June 2.
Thanks to an impressive lineup of talented bluegrass musicians and menus
full of expertly-prepared barbeque from Dollywood’s culinary team, the
hardest part for guests may be deciding where to start!

The event kicks off in style with a blockbuster opening weekend
featuring bluegrass music’s biggest names performing at DP’s Celebrity
Theater. Multi-time International Bluegrass Music Association Vocal
Group of the Year, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver (May 24), and the “Queen
of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (May 25-26) headline the first
three days of the festival. The hits keep coming from the finest
musicians in the genre, including Dailey & Vincent (May 27-28), The
Grascals (May 29), Sister Sadie (May 30), Flatt Lonesome (May 31), Joe
Mullins and The Radio Ramblers (June 1), and Blue Highway, which wraps
up the event on June 2.

One of the largest bluegrass events around, Dollywood’s Barbeque &
Bluegrass offers guests more than 40 individual performances—all
included with park admission—every day of the festival. That means
nearly 450 bluegrass performances take place during the run of the event.

Groups like Sugar & The Mint (May 24), former America’s Got Talent
contestants Summer Brooke and the Mountain Faith Band (May 26), Michael
Cleveland and Flamekeeper (May 27), Lonesome River Band (May 28), The
Kenny and Amanda Smith Band (June 1) and Volume Five (June 2) are among
the groups featured at Dollywood’s Showstreet Palace Theater.

Additional performances take place at The Plaza Stage at Wilderness
Pass, including Gate 10 (May 24), The Burnett Sisters (May 28), Turning
Ground (May 30), and Unbridled Strings (June 2). Several roving
performers keep the sweet sounds of bluegrass music echoing throughout
the streets of Dollywood, including the unique championship buckdancing
and fiddling of Nashville’s Hillary Klug (May 24-June 2).

For a complete lineup of concert performances and show times, please
visit Dollywood.com
or view the Dollywood App. It’s a heaping helping of free daily concerts
from an amazing collection of talented performers.

Dollywood’s award-winning foods team has turned up the heat on the
culinary offerings during this festival with a plethora of delights that
perfectly complement the amazing music ringing through the air.
Traditional items, including smoked ribs and slow-smoked pulled pork
highlight the menu, while a number of additional options are sure to
become favorites.

Dollywood chefs took advantage of the park’s partnership with BUSH’S®
Beans to include several tantalizing recipes, including Cowboy Kettle
Beans, while BBQ pork nachos, roasted corn on the cob, and even BBQ
shrimp skewers are sure to be hits.

For more information, show times and food information for Dollywood’s
Barbeque & Bluegrass presented by BUSH’S®, please call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD,
visit www.dollywood.com
or download the Dollywood App.

About The Dollywood Company: A highly-awarded and widely-recognized
leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the
150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country;
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain
Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is
the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest
accolade; winner of more than 35 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of
26 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme
park in the world). The park is located near Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, and has been named a top three US theme park by USA
Today
on multiple occasions. Dollywood is open nine months a year
(mid-March through early January) and offers rides and attractions,
shows, and crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s
Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel and TripAdvisor
as one of the country’s most beautiful water parks and named 2009’s
Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks &
Attractions, operates from mid-May to Labor Day. Dollywood’s DreamMore
Resort and Spa, which received the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from
TripAdvisor, provides guests spectacular mountain views and
family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and
Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers
luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more
information, call 1-800-Dollywood or visit dollywood.com.
Operating days and hours vary.

For B-roll, photography and more information, visit the Dollywood Media
Room at http://www.dollywood.com/Media/Media-Room.

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