Celebrate Spring in the Smokies With Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival

09 May

Man playing the banjoAs the weather gets warmer, folks in the Great Smoky Mountains love to celebrate the season with plenty of outdoor music and food. This spring, you can join the springtime fun at Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival. Featuring free celebrity concerts and heaping helpings of freshly cooked BBQ, this Dollywood festival in Pigeon Forge makes a trip to the South’s favorite theme park even better.

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Need to Know

The Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival will run from May 24 – June 8, 2014. The Dollywood theme park is located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard in Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Celebrity Concert Series

The Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival is an incredible opportunity to hear Grammy winning musicians for free! All of the wonderful bluegrass performances coming to Dollywood are included in the price of admission to the theme park.

This year’s lineup includes more than 60 different musical acts including The Time Jumpers, Balsam Range, The Gibson Brothers, Hot Club of Cowtown, and Riders in the Sky. Concert details are available on the official Dollywood website.

Mouthwatering BBQ

It wouldn’t be an authentic Southern festival if there wasn’t plenty of BBQ! With over 50,000 pounds of food, the chefs at Dollywood are serving up all of your slow cooked favorites. The delicious dishes will be available throughout the festival at Market Square, so be sure to come hungry.


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