Dolly will debut “Pure and Simple” at the Ryman Auditorium
Update: Dolly announces a new benefit concert set for July 31, 2015, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. She will perform her new show “Pure and Simple” as part of The Gift of Music presented by the Dustin J. Wells Foundation. The foundation supports the W.O. Smith School of Music in its efforts to share the gift of music with children. Dolly said,
“Through all of us working together we can make a difference in helping a child feel the magic in making music.”
- General admission tickets available online at Ryman Auditorium
- Discover more about The Gift of Music
In addition to Dolly’s “Pure and Simple” performance at the Ryman, to kick off Dollywood’s “Showcase of Stars” this summer, Dolly will bring her “Pure and Simple,” concert to Dollywood on August 8 and 9. As part of their ongoing commitment to Dolly’s Imagination Library, Dollywood is donating all proceeds to the program in an effort to help garner $1 million. Dolly said,
“I am so excited that Dollywood is bringing back the celebrity concert series, and I’m honored that I get to be first. It’s always great to play in my own backyard and I know all of my country music friends who are coming to do their concerts will love it as much as I do. So look for my show ‘Pure and Simple’ in August and help support my Imagination Library.”
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and that’s cause for celebration! Since launching in 1995, Dolly’s book gifting program, which once mailed just a few hundred books each month, now mails more than 800,000 free books to children in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, every month!
“Pure and Simple”
The new show featuring Dolly with a three-piece acoustic band. The simple style spotlights the purity and heartfelt emotion of Dolly’s music in an up-close and personal setting.
“Showcase of Stars”
Dollywood’s popular concert series first began in 1988 in the newly opened 1,739-seat D.P.’s Celebrity Theater. It featured performances by the biggest names in country music. In addition to Dolly’s 2015 performances, Kenny Rogers will close out the series. More entertainers will be announced throughout the summer.
Other key partners have contributed to the success of Dolly’s Imagination Library, including Dolly’s Stampede, Dolly Records and Penguin Random House. With their continued efforts, the support of keyImagination Library program affiliates and the “Showcase of Stars” fundraising efforts, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will send more free books to children around the world in 2015, than ever before!
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