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Dollywood Announces 2018 Festival Of Nations Lineup

Published February 2, 2018 / Last Updated February 2, 2018
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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Entertainment is in the spotlight during Dollywood’s 2018 season.

During 2018, guests will be treated to an exciting new Festival of Nations lineup, thrilling summer shows and more great entertainment throughout the season. If there has ever been a year to take advantage of the value of a Dollywood season pass, this is it. With a number of new entertainment options (all included with park admission) available throughout the season, guests certainly will want to make several return visits in 2018.

Festival of Nations (March 17- April 9)

The season begins with Dollywood’s Festival of Nations (March 17- April 9), a fascinating festival offering a captivating glimpse at a number of cultures from across the globe. Three internationally-known groups—all new to Dollywood in 2018—headline this season’s festival. The National Dance Company of Siberia, The Flamenco Kings starring Los Vivancos and Ladysmith Black Mambazo—who worked with Dolly Parton on her 1996 album Treasures—bring three unique, high-energy shows to Dollywood.

Also new to Festival of Nations in 2018 is JigJam, a quartet from the heart of Ireland that blends traditional Irish music with bluegrass to create a new genre known as “Celtgrass.” Perennial Festival of Nations favorites including the Caribbean’s Invaders Steel Drum Orchestra and Ecuador’s Atahualpa return to provide guests a fun, educational escape around the world without leaving the heart of the Smokies.

Spring Mix (April 11- 29)

Dollywood’s Spring Mix (April 11 – 29) features three weeks of stellar performances across multiple genres. The impressive roster of Spring Mix artists have combined to earn 42 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 25 Grammys, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Country Music Awards, four American Music Association Awards and 56 Dove Awards.

Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 25 – June 10)

Dollywood’s popular Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 25 – June 10) adds an extra week in 2018 and includes performances by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals and many more.

Summer Celebration (June 16 – Aug. 5)

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration (June 16 – Aug. 5) is just that—a time to celebrate making memories with family at a place everyone enjoys! This summertime event features extended park hours, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (park hours are extended to midnight on June 30 and July 7). America’s Got Talent finalists iLuminate bring their electrified glow-in-the-dark costumes to perform dynamic dance routines and illusions which will mesmerize guests, while DRUMLine Live! creates a synchronized musical masterpiece based on the hit 2002 movie Drumline—but it’s not the typical halftime performance! To complete the day, the park’s festive nightly fireworks show is a colorful extravaganza set to uplifting music which celebrates the fun of Dollywood after dark!

Harvest Festival (Sept. 28 – Nov. 3)

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 28 – Nov. 3) provides more fall family fun with the expansion of the new guest-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights and the largest Southern gospel event in America. Dollywood is open until 9 p.m. every night during the festival.

Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 10 – Jan. 5, 2019)

Celebrating a decade of being honored as the Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 10 – Jan. 5, 2019) provides the perfect holiday atmosphere to put families in the Christmas spirit. For the first time, the park is open every day during the festival, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For guests who wander through the park’s more than four million holiday lights, enjoy the spectacular holiday performances and warm Christmas atmosphere, or taste the holiday-themed food, it is easy to understand why it has become a family tradition for so many.

Dollywood won the 2017 Golden Ticket from Amusement Today for Best Entertainment at any theme park in the world. The honor was the ninth consecutive triumph for the park in that category. With Parton’s commitment to show-stopping entertainment in 2018, Dollywood looks to lead the way in securing its 10th victory in the category.

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Spring Mix Music Series Schedule At Dollywood

Published February 2, 2018 / Last Updated February 2, 2018
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dollywood’s “Season of Showstoppers” includes an impressive line-up of award-winning stars.

With Dollywood’s “Season of Showstoppers” now on the horizon and with the buzz surrounding Dollywood’s Spring Mix continuing to grow, excited concert-goers can begin circling dates on the calendar as the lineup has been set for the park’s impressive new music series.

If there has ever been a year to take advantage of the value of a Dollywood season pass, this is it. With a number of new entertainment options (all included with park admission) available throughout the season, guests certainly will want to make several return visits in 2018.

Spring Mix (April 11- 29)

Dollywood’s Spring Mix (April 11- 29) features three weeks of stellar performances across multiple genres. The impressive roster of Spring Mix artists have combined to earn 42 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 25 Grammys, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Country Music Awards, four American Music Association Awards and 56 Dove Awards.

The first week includes classic country artists like Crystal Gayle, Shenandoah, Pam Tillis and Dollywood entertainment alumnus, Suzy Bogguss. The second week plays host to inspirational artists including Amy Grant, The Blind Boys of Alabama and comedienne Chonda Pierce – also known as “The Queen of Clean.” Classic artists like The Marshall Tucker Band, The Drifters and The Atlanta Rhythm Section entertain park guests during the final week of the event.

The Atlanta Rhythm Section
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Chonda Pierce
Connie Smith
Crystal Gayle
Debby Boone
Firefall
The Marshall Tucker Band

2018 Dollywood Spring Mix Concert Schedule*

Week One (Country)
Wednesday, April 11 – Crystal Gayle and Suzy Bogguss
Thursday, April 12 – Shenandoah and Restless Heart
Friday, April 13 – Janie Fricke and The Malpass Brothers
Saturday, April 14 – Connie Smith and Mandy Barnett
Sunday, April 15 – T.G. Sheppard and Sylvia
Monday, April 16 – Pam Tillis and Exile
Tuesday, April 17 – DOLLYWOOD CLOSED

Week Two (Inspirational)
Wednesday, April 18 – Amy Grant and The Martins
Thursday, April 19 – Chonda Pierce and Triumphant Quartet
Friday, April 20 – David Phelps and Wayne Watson
Saturday, April 21 – Blind Boys of Alabama and Dallas Holm
Sunday, April 22 – The McKameys and Carman
Monday, April 23 – Selah and Larnelle Harris
Tuesday, April 24 – DOLLYWOOD CLOSED

Week Three (Classic)
Wednesday, April 25 – The Marshall Tucker Band and The Drifters
Thursday, April 26 – Orleans and Al Stewart
Friday, April 27 – Atlanta Rhythm Section and Maureen McGovern
Saturday, April 28 – Firefall and In My Life: A Beatles Tribute
Sunday, April 29 – Debby Boone and The Tams

*Artists currently scheduled to appear. Performer listed first appears in DP’s Celebrity Theater; performer listed second appears at Showstreet Palace Theater. Artists at DP’s Celebrity Theater have two one-hour performances (2 and 5 p.m.), while those at Showstreet Palace Theater have three 40-minutes performances (2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.).

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Family Adventure Fit For Kids Of All Ages

Published July 11, 2017 / Last Updated July 11, 2017
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN offers family adventure fit for kids of all ages!

Dolly’s new dinner attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN invites families to return to the Smokies for exciting family adventure. When was the last time you sat down for a wholesome family meal together? When was the last time you shared an exciting adventure together as a family? Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures has both. Now for a limited time, get a special offer on child tickets when you book online!

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER*

The Feast

At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures each guest receives Avie Lee’s mouthwatering Sunday Dinner. It has delicious dishes straight from the Parton’s own family cookbook. Therefore, you don’t want to miss out on this fabulous feast. Take a look at the menu!

Avie Lee's Sunday Dinner at Smoky Mountain Adventures

The Adventure

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Partons and Owens take you on their whirlwind family adventure. Travel back to 1939 when their two families became one. It’s an adventure complete with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats and dramatic aerial acts high above the audience. Adults and kids agree it’s the MUST-SEE family adventure in Pigeon Forge!

Discount Coupon Offer

Now through July 16, 2017, plan your family adventure with Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN. Get $3 Off child tickets* with a special coupon code.

*Cannot combine this offer with any other Smoky Mountain Adventures offers. Only valid on online reservations. Not valid on prior purchases. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.

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Family Reunions At Smoky Mountain Adventures

Published July 3, 2017 / Last Updated July 3, 2017
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures says “Let’s Have A Family Reunion in Pigeon Forge!”

Family Reunions bring families together and fun, family adventure creates lasting memories worth repeating year after year. Plan your family reunion with the Partons and the Owens. Get this special offer at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Special Family Reunion Offer

Get $3 off child tickets* for a limited time at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures!

Use Promo Code: 17SMACH

The cast at Smoky Mountain Adventures will amaze you as both families show off their incredible skills and talents. Avie Lee puts you on the edge-of-your-seat as she and Lee fly above the crowd in a breathtaking aerial act. Plus, the Partons and the Owens will thrill your entire family as they defy gravity in specialty acts and competitions.

We all know there’s nothing more important than a healthy, happy family. And there’s no better way to enjoy your family reunion than with good, clean family adventure at someplace special! Take advantage of this special offer and bring your family to the most exciting place to eat!

Plan Your Family Reunion With This Special Offer Today

*Cannot combine this offer with any other Smoky Mountain Adventures offers. Only valid on online reservations. Not valid on prior purchases. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.

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Dollywood’s “Year Of The Family” Continues With More Family Fun

Published June 15, 2017 / Last Updated June 15, 2017
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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New rides and shows, plus fireworks and extended park hours highlight annual summer tradition for families at Dollywood’s “Year of the Family”

To celebrate summer during Dollywood’s “Year of the Family,” the park offers families even more of what they already love—time together at the world’s friendliest theme park. Summer at Dollywood (June 17- Aug. 6) provides the ideal atmosphere for families to create lifelong memories sure to put a smile on every face. Dolly Parton said,

“Summer in the Great Smoky Mountains truly is something special. When I was growing up, our entertainment was catching lightnin’ bugs and looking up at the stars. We could only dream about what it would be like to take a family vacation together.”

New Attractions & Shows

Dollywood celebrates the season with two new attractions, Drop Line and Whistle Punk Chaser. Also, The Little Engine Playhouse will feature two new stories. Guests can look forward to spectacular nightly fireworks. And a Dollywood favorite, The Gazillion Bubbles Show, returns this summer during “Year of the Family.”

Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a spectacular synchronized fireworks show, paints a colorful canvas across the Smoky Mountain sky each evening. The fireworks extravaganza lights up the night at 9:30 p.m.

The Gazillion Bubbles Show is in D.P.’s Celebrity Theater, offering an amazing facility to fill with the “unbubbleievable” tricks and fun of the bubble-making spectacle. Extended park operating hours—10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily— give guests more time to create the perfect summer getaway. Additionally, Dollywood’s hours are extended to midnight for the first time ever on July 1 and 8. Dolly said,

“We had heard about big rides and shows and festivals at places like the World’s Fair, but we never dreamed that it could all be right here in the Smokies! Places like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Dollywood are now everything we could imagine for a family vacation together.”

The Little Engine Playhouse

It’s story time again as The Little Engine Playhouse showcases two new children’s stories. Coat of Many Colors is based on Dolly’s newest children’s book of the same name. Pretend, based on Jennifer Plecas’ book, features sing-along songs that kids of all ages will enjoy. And, of course, everyone’s favorite, The Little Engine That Could, returns to the stage. It’s a delightful reminder of what can happen with just a little bit of determination.

Thrilling Rides

Dollywood guests have an amazing amount of entertainment options to enjoy during their visit. They also can experience the park’s award-winning rides in a completely different environment once the sun sets. After dark, Dollywood’s trademark attractions, like Wild Eagle and Thunderhead, provide a unique experience for those who climb aboard. These rides thrill guests who race through the summer night with no idea which way the track will turn next!

Learn more about Dollywood’s Year of the Family, or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

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