Dixie Stampede, Pirates Voyage and Smoky Mountain Adventures will hold auditions on Aug. 14-15 in Nashville, TN!

On Aug. 14-15, 2017, Dolly Parton’s dinner attractions will hold auditions for multiple roles at the Sheraton Music City Hotel located at 777 McGavock Pike in Nashville TN!

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, Pirates Voyage and Smoky Mountain Adventures are auditioning actors for multiple roles. Auditions are held by appointment only. Call 865-774-8176 to set up a time. Please bring a photo and resume. These popular dinner attractions are looking for MC's, Comedians, Pirates and Swashbucklers, as well as Storytellers and Country Characters.

Audition Dates & Times

Aug. 14-15, 2017
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike in Nashville, TN 37214
Call 865-774-8176 to set up an audition time.


  • Dixie Stampede - Master of Ceremonies and Skeeter
  • Pirates Voyage - Blackbeard the Pirate and Calico Jack
  • Smoky Mountain Adventures - AppleJack and Joshua

Detailed Role Descriptions Listed On Backstage.com

Dinner Attractions

Dixie Stampede has locations in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson MO
Pirates Voyage located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Smoky Mountain Adventures located in Pigeon Forge, TN


Dolly Parton invites everyone back to the Smoky Mountains - Some Place Special!

Visit the beautiful Smoky Mountains and experience nature’s renewal along with your own. Dolly invites families back to the Smokies and shares why they really are some place special. Here families can laugh, play and stay as they rejuvenate their spirit and make lasting memories together. Dolly says,

"Come on back; we’re here and better than ever."

With the award-winning atmosphere of Dollywood theme park, America’s must-see water park, Dollywood’s Splash Country, and multiple lodging options, families can create a unique experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.

Families can also find world-class entertainment in Pigeon Forge at Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction and Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures - the all-new dinner and show now in its premier season.

Plan an exciting summer getaway in the Smoky Mountains - Some Place Special!
Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction
Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures

Cooler temperatures could not stop the Smoky Mountain spirit on Parade Day in Pigeon Forge, TN.

All photos courtesy of Curtis Hilbun

On Friday, May 5, Grand Marshal and hometown girl, Dolly Parton, led the 32nd Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade. She waved to the crowd lining the route down the Parkway. This year she sat atop a Dollywood-sponsored float celebrating the Great Smoky Mountains. The float was dedicated to those she affectionately calls “my people” with #SomeplaceSpecial and the words "Mountain Tough."

Dixie Stampede debuted their special 30th Anniversary float. The dinner attraction is celebrating their 30th season in Pigeon Forge, TN this year. The season marks the return of the Thundering Longhorns, a fan favorite, to the main show.

Additionally, Pigeon Forge’s newest show, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures made their first appearance in the parade. The show opened this spring. Dolly Parton and resident storyteller AppleJack tell this thrilling story. Visitors can expect music, laughter, edge-of-your-seat special effects and thrilling specialty acts. The show features competitions, romance and much more.

The parade also featured a host of elaborately decorated floats from some of the area's most popular attractions. Music filled the air from marching bands. Veteran groups proudly walked the route and entertainers of all varieties brought smiles and laughter to everyone in attendance.

The annual event draws crowds upwards of 50,000 people. Folks travel from near and far for the chance to experience the excitement and to welcome Dolly home.

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Annual Children's "Whoadeo" at Dixie Stampede set for Oct. 1.

Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO, and Pigeon Forge, TN, are hosting their annual "Whoadeo" on Oct 1. Each location's fun-filled children's event features exciting games, activities and Stick Horse competitions.

Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO

In Branson, MO, the fun starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and continues until 1 p.m. It's your chance to ride in Dixie Stampede’s arena as part of the “Whoadeo” Stick Horse Rodeo plus experience interactive exhibits, games and lots of surprises…All FREE!
Learn more about "Whoadeo" at Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO or call 417-337-9400.

Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN

In Pigeon Forge, TN, activities include stick horse competitions, a parade of horses, and costume contests in the Dixie Stampede arena and a free outdoor carnival from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn more about "Whoadeo" at Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN or call 1-800-356-1676.

Dolly Parton loves creating new ways for families to make lifelong memories together and this year is no exception!

Dolly and her team are creating an all-new immersive experience for guests visiting Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO. Renovations are under way for the single largest show enhancement since the opening in 1995. Dolly said,

“First, I want to thank the Branson community for the support you’ve given my Dixie Stampede for the past 21 seasons. You all have made the show such a success, and now I’m excited to announce we’re making some changes that will take the show to a whole new level! My team is hard at work creating a new set, powerful new music, lots of amazing special effects and a few other surprises. This amazing technology has allowed us to really take our guests on a ‘new adventure.’ I just know families are truly going to love it!”

The High Spirited Adventure continues at Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN. The talented cast is eager to entertain guests of all ages with their friendly North and South competition. Exciting sights and sounds including breathtaking scenes shown on a 12.5 million LED wall continue to delight audiences.

Guests at both locations will enjoy the unforgettable four-course family feast. View the show schedule and make reservations at DixieStampede.com

More Fun Coming In May!

Dolly also plans to open an all-new show in May. Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure Dinner & Show, in Pigeon Forge, TN, promises the same level of entertainment as Dixie Stampede, giving families more opportunities to make lasting memories together. Dixie Stampede fans visiting the new show can expect a hearty feast large enough to feed a lumberjack's appetite.

Follow Lumberjack Adventure for the latest news.



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