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


Christmas comes to life at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN!

Family traditions are created and celebrated when Christmas arrives at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus reenacted with Mary, Joseph, the wise men and a living Nativity of camels, donkeys and sheep. This touching scene is a reminder of the importance of the Christmas season. Dolly said,

"Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s full of fond family memories. At my Dixie Stampede, we celebrate family time and the true meaning of Christmas. We invite families to come make memories with us over a good meal and wholesome entertainment."

Families also will enjoy “Toys Come to Life,” an amazing musical fantasy starring The Sugar Plum Fairy and a number of toys she magically brings to life in a musical celebration which includes a stunning aerial display set to the unforgettable music of "The Nutcracker."

Branson, MO

When Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction opens Oct. 27, the action-packed family fun show will transform into a beautiful holiday spectacular. Folks who experience Christmas at Dixie Stampede (Oct. 27- Dec. 31, 2016) will be amazed at the complete show makeover including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday adornment, seasonal music, a Santa Claus sighting and a four-course feast.
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Pigeon Forge, TN

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for the 2016 holiday season with the magnificent sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course Christmas feast. The Christmas show at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” debuts Nov. 1 and runs through New Year’s Day.
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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.

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Annual "Whoadeo" event at Dixie Stampede supports Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and celebrates the joy of reading

Families are invited to Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO, to a free, fun-filled day of games, face painting, animal exhibitions, giveaways and more. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will come to life at the annual stick horse rodeo and family fun day, Saturday, October 3. This is a free event designed to celebrate the joy of reading among families while children enjoy riding stick horses "rodeo style" in the Dixie Stampede performance arena. Dolly said,

"My Imagination Library 'Whoadeo' is a fun event for all ages. There’s nothing better for a child’s mind than reading, so it is my hope that with each book, the child will dream more, learn more, care and be more."

"Whoadeo" will showcase kids' events including Barrel Racing, Obstacle Course, and Bucking Horse competition, astride some of the wildest steeds in the stable. They will compete on a stick horse as they race around barrels, jump over obstacles and try their best not to get "bucked" off their horse. It’s Dolly’s true belief that all children are winners, so medals will be awarded to every kid who participates. Dixie Stampede will provide stick horses or children may bring their own.

All proceeds from Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show performance that evening, Saturday, October 3, will be donated to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting program that mails free, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five. To date, the organization has sent over 71 million free books to children in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Here in Missouri, there are 37 Imagination Library affiliate communities with 14,012 children enrolled in the program.

Visit Dixie Stampede for more information on Whoadeo benefiting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.



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