Award-winning bluegrass musicians, tangy barbeque create perfect harmony during Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass

dollywood bbq bluegrassBy Wes Ramey

Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass running through June 7 helps kick off summer with a stellar lineup of bluegrass superstars and a mouth-watering menu of the finest barbeque available anywhere! Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Earls of Leicester and J.D. Crowe & The New South are just a small selection of the talented bluegrass pickers taking to the stage during this family-favorite festival.

“It’s no secret that I love to have all these great bluegrass stars at my Barbeque & Bluegrass festival at Dollywood,” Dolly Parton said. “They make some of the sweetest music you’ll ever hear and I’m so glad we can bring it to the folks who come visit. Everyone also knows I enjoy good southern barbeque, and you can find some of the best around right here at Dollywood. I’m proud of my bluegrass roots, so I truly enjoy sharing all of it with our guests to help kick off the summer.”

All concerts are free and included with park admission. For a complete lineup of concert performances and showtimes, please visit In all, guests can expect nearly 300 concerts during the festival.

Dollywood’s award-winning food perfectly complements the sounds of bluegrass music’s finest. The aroma of bold barbeque wafts through the air thanks to expertly-prepared pulled pork, smoked sausage and chicken and slabs of ribs. Bountiful barbeque entrees are accompanied by Southern favorites like baked beans, corn on the cob and more. Guests also can find a number of sweet treats to put an exclamation point on their meal!

From bluegrass favorites and tangy barbeque at Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass to the park’s award-winning rides and family-friendly atmosphere, there are memory-making moments for every member of the family during Dollywood’s 30th anniversary season.

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