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Jumpstart Summer 2014 with Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival

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Adam Steffey and The BoxcarsPigeon Forge, TN -- A perfect way to jump start the summer, Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass pairs the best barbeque in the South with the biggest names in bluegrass. This May 24-June 8 event includes free daily concerts throughout the park from artists including The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, The Boxcars with J.D. Crowe, Riders in the Sky, The Bankester Family and many more. While the music serves as a treat to the ears, Dollywood’s award-winning food provides the perfect complement for the taste buds. Tender and tangy ribs, pulled pork, barbequed chicken, smoked sausage and more make this the ultimate family picnic.

Back by popular demand, the music-filled festival features 16 days and over 250 FREE concerts, all included with Dollywood admission. Catch some of the finest bluegrass music by The Boxcars, The Bankesters, The Seldom Scene, Ash Breeze, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Gibson Brothers, Della Mae, Snyder Family Band, Sierra Hull, The Time Jumpers, Dugger Band, Moore Brothers Band, Breaking Grass, Matthew Weaver, Riders in the Sky, The Lackey Family, The Willis Clan, Chilhowee Mountain Band, Mountain Faith, Willow Osborne, Gold Heart, Lonesome Meadow, Jerry Butler & The Blu J's, Brian Keith Wallen, Vickie Vaughn Band, The Tenos, Balsam Range, The Grassabillies, Paper Bird, Flatt Lonesome, Most Wanted Bluegrass, The Hot Club of Cowtown, and Mary Raybon

“Of course, everybody knows I love bluegrass music,” Dolly Parton said. “The more folks asked me about bringing back my Barbecue & Bluegrass festival, I realized Dollywood fans have a real hunger for bluegrass music and great tastin’ barbecue. Since I aim to please, I’m proud to say Barbecue & Bluegrass is back and better than ever at Dollywood!”

Dollywood is more than just a world class theme park. It’s the complete getaway for families looking to disconnect from the world’s distractions and reconnect with each other while nestled in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood’s properties provide ample opportunity to overwrite life’s daily stresses with new family memories.

A full schedule of artists and performance dates as well as ticket and passes information is available at Come to the mountainsof Tennessee and jumpstart your summer bluegrass experience.
“Of course, everybody knows I love bluegrass music,” Dolly Parton said. “The more folks asked me about bringing back my Barbecue

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