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2 October 2020

The Most Live Music EVER at Dollywood This Fall

By | 2020-10-05T15:26:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|Entertainment|0 Comments

Do you enjoy live music? Are you a fan of acoustic sounds in the fresh autumn air? Are outdoor festivals your type of thing? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, Dollywood is the place for you from now until Oct. 31.  With more than 800 live performances on tap [...]

21 February 2020

The Soundtrack of Dollywood

By | 2020-02-21T17:23:45+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

I wonder how many of Dollywood’s visitors notice the music playing in the background throughout the park? I always notice it, and I have observed how it has changed over the 30-plus years I have been visiting. A friend once told me her cousin had never visited Dollywood because they didn’t care for the [...]

5 February 2020

A Heartsong Melody: The Best 20 Minutes of Your Dollywood Day!

By | 2020-02-06T13:51:57+00:00 February 5th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

One of my absolute favorite things to do at Dollywood is to head to The Village section of the park to watch Heartsong: The Movie in the Heartsong Theater. In fact, I would say that it’s the best 20-minute break you can take during an adventurous day in the park! The film features Dolly [...]

18 December 2019

NEW, Interactive Christmas Tree Wand

By | 2019-12-17T16:53:52+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

My son is like Kevin McAlister from “Home Alone”—always in love with Christmas trees! And what place has one of the best? Dollywood, of course! So when we visited Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas this past weekend, I knew we had to plan a time to take in the awe and beauty of the Dollywood’s [...]

13 December 2019

Going Backstage: It’s A Wonderful Life

By | 2019-12-12T16:59:37+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

One of the coolest things I have gotten to do as a Dollywood Insider is to learn more about the theatrical productions in Dollywood. Last winter, I was able to observe auditions for the many different performing roles. While talking to the actors waiting to audition, I learned what a coveted position it was [...]

11 December 2019

Behind the Scenes: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

By | 2019-12-11T17:08:18+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

When I think of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, experiencing ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with my family is a must! The beautiful story of the Baxter family and their Christmas miracle makes my heart smile, but seeing the show through my children’s eyes is the icing on the cake. Year after year, my son [...]

8 December 2019

Extras! Extras! Read All About It!

By | 2019-12-06T14:19:41+00:00 December 8th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

If you’re a lover of holidays, Hallmark Channel movies, and/or Dollywood, then you probably already know about the Hallmark Channel movie, “Christmas at Dollywood.” The movie includes stars like Danica McKellar, Niall Matter, and even Dolly Parton! While some of the filming happened outside the park, we Dollywood Insiders were able to be extras [...]

4 December 2019

Where I Belong! “Christmas in the Smokies”

By | 2019-12-04T17:14:01+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

For the past 29 years, Dollywood’s “Christmas in the Smokies” musical stage show has been a guest favorite—so much so, in fact, that it’s the park’s longest-running show! With a cast of 15 talented singers and dancers, eight live musicians, and about a dozen stage crew members, the Christmas-Americana production runs four times daily, six days [...]

14 October 2019

Behind the Scenes with The Kingdom Heirs

By | 2019-10-14T16:47:23+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Did you know Dollywood is home to a multi-award winning gospel group? I had the great privilege of sitting down and chatting with Dollywood's own Kingdom Heirs. They started in the Silver Dollar City days when the group performed mainly on weekends. Then, according to founding member, Kreis, when Dolly Parton opened Dollywood in 1986, [...]

11 September 2019

Get to Know Joe the Juggler

By | 2019-09-11T11:01:24+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood is known for many things including exceptional entertainment. That amazing entertainment brings extremely high-quality and talented performers to work at the park. One of those entertainers, and one that you don’t want to miss, is Joe the Juggler! Most recently, I caught him in Wilderness Pass Plaza for a 30-minute show that is [...]

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