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17 March 2021

A Brighter Day: A NEW Heart-Warming Show

By | 2021-04-05T16:04:02+00:00 March 17th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

My kids and I kicked off Dollywood’s 36th season with a fun-filled day including the debut of a NEW foot-stomping show. This heart-warming, hopeful performance, A Brighter Day, is a must- see.  I cried. I sang. I wanted to dance. It truly has it all. This show is a unique blend of inspirational [...]

16 March 2021

New Tenor Joins The Kingdom Heirs

By | 2021-03-16T17:21:07+00:00 March 16th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

As Dollywood opens for its 36th season, so does the park’s longest-running entertainment act, the award-winning Kingdom Heirs. Back to perform on the Showstreet Palace Theatre stage, this off-season brought a major change to the seven-member group. With the recent retirement of long-time tenor Jerry Martin, Kingdom Heirs manager Kreis French shoulder tapped 24-year-old [...]

5 February 2021

Quiz: Which Dollywood Coffee Mug Suits Your Personality?

By | 2021-02-05T14:34:47+00:00 February 5th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood has the best souvenir coffee cups. Seriously, I think I buy a new one every time I go. Sometimes, life can feel like a Monday morning, every morning - especially when it’s winter, and Dollywood is closed in preparation for a new season. I think I’m currently experiencing Dollywood withdrawals. Recently, I found [...]

3 February 2021

How Dollywood Adapted Entertainment Auditions During Pandemic

By | 2021-02-03T13:24:33+00:00 February 3rd, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

As you have probably already experienced, the shows at Dollywood are top-notch. (It’s Dolly Parton’s theme park, after all!) Performers come from all over to audition for the opportunity to entertain audiences on a Dollywood stage. This year, as we all continue to make changes for COVID-19, it’s exciting that Dollywood will have shows [...]

5 December 2020

NEW This Christmas Season: Candlelight Carolers

By | 2020-12-02T13:56:05+00:00 December 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Festivals|0 Comments

The sun was just setting over Dollywood when my kids and I waited for the Candlelight Carolers performance during our last visit. This new show takes place on the steps of the iconic Robert F. Thomas Chapel. It’s a remarkably breathtaking spot nestled at the foot of the mountain in Craftsman’s Valley. This Christmas [...]

4 December 2020

Include New Fireworks Display in Your Christmas Traditions

By | 2020-12-02T14:28:25+00:00 December 4th, 2020|Entertainment, Festivals|0 Comments

During our most recent visit to Dollywood we got to enjoy the new fireworks display, Merry & Bright. We started our day by watching our favorite show, Christmas in the Smokies. Our next stop was to get some warm chowder at Front Porch Café followed by some sweet treats from Spotlight Bakery. After a [...]

20 November 2020

New Christmas Show at Dollywood: Heart of the Holidays

By | 2020-11-25T08:59:18+00:00 November 20th, 2020|Entertainment|0 Comments

Heart of the Holidays It’s all heart when it comes to Dollywood’s brand-new Christmas show, featuring none other than Dolly’s kinfolk. I got to experience this holiday magic on opening day of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival and, boy, can I tell you… I am feelin’ the Christmas spirit! To tell you the truth, [...]

23 October 2020

QUIZ: Which Bluegrass Instrument Are You?

By | 2020-10-23T10:02:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2020|Entertainment|0 Comments

Have you heard that Dollywood has more than 800 live performances during the Harvest Festival? That’s the most they’ve ever had in a single festival! I came back so energized from my Dollywood visit, I thought it would be fun to ask you—if you were a bluegrass instrument, what would you be? Have you [...]

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 [...]

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