Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy 30th Anniversary Dollywood!

This year is the 30th Anniversary of Dollywood and Dolly Parton has 30 big announcements which will be made public over a year’s time.  Leave it to Dolly to do it up big and colorful.

One Big Announcement: 

Back a few years, like a decade or so, you may remember that Dolly performed concerts at her park in the mountains of Sevier County.  That hasn’t happened for a while, but it is going to change.   Dolly will be performing two concerts, Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2015.

Those concerts will not be part of your entry ticket price; you will have to buy special tickets for them.  The money will go to a good cause, Dolly’s Imagination Library.  Other performers will be on hand to lend their musical talents over the summer but the names have not been released.

Whatever the cost of those tickets, it will certainly be worth the price to see Dolly perform live at the coolest place in East Tennessee, Dollywood.  I have never seen Dolly in person, but I have seen a few concerts at Dollywood.

Dolly’s New Family Resort: 

The DreamMore Resort will be opening soon so look for the grand opening sometime this summer.  The resort will be colorful and family oriented. That resort takes up a chunk of land but Dolly has a lot more land and she has big plans but those plans are still secret.

Dollywood is an amazing place and if you have never been there, this is the year to go.  The colors, the flowers, the people, the energy, the rides, the food, the music and the atmosphere – those are reasons to head to the coolest place in East Tennessee.

Helpful Hints:

Plan ahead, dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking involved!  If you go on the water rides be prepared to get a little (or a lot) wet!  Take your sun screen and be sure to stay hydrated.  It gets hot and muggy in the summer even in the mountains!

The first time I went to this amazing place I had to be talked into it.  Once there I didn't want to leave.  You might just feel the same way! 

If you want more information on Dollywood’s schedule, pricing or other useful information, you can find out all kinds of good stuff at

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1 comment:

  1. Dolly Parton is one individual who is true to her native Sevierville and Tennessee. Her vision of promoting and giving back to her community has brought tens of thousands of visitors to the area and helped put Pigeon Forge and Sevier county on the map with people from all over the world. The Festival of Nations production, which last all summer, draws crowds young and old. She's a good ole' Tennessee gal and truly loves her home town and people. If you do get to Pigeon Forge don't miss her Dixie Stampede! Lots of horses, cowboys & cowgirls and hooping and hollering to rouse the crowds.