Pigeon Forge, TN(September 24, 2020)
Anyone missing live concerts the last few months should plan a trip to Dollywood’s Harvest Festival (Sept. 25-Oct.31) as more than 800 live concerts will take place during the run of the festival! In fact, it is the most live music during any event in the park’s history.
During the festival, guests can enjoy music from multiple genres with heavy influence from both Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists. Guests also will find a diverse range of local and regional talent performing Americana and folk music.
With so much music on display, Dollywood’s entertainment team had to get creative with scheduling and locations for the large number of concerts. The spotlight will shine on eight open-air stages in the park, immersing the entire park in the sounds of great live music. In addition to the park’s traditional outdoor stages, temporary stages can be found in Market Square, Adventures in Imagination, and even on the steps of the Robert F. Thomas Chapel.
“People everywhere are really missing the concert and live entertainment experience,” said Paige Bales, Dollywood Entertainment Director. “We’ve been able to host amazing entertainment since we reopened in June, but the Harvest Festival gives us a great opportunity to offer our guests something they’ve been wanting for months. With more than 800 performances from different genres, there is no doubt our guests will be able to find the music they want. We’re also happy to be able to put a lot of local artists on centerstage to share their talents.”
Southern Gospel fans can find great performances throughout the event, highlighted by the artists appearing at the Robert F. Thomas Chapel and the Singing News Stage at The Village Depot. Groups appearing include The Griffins, The Isbell Family, Messiah’s Call, Eternal Vision, The Wisecarvers, Westward Road, GloryWay Quartet, 3 Heath Brothers, The Hyssongs, The Millers, and Answered Prayer.
The Back Porch Theater is home to various genres, including Knoxville Americana performer Cruz Contreras, Nashville-based Gospel singer Angela Primm, Robinella and the Down South Boys, The Carolina Boys Quartet, Lauren Talley, The Erwins, The Willis Family, Backline and Three Bridges.
With so much award-winning entertainment during the Harvest Festival, it is the perfect time to take advantage of a season pass to visit again and again. With great music by day, and Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health each evening, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is the perfect place to make fun fall family memories in the Smokies.
Dollywood is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. during each day of operation for the Harvest Festival (Sept 25- Oct. 31).