Dollywood Opens March 19, 2016 with Another Amazing Festival of Nations Celebration!

Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge kicks off it’s 2016 season on Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. with the fantastic Festival of Nations! Dollywood brings musicians, dancers and other artists from around the globe to share their culture and food to the delight of theme park guests!

Mother Africa performance at Dollywood's Festival of Nations

Back by popular demand, Don’t miss Mother Africa at Dollywood’s Festival of Nations.

Here are some of the great shows and performances at Dollywood’s Festival of Nations 2016!

Atahualpa @ Showstreet Theater
Discover the culture and history of the Andes Mountains with Atahualpa, performers from Ecuador, who hope to promote brotherhood and world peace through their music. Atahualpa uses native Incan instruments, South American dance rhythms with contemporary and traditional music.

Celtic Coast @ Rivertown Junction
Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada this trio features award-winning singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald along with up-and-comers Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen.

David Charrier @ throughout the park
This percussionist, guitarist and vocalist from France has become known for his playing of the Hang, a rare instrument developed in 2000. Charrier’s interactive street performances are celebrated the world over.Dollywood's Festival of Nations March 19-April 18, 2016

Duo Del Sol @ Rivertown Junction
Guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman take Latin music up a notch with their innovative, cutting-edge performance. Duo Del Sol were recently nominated for Best Instrumental Album by the Independent Music Awards.

Los Pampas Gauchos @ Showstreet Theater
Take a fun trip to Argentina during comic production with traditional folk dancing that shares the coloruful culture of the eighth largest country in the world.

Mother Africa @ Showstreet Theater
Talented performers from across the continent come together to celebrate the diversity of each country with traditional and modern dance, music and amazing acrobatics. Guests will be transported to the South African township of “Khayelitsha” during this inspiring, high-energy show.

The United Kingdom Ukelele Orchestra @ Jukebox Junction
These talented musicians from around the UK offer a show like none other, all arranged for the Ukelele, a traditional Hawaiian instrument. For the first-time ever, Dollywood guests will get to see these musical geniuses and their hilarious antics!

Via Romen @ Craftsmans Valley
Traditional and modern gypsy music from around the world is performed by Ukrainian violinist Arkadiy Gips. This performance of music and dance is not to be missed!

Zebra Stelzentheater of Germany @ throughout the park
See amazing German stilt dancers dressed to the hilt and performing throughout the theme park during Festival of Nations 2016.

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations ends on Monday, April 18, 2016. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit Dollywood.com.

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