Stars shine bright in Dollywood during 2018 Season of Showstoppers

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Stars shine bright in Dollywood during 2018 Season of Showstoppers.
Dollywood’s 33rd season kicked off with an amazing array of entertainment entitled “Season of Showstoppers.

Dollywood has won Amusement Today’s Golden ticket Award for Best Theme Park Entertainment for the past nine years and, given the more than $1 million additional investment in this year’s offering, looks to lead the way to the award for the tenth year. Each season at Dollywood provides a new and exciting experience for the entire family; both for season pass holders or those opting to purchase the new multi-day ticket.

The year began March 17-April 9 with a Festival of Nations that honored the traditional music, dance and food and crafts from countries across the globe. It continued with Spring Mix Music series April 11-29 that spotlighted classic country talent. The park’s popular Barbecue & Bluegrass began May 25 and ran through June 10. This event provided more that 350 concerts during the festival.

The upcoming Summer Celebration, June 16-Aug. 5, featuring extended park hours, 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. daily, provides an opportunity for families to ride Dollywood’s world-class attractions well into the night. Entertainment includes America’s got Talent finalist’s iLuminate performing June 16-July 4. This inventive group in their electrified glow-in-the-dark costumes performs dynamic dance routines and illusions. From July 7-July 24, DRUMline Live! provides synchronized music based on the hit 2002 movie Drumline. The evenings climax with an amazing fireworks extravaganza set to lively music.

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival, presented by Humana Sept. 28-Nov.3., includes an expansion of the favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights

The LumiNights are a “Spooktacularly” fun time!

and also features the largest Southern gospel event in America. More than 600 performances by award-winning southern gospel acts takes place during the festival and thousands of carved pumpkins will illuminate the evening with an eerie glow. Visitors will also enjoy the artistry of visiting crafters from across the country and will have a chance to sample the harvest-themed food items from Dollywood’s award winning food teams.

Christmas is special at Dollywood, honored as the Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide, where more than four million holiday lights and nostalgic performances provide a holiday atmosphere that is perfect for your family. Dolly’s Parade of Many Colors and traditional shows like It’s a Wonderful Life and Christmas in the Smokies are guaranteed to put your entire family in the holiday spirit!

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