Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ Internationally Recognized
Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ has been recognized by the
International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for Distinguished Achievement. It is one of
the world’s top bluegrass events spotlighting the top names in bluegrass
music for live stage performances . The dates of the festival are May 3 – 28, Tuesdays –
Sundays, plus Mondays May 21 and May 28.
Bluegrass & BBQ features over 60 acts, from award-winning favorites to rising stars. This includes a
May 27 concert with 15-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Along
with high-energy music and tight harmonies, the festival sizzles with a park-wide barbecue feast,
featuring the House of BBQ.
“Gathering with folks from all across America in one of the country’s best vacation
destinations is something we always love,” said Joe Mullins, 7-time IBMA award winner and chairperson
of the IBMA Board. “From up-and-coming talent to veterans like Ricky Skaggs and Rhonda Vincent,
the variety of talent is immense, and with award winning food. Silver Dollar City is THE place to be every May.”
Featuring Award-winning Bluegrass Artists
The festival is coordinated by 5-time SPBGMA* Bluegrass Promoter of the Year D.A. Callaway.
Bluegrass & BBQ presents award-winning artists including 8-time Female Vocalist of the
Year Rhonda Vincent with the Rage, 7-time Vocal Group of the Year Doyle Lawson &
Quicksilver, Flatt Lonesome, The Gibson Brothers, 5-time Instrumental Group of the Year
and 10-time Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Grascals and
more. In addition, fresh artists climbing the charts include The Snyder Family Band, Breaking Grass
and The Trinity River Band.
Encouraging upcoming generations of musicians, Silver Dollar City presents the 17th
annual Youth In Bluegrass Band Contest on May 26, drawing 20 competing bands from
across the nation and showcasing the freshest new talent.
Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ spotlights great BBQ!
Along with the finest in Bluegrass the festival also spotlights BBQ! Consequently, the park’s largest
presentation hall becomes The House of BBQ, where guests can enjoy bands performing on stage while
feasting on 18-hour slow-smoked brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs. Sides include grilled Bacon Jalapeno
Corn on the Cob and Mason jar desserts with Salted Caramel, Brownie and Apple Pie Layered
Cheesecakes. An all-you-care-to-eat BBQ feast is featured on the Square Friday and Saturday
afternoons with fall-off-the-bone smoked ribs, ham, tri-tip and chicken, plus the park’s famous
18-hour smoked brisket, direct from large outdoor charcoal grills and the park’s custom-made
For more information please call 800-831-4FUN(386) or visit the website
* Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America