PIGEON FORGE, TN – June 19, 2019 – Enjoy the biggest season in Dollywood’s history, as the award-winning vacation destination presents Summer Celebration June 22- Aug. 4 which features extended park hours—10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily—as well as a nightly fireworks spectacular, new entertainment and after dark fun.
For the first time, families can enjoy the beauty of Wildwood Grove in the evening. As the sun sinks in the sky, Wildwood Grove glows as lanterns and lights glimmer like fireflies. The Wildwood Tree comes to life each evening and features nearly 650 lighted butterflies.
Summer Celebration also is full of new entertainment offerings, including called “Summer Feels…” taking place June 22- Aug. 4 in DP’s Celebrity Theater. “Summer Feels…” is highlighted by 10 performers and six world-class musicians who take audiences on a musical journey through today’s hits and old favorites.
Several special entertainment guests visit Dollywood this summer as well. In partnership with Humana, Dollywood hosts the Tennessee Air National Guard Band of the South—which features a concert band, a classic rock and country rock band, and a brass quintet—on Monday, June 24. The group performs multiple concerts at three different performance venues in the park.
On select Thursday’s throughout the summer, WIVK and Dollywood team up to present the New Faces of Country concert series at Back Porch Theater offering an intimate setting for fans to hear from some of the genre’s next big stars. Artists currently scheduled to appear include Adam Craig, Caylee Hammack and King Callaway.
Each evening during Summer Celebration ends with Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a fireworks extravaganza synchronized to music.
It’s story time again as The Little Engine Playhouse showcases three books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, including Coat of Many Colors, based on Parton’s children’s book; Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (new for 2019) and The Little Engine That Could. Coat of Many Colors and Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon feature sing-along songs.
To cap off the fun, once the sun sets, Wild Eagle, Lightning Rod and Thunderhead provide a unique experience for those who climb aboard; these rides thrill guests who race through the summer night with no idea which way the track will turn next.
For more information, visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.
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