What’s the recipe for the perfect all-American music & food festival? Take a heaping helping of the very best bluegrass music this nation has to offer and mix in a hearty portion of smoky, mouthwatering barbecue flavor. Top it off with a concert from one country & bluegrass legend and voilá – you’ve got 23 days of music and food sure to satisfy your appetite for fun.
For 16 years, the best of America’s bluegrass artists have gathered at Silver Dollar City each May to fill the park with the sweet sounds of fiddles, mandolins, dobros and banjos. From chart-toppers and award-winners to breakout artists and family bands, over 60 groups in all are scheduled to perform on stages throughout the park.
Each week, we’ll guide you through the lineup so you can learn more about these incredible musicians. Some of the most celebrated artists slated to perform during Bluegrass & BBQ include Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Special Consensus, Gibson Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and The Grascals. But, that’s just a tiny taste of the outstandingly talented folks who you can hear during this festival.
Plus, on Sunday, May 28, during the final weekend of Bluegrass & BBQ, Silver Dollar City’s 4000-seat Echo Hollow® Amphitheatre will host the legendary Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder for a one-night-only concert!
Of course, the music is just one half of this flavorful festival. During Bluegrass & BBQ, Silver Dollar City is filled with smoky, tangy, tender and delicious barbecue and all of the tasty fixin’s that go along with it. You can head down to the Red Gold Heritage Hall and Red Gold Courtyard any time during the festival to taste those amazing smoky flavors.
In addition to Silver Dollar City’s own slow smoked ribs, pulled pork, chicken and brisket, you’ll find some new barbecue creations that will send you straight to bbq heaven, including barbecue sundaes, crazy corn-on-the-cob, sizzling sausages, complete meal kabobs and mason jar desserts. Fridays and Saturdays, Reunion Hall on the City’s Square hosts a family-style all-you-care-to-eat barbecue feast from 3pm to park close. Of course this is in addition to the delicious smoked meats served throughout the park all season long.
New this season is the Pitmaster’s Courtyard. Each Friday, Saturday & Sunday, award-winning barbecue experts from The Good One™ Smokers and Primo® Grills will be stationed in Red Gold Courtyard to demonstrate advanced techniques that you can take back to your own backyard. Instruction and samples are provided during these informative demonstrations brought to you by Outdoor Rooms By Design.
Inside the Frisco Freight Barn is your headquarters for all barbecue accessories, gadgets and gifts. Plus, browse scores of sauces and marinades including Silver Dollar City’s own popular line from Ott’s.
We’ve got the bluegrass, we’ve got the bbq – all we’re missing is you! Check the daily schedule and start planning your next visit today.