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Silver Dollar City Bluegrass & BBQ Fest in Branson

Come home to the Heartland in Branson and celebrate two of America’s greatest traditions during The Bluegrass and BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City. See the biggest names in Bluegrass music from award-winning favorites to red-hot rising stars throughout this 23 day event. Enjoy 3-time Grammy Award-winning artists the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in a special concert on May 30! Plus, 6-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Rhonda Vincent comes home to Silver Dollar City May 11-13, 2007, IBMA Entertainers of the Year The Grascals return May 25-29, and 2008 Grammy Nominee Cherryholmes will perform May 26-28.

“Silver Dollar City reaches hundreds of thousands of fans each year making it one of the most significant and vital presenters of live bluegrass music anywhere in the world.” – Dan Hayes, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

For over 30 years the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been entertaining audiences, gathering numerous Grammy Awards and #1 hits along the way. See this once-in-a-lifetime concert May 30 at 7 p.m. in Silver Dollar City’s Echo Hollow® Amphitheatre.

Their Will the Circle Be Unbroken series united living legends with contemporary artists and garnered multiple Grammy nominations. Listen to a sample of these landmark albums and learn more about the band’s remarkable journey when you visit the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s official website.

The 2nd Annual Single Mic Championship will be held May 17 & 18. Watch amateurs and professionals duel for top honors in this exciting musical style.

Back by popular demand, the Youth In Bluegrass Band Contest will be held May 24 & 25. See tomorrow’s top stars storm the stage with tight, family-style harmonies. The Youth In Bluegrass Band Contest is sponsored by KSMU.

NEW in 2008 – Chris Jones from Sirius Radio will host the Sirius Bluegrass Concert Series May 26 – 28. Hear The Grascals, Dailey and Vincent Band and Cherryholmes on The Opera House stage, then tune in to hear interviews with the artists taped during their appearance at Silver Dollar City. Check our show schedule for concert times online, or when you visit.

Continue to watch the website for a complete lineup of festival performers and contest details as they become available.

House of BBQSavor the aromas and flavors of an all-American favorite at The House of BBQ!
Try the nation’s most popular flavors from Memphis dry rubs and sweet and tangy Carolina vinegars to smoky Texas-style tastes and the Midwest’s own Kansas City-style.
Come hungry and sink your teeth into this smokin’ all-American pastime.

Information courtesy of Silver Dollar City

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