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Old Fashioned Fun Served at Silver Dollar City Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival

The sweet smell of barbeque and sound of bluegrass music will greet visitors to Silver Dollar City early this summer.   With the return of the Silver Dollar City Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival May 5  through May 30, 2016, the theme park will be featuring performances from some of today’s most popular Bluegrass musicians as well as some of the nations’ most delicious BBQ. The 15th KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest is also featured during the festival.

With the purchase of Silver Dollar City tickets, you’ll gain access to performances that include:

  • Farm Hands Quartet
  • Doyle Lawson & Quiksilver
  • Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
  • The Grascals
  • The Dalton Gang
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  • Nothin’ Fancy
  • Kruger Brothers
  • Flatt Lonesome
  • Southern Raised
  • The Baker Family
  • The Willis Clan
  • Trinity River Band
  • And Many More!


For a complete list of scheduled performers for the Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival, click here.

The 15th Annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest is scheduled for May 28, also at the Opera House Theater.   Amateur entertainers 21 years of age or younger will be featured as they compete for top honors and cash prizes.

Of course, the tempting flavors of BBQ are also a highlight of this Silver Dollar City festival.  Everything from smoky Texas-style BBQ to tangy Carolina BBQ to the deliciousness of Kansas City BBQ will be available. During the Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival you can also sink your teeth into the All-You-Can-Eat Rib Feast. Served from 3pm until closing at Reunion Hall, succulent BBQ meats and a variety of sides are served family style at this feast. Sink your teeth into a variety of signature styles and sauces.  Beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and four styles of ribs including Silver Dollar City Original-Style, Memphis Dry Rub, Hickory Smoked and South Carolina Mustard will be served.

To enjoy all of the Bluegrass and Barbeque festival highlights, rides, attractions, shows and demonstrating craftsmen be sure to get your Silver Dollar City passes today.  Make a vacation out of it with a Silver Dollar City package.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

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