New Entertainment Coming To Dollywood’s Summer Celebration
Summer is kicking in to high gear at Dollywood this weekend. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration features everything from nightly fireworks, extended park hours (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and thrilling new entertainment.
First, let’s cover what different entertainment activities families can enjoy throughout the event. International touring sensation DRUMLine LIVE will be at the park with riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy. Developed by the consultants of the hit 2002 movie Drumline, the band featured in this exhilarating show creates a synchronized musical masterpiece for guests—it’s more than just the typical halftime performance! DRUMLine LIVE runs in Celebrity Theater June 16- July 4. Don Roberts, CEO and Director of DRUMLine Live said:
“Dollywood is the ultimate family theme park and DRUMLine Live is the ultimate family show. We promise to offer the same excitement, energy and exhilarating entertainment as any roller coaster in the park. I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like DRUMLine LIVE. We will have you on your feet by halftime. We want to thank Dolly Parton and the team at Dollywood for giving us this wonderful opportunity.”
iLuminate, finalists on America’s Got Talent (AGT) in 2011, bring their electrified glow-in-the-dark costumes to DP’s Celebrity Theater to perform dynamic dance routines and illusions to thrill guests. iLuminate performs July 7-21. In addition to their third place result on AGT, iLuminate has toured the world from Egypt to Malaysia and has appeared on shows like Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor, Good Morning America and Ellen. The group launched in 2009 and patented the mesmerizing technology used in their shows. They’ve performed alongside stars like Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta, and are excited to bring their talent to Dollywood. The show will combine audience favorites with new moves including new light suits. It’ll be an energetic performance the whole family will enjoy.
Anther unique entertainment is speed painter Ricardo Barazza who creates stunning works of art on a spinning 360-degree canvas (while he dances and moves). The show, PaintJam will astonishes Dollywood guests and runs throughout the entirety of the Summer Celebration.
The fun continues after dark with a new evening show, Nighttime Experience. Some of Dollywood’s best daytime performers offer a fresh new show highlighted by their interpretations of today’s hottest hits! Guests shouldn’t miss these 13 singer/dancers and five live musicians as they put on a concert for the ages! The show takes place July 25- Aug. 8. In addition, every evening during Summer Celebration ends with Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a thrilling fireworks extravaganza synchronized to music. That’s over 50 nights in a row of fireworks!
Children will enjoy The Little Engine Playhouse showcase of three favorite books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, including Coat of Many Colors, based on Parton’s newest children’s book. Coat of Many Colors and Pretend, by Jennifer Plecas, feature sing-along songs that kids of all ages will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite, The Little Engine That Could, comes to the stage with a delightful reminder of what can happen with just a little bit of determination.
In addition to new entertainment options, Dollywood’s Summer Celebration also gives guests the chance to enjoy their favorite rides after dark. Once the sun sets, Dollywood’s trademark attractions, like 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!
A range of tasty new dining options also highlight Dollywood’s Summer Celebration including savory jambalaya with shrimp and andouille sausage, chicken and beef skewers over rice pilaf and flavorful street tacos. Festival-exclusive dessert offerings include blackberry cobbler, churros and strawberries and cream.
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