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Spring Mix

By now, I’m sure you’re well aware of the new Spring Mix music series we are hosting this season. I know you’re probably as excited about it as we are! Spring Mix is one of the main reasons that led Dolly to refer to this year as a “Season of Showstoppers.” She announced some of the artists performing during a press event in November, but now we’re ready to roll out the whole schedule!

Spring Mix takes place April 11- 29 and features three weeks of amazing performances across multiple genres. The impressive roster of Spring Mix artists have combined to earn 42 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 25 Grammys, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Country Music Awards, four American Music Association Awards and 56 Dove Awards. See, I told you they were impressive!

The first week includes classic country artists like Crystal Gayle, Shenandoah, Pam Tillis and Dollywood entertainment alumnus, Suzy Bogguss. The second week plays host to inspirational artists including Amy Grant, The Blind Boys of Alabama and comedienne Chonda Pierce – also known as “The Queen of Clean.” Classic artists like The Marshall Tucker Band, The Drifters, and The Atlanta Rhythm Section entertain park guests during the final week of the event.

I could write on and on about how great they all are and keep you in suspense (which I’ve tried to do through the first three paragraphs), or I could just show you the schedule and wait to hear your screams of delight. Here you go, I’ll just leave this right here:

2018 Dollywood Spring Mix Concert Schedule*

Week One (Country)

Wednesday, April 11- Crystal Gayle and Suzy Bogguss

Thursday, April 12- Shenandoah and Restless Heart

Friday, April 13- Janie Fricke and The Malpass Brothers

Saturday, April 14- Connie Smith and Mandy Barnett

Sunday, April 15- T.G. Sheppard and Sylvia

Monday, April 16- Pam Tillis and Exile

Tuesday, April 17- DOLLYWOOD CLOSED

Week Two (Inspirational)

Wednesday, April 18- Amy Grant and The Martins

Thursday, April 19- Chonda Pierce and Triumphant Quartet

Friday, April 20- David Phelps and Wayne Watson

Saturday, April 21- Blind Boys of Alabama and Dallas Holm

Sunday, April 22- The McKameys and Carman

Monday, April 23- Selah and Larnelle Harris

Tuesday, April 24- DOLLYWOOD CLOSED

 

Week Three (Classic)

Wednesday, April 25- The Marshall Tucker Band and The Drifters

Thursday, April 26- Orleans and Al Stewart

Friday, April 27- Atlanta Rhythm Section and Maureen McGovern

Saturday, April 28- Firefall and In My Life: A Beatles Tribute

Sunday, April 29- Debby Boone and The Tams

*Artists currently scheduled to appear. Performer listed first appears in DP’s Celebrity Theater; performer listed second appears at Showstreet Palace Theater. Artists at DP’s Celebrity Theater have two one-hour performances (2 and 5 p.m.), while those at Showstreet Palace Theater have three 40-minutes performances (2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.).

By | 2018-01-24T09:46:56+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

About the Author:

While he is originally from Gate City, Virginia, Wes Ramey has long considered Dollywood and the Smoky Mountains region his second home. Many weekends of the year, he would travel with his parents and grandparents to the Smokies to enjoy some his favorite attractions in the area, including the Space Needle, the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, go karts, and of course, Dollywood. Based on his love as a three-year-old for Dollywood’s Convoy ride (there is a picture on his desk), he first told his parents he wanted to become a truck driver when he grew up. He also enjoyed the Flooded Mine because: A.) it was the only ride his mamaw was brave enough to ride, and B.) she was usually scared halfway through! When he isn’t working to tell people about the awesome things you can do at Dollywood with your family (scaring your grandparents doesn’t count), he enjoys spending time with his wife Lyndsey and young daughter. Most of his days are filled with reading Imagination Library books and baking imaginary cupcakes for tea parties, but when he has time, he enjoys anything with wheels and an engine. While he doesn’t own his own race car (yet), he does enjoy watching the professionals do their thing each week. For now, he fulfills his need for speed on Lightning Rod, Thunderhead, Wild Eagle and the Rockin’ Roadway!
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