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Rock the Smokies is Back in 2022

It’s been a couple of years, but we’re excited to be bringing back our very popular Rock the Smokies Christian music festival to the park this year! The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, and it’s a great way for church groups, youth groups and families to finish their summer with a great crescendo! The event always proves to be very inspirational for those who attend, and we’re proud to have it back following the pandemic-forced postponement of the last two years.

So, I’ve made it this far into the blog, and I haven’t answered the number one question you have on your mind. Well, here you go… Rock the Smokies is headlined this year by TobyMac and Newsboys! That is two pretty powerful names in Christian music. The headline concerts take place in DP’s Celebrity Theater, with comedian and actor Heath Arthur as the emcee.

I’m pretty excited because Newsboys was my very first concert back in the mid-1990s, so there is a bit of nostalgia there for me. Thanks to Ms. Judy for loading up our youth group back in the day and taking us from Gate City, Virginia, to concerts all across the Southeast!

Christian hip-hop artist Aaron Cole, Katy Nichole, sister pop duo RENEE and Ben Fuller also are set to perform on additional stages throughout the park. All performances outside of DP’s Celebrity Theater are free with park admission. Additional artists may be announced at a later date.

In the past, tickets for the headline events are extremely popular, and premium seats sell out quickly, so keep that in mind as you go to order your tickets. Tickets go on sale April 14. Super early bird pricing ends June 24, and early bird pricing ends July 29. Sign-ups for an exclusive pre-sale take place at rockthesmokiesfest.com.  A ticket purchase includes admission to Dollywood. Discounts are available for groups, Dollywood Season Passholders and guests who order tickets early. Packages are available that include VIP seating, t-shirts, meet and greets and much more!

This event is always a great time and one you’ll surely want to experience! We hope to see you on Aug. 27!

By | 2022-05-06T10:51:04+00:00 April 8th, 2022|Entertainment|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), Wes 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 Wes 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 children. 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 Wes 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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