Monday, April 6, 2015

Scott And Carol Present - Dollywood's Festival of Nations

This is the fifteenth anniversary of Festival of Nations, when Dollywood brings the word to Pigeon Forge, TN.

The Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas return  to Dollywood’s Festival of Nations from Mexico after a very successful debut in 2013 . The all-female ensemble features a diverse repertoire, all imbued with true Latin flavor.

The Divas have made a name for themselves on the international music scene. Be sure to catch their show located at the Back Porch Theater.

Trinidad’s oldest steel pan, or drum band, Invaders Steel Orchestra, celebrates 75 years of creating festive music in 2015. As part of their 75th anniversary tour, the group returns to Dollywood to bring the tropical sounds of the Caribbean to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Located in the Valley Theater, the Invader's show features a blend of the traditional music of their country and popular music of our country. This years touring group features "Girl Power."

Located in the Pines Theater, Los Pampas Gauchos is an exciting, fast-paced show featuring a blend of Argentine traditional folk dancing  along with the thrill of modern showmanship and comedy.Combining drums and the traditional weighted ropes, this percussive show is a great way to enjoy South American culture.

This unique and entertaining show paints a vibrant visual of this fascinating culture.

From the small town of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Quebec, Canada, Timber! is a festive, high-energy show featuring epic feats of strength and agility, combined with a traditional folk soundtrack. 

This talented group of artists perform incredible acrobatic feats inspired by the exploits of the first North American loggers and farmers, using unusual equipment modeled after the forestry resources available on their real-life family farm, the Timber! show is located in the Showstreet Palace Theater.

Rhythm of the Dance retells the inspiring, epic journey of Irish Celts throughout history. Combining traditional  dance and music, featuring a wealth of Irish talent. and music with state-of-the-art stage technology, this richly-costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient to present this thrilling and inspiring production. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to preserve Irish step dancing while presenting it in the most modern format. Location: D.P.’s Celebrity Theater the show features a live band, three tenors and twenty-two dancers. 

While this is not all there is to experience at Dollywood's Festival of Nations, it does give you a taste of the breadth of the entertainment. The weather is usually cool, and the park greets you with flowers and a spring vibe, a wonderful way to leave winter behind.