Bluegrass & BBQ
May 4 - 29, 2017

See the top names in Bluegrass music, from award-winning favorites to red-hot rising stars at this internationally-acclaimed bluegrass event!

Come hungry and sink your teeth into all-American barbecue flavors! The House of BBQ in Red Gold Heritage Hall boasts an impressive menu of Silver Dollar City's signature barbecue specialties. Plus, the All-You-Care-To-Eat Rib Feast in Reunion Hall serves up mouthwatering barbecue family-style from 3pm to park closing each day

And whether you're a seasoned barbecue pro or just a passionate weekend griller, you must visit Bottle Neck Bros. Sauce Shack located on the Square. Sample more than 150 different barbecue sauces, includingSilver Dollar City originals, and purchase your favorite flavor. 

"Silver Dollar City's month-long Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, named Bluegrass Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2011, arguably presents more bluegrass bands on multiple stages to more new audiences than any other event in the nation." 

Nancy Cardwell, IBMA Executive Director 2012-14


Just Announced: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Our famous Bluegrass & BBQ Festival just got even bigger with the addition of legendary Ricky Skaggs on May 28, 2017!  Read more >

2017 Bluegrass and BBQ Lineup

See electrifying performances by some of the very best names in Bluegrass today! You won't want to miss a single performance by groups from all over the United States!

May 04 - May 29

Various Venues

KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

The 16th annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest will be held at Silver Dollar City's Opera House Theater Saturday, May 27, 2017.

May 27

Opera House

House of BBQ

Red Gold Heritage Hall is transformed into The House of BBQ during the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival!

May 04 - May 29

Red Gold Heritage Hall

Reunion Hall Rib Feast

Join us for an All-You-Care-To-Eat Rib Feast in Reunion Hall featuring barbecue slow smoked right here at Silver Dollar City!

May 04 - May 29

Main Street

NEW Pitmaster's Courtyard

During Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, the Red Gold Courtyard will be filled with the smoky aroma of  open grills as the NEW Pitmaster's Courtyard makes its delicious debut!

May 04 - May 29

Red Gold Courtyard