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!

From rising stars to superstars, Silver Dollar City's Bluegrass & BBQ Festival brings the biggest names in bluegrass music, over 60 bands in all, together for one incredible festival at one of the nation's top theme parks. Come hungry for mouthwatering barbecue feasts at venues throughout the park including The House of BBQ and the NEW Pitmaster's Courtyard. Plus, see demonstrations from grilling experts and browse an impressive selection of sauces and more!



"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


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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

The House of BBQ

Red Gold Heritage Hall is transformed into The House of BBQ during the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival!  Plus, find new grilled specialties in the courtyard including kabobs, crazy corn and sizzling sausages.

May 04 - May 29

Red Gold Heritage Hall

Reunion Hall BBQ Feast
Fridays & Saturdays | 3pm to Close

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

May 05 - May 27

Main Street

NEW BBQ Pitmaster's Courtyard
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Weekends during Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, watch award-winning barbecue experts from The Good One™ Smokers and Primo® Grills demonstrate incredible BBQ techniques that you can take home to your own backyard.

May 05 - May 29

Red Gold Courtyard