Silver Dollar City's Southern Gospel Picnic
A Grand Showcase of Southern Gospel Music
August 26 - September
(Branson, Mo. 8/2021) Dove award winners and Grammy nominees alike gather at Silver Dollar City for a spectacular showcase of Southern Gospel music – with the uplifting sounds filling the stages during Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic August 26 - September 6. Considered one of America’s premier Southern Gospel event, the festival at the Branson, Missouri theme park features an all-star list of performers from traditional to contemporary.
“Fans of Southern Gospel are excited to be able to get together and celebrate the music they love so much. Southern Gospel Picnic is a homecoming for families around the nation who travel to see these performers live,” says entertainment manager Amanda Carson.
Notable Gospel artists The Whisnants, Booth Brothers and The Isaacs are a few of the many talented artists performing at Southern Gospel Nights, a nightly event held at the 4,000-seat Echo Hollow Amphitheatre. Grammy-nominated artist The Martins, will kick-off the first night of the eleven night special, followed by The favorite family, The Hoppers. All Southern Gospel Nights concerts begin at 6:00pm; seating starts at 4:00pm. Southern Gospel Nights acts include:
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Karen Peck and New River
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
A special Sunday worship service at Southern Gospel Picnic with Dr. Dennis Swanberg, an encouraging speaker, comedian and humorist based out of Texas and Mark Mathes of Crossway Baptist Church located in Springfield, Missouri. Both worship services will be held at Red and Gold Heritage Hall the morning of August 29 with Dr. Swanberg and September 5 with Mark Mathes.
Mouthwatering picnic-style foods include the park’s popular House of Chicken & Fixin’s, an all -you-care-to-eat feast featuring an array of gourmet cuisine. Southern-style fried chicken with firecracker and honey barbecue and “fixin’s” ranging from Tuscan green beans & potatoes, chicken pot pie, baked chicken and rice casserole, to fresh blackberry cobbler.
“Southern Gospel Picnic is a great way to bring together friends and family through food and music. The music is great, but the food is even better. We’ve got a wide variety of foods to choose from and it’s all-you-care-to-eat,” says Sam Hedrick director of food and beverage.
About Silver Dollar City - Silver Dollar City, the 1880s-style theme park nestled in the Ozark Mountains near Branson, is internationally awarded for excellence in theme, presentation and operations. The picturesque, tree-lined “City” was founded atop the massive National Landmark, the great Marvel Cave, and offers 40 rides & attractions, a demonstrating crafts colony 100 artisans strong and hosts 10 world-class festivals/special events. Home to several roller coasters with record-setting footprints, home-style foods are in high demand with keen emphasis on specialty items and famous cinnamon breads.
Southern Gospel Picnic is presented by Humana.