August 17, 2023
Joyful harmonies echo through the hills at Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic, featuring more than 80 notable names performing live during the day and into the evening, Aug. 24 – Sept. 4, with extended hours through 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3.
“The best of the best will take the stage at venues throughout our park,” says Amanda Carson, Entertainment Manager for Southern Gospel Picnic. “From traditional to contemporary, the spirit of the music takes you on a journey that will have your toes tapping and your hands clapping!”
Prominent groups headline nightly concerts at The City’s 4,000-seat Echo Hollow Amphitheatre, including The Isaacs, The Whisnants, The Inspirations, The Hoppers, The Martins, The Sound, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Triumphant Quartet, Karen Peck and New River and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. All Southern Gospel Nights concerts begin at 6 p.m. with seating starting at 4 p.m.
Southern-inspired cuisine takes center-stage at The House of Chicken & Fixin’s, with savory picnic-style fare at this all-you-care-to-eat feast. Homemade hits like Southern-style fried chicken, firecracker chicken and honey barbecue chicken are just the start, coupled with a fresh vegetable pie, featuring a flaky crust layered with tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, sweet onions and basil, topped with a cheese filling and baked golden-brown. Side “fixins” include Tuscan green beans and potatoes, chicken pot pie, and chicken and wild rice casserole. And, for dessert—fresh blackberry cobbler.
A full schedule of festival performers, calendar of dates and schedule of park hours is available at www.silverdollarcity.com or on the Silver Dollar City app, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play Store. Silver Dollar City is closed Monday, Aug. 28.
Southern Gospel Picnic is one of ten annual festivals and special events sponsored by Silver Dollar City, an internationally award-winning 1880s theme park nestled in the Ozark Mountains near Branson, Missouri. The picturesque “City” was founded atop the massive National Landmark, Marvel Cave. A demonstrating crafts colony of 100 artisans accompanies 40 rides and attractions, including record-breaking roller coasters, family-friendly thrills and Ozark Mountain and period-inspired attractions
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