Bluegrass & BBQ
May 2018

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


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!

2018 Lineup Coming Soon!

Various Venues

KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

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

Opera House