With Traditional Tunes and Contemporary Sounds of Tomorrow
(Branson, Missouri 4/29/2022) Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ Festival awakens the Ozarks with bluegrass sounds and the savory smells of barbecue. In its 18th season, Bluegrass & BBQ continues to heighten the senses with a high standard in musical presentation and culinary creativity. This festival features an unbeatable combination of downhome BBQ and bluegrass music, with stages throughout The City hosting more than 50 different musical groups, presenting both traditional and contemporary tunes.
Hear the sweet sounds of bluegrass music throughout The City streets as award-winning performers take to the stages with family bands, new artists and longtime downhome fiddlers. Top musical groups include Grammy-awarded artists such as Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and Daily & Vincent, along with 2022 SPBGMA Band and Gospel Group of the Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.
While the music is playing, the BBQ pitmasters are working hard to create “BBQ Central” throughout Rivertown, including the Smokehouse where briskets are smoked 10-16 hours along with other traditional meats like ribs, pulled pork and chicken, all slow-cooked on a custom smoker. Other BBQ flavors can be found throughout the festival with the Bluegrass & BBQ Tasting Passport featuring BBQ brisket bowls, BBQ pulled pork bowls, grilled smoked brisket sausage, BBQ nachos, smoky BBQ pork pizza and the new twice baked peach bread pudding.
Silver Dollar City continues to support up-and-comers in bluegrass music with the 20th Annual Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest on May 28. Rising stars from around the nation compete to win a grand prize, bragging rights and a performance at Silver Dollar City. This tradition continues to bring families and aspiring musicians closer together.
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” offers 40 rides & attractions, a demonstrating crafts colony 100 artisans strong and hosts 10 world-class festivals and events featuring a variety of entertainment plus live concerts.
Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ is presented by the Missouri Division of Tourism