FESTIVAL OF NATIONS
Dates: 4/1/2016 – 4/18/2016
Two thrilling new
shows highlight a stellar lineup of international performances during
Dollywood’s 2016 Festival of Nations.
year’s event features more than 20 countries, represented through authentic
demonstrations of music, dance, food and art. Traditional cuisine and cultural
activities offer a glimpse into the traditions of other countries.
The new Rhythm of the Dance is a dance and music extravaganza featuring a wealth of Irish talent that
demonstrates a fresh and modern view on traditional Irish step dancing. The
show features a live band, three tenors and 22 dancers.
new addition to this festival is the Canadian sensation, TIMBER! This festive, high-energy show features epic feats of
strength and agility combined with a traditional folk soundtrack. These
talented artists perform incredible acrobatic feats inspired by the exploits of
the first North American loggers and farmers.
2016 Festival of Nations lineup also includes the following new shows and acts:
Pampas Gauchos – Los Pampas Gauchos is a high energy show that begins
with traditional music, dances, and comedy of an Argentine fiesta.
Steel Orchestra – Trinidad’s oldest steel drum band, Invaders Steel
Orchestra, celebrates 75 years of creating festive music in 2015..
Ensemble – A new addition to this season's Festival of Nations, Alash
Ensemble are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for
singing multiple pitches at the same time.
Divas – Mexico’s Mariachi Divas are three-time Grammy Award-winners
with unique songs always infused with the Latin sounds of mariachi.
– With a rhythmic blend representing different areas of the Andes,
Atahualpa bridges the gap between Dollywood and Ecuador.
Stelzentheater of Germany – Zebra Stelzentheater features German stilt
dancers in original costumes performing high-spirited routines while roaming
the streets of Dollywood.
forget about all of the delicious food options from around the world awaiting
you—thanks to the World Passport to Food with an expanded