Dolly Parton Pure & Simple Tickets on Sale June 15 to Dollywood Season Passholders; General Public Sales for Nov. 15 Concert Begin July 1

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 6, 2016) — Tickets for Dolly Parton’s Nov. 15 Pure & Simple concert at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee go on sale June 15 to Dollywood season passholders. Tickets will be made available to the general public on July 1.

As Parton embarks on her first major North American concert tour in more than 25 years, the most special stop may be the one that brings her back home to Sevier County. Proceeds from the concert benefit Parton’s Imagination Library, a literacy program which provides free books to children from birth to age five.

Premium seating is available for $75, with preferred tickets beginning at $50. General admission seating begins at $25. Imagination Library sponsorship opportunities also are available for $5000. Sponsorship packages include a meet & greet and photo with Parton, along with premium seats for the concert. Anyone interested in sponsorship should contact the Dollywood Foundation at pureandsimple@dollyfoundation.com.

Concert goers should plan to arrive early for best parking at the LeConte Center. The show begins at 7 p.m.; doors open two hours prior to the start.

Dollywood season passholders can purchase tickets by visiting Dollywood.com or by calling 1-800-DOLLYWOOD. Special lodging packages at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort also are available for the event.

Parton is as busy as ever, and with the Pure & Simple tour, a new CD and much more in the works, she doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Parton’s set-list during the tour includes a number of hit songs, with a few new offerings from her double-disc album Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits. She also will be playing a number of hits that have not been heard live for decades.

Parton’s Imagination Library is administered through the Dollywood Foundation and provides an age appropriate book each month to children from birth to age five in participating communities. To date, the Imagination Library has provided more than 80 million books in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

About The Dollywood Company:   A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 25 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA Today and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20 worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region.  Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.

Media Contacts:

Pete Owens: Director of Communications, (865) 428-9486, (865) 755-7972 powens@dollywood.com

Wes Ramey: Public Relations Manager, (865) 428-9484, (865) 640-3805 or wramey@dollywood.com

Amber Davis: Publicist, (865) 428-9601, (865) 591-1002 or aldavis@dollywood.com

Ellen Liston: Publicist, (865) 428-9629, (865) 919-7001 or eliston@dollywood.com