Dollywood welcomes the world during Festival of Nations, a fascinating multi-cultural celebration featuring traditional music, dance, food and art of nations from around the globe. Festival of Nations reminds guests of shared similarities while embracing unique, time-honored traditions
Major touring stage shows, internationally-known performance groups, various roaming musicians and more make Festival of Nations a fun, educational and exciting experience for your family. Authentic international cuisine and the daily celebrations by visiting nations throughout the Dollywood park provide guests with an escape around the world without leaving the heart of the Smokies.
2018 Dollywood Festival of Nations Lineup
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations lineup includes the following shows and acts:
The ‘Flamenco Kings
Composed of seven brothers, Flamenco Kings boasts Soaring energy, costumes that meld tradition and modern times and pure artistry. In a high-powered flamenco dance show.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For decades, The Grammy Award-Winning LadySmith Black Mambazo has wowed audiences around the world with their unique Mbube vocal style.
National Dance Company of Sibera
Founded in 1960, the National Dance Company of Siberia has wowed audiences around the globe with colorful and expressive dance, traditional folk music and vivid costumes.
Invaders Steel Orchestra
This guest-favorite returns with the tropical sounds and amazing musicianship of one of the Caribbean’s most recognized steel pan orchestras.
Hailed as the “best Irish group so far in Bluegrass” by Irish American News, JigJam bring their award-winning sound from the heart of the midlands of Ireland to Dollywood this spring.
These masterful musicians share the history and culture of the Andes Mountains through beautiful traditional music, dance and fun.
German stilt dancers in original costumes perform high-spirited routines while roaming the streets of Dollywood.