Dollywood Festival of Nations Review – #Travel

by Super Coupon Lady on April 7, 2015 · 1 comment

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Dollywood Festival of Nations is one of a kind and you must put this on your bucket list. This festival runs through April 20th and it is a once in a lifetime chance to see such performances from some of the most talented people that come from all corners of the world!!!

We had the rare chance to see the world class dance crew, “Rhythm of the Dance” from the wonderful country of Ireland. There performance was a wonderful array of talent that showcased everything from Irish folk dance to , yes they did and it was awesome, their own rendition of Rocky Top. The performance was so exciting we decided to watch it twice just because we could and It was incredibly awesome.

Another show that we thought was just absolutely magnificent was the Argentine group “Las Pampas Gauchos.” This was an absolutely riveting performance that left us in total awe. They performed amazing dances with weapons of their native land, and the drumming that is involved in this performance just blew our minds!!! It’s no wonder they have been nominated 4 times for “best variety act” in Las Vegas. If you get a chance to see them, do not miss this opportunity.

The amazing shows of Dollywood’s festival of nations will leave you with breathtaking memories that you will cherish all of your life just as our family has. It’s amazing and incredible to be able to take part of such an inspiring festival and also to enjoy all of the wonderful features of Dollywood, from amazing roller coasters to rides that even the little ones can enjoy, and Dolly’s wonderful museum, that showcases her amazing life is just an incredible way to enjoy everything this theme park has to offer!

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Dollywood’s 2015 Festival of Nations lineup also includes the following shows and acts:

  • *Los Pampas Gauchos– This exciting, fast-paced show blends the traditional folk dancing of Argentina with the thrill of modern showmanship and comedy. A unique and entertaining show, Los Pampas Gauchos paints a beautiful visual of this fascinating culture.
  • *Mariachi Divas– Returning after a popular debut in 2013, the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas travel to Dollywood’s Festival of Nations from Mexico. This all-female ensemble features a diverse repertoire, all imbued with true Latin flavor. This quartet has made a name for itself on the international music scene.
  • *Invaders Steel Orchestra– Trinidad’s oldest steel drum band, Invaders Steel Orchestra, celebrates 75 years of creating festive music in 2015. As part of their 75th anniversary tour, the group returns to Dollywood to bring the tropical sounds of the Caribbean to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • *Alash 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 thesame time. This impressive group, which comes from the Tuva Republic in southern Siberia, uses traditional Tuvan instruments, along with their own unique style, to create a fresh take on the Tuvan musical heritage.
  • *Atahualpa– Hailing from Ecuador, Atahualpa combines Native Incan instruments with contemporary backups to celebrate the history and culture of the Andes Mountains. Atahualpa’s mix of songs includes contemporary music, South American dance rhythms, as well as the traditional music of the Andes. Through their sharing of music, culture and heritage, Atahualpa hopes to promote brotherhood, friendship and peace to all the people of the world.
  • *Zebra Stelzentheater-German stilt dancers in original costumes perform high-spirited routines while roaming the streets of Dollywood. During Festival of Nations, guests should be on the lookout for fun as this lively troop is always on the search for new friends.Guests can learn more about Dollywood’s 30th anniversary or the 15th anniversary of Dollywood’s Festival of Nations by visiting www.dollywood.com or calling 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

Make sure to watch this video to the end, where you see my son on stage at the Magic Show at Dollywood! I would highly recommend staying for the magic show after the Train Ride. My entire family laughed and laughed! If you can’t see video, go here to watch it!

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Racheal April 8, 2015 at 8:36 pm

This looks so fun I only live an hour away from here and have never been. I think me and the family will be making a visit to Dollywood this weekend!! 🙂

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