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Festivals, Sevierville

Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass

May 17 - May 18

Two-days of food and fun in historic downtown Sevierville. See live entertainment from Priscilla & Little RicKee ft. Louisa Branscomb, Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Balsam Range, Dale Ann Bradley, Love Canon, Phil Leadbetter & the All-Stars of Bluegrass, Dale Ann Bradley, and headliner Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards, and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.

More than forty of the nation’s top BBQ cook teams will be on hand for the Bush’s Best Tennessee State Championship Cook Off. Other event highlights include The Mountain Soul Vocal Competition honoring the songwriting of Dolly Parton, The Late Night Jam, and The People’s Choice Tasting Contest (ticketed) which let’s the public sample and vote for their favorite pulled pork. Free admission. Free concerts.