Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic to Feature Dove Award Winners and Grammy-Nominated Artists: August 25 – September 5

The Ozark hills fill with joyful harmonies during Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic, featuring the nation’s most notable Southern Gospel groups throughout the day, plus nightly performances in Echo Hollow Amphitheater. Parkwide, stages radiate energy with sing-along, toe-tapping performances. Dove award winners and Grammy nominees alike gather for a spectacular showcase of Southern Gospel music – with uplifting sounds filling the stages from August 25- September 5.

“This festival features an all-star list of performers ranging from traditional to
contemporary, and this season we have over 60 Gospel groups from around the nation
performing all over The City,” says entertainment manager Amanda Carson.

Prominent Gospel artists The Martins, Gold City and The Isaacs are a few of the many
talented artists performing at Southern Gospel Nights, a nightly event held at the 4,000-
seat Echo Hollow Amphitheatre. Grammy-nominated artist Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
kicks off the first night of the eleven-night special, followed by America’s Favorite Family,
The Hoppers. All Southern Gospel Nights concerts begin at 6:00 pm; seating starts at 4:00
pm. Southern Gospel Nights acts include:

August 25 Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

August 26 The Hoppers

August 27 Greater Vision

August 28 Jeff & Sheri Easter

August 30 Gold City

August 31 The Isaacs

September 1 Karen Peck and New River

September 2 The Sound

September 3 The Martins

September 4 The Inspirations

September 5 Triumphant Quartet

This season, special Sunday worship services feature Dr. Dennis Swanberg, an encouraging
speaker, humorist and comedian based out of Texas, and Mark Mathes of Crossway Baptist
Church in Springfield, Missouri. Worship services will be held on the morning of August 28
with Dr. Swanberg and September 3rd and 4th with Mark Mathes.

The House of Chicken & Fixin’s returns with savory picnic-style foods including an all-you-
care-to-eat finger-lickin’ feast featuring an array of gourmet cuisine. Southern-style fried
chicken with firecracker and honey barbecue, plus “fixin’s” ranging from Tuscan green
beans & potatoes, chicken pot pie, chicken and wild rice casserole, to fresh blackberry

About Silver Dollar City – Silver Dollar City, the 1880s-style theme park nestled in the
Ozark Mountains near Branson, is internationally awarded for excellence in theme,
presentation, and operations. The picturesque, tree-lined “City” was founded atop the
massive National Landmark, the great Marvel Cave, and offers 40 rides & attractions, a
demonstrating crafts colony 100 artisans strong and hosts 10 world-class festivals and
special events. Home to several roller coasters with record-setting footprints, home-style
foods are in high demand with a keen emphasis on specialty items, and the famous
cinnamon bread.