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Next weekend is that Labor Day Weekend you may have heard about here and there, and we’ve got a LOT of y’all coming to visit us for that time period. As you might guess, there are going to be a LOT of attractions, restaurants and sights waiting for you upon arrival.

Do we have any worthwhile special events going on that weekend? We sure do, and it’s a newer early September tradition that Dollywood’s got going on between their Summer and October festivals – “Rock the Smokies”. From the Dollywood website itself:

“Experience a time of worship unlike any other during Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies on Saturday, Sept. 2. This powerful Christian rock music festival includes a number of the genre’s biggest acts, including Casting Crowns and Third Day founder Mac Powell. During this day-long celebration, guests can enjoy inspirational music and all of the great thrill rides and exciting attractions Dollywood has to offer.

Admission to Dollywood, along with a reserved concert ticket is included with purchase of a Rock the Smokies ticket. A Rock the Smokies ticket is required for entrance to DP’s Celebrity Theater for the Casting Crowns and Mac Powell concerts at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Additional Christian artists will be performing throughout the park. These performances are included with park admission.”

This year’s performers are:

* Casting Crowns
* Ryan Stevenson
* Micah Tyler
* Jim Cravity
* Mac Powell
* Jordan Feliz

You can get tickets for this event at www.rockthesmokies.com.