Silver Dollar City adds Bluegrass Cruises

Showboat Branson Belle at Silver Dollar CitySilver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ festival has added a new wrinkle for 2013. The annual mega-fest which runs continuously from May 9-27 in Branson, MO, will feature bluegrass lake cruises on their paddlewheel showboat, Branson Belle, May 24-26.

Monroe Crossing will perform May 24, Larry Stephenson band May 25, and Special Consensus May 26. The noon cruises include a bluegrass concert, a three-course lunch and an excursion around Table Rock Lake.

The festival has earned its share of awards in recent years, being named IBMA’s Event of the Year in 2011. Festival organizer D.A. Callaway was also chosen as the 2013 Promoter of the Year by SPBGMA.

Find all the details about the 2013 Bluegrass & BBQ talent roster, and the schedule for their single mic and youth band competitions, online.

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