Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass Will Be a Finger-Lickin’, Toe-Tappin’ Good Time

Delicious food and lively music meet in perfect unison at the 10th Annual Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee! If you’re staying at the White Oak Lodge and Resort May 16-17, you don’t want to miss this awesome SpringFest event!

Located in downtown Sevierville, this free festival will feature a championship barbeque cook-off, two full nights of bluegrass, games and more!

Here’s a look at what you’ll find!


Chicken. Ribs. Pulled Pork. Brisket. It’ll get your mouth watering just thinking about it! Teams compete for cash prizes and you get the benefit of sampling some of the best barbeque in the country.

Starting at 5:00 p.m. Friday and 1:00 p.m. Saturday, enjoy music from some of the biggest stars in bluegrass including Russell Moore & Illrd Tyme Out, Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express and headliners The SteelDrivers.

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition
Watch the young finalists of this singing competition do their best rendition of a Dolly Parton song! Sevierville native Dolly Parton wrote more than 3,000 songs and this competition lets the top 30 finalists (20 in the 13-and-up division, 10 in the 12-and-under division) perform for you at the Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass.

Kids’ Zone
Give the kids hands-on interaction with instruments at the Bluegrass Music Tent, show them old fashioned games at the Days Gone By area or let them loose on the Bounce House.


The Bloomin’ Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival will feature much more than that, so see all the fun for yourself when you’re staying at the White Oak Lodge and Resort! For updates, visit

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Photos courtesy of Tennessee Dept. of Tourism.