Come experience a rocking worship experience Dollywood-style as Rock the Smokies arrives during the theme park's newest Christian Music Festival, featuring Third Day and For King & Country.

More artists will be announced at a later date. Dollywood is partnering with Premier Festivals to produce a powerful Christian rock experience in Dollywood's Celebrity Theater. The daylong celebration provides time for both thrill rides and a Christian Festival for one great price.

Organizers anticipate Rock the Smokies will be an energizing event for festivalgoers, student ministries and families to spiritually reconnect and recharge as the summer comes to a close. Rock the Smokies is set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5. For a complete lineup of festival performances, announcement of artists and show times, visit rockthesmokies.com.

Admission to Dollywood, along with a reserved festival ticket is included with purchase of a Rock the Smokies ticket. Additional Christian artists will be performing to the general public throughout the park. Discount prices are available for groups and those who purchase tickets early. There will even be VIP packages available to meet the band and take pictures. Tickets for Rock the Smokies go on sale in February.

A highly awarded and widely recognized leader in the amusement industry, Dollywood consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood's Splash Country; Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins; and Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, scheduled to open in 2015. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry's highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 24 Brass Ring Awards for live entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three theme park by USA Today.

Open nine months a year (late March through early January), Dollywood offers rides and attractions, shows and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood's Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country's most beautiful waterparks and named 2009's Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins offers cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. Opening in 2015, the 307-room Dollywood's DreamMore Resort will provide guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood's Splash Country. For more information, call 800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.

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