Dolly Parton drops 'Dixie' from Dixie Stampede dinner attraction
UPI News Service, 01/10/2018
Dolly Parton has changed the name of her Dixie Stampede dinner attraction by dropping Dixie from the title.
The resturant, which can be found in Branson, Mo., and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will now be named Dolly Parton's Stampede. The website for the attraction already reflects the change.
Parton said in a statement that the name is being changed as the company looks to expand with more locations.
"Our shows currently are identified by where they are located," the country star said.
"Some examples are Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede. We also recognize that attitudes change and feel that by streamlining the names of our shows, it will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows and will help our efforts to expand into new cities."
Dolly Parton's Stampede will be reopening starting Jan. 19, however, it remains unknown if the content of the dinner show will change as the production team is said to be updating the live entertainment for 2018.
The restaurant normally features a comedic take on the battle between the north and the south that includes the audience.
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