Pointing to the immense popularity of East Tennessee’s favorite entertainment icon, tickets for Dolly Parton’s Nov. 15 Pure & Simple concert at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge have sold out.
Tickets went on sale to Dollywood season passholders on June 15. Remaining tickets were made available to the general public the morning of July 1 and sold out that day. All proceeds benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Parton currently is in the midst of the Pure & Simple tour, her first major North American concert tour in more than 25 years. Parton has crisscrossed the country performing to sold-out venues, but it is the trip home to Sevier County that may be the most special. Proceeds from the concert benefit Parton’s Imagination Library, a literacy program that provides free books to children from birth to age five.
Parking is free at the LeConte Center, however concert goers should plan to arrive early for the best available parking. The show begins at 7 p.m. and doors open two hours prior to the start.
Parton is as busy as ever, and with the Pure & Simple tour, a new CD and much more in the works, she doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Parton’s set-list during the tour includes a number of hit songs, with a few new offerings from her double-disc album Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits. She also is playing a number of hits that have not been heard live for decades.
Parton’s Imagination Library is administered through the Dollywood Foundation which partners with local sponsors to provide an age appropriate book each month to children from birth to age five in participating communities. To date, the Imagination Library has provided more than 80 million books in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
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