April 21 & 28, 2017

Music Festival For High School, Junior High, Middle School and Elementary Choirs

What You Should Know Before You Go

Who May Participate
The festival is open to elementary, middle school, junior and senior high school men's, mixed, treble and women's choirs. Please, no show choirs.

Performance Times
Groups will have 20 minutes to warm-up and 20 minutes to perform. Total time on stage must not exceed 20 minutes.

Groups will perform between 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Each group should arrive at the park and register at least one hour before their scheduled performance time. Upon arrival, directors should register at the registration table located near the front gate. Final instructions and an escort will be assigned.

During the performance, each group may perform two selections of contrasting style, an optional warm-up may be performed not to exceed three minutes in length.

Performance Facilities
Festival performances will take place at The Riverfront Playhouse. Performances will include a total of 20 minutes on-stage. Groups have 20 minutes to warm-up and 20 minutes to perform. Total time on stage must not exceed 20 minutes.

Music Requirements
Selections are at the discretion of the director. The ensemble director will supply two (2) sets of original scores for the adjudicated selections. Due to liability and insurance, Silver Dollar City cannot grant special requests for electrical and lighting needs during performances.

There are no special dress requirements.
Each director must decide what is appropriate.
Dressing facilities are NOT available.

Refunds and Cancellations

If you are utilizing a travel planner, please refer to their information for cancellation guidelines.

In the event it is necessary for a school to withdraw from the Silver Dollar City Music Summit, a full refund will be issued if cancellation is received at least 30 days before the scheduled festival date. Cancellation must be submitted via our website.

Any group that cancels less than 30 days before the festival, but more than 15 days before will be charged a $100 cancellation penalty.

Any group that cancels less than 15 days before the event forfeits all payments made to the Silver Dollar City Music Summit.

If web cancellation is not received according to these guidelines, all applicable cancellation penalties will apply.

Important Notice
If no payment has been received by the 30-Day payment deadline, your reservation will be canceled and your groups will be dropped from the festival schedule.

Please note:
This policy remains in effect regardless of sudden School Board policy changes or world events. Such circumstances do not negate this policy.

Equipment Provided
Equipment provided at the festival site:

  • Microphone
  • Piano
  • Step choral risers
  • CD Playback for pre-recorded accompaniment

We ask that you use the equipment provided. Please do not bring any equipment you cannot carry. No setup crew will be provided.

Each school will receive a participation award. The award will be given to each group immediately after their performance. Adjudicator Comments and Scores will be posted on the website at the end of the performance day.

Festival Fees
Festival Fees include adjudication fee and admission to the park. All tickets must be purchased through the festival office and all members of your group must purchase festival admission for entrance.



Adult Park Admission


Silver Dollar City Season Pass Holder


Meal Voucher


Meal Voucher Information
The meal ticket includes an entree, one side and a drink. The choices are endless and can be used at any of the following park locations:

  • Lumbercamp
  • Lady Liberty
  • Buckshot Annies
  • Dockside Ribhouse
  • Wagon Works
  • Skillets and Pizza

Meal tickets are not valid at Buffets or a slab of ribs at the Ribhouse.

Special Features
The Silver Dollar City Music Summit also includes:

  • Choir Directors Luncheon in the Park
  • Silver Dollar City will chose one choir for an encore performance and tickets to the park
  • Special performance by local ensemble

Park Information
To view detailed park information please click here.

Once You're at the Festival

Schedule of the Day's Activities
Upon arrival, directors should proceed to Silver Dollar City Music Summit registration table located at the entrance to the park. Upon arrival, instructions will be given and warm-up/performance times confirmed. Fifteen minutes prior to warm-up, groups will meet their escort in front of the Theatre. Groups will have 30 minutes on-stage to enter, warm-up, perform and exit the hall. Your adjudicator score sheets, recorded comments and participation plaque will be available following your performance at the festival registration area. After performances, groups can continue to enjoy the park for the remainder of the day.

Remember to have two (2) sets of original scores, (not photocopied scores) with measures numbered consecutively.
Your Conductors's Scores, Written Comments and Participation Award will be available immediately after your performance.

To Register

Step 1. Follow the link below to our Reservation page. Select the Silver Dollar City Music Summit from the drop down provided. Select your desired festival date then click on the "Reserve" button. When prompted, log in to your FestivalsEdge account and then follow the prompts to complete your reservation.

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Step 2. Ticket orders will be submitted through our website. Finalize your ticket totals in your FestivalsEdge account and submit payment 30 days before your festival. Groups not submitting payment will be dropped from participation. You can continue to adjust your ticket totals until 10 days before the festival. Refunds for any individual cancellations made by the 10 day deadline will be issued after the festival.

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For additional information contact us at:
E-mail: info@edprog.com