Dolly Parton will be kicking off the second season of concerts at Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music located in downtown Philadelphia.
On August 26, the multi-Grammy award-winning “9 to 5” singer will take the stage at Ellis Theater to begin a nine-month series of performances at the venue.
“We are very excited to be able to host such an incredible and diverse line-up of superstar talent. We have worked very hard to put together something spectacular to present to the people of Philadelphia, along with our friends and neighbors throughout the state of Mississippi, as well as bringing in audiences from around the country and even around the world,” Buck Alman, the director of the Congress of Country Music and General Manager of the Ellis Theater, stated. “We have something truly special here in Philadelphia and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Alman also didn’t rule out the possibility of surprise guests showing up at any given point during the upcoming concert season. He hopes that Parton’s performance will attract more visitors to the museum, which claims to host the world’s largest collection of country and Americana music memorabilia.
The full lineup of concerts being held at the Congress of Country Music can be found here.