Pigeon Forge, TN -- With more than 300 free concerts and bountiful barbecue offerings, Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass festival makes a triumphant return Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. After a two-year hiatus, Dollywood announced today that the park's popular Barbecue & Bluegrass festival returns for the 2011 season. "I'm a huge bluegrass music fan, that's for sure, and the more I talked to folks, the more I heard how much they wanted my Barbecue & Bluegrass festival at Dollywood - both the music and the delicious barbecue," Dolly Parton said. "So, I'm bringing it back and better than ever! Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will get things started, and I've got some other big names to tell you about later!"