Dolly Parton's "Dixie Stampede" in Branson will have a new name for the 2018 season.
"Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede", a long-running dinner show attraction, will drop "dixie" from its title, officials announced Monday.
The name change has already taken effect, with all Dixie references wiped from the stampede's website and social media pages.
Music legend and celebrity Dolly Parton has altered the name of her popular tourist attraction near her hometown in Tennessee.
The shows now operate in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri.
"Ultimately, if they believe they were going to sell more tickets calling it Stampede than Dixie Stampede, then they're going to make this change", Cohen said.
Just minutes from Sevierville, Dollywood theme park, Dollywood's Splash Country, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visitors and locals agree that Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner and Show is a fun-filled, action-packed extravaganza that everyone should experience, ideal for families, friends and groups of any size! In the article, writer Aisha Harris called the show "the Lost Cause of the Confederacy meets Cirque du Soleil".
The release said the "production team is hard at work updating the existing shows for 2018". Instead, it romanticizes the South. Harris compared it to Springtime for Hitler, the musical featured in The Producers.
"Some of our guest comments and comments of developers, in markets around the country with whom we spoke, show a misconception of what our show is". "This is not a cultural decision by them, this is not a decision about North versus South or the political correctness of the Civil War".
"It caused us some issues because it created a mis-characterization as to what our show is about", Owens said.
The show is set to reopen on January 19.