Through the years one of the major reasons people pick for coming to Branson is its live shows. “In fact, the 2016 Branson CVB Visitor Profile indicates that they are the Number One reason the visitors surveyed gave for selecting Branson as their vacation destination,” said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “From magic shows, such as the Illusionist Rick Thomas, to the spectacular biblical epic Moses, music shows covering just about every genre of music, and so many more, Branson is unrivaled, in the number, quality, and variety of the live shows it offers,” she added.
Wood said that with over 120 Branson shows, we are commonly asked two questions. “What are the best shows in Branson?” and “How many shows could I see in a day?” While the Branson Tourism Center has a list of its Most Popular Shows, the “best” show in Branson depends on individual preferences and likes.
As to the number of shows a person could see in a day, we would suggest, “Three.” Although it would be possible to see more some days, for most people, to really enjoy their Branson show experience three, one in the morning, afternoon, and evening, would be the most we would recommend.
We thought it would be fun to make up an itinerary for three shows in one day,* using just one type of Branson show, its music shows. Within that, we set it up with two different genres of music for each of the daily time slots, morning, afternoon, and evening.
Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies brings some of Ireland’s best to Branson! This exciting production combines two great groups of performers; four beautiful ladies with angelic voices and five of the country’s finest tenors performing a unique blend of traditional folk ballads and classical and adult contemporary favorites.
Down Home Country is downright good! Western swing, gospel, bluegrass, and classic country music is accompanied by the funniest comedy in the Ozarks, it’s your ideal morning of merriment! Jamie Haage and Melody Hart are joined by that crazy and colorful comedian, Jarrett Dougherty and all his crazy characters and the Grand Band to give you a rousing great time!
Legends in Concert is the world’s greatest tribute show! Amazing artists deliver uncanny performances of huge stars; the revolving lineup features Elvis, Bruno Mars, The Blues Brothers™, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Adele, George Strait, Barbara Streisand, and Frank Sinatra.
SIX is Branson’s sensational sibling singing group that quite simply defines the art of performing music without instruments! Sensational harmonizing, polished professionalism, zany on-stage antics…it’s the most talented half dozen guys you’ll ever meet! They’ll charm you right from the opening note.
“it” starring the Hughes Brothers fills the Branson stage…literally! More than 50 members of the Hughes clan employ a wide array of musical gifts, including magnificent dance moves, exceptional skill on a variety of instruments, and vocals highlighted by impeccable harmonies.
Million Dollar Quartet captures a singular moment when four of the most extraordinary musical talents – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins – came together for one unforgettable night! Hear songs like That’s All Right, I Walk the Line, Riders in the Sky, Hound Dog, Peace in the Valley, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Blue Suede Shoes and many more.
And that’s just one daily combination from among many, using just one type of show! Factor in all the other shows Branson offers, and the possibilities are endless. For help in planning the perfect Branson show itinerary, please contact one of Branson Tourism Center’s Branson based Vacation Specialists at 1-866-593-9740. They’ll also be happy to answer questions about Branson’s shows, hotels, and attractions; help with making reservations; and get you the best available show seats and lodging. There is no charge for this service and they are available daily, except Christmas Day, from 8:00 AM to 9.30 PM.
* The day used for these shows was September 14, 2017. The schedule could vary if different dates were used.