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BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights for Ozark Mountain Christmas 2018

Presleys’ Country Jubilee, in its 51st year of entertaining Branson guests, is one of Branson’s many shows celebrating Ozark Mountain Christmas with special Christmas shows.

Ozark Mountain Christmas, from November 1 through December 31 each year, is one of the most beautiful, entertaining, and inspiring times of the year in Branson. It’s easily America’s biggest celebration of the traditional American Christmas with its millions of Christmas lights, the award winning “Old Time Christmas Festival” at Silver Dollar City, Branson’s shows presenting their Christmas shows, world class shopping, and all the fun and excitement Branson is noted for.

BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights, for Ozark Mountain Christmas 2018, highlights limited engagement performances by national touring stars and major events taking place during Ozark Mountain Christmas that are in addition to all the other live shows, attractions, and everything else Branson offers on a daily basis. They are listed by category, sorted in order of starting date, and are preceded by our Featured Show, Limited Engagement, and Event.

Inspiring Nativity from Hughes Brothers Christmas show.

Featured Show: The Hughes Brothers Christmas Show has been described as “the ultimate Christmas experience and a triumph of everything you want to feel at Christmas,” and for good reason. The Hughes Brothers and their extremely talented family, “transport you to a Christmas wonderland filled with the season’s best vocal harmonies, exciting dances, inspiring instrumentals, and of course, the enchantment and light-hearted humor that everyone loves about the Hughes Brothers Show. Along with all the festive surprises and treasured family traditions, see Santa in a new light when he explains the symbols of Christmas in the most moving Christmas presentation you’ve ever witnessed.”

Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff.

Featured Limited Engagement: Daniel O’Donnell is a perennial favorite of Branson audiences. He has performed in Branson many times, but this year, to the delight of his Branson fans and for the first time, he is performing his Christmas show, Christmas With Daniel. This new, full Christmas stage production features O’Donnell singing many Christmas and other festive songs from across the decades. He is joined on stage by the very talented Mary Duff and local choirs. With the limited number of performances, the interest in this new Branson Christmas show, and the way many of Daniel’s shows sell out in advance, it is suggested that those wanting to see his show make advance reservations to ensure both availability and the best seating. It should be noted that the last performance is scheduled for December 1, 2018.

The center of Silver Dollar City’s “Old Time Christmas.” It’s town square and five story special effects Christmas Tree.

Featured Event: Silver Dollar City’s “Old Time Christmas” celebrates the true meaning of this special magical season amidst the glow of over 6.5 million dazzling lights, including 1.5 million for its newest light spectacular “Christmas in Midtown.” It’s been proclaimed as “The Most Illuminated Park on Earth” by the Travel Channel and “One of the most sparkly, lively holiday celebrations anywhere” by Midwest Living. And that’s not all, there’s the Broadway style shows with the musical adaptations of, “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” and “It’s A Wonderful Life;” The Living Nativity; “Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade;” plus demonstrating craftsmen; great shopping; weather permitting, all of the rides including its new “Time Traveler,” the “World’s Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster;” and everything else the park offers on a day to day basis.

Limited Engagements (By Starting Date)

Nov 4-17: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee – The Urban Cowboy Reunion*
Nov 6-15: The Texas Tenors*
Nov 6: Tony Orlando
Nov 6-24:Yakov, Famous Russian Comedian
Nov 7- Dec 1: Daniel O’Donnell
Nov 7: Lee Greenwood
Nov 7-29: Neal McCoy*
Nov 8-9: Boot Daddy Presents Gene Watson
Nov 8-15: Oak Ridge Boys*
Nov. 10 & 30: Dailey and Vincent
Nov 11: Lonestar
Nov 11: T.G. Sheppard & Moe Bandy
Nov 14: Crystal Gayle Christmas Show
Nov 14-19: Nathan Carter
Nov 18: BJ Thomas
Nov 25: Frankie Avalon
Nov. 30-Dec 8:  Dailey and Vincent*
Dec 1: Daniel O’Donnell
Dec 2: Diamond Rio
Dec 4: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee – The Urban Cowboy Reunion
Dec 5: Lee Greenwood Christmas Show
Dec 9: Romantic Piano Sensation Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
Dec 13: Boot Daddy Presents Jimmy Fortune
* On select dates during period. Please check schedules for exact dates.

Major Special Events (By Starting Date)

Nov 1 – Dec 29: VIP Tours of Branson Christmas Light Tours
Nov 1 – Dec 31: Branson Landing’s Winder WonderLanding
Nov 1 – Dec 31: Let there be lights! Christmas Drive Thru…Promised Land Zoo
Nov 1 – Dec 31: Ozark Mountain Christmas at Château on the Lake
Nov 3 – Dec 30: An Old Time Christmas – Silver Dollar City
Nov 5 – Nov 11: Veterans Week Events Page
Nov 6 – Nov 9: Branson’s 7th Annual Naval Memorial
Nov 10: 22nd Annual Military Gala and Banquet – Château on the Lake
Nov 11: Veteran’s Day Parade
Nov 16 – Nov 17: Branson Market Days
Nov 22: Château on the Lake Thanksgiving Day Brunch – Château on the Lake
Nov 22: Moonlight Madness & After Thanksgiving Sales – Tanger Outlets
Nov 22: Thanksgiving Brunch at the Keeter Center
Nov 23: Branson Landing’s Black Friday Blowout!
Nov 23: Santa Visits Branson Tourism Center
Dec 2: Adoration Parade
Dec 6: Million Dollar Quartet – on 62nd Anniversary of actual “Jam Session.”
Dec 25: Christmas Day Brunch & Evening Dinner at Château on the Lake
Dec 31: New Years Eve Celebrations and Shows
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks Display – Château on the Lake
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Keeter Center
Dec 31: Clay-Goods Jambor-Eve

For more information, tickets or reservations on these or other Branson shows, attractions, events, or lodging, please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of over 5 million Branson show and attraction tickets by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

Branson’s most special week starts Branson’s Veterans Week and Ozark Mountain Christmas

Silver Dollar City aglow in Christmas spender. Veterans paying respects at the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall at the Welk Resort, and the Hughes Brothers Christmas show.

If one was asked to pick the busiest week of the year in Branson, it would most likely be the first week of November. It hosts the start of two of Branson’s most popular annual events, Branson’s Veterans Week, running from November 5 through November 11, and Ozark Mountain Christmas, running from November 1st through December 31.

Branson’s Veterans Week is the Nation’s biggest “Veterans Day” celebration. From its Opening Ceremony to the 86th Annual Branson Veterans Day Parade through historic down town Branson and Branson Landing, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, it’s a week filled with special events and activities to honor and entertain America’s veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel, and their families. These include, but are not limited to:

Nov 5: Opening Ceremony-Vets for Vets Celebration Show – 2:00 PM
Nov 5 – 10: Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall at Welk Resorts
Nov 5: WWII Mini Reunion 1 – 2:30 PM
Nov 5: Shindigs Welcome Home 3 – 5:00 PM
Nov8: Navy Memorial Service
Nov8: Medics, Nurses, & Combat Vets Mini Reunion
Nov 8: Afternoon Dessert for Gold, Silver and Blue Star Mothers
Nov 8: Fourth Annual Spirit of Branson Tree Lighting
Nov 9: Time for Prayer
Nov 9: Rose Petal Ceremony – 2:00 PM
Nov 10: P.O.W. Network 22nd Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Nov 10: Walmart Tribute to the Veterans – Starts 9:00 AM
Nov 11: Annual Branson Veterans Day Parade – 11:00 AM
Nov 11: Veterans Day Observation

Ozark Mountain Christmas starts November 1 and runs through December 31. Christmas permeates the air with millions of Christmas lights, Christmas shows. special events and, of course, its famous shopping. From Silver Dollar City’s award winning “Old Time Christmas’, with over 5 million Christmas lights, to the west to Branson Landing ‘s Winter Wonderlanding” to the east, Branson is alive with the excitement and wonder of Christmas. Here’s a list of some of the major events and links to further infomation:

Nov 3: ‘Most Wonderful Time of Year’ Parade’ 10AM – Noon
Nov 4 – Dec 30: An Old Time Christmas – Silver Dollar City
Nov 1 – Dec 31: Christmas Drive Thru Display Branson’s Promised Land Zoo
Nov 1 – Dec 31: Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights
Nov. 23: Branson Tourism Center Gets a Special Visit from Santa!!
Dec: 2: Annual Adoration Parade and Lghting Ceremony
Dec 24 – 30: Christmas Week Shows & Attractions
Dec. 25: Chateau on the Lake Christmas Day Brunch
Dec 25: Christmas Evening Dinner at Château on the Lake
Dec 25: Christmas Day Shows & Attractions

Most of Branson’s shows start their Christmas Shows with their first show in November. Basically there are two Christmas formats used. The first contains about one half of the show that is the best of their 2018 show and the other half is Christmas. Examples of this format are Presleys’ Country Jubilee, Grand Jubilee, and the Haygoods. The second is where the show is all, or primarily, Christmas. Examples of this format are the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, and the Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show.

For more information on Branson shows, or lodging reservations for Branson Veterans Week or Ozark Mountain Christmas please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of Branson show and attraction tickets and lodging. They can be reached by calling 800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

 

BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights for October 2018

The Texas Tenors, Kent Rollins Chuck Wagon Cooking, and the Ozarks’ Fall Foliage are just some of the Branson Highlights for October..

One of the most spectacular Branson highlights during the month of October is the beauty of the Fall Foliage which usually peaks during the last two weeks of the month. When combined with Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival, typically smaller crowds, cooler temperatures, and all the exciting live entertainment, attractions, shopping, and other exciting things to do, October is an ideal time to visit Branson

BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights, for October 2018, highlights limited engagement performances and major events taking place during the month that are in addition to all the other live shows, attractions, and everything else Branson offers on a daily basis. They are listed by category, sorted in order of starting date, and are preceded by our Feature Show, Limited Engagement, and Event of the month.

Featured Show of the Month: Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the ideal family place for the whole family to have fun while enjoying a tasty four-course feast! Enjoy stampeding Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, competitions, as well as its Grand Patriotic Finale of red, white and blue set to Dolly’s own, Color Me America. See their 32 magnificent horses as their incredible riders perform amazing feats and stunts at amazing speeds. Experience first hand what Dolly means when she says, “It’s the most fun place to eat in Branson.”

Featured Limited Engagement of the Month: Since their national debut on NBC’s hit prime time show America’s Got Talent in 2009, The Texas Tenors have become one of the most popular singing groups in America. In addition, to a full concert schedule and many hit recordings, they have filmed two PBS Specials, “You Should Dream” and, just recently their newest, “Rise.” The show is in concert format containing many covers and original music including country, classical, gospel, Broadway, and more. From their first number to the last, the power, beauty, and intensity of each totals up to an unforgettable entertainment experience that should not be missed!

Featured Event of the Month: Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival showcases the largest gathering of demonstrating craftsmen in the country as more than 125 visiting craftsmen and over 100 of Silver Dollar City’s resident craftsmen showcase their diverse array of talents and skills. The festival also features a “Salute to the Great American Cowboy” including Buck Taylor’s Cowboy Emporium; an old-fashioned barn dance; Kent Rollins chuck wagon cooking; the final year for the Buffalo Bill inspired Wild West Show; and much more. It was named “One Of The Nation’s Top 8 Fall Harvest Festivals” by U.S. News & World Report Travel, as well as “The Best Fall Festival in Missouri” by Travel & Leisure! And it’s all in addition to everything else this world class theme park offers on a daily basis.

 Limited Engagements (By Starting Date)

Oct 1-28: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee – The Urban Cowboy Reunion*
Oct 3: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
Oct 3-31: Dailey and Vincent *
Oct 3-31: Oak Ridge Boys*
Oct 4-5: Boot Daddy Presents Gene Watson
Oct 5: Charley Pride
Oct 6: Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
Oct 10: Marty Haggard and Georgette Jones
Oct 12: Joseph Hall
Oct 12-18: Neal McCoy*
Oct 12-31: Yakov, Famous Russian Comedian
Oct 17: Janie Fricke, Jeannie Seely, and Moore & Moore
Oct 18: Boot Daddy Presents Jimmy Fortune
Oct 24: Moe Bandy
Oct 26: Charley Pride with Special Guest Billy Dean
Oct 27: Jeanne Robertson
Oct 27: Jeff Tracta – The Singing Trump
Oct 20: Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan: Grits & Glamour Tour
Oct 18: Paul Harris
Oct 24: Ronnie McDowell
Oct 19: The Bellamy Brothers
Oct 16-25: The Texas Tenors
Oct 19: Trace Adkins
Oct 12-31: Yakov, Famous Russian Comedian

* On select dates during period. Please check schedules for exact dates.

Major Special Events (By Starting Date)

Sep 12 – Oct 27: National Crafts & Cowboy Festival-Silver Dollar City
Sep 13 – Oct 31: First Annual Fall Extravaganza – Harvest Festival
Oct 13: Color Me Grape 5k 2018
Oct 13: Hollister Grape Fall Festival
Oct 24 – Oct 28: Balloons Over Branson
Oct 27: Halloween Boonanza at the Branson Recplex
Oct 31: Tanger Style Safe Trick or Treat
Oct 31: Branson Landing’s Annual Safe Trick or Treat

For more information, tickets or reservations on these or other Branson shows, attractions, events, or lodging, please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of over 5 million Branson show and attraction tickets by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights for September 2018

Weaving is just one of the many crafts displayed and demonstrated at Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival  (Courtesy of Silver Dollar City).

September brings the start of fall activities and festivals, and, although weather dependent, the start of the Ozark’s Foliage Season. Every day, Branson offers a choice of exciting live entertainment, attractions, natural beauty, shopping, and exciting things to do that few, if any, other travel destinations can equal.

BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights, for September 2018, highlights limited engagement performances and major events taking place during the month that are in addition to all the other live shows, attractions, and everything else Branson offers on a daily basis. They are listed by category, sorted in order of starting date, and are preceded by our “Feature” show, Limited Engagement, and Event of the month.

 

The amazing Clay Cooper.

Featured Show of the Month: Clay Cooper’s Country Express combines the vocal talent and down-home crowd pleasing personality of one of Branson’s favorite entertainers, Clay Cooper, with the talents of over 20 other entertainers to take the audience on an entertainment “express ride” like no other. These include Clay’s multi-talented wife, Tina, who does the shows choreography and leads the show’s ten phenomenal dancers; the multi-talented Matt Gumm providing comedy and so much more; outstanding youth entertainers, Colt & Caden Cooper; the best six-piece band in Branson; and the trio, “Third Power,” with harmonies that are second to none! “It’s two hours of great music, dancing, fun, laughter, and variety that whisks adults and children alike, “down the tracks” on a delightful entertainment journey.”

Featured Limited Engagement of the Month: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee – The Urban Cowboy Reunion is an incredible show featuring “Mickey Gilley” and “Johnny Lee,” two country music legends, in one show! Enjoy this wonderful entertainment experience as they share some of their chart topping songs complete with memories of the 1980 hit movie, “Urban Cowboy.” Gilley and Lee have earned an outstanding 38 Chart singles with 20 #1 hits including Gilley’s Room Full of Roses, Don’t the Girls all Get Prettier at Closing Time, and Lee’s Cherokee Fiddle and Lookin’ for Love.

 Featured Event of the Month: Silver Dollar City’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival showcases the largest gathering of demonstrating craftsmen in the country as more than 125 visiting craftsmen, join over 100 of Silver Dollar City’s resident craftsmen, in showcasing their diverse array of talents along. The festival also features a “Salute to the Great American Cowboy” including Buck Taylor’s Cowboy Emporium; an old-fashioned barn dance; Kent Rollins chuck wagon cooking; the final year for the Buffalo Bill inspired Wild West Show; and much more. It was named “One Of The Nation’s Top 8 Fall Harvest Festivals” by U.S. News & World Report Travel, as well as “The Best Fall Festival in Missouri “by Travel & Leisure! And it’s all in addition to everything else this world class theme park offers on a daily basis.

 Limited Engagements (By Starting Date)

Sep 8: Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees
Sep 14: Tommy James & The Shondells
Sep 15: Ronnie Milsap
Sep 16-30: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee – The Urban Cowboy Reunion*
Sep 17: Larry’s Country Diner-Rhonda Vincent
Sep 18: Larry’s Country Diner-Jimmy Fortune
Sep 19-27: Oak Ridge Boys*
Sep 19: Larry’s Country Diner-The Malpass Brothers
Sep 20: Larry’s Country Diner-Gene Watson
Sep 21: David Spade
Sep 21: Larry’s Country Diner-T. Graham Brown
Sep 22: Jeff Foxworthy
Sep 22: Tanya Tucker
Sep 23: Michael Bolton
Sep 26-27: Dailey and Vincent

* On select dates during period. Please check schedules for exact dates.

Major Special Events (By Starting Date)

Sep 7-Sep 9: Country Music Weekend, Silver Dollar City
Sep 8: Fourth Annual Landing to Landing Canoe and Kayak Race
Sep 8-Sep 9: Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor Days, Table Rock State Park
Sep 11: 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Branson Landing
Sep 11: The Amazing Women on Titanic
Sep 12-Oct 27: National Crafts & Cowboy Festival, Silver Dollar City
Sep 13-Sep 15: 45th Autumn Daze in aHistoric Downtown Branson
Sep 14-Sep 15: Shepherd of the Hills Car Show
Sep 15: State of the Ozarks Festival
Sep 29: Tanger Fit for a Cure 5k Run/Walk

For more information, tickets or reservations on these or other Branson shows, attractions, events, or lodging please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of almost 5 million Branson show and attraction tickets by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights for August 2018

The Erwins, just one of the amazing groups performing for SDC’s South Gospel Picnic; The Haygoods; Branson Fiddle Festival, and Daniel O’Donnell.

August brings the winding down of family summer activities and the start of school, but there’s still time for one more family “summer fling,” and what better place to do it than in Branson, Missouri! Day in and Day out, Branson offers a choice of exciting live entertainment, attractions, natural beauty, shopping, and exciting things to do that few, if any, travel destinations can equal.

BTC’s Best Branson Insider Highlights, for August of 2018, highlights performances and major events taking place during the month of August that are in addition to everything else that Branson offers on a daily basis. They are listed by category, sorted in order of starting date, and are preceded by our “Featured” Show, Limited Engagement, and Event of the Month, as appropriate.

Featured Show of the Month: The Haygoods are celebrating their 26th year of entertaining Branson Audiences in 2018 and there’s good reason for it. From the beginning to the end, it’s an exciting musical “adventure’ for the family to share together. An adventure filling the senses with great music, energy, excitement, color, and action, the likes of which will not be seen on any other Branson stage. Whether it’s back flips, fire canons, high-energy mountain tap dancing, or something else, you’re always anticipating what’s coming next as they entertain both children and adults, simultaneously and to similar levels of enjoyment. If you are looking for a show with great music, excitement, action, special effects, and energy that will entertain the whole family, then The Haygoods is the show for you!

Featured Limited Engagement of the Month: Although there are no Limited Engagements scheduled for August, this gives us a chance to share that Daniel O’Donnell will present his Christmas With Daniel at the Welk Resort Theatre during the Christmas season. He will be performing only 20 shows between November 1 and December 1, 2018.

Although Daniel has been performing Limited Engagements in Branson for years, this will be a first with his Christmas show. With the limited number of performances, the interest in his new Branson Christmas show, and the way many of Daniel’s shows sell out in advance, it is suggested that those wanting to see his show make advance reservations to ensure both availability and the best seating.

Featured Event of the Month: Branson’s 30th Annual Fiddle Festival & Mid-America Fiddlers Championship will be held at the Grand Country Water Park Resort, August 24-26. The fun starts in the Grand Country Parking Lot at 6:30 PM on August 24 with the “Anything Goes Contest” and a free concert starring Melody Hart and a live band. The Mid-America Fiddlers Championship starts on the morning of August 25. Six Divisions, from Pee-Wee to Senior and Open, will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and the coveted title of the “Mid-America Fiddle Champion.” The title will be decided in a Round Robin Play Off at 4:00 PM on August 26. The actual competition will be conducted in the Grand Country Music Hall, the home of all Grand Country’s shows, and will be hosted by noted Branson Fiddler Wayne Massengale.

Major Special Events (By Starting Date)

Aug 1-5: Moonlight Madness at Silver Dollar City
Aug 1-3: Ballparks of America – Boys of Summer Classic (12U)
Aug 3-5: Tanger Style Missouri State Tax Free Holiday Shopping
Aug 3-11: Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series
Aug 23-Sep 3: Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City
Aug 24-26: 30th Annual Branson Fiddle Festival/Mid American Fiddlers Championship
Aug 31: Tanger Outlet Labor day shopping

For more information, tickets or reservations on these or other Branson shows, attractions or lodging please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of almost 5 million Branson show and attraction tickets by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

Branson Tourism Center’s Best Branson Insider Highlights for July 2018

Just one of the many “cool” things to do at Silver Dollar City during its Star-Spangled Summer Festival.

On a daily basis, Branson offers a variety of live entertainment, attractions, shopping, and exciting fun things to do that few, if any other, travel destinations can equal. They are further enhanced with the addition of Limited Engagement performances by national touring stars and special events.

The primary purpose of the Branson Tourism Center’s Best Branson Insider Highlights is to highlight those performances and major events taking place during the month that are in addition to the live shows and attractions that Branson offers on a daily basis. It will also highlight a Featured Show, Limited Engagement, and Event for the month. All Limited Engagements and events are listed in order of starting date.

Featured Show of the Month: Branson’s Comedy Jamboree is an exciting mix of music, comedy, and fun. This clean-humored high-spirited afternoon show, has everything; a cast of lovable and eclectic comedic characters, talented vocalists, and a live band that just loves to make people laugh and have a great time. It’s one of those shows that truly does have something for everyone and, whether it’s the great music, the comedy, or a mixture of both, will entertain young and old simultaneously. If you’re hungry after the show, its just a few steps to one of Branson’s best buffets, “The Grand Country Buffet.”

Dennis Quaid.

Featured Limited Engagement of the Month: “Dennis Quaid,” most recognized for his roles on television and in movies, will be appearing in Branson for the only time this year on July 28. Dennis Quaid & The Sharks enjoy great popularity for their rock ‘n’ roll / country-soul sound and perform many original songs as well as covers like Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire,” that Quaid performed in the 1989 movie of the same name.

Featured Event of the Month: Silver Dollar City’s Star-Spangled Summer Festival running through July 22, offers family fun and entertainment you won’t find anywhere else. See your favorite cartoon characters, Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience, Rockapella, Championship Cloggers, and much more! And that’s beside everything else Silver Dollar City offers. The 1880s styled theme park has over 40 thrilling rides and attractions. New this year is the $26 million “Time Traveler,” the world’s fastest, steepest, and tallest Spinning Coaster. It’s a world-record-breaking Spinning Coaster from many different aspects including a top speed of 50.3 miles per hour, making it the fastest with its immediate out-of-the-station 10 story, 90 degree vertical drop”… straight down the Ozark mountain side!

Limited Engagements (By Starting Date)

6-7 July: Yakov, Famous Russian Comedian
15 July: Bruce in the USA: World’s #1 Tribute to The Boss & the E Street Band
22 July: Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show
28 July: Dennis Quaid & The Sharks
28-29 July: Kidz Roc – Talent on Parade

Major Special Events (By Starting Date)

1-22 July: Silver Dollar City Star-Spangled Summer Festival
1-2 July: Hometown Heroes Salute – Ballparks of America
1-4 July: 4th of July Weekend Sale at Tanger Outlet Mall
3 July: Branson Landing’s 11 Annual Liberty Light up Concert & Fireworks!
4 July: Château on the Lake 4th of July Celebration
4 July: Independence Day Celebration at Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock
4-6 July: Stars & Stripes Showdown – Ballparks of America
7-13 July: Ballparks of America – Mid-Summer Classic (11U-12U)
14-20 July: Ballparks of America – Show Me Shootout (12U)
21-27 July: Ballparks of America – Missouri Heat Classic (12U-13U)
22 July-Aug 5: Moonlight Madness at Silver Dollar City
23-25 July: B2 Cheer and Dance
28 July-3 Aug: Ballparks of America – Boys of Summer Classic (12U)

For more information, tickets or reservations on these or other Branson shows, attractions or lodging please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of almost 5 million Branson show and attraction tickets by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

Branson Tourism Center’s Best Branson Insider Highlights for June 2018

Some of the cuddly stars of “Amazing Pets.”

From great live shows to exciting attractions and its beautiful Ozarks hills and lakes, Branson offers a variety of entertainment and fun things to do on a daily basis that few, if any, travel destinations can equal. Those daily activities are further enhanced with the addition of Limited Engagement performances by national touring stars and special events. The primary purpose of the Best Branson Insider Highlights is to highlight those performances and major events taking place during the month.

We will also highlight a Featured Show, Limited Engagement, and Event for the month. All Limited Engagements and events are listed in order of starting date.

Featured Show of the Month: Amazing Pets features delightful circus-like acts performed by a most unusual cast! Cats galore, cuddly canines, and even brilliantly colored exotic birds put on a show sure to delight “kids” of all ages! It’s a magical touch of mayhem and furry frivolity and fun for the whole family to enjoy!

The Texas Tenors.

Featured Limited Engagement of the Month: Since their national debut on NBC’s hit prime time show America’s Got Talent in 2009, The Texas Tenors have become one of the most popular singing groups in America. In addition, to a full concert schedule and many hit recordings, they have filmed two PBS Specials, “You Should Dream” and, just recently their newest, “Rise.” The show is in concert format containing many covers and original music including country, classical, gospel, Broadway, and more. From their first number to the last, the power, beauty, and intensity of each totals up to an unforgettable entertainment experience that should not be missed!

Just one of the many fun things families can do together at Silver Dollar City during its “Star-Spangled Summer Festival.”

Featured Event of the Month: Silver Dollar City’s Star-Spangled Summer Festival offers family fun and entertainment you won’t find anywhere else. See your favorite cartoon characters, Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience, Rockapella, Championship Cloggers, and much more!  And that’s beside everything else Silver Dollar City offers. The 1880s styled them park has over 40 thrilling rides and attractions. New this year is the $26 million “Time Traveler,” the world’s fastest, steepest, and tallest Spinning Coaster. It’s a world-record-breaking Spinning Coaster from many different aspects including a top speed of 50.3 miles per hour, making it the fastest with its immediate out-of-the-station 10 story, 90 degree vertical drop”… straight down the Ozark mountain side!

Limited Engagements (By Starting Date)

8 June: Marshall Tucker Band
15 June: Home Free
17 June: Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show
28-30 June: The Texas Tenors

Major Special Events (By Starting Date)

5-8 June: Ballparks of America – Sum. Kickoff Tournament 12U-13U
7-10 June: 2018 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
9 June: Run for a Vet; 5K & Half Marathon
9-15 June: Ballparks of America – Branson City Lights Classic (12U)
9-16 June: Law Enforcement Week
9 June-22 July: Silver Dollar City’s Star-Spangled Summer
11 June: Branson Skaggs Classic Golf Tournament
14-16 June: Ozark Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Rally
16-22 June: Ballparks of America – Father’s Day Classic (12U-13U)
18-23 June: StageOne National Dance Competitions
21-24 June: USSSA Ozark Classic NIT
23-29 June: Ballparks of America – Bring the Lumber (11U-13U)
24 June: College of the Ozarks Honor America Celebration
29 June: Summer Bopomapalooza (Branson Ferris Wheel)
30 June: Fireburst (Fireworks Display Kimberling City)
30 June-2 July: Hometown Heroes Salute – Ballparks of America

For additional information on these events, or any of Branson’s shows and attractions, or for lodging arrangements, please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services by visiting www.BransonTourismCenter.com, or calling 1-800-785-1550.

12th Annual Elvis Festival rocks in Branson April 13-15


Dean Z, “winner of the “2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ Final” in Memphis ,will be hosting the “Branson Ultimate Elvis Contest” as well as performing his “Dean Z” show during the festival.

Branson has many unique and exciting things to do but, especially if you’re an Elvis fan, none of them rivals the excitement of the annual Branson Elvis® Festival. The festival will be held on the world famous “Branson Strip,” at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, the home of Branson’s Legends in Concert show, April 13-15.

The highlight of the Festival is the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ which will be held on the Legends in Concert stage, Saturday, April 14 starting at 7:00 PM. The contestants will be judged on vocals, appearance and stage presence. The winner of the Branson contest receives a prize package and the opportunity to compete in the 2018 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ Finals presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. to be held August 9 -12 in Memphis, Tennessee as part of the 40th anniversary of Elvis Week and the opportunity to perform in the April 15 performance of the Branson Legends in Concert show.

Legends in Concert’s General Manager, Jeannie Horton said that the Branson Contest will be hosted by “Dean Z,” who won the “2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ Final.” in Memphis. She said that the quality of the 18 contestants is outstanding and that it’s going to be a great evening of entertainment. She also pointed out that the show is completely sold out so the only tickets available will be if someone cancels their reservation or doesn’t show up. The 2018 Branson Elvis Festival contestants are:

David Allen – Frisco, TX                         Russ Brittain – Ogden, IA
Ralph Carey – Lyndhurst, NJ                 Tyler Christopher – Ft Thomas, KY
Josh Davis – White Oak, TX                    Johnny Deans – Hillsboro, OH
“Cody ” – Cote Deonath – Oscala, FL   Dusty“Delvis” Duling – Eureka Springs, AR
Daisuke Kirya -JAPAN                            Rory Moore – Bonne Terre, MO
Carl Poe – Lyons, IN                               Taylor Rodriguez – Lynchburg, VA
EJ Sharp – Claremore, OK                      Eddie Simpson – Boxholm, IA
Steve Sogura – Ravensdale, WA           Mansour Spears – Austin, TX
Monty Tucker – Parma, MO                  GaryTussing – Clare, IA

In addition, to the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ the Branson Elvis Festival includes several other exciting events including:

Friday, April 13 at 5 PM: Elvis Meet & Greet Dinner at Grand Country Buffett. [Note: This event     is sold out, but will open again if there are cancellations. If interested in case of cancellations       please call the box office at 417-339-3003.]
Friday, April 13 at 8 PM: Legends in Concert show
Friday, April 13 at 10:45 PM: Dean Z Show presents the winner of the national “2013 Ultimate       Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ Final,” for this one night only performance, as he presents a           musical celebration, from the by gone era of rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and rhythm and blues of the         hit  music that inspires and drives his love for performance.
Saturday, 14 – 9 AM – 4 PM: The Elvis Vendor Village will be open in Dick Clark’s American                Bandstand Theater lobby. Vendors from across the country will be selling unique Elvis                   merchandise.
Saturday, April 14 – 11 AM: A new event, the Branson Elvis Festival Youth Tribute Artist                Showcase (Ages 5-17) on the Legends in Concert stage. A $25 entry fee and registration is            required. Call 417-339-3003 x 3015 to request more information on this event, or email                [email protected]
Saturday, April 14 – 7 PM: The Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest [Note: This event is sold      out, but will open again if there are cancellations. If interested in case of cancellations please      call the Branson Tourism Center at 1-800-785-1550.]
Saturday, April 14: “After Party” at Branson’s Center Stage Grille.
Sunday, April 14, 11 AM Jerry Presley’s Gospel Revival, God and Country Theatre
Sunday, April 14 – 8 PM: Guest appearance of the 2018 Branson Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist        Contest™ winner during the 8 PM performance of Legends in Concert.

For additional information or tickets for the Legends in Concert show, The Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest,™ or any of Branson’s other shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements please feel free to contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services by calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their web site www.BransonTourismCenter.com.

 

Best Branson Insider Highlights for April 2018

Most recently seen on the hit NBC show, “The Voice,” country music super star Trace Adkins .

In April, the Ozark Hills surrounding Branson blossom into the full freshness and wonder of spring, but that’s not all that happens! It’s also when Branson’s shows, attractions, outdoor and other activities blossom into the full freshness and wonder of their 2018 seasons.

Here’s our Featured Show, Limited Engagement, and Event of the Month, along with a list highlighting many other Limited Engagement appearances, and Special Events you can enjoy in Branson during April:

Featured Show of the Month: Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning musical, is again captivating Branson audiences with this brilliant musical adaptation depicting a phenomenal moment in the history of rock and roll; the impromptu jam session that brought together music budding icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time they would ever perform together! In 1956, rocker Carl Perkins scheduled a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis, with his band and another rock ‘n roller, Jerry Lee Lewis. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash happened by separately and they all just started jamming together.

The Million Dollar Quartet is filled with songs that most know and love such as “Matchbox,” “That’s All right,” “I Walk the Line”, “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” “Hound Dog,” “Peace in the Valley,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Blue Suede Shoes, and and more, but it’s much more than just great music. It’s the story of a special moment, relationships, and a hint of romance, all in a production that is one of the most entertaining in Branson.

Featured Limited Engagement of the Month: Trace Adkins with special guest Billy Dean. Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered numerous hits to the top on the charts. Among other things, the three-time Grammy nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is also a TV personality, most recently appearing in the NBC hit prime time show, “The  Voice,” an actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project. Adkin’s numerous hits include “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing,” “I Left Something Turned On At Home,” “Hot Mama,” “Songs About Me,” “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Arlington,” “I’m Tryin’,” “Chrome,” and “This Ain’t No Love Song.” Appearing along with Adkins, as a special guest will be Billy Dean who has a string of hits including “Only Here For A Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “You Don’t Count The Cost,” “Only The Wind,” “Billy The Kid,” “If There Hadn’t Been You,” “We Just Disagree,” “That Girl’s Been Spyin’ On Me,” and “Let Them Be Little.

Featured Event of the Month: Branson.com Honors Purple Heart Recipients, is a unique event remembering, honoring, serving, and entertaining those getting the ‘Purple Heart’ as the result of combat wounds suffered serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is arranged to permit time for those attending to share time with one another, experience Branson, and take part in activities that honor, entertain and support them. All of the activities are no cost to Purple Heart Recipients. For more information or to Register, please call 1-800-268-4014 or go to the Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients web page.

Limited Engagements (Sorted by starting date.)

Apr 13: The Dean Z Show
Apr 14: Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest
Apr 17-17: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee – The Urban Cowboy Reunion
Apr 20-21: Oak Ridge Boys
Apr 20-21: Branson Music Fest
Apr 22-24: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee – The Urban Cowboy Reunion
Apr 27: Trace Adkins with special guest Billy Dean

Special Event Highlights (Sorted by starting date.)

Apr 1-8: Spring Ride Days at Silver Dollar City
Apr 1-30: Ozark Mountain Shindig Festival
Apr 6-8: Silver Dollar City Young Christian’s Weekend
Apr 7: Party with the Stars
Apr 11-29: Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City
Apr 12-14: 10th Annual Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients 
Apr 13-15: Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest & Festival
Apr 14: Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest – American Bandstand Theatre
Apr 16-22: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf – Big Cedar
Apr 18-22: Legends of Golf Presented by Bass Pro Shops
Apr 20-21: Branson Car Auction – Branson Convention Center
Apr 20-21: Branson Music Fest – Welk Resort Branson
Apr 20-21: Branson Auto Auction
Apr 28: Kayak Branson’s Biggest Flotilla Adventure on Lake Taneycomo

For additional information on these events, or any of Branson’s shows and attractions, or for lodging arrangements, please contact the Branson Tourism Center by visiting www.BransonTourismCenter.com, or calling 1-800-785-1550 and talking with one of their  Branson-based vacation planning specialists. They will be delighted to answer any questions, and assist you with show or lodging reservations and there’s absolutely no charge for this service.

Best Branson Insider Highlights for March 2018

Sight and Sounds’ biblical spectacular “Samson” premiers March 3.

“With the winter we’ve had everyone is looking forward to spring and, there’s just something special about spring in Branson,” said, Preston Garrison, Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “The beauty of our Ozarks as they begin to blossom out with spring foliage and colors, the opening of Silver Dollar City, and the start of the season for Presleys’ Country Jubilee has for decades been signs that it’s spring in Branson,” he added.

Here’s our Featured Show and Event of the Month, with a list of the highlights of special events you can enjoy in Branson during the month of March:

Featured Show(s) of the Month: The Branson Premier of Samson, Sight and Sound Theatres’ newest biblical spectacular. Experience this epic story as Samson battles the Philistines and himself and discover how God transforms this unwilling hero to accomplish His work. It’s all brought to life on a 300 foot surround sound stage, with animals, awesome special effects, colorful costumes, spectacular sets, and an amazing cast in a production that will entertain and inspire the whole family.

Presleys’ Country Jubilee, Branson’s first show on the “Branson Strip” starts its 51st consecutive Branson season on March 9. Its mix of that special Presley comedy strategically interwoven into the shows great music provides a one of a kind entertainment experience that keeps the audience, kids and adults alike, completely entertained, laughing, and wondering what to expect next! Once you’ve experienced you will understand why it has been one of Branson’s most popular show for over 50 years.

Featured Event of the Month: The scheduled opening of Silver Dollar City’s new $26 million “Time Traveler,” the world’s fastest, steepest, and tallest Spinning Coaster on March 14 in conjunction with the 2018 opening of Silver Dollar City. It’s a world-record-breaking Spinning Coaster from many different aspects including a top speed of 50.3 miles per hour, making it the fastest with its immediate out-of-the-station 10 story, 90 degree vertical drop”… straight down the Ozark mountainside, making it the steepest.

Special Event Highlights (Sorted by starting date.)

Mar 2 – Mar 4: Branson Classic Gymnastics, Branson Convention Center
Mar 2: First Friday, Branson Landing
Mar 8 – Mar 10: National IH Collectors Club Winter Convention
Mar 9: 5 K The Kenyan Way
March 14: Silver Dollar City opens 2018 Season
Mar 14 – Apr 08: Spring Ride Days, Silver Dollar City
Mar 16 – 17: American Cheer Power Cheerleading Competition
Mar 17: Hughes Music Show Presents St. Patrick’s Luck of the Irish Show
Mar 22 – 25: MoNASP State Tournament, (Archery) Branson, Convention Center
Mar 24 – Mar 25: KVD Big Bass Classic
Mar 31: Hollister Easter Egg Hunt Hollister High School Football Field
Mar 31 – Apr 2: Silver Dollar City Young Christians Weekend

For additional information on these events, or any of Branson’s shows and attractions, or for lodging arrangements, please contact the Branson Tourism Center by visiting www.BransonTourismCenter.com, or calling 1-800-785-1550 and talking with a Branson-based vacation planning specialist. They will be delighted to answer any questions, and assist you with show or lodging reservations and there’s absolutely no charge for this service.