Get ready for the 22nd Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Branson Landing starting this Saturday, August 28th. The fiddling fun will go on both Saturday and Sunday, and there will also be a concert with Big Smith on Friday night at 8:00 pm. These festivities are all free, so you can enjoy the competitions, the Sunday Morning Gospel Service, and the finals taking place all weekend long. Make reservations for a place to stay in Branson, and then head on over for the Old Time Fiddle Contest. While you’re at it check out these other attractions that feature the fiddle.
Come see Branson’s first show, the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show, which has been a local mainstay since 1959. The show is a wonderful medley of country, gospel, and bluegrass music with hilarious comedy in-between. You’ll have plenty of smiles and laughs with the whole family. Even if you’ve experienced the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show before, the music, comedy, and entertainment changes from year to year, so you won’t see the same show twice!
If you have a hankering for enjoying a fabulous gospel show while you are visiting Branson, you will not want to miss out on your chance to see the Presleys’ Country Jubilee. This show is a true Branson tradition, and it features a talented cast of performers from the Presley family, who have been performing their gospel numbers for decades. But be ready for fun too as Herkimer and Cecil add their funny blend of comedy making this a show everyone is sure to love.
If you can’t decide on a certain style of music you’d like to hear while in Branson, then take in a combination of sounds with the Duttons Family Show. This impressive group of entertainers all have talent with many having began their musical careers at the tender age of three. The night will run through a variety of styles that include country, opera and even tap-dancing. Let these splended folks invigorate your time in Branson with the Duttons Family Show!
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Strap on your helmet, tighten your harness and you’ll be ready to zip at Branson’s exciting zip line activity. Choose from multiple tours, including the comprehensive Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour, providing a full-length narration from your knowledgeable guides about Isaac Wolfe and the area’s history. For a shorter, more thrilling experience, zip your way across our quarter mile zip line to the exit tower on the Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Xpress.
A colorful, lighted production with amazing surround sound adds to the epic appeal of New South, a male quartet with amazing vocals and stunning performances. Listen to some of the most talented singers in show business taking on legendary country hits and interspersing their performance with funny comedy from Jamie Haage and Mike Patrick.
Coming up May 28 – September 5, Branson’s special attractions, Ride the Ducks, will get in gear for the summer season with their annual “Ducks Celebrate America” tour. Join other passengers on board these fascinating marine vehicles that were once used during WWII on both land and sea. Ride along Branson’s 76 strip as your tour guide points out famous American landmarks and special highlights that makes Branson one of the entertainment capitals of the Midwest. Just when you think the tour is over, you’ll make a splash in Branson’s Table Rock Lake, where you may even have a chance to drive the vehicle! If you’re interested in coming down to Branson to see the highlights, be sure you reserve your Branson lodging ahead of time.
Once you’ve seen Branson from both land and sea, you’ll want to explore it from above with the Chopper Charters Branson Helicopter Tours, providing a bird’s eye view of your choice of city landmarks. Get a taste of Branson with the quick five-minute helicopter tour, or see it all with a deluxe, 30 minute package of the whole city. Depending on which tour you book, you’ll be able to see everything from the famous Lambert’s Cafe, “Home of the Throwed Rolls,” to the amazing Silver Dollar City.
Sit back and relax with another fun tour, the Wine 101 Class at Mount Pleasant Winery, helping you understand the art of wine making and wine tasting through five “S” actions, See, Swirl, Sniff, Sip and Savor. The class lasts an hour and provides its students with wisdom ranging from how to properly prepare wine to what types of wine goes best with chocolates or cheeses. Because they are booked up so often, they highly encourage you to make your reservations before you get there.
You can buy those new shoes or find the perfect swimsuit during Branson’s Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale, featuring an array of merchandise by some of the city’s top stores through Factory Merchants Branson from May 28 – 31. Some of these stores include Red Wing Shoe Company, Jones New York, Tuesday Morning, Motherhood Maternity, and Tools & More. The sale is packed with great deals, and it will go from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day! Stay in some of Branson’s great lodging for the full extent of this shopping event.
While you’re experiencing the Branson atmosphere, you can become better acquainted with the Ozark scenery onboard the Showboat Branson Belle, taking you across the beautiful Table Rock Lake. Depending on when you go, you’ll be provided with one of two shows featuring lively music, incredible live performances and a full production. To add to your great experience, a delicious meal will be served that gives you a taste of all of your favorite entrees, sides and dessert. Once you’ve watched the show, you can sightsee from the deck!
The Branson Belle may have given you an urge to cool off in the water, and you can do just that at White Water, Branson’s most famous water park! Experience many of the water rides inside this 12 acre theme park, including the Surfquake Wave Pool, Bermuda Triangle and Paradise Plunge. Kids are sure to love the amazing Little Squirts WaterWorks, featuring rapid jet squirters and tiny waterfalls to go under. Bring the whole family along to swim and soak up some sun!
A large production featuring both Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top will soon be making its way to Branson’s Black Oak Theater on May 27. Visitors are encouraged to reserve tickets if they have not purchased them, as seats are selling out fast! Cheer on these famous artists as they make their way to the big stage and sing some of their top hits. Listen for famous tunes from both artists such as “You Got That Right,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Gimme All Your Lovin” and ”Comin’ Home.” You’ll be provided with a fantastic colorful production from one of Branson’s best theaters and the performance is sure to rival any concert in the area. Be sure to reserve your Branson lodging if you’re planning on staying overnight or longer.
If you’d like to see some of the other oldies available, be sure to check out one of Branson’s most famous Elvis impersonators, Tony Roi. You’ll hear all of your classic favorites, from Elvis’ early career in Memphis to his later years performing in Vegas. Tony Roi has won multiple awards for his shows and has been performing in front of audiences since he was eight years old, so you know you’re in for a treat! He also writes and performs his own music outside of his impersonation work.
For those that love a little mix of rock ‘n roll, country and jazz, the Legends in Concert is a great choice. This show has impersonator artists for everyone, from the twang of Tim McGraw to the hip swings of Elvis Presley. Let the memories of your favorite artists live on through these talented entertainers, including production, guitar playing and authentic costume! Some of the highlighted artists that will be provided a tribute to include The Blues Brothers, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and Alan Jackson.
Veterans and families of those in the military will be thrilled in Branson on May 20 – 21 as the armed forces are celebrated by shows and Branson locals all across the city. Events will be provided throughout both days in May such as the “Branson Doesn’t Forget” The Armed Forces show, promoting the active duty armed forces in the Tri-Lakes Center, and the Armed Forces Meet N Greet, allowing for a time for those in every branch of the military to come together and fellowship in various parts of Branson. Visitors can bring their loved ones to these events and celebrate the freedom that our country defends thanks to those who have served in the military! If you would like to be a part of these great events, be sure to reserve your Branson lodging today.
If you’re looking for other patriotic tributes to our country, be sure to attend some of the popular shows in Branson like the Pierce Arrow Show, which gives visitors an entertaining mix of hits from talented vocalists and country instrumentals. Visitors will be treated to comedy interspersed throughout the show to keep things lively, and they’ll hear the legendary sound of Dan Britton who holds the world record for the lowest bass singer. Britton will combine his voice with the other three members of the male quartet for a great show.
In addition to the Pierce Arrow Show, visitors can also witness the amazing Red, Hot…& Blue!, which combines the talents of 12 members for an electrifying tribute to America. Visitors will gaze in awe as performers dress up in colorful costumes from the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Driving beats, energetic choreography and high tech lighting will all be part of the excitement. Clap and cheer as these performers honor America with its own songs from four decades!
Silver Dollar City will provide a host of events during the annual Bluegrass and BBQ festival in Branson from May 12 – 30. Visitors can enjoy many of their favorite artists, from the incredible Larry Stephenson Band to the twangy Audie Blaylock and Redline. Award winners Kenny and Amanda Smith and many other musical entertainers will be playing during the event as well. While you’re listening to the upbeat music of these artists, feel free to stop by The House of BBQ and Molly’s Mill Restaurant for a delicious blend of barbecued meats and savory sides! For those who enjoy cooking, you can put your skills to work with a class at the Culinary and Craft School and even take home a few recipes with you. Don’t forget to make reservations for this grand event by viewing Branson lodging options.
In addition to the country entertainment at the Bluegrass and BBQ, you can also find plenty of other venues in Branson for a musical experience, including the New South Gospel. You’ll be introduced to an astounding quartet with a large variety of classic gospel songs and hit country songs that cover bands like Rascal Flatts. Welcome this fun group of four singers as they bring the oldies alive with their trained voices. The production will also provide the hilarious antics of Jamie Hagge who will imitate Mike Patrick and Jim Dandy. This two hour experience is one you won’t want to miss!
If you haven’t quite filled your country craving, you can make reservations at the exciting Sunday Gospel Jubilee, featuring the great music of an entire family of talented singers, including lead singer Max Bacon. This show has a long history of great performances and is always bringing new renditions of classic songs to the stage, so you’ll certainly be entertained the whole way through. Keep your Sunday afternoon free and head to the fine Sunday Gospel Jubilee.
Area businesses and famous Branson entertainers will gather for the 2011 National Travel & Tourism Week, giving visitors a chance to meet new faces and legendary performers in the Branson area from May 9 – 13. Visitors will enjoy dining on a delicious prepared meal at the cook-out on May 10 at the Welcome Center during the noon hours and greet other Branson visitors. The event encompasses Branson’s main attractions – entertainment and hospitality! A full schedule will soon be made that provides visitors with the times when their favorite Branson performers will be available. If you’re planning on sticking around for the event, you can check out some of Branson’s lodging and make reservations for your big trip.
If visitors would like additional entertainment, they can head out on the water for an exciting trip on the Showboat Branson Belle, one of the city’s most famous attractions. This historic paddleboat features a traditional setting with many sightseeing opportunities on the boat’s decks. Visitors will be able to choose between a dinner cruise and a lunch cruise, featuring delicious cuisine such as fresh salad and a choice of entrees. Sit back at your table and enjoy an incredible performance by actors and actresses.
For an additional round of live entertainment, visitors can head over to the Pierce Arrow Show, featuring a hilarious comedian and many musical numbers from the country genre. The colorful production will surround you with entertainment for two hours and give you a chance to hear the amazing Dan Britton, an amazing bass vocalist who has held the record for the lowest bass singer for many years. The show features the talents of an entire quartet, with Casey Ellison, Gary Koreiba, Tim Storms and Scott Fraker as members.
Silver Dollar City is getting ready to host the annual World-Fest celebration starting on April 7th and continuing until May 8th. This event is known as America’s Largest International Festival and offers a variety of interesting performances from talented showmen and women from around the world. The Russian State Circus, Canadian Powerhouse world-champion ship fiddlers and step-dancers, and the Rhythms of Rajasthan from India are just a few of the exciting performances you can expect to see at Silver Dollar City during this festival. You can even get a sample of foods from around the world at the special Tastes of the World exhibit. It’s an event that is designed to educate and entertain people of all ages, so bring your whole family along for this adventure!
If you’re interested in continuing your exploration of other cultures and talents outside of Silver Dollar City, make sure to see the Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus. The Acrobats of China offer a stunning display of performance art that showcases their unique flexibility, agility, and strength. Dancing, contortion acts, juggling, aerial ballet, and a trapeze act are just the beginning of what this unique show has to offer. The exotic and rare talents featured in this show are family-friendly, so everyone can come and enjoy this show.
You don’t have to end your cultural adventure with the Acrobats of China. You can continue your exploration of different cultures at Yakov’s Dinner Adventure. This dinner and show combination brings you the talents of a 200 year old show formerly known as the Moscow Circus. You will be thrilled by strongmen, animal performers, clowns, and unicyclists throughout this performance. Each of the performers is considered a master of their particular act, so you’re certain to see some impressive displays. Your show also includes traditional Russian menu items such as pierogi, a puff pastry with potatoes, cheese, and onion inside, and kukuruski soup, a creamy corn chower. Between the dinner and the meal, you’re certain to get a real look at Russian culture and heritage!