June
27
Arlen Lipper
bvtf1@suddenlinkmail.com
Branson Veterans Task Force
P. O. Box 128
Branson, MO   65615

The Branson Veterans Task Force will hold it’s monthly City Wide meeting today June 27, 3:30 p.m. at the Citizens Union State Bank, Community Room, 4675 Gretna Road.

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June
26

Children’s Theatre Workshop Openings

Posted In: Events by Bonnie Herrmann


Bonnie Herrmann
info@bransonartscouncil.org
Bonnie Herrmann
417-336-4255
bransonartscouncil.org
201 North Compton Dr.
Branson, MO   65616

The Branson Arts Council has space available for youth to participate in the Children’s Theatre Wrokshop starting July 9, 2007. This is a week long experience of theatre classes, teaching you how to act, speak, produce a play and all the things “thespians” need to know. All classes will be held at the K-Life Taney Cunty building (old Branson Elementary school), 601 S. Fifth Street. You pick the week you want to attend, July 9-13th, 9 am to noon for ages 12 and up. July 9-13th or July 16-20th, 1 pm to 3:30 pm for ages 6-11. Call 336-4255 for registration forms. Requirements are that the child or family be a member of the Branson Arts Council. (Student 1-year membership is $10). Each child will receive a t-shirt. There will be a public performance of the play the children have learned on each Friday night at 7 pm of the week they attend. Admission to these performances is free and open to all family, friends and the public. Phone 336-4255 ASAP.

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June
26
logo Hollye Gurley
Hollye@Baldknobbers.com
Baldknobbers Jamboree Show
417-334-4528 / 800-998-8908
www.Baldknobbers.com
2835 W Highway 76
Branson, MO   65616

May 2007 (Branson, Missouri) Family entertainment and fun are an important part of the Branson tradition. The Baldknobbers Jamboree, now in their 48th year, started that tradition, in 1959 when the four Mabe brothers began entertaining visitors on the Branson lake front. Today, the family legacy spanning six decades and four generations continues. The highly successful Baldknobbers Jamboree, owned by The Mabe Family, is the longest continuous running show in Branson, Missouri.

Today’s Baldknobbers Show is a musical powerhouse featuring a talented cast of dynamic singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers as they perform your favorite country classics, hot new country hits, toe tappin’ gospel and lots side-spitting comedy.

Tim Mabe, comedian, the show’s producer and son of Jim and Katie Mabe, says, “Family comedy has been a central part of the show. We truly believe that healing through laughter is important and there is not much in life you can’t laugh at and with a family as big as ours, there is always lots to laugh about!”

Brent Mabe, son of Lyle and Betty Mabe, plays guitar and serves as the Band Director. “My earliest memories go way back. I grew up around the show and that was all I knew. When I was a baby my mom and dad would put me in a guitar case to sleep during the show,” said Brent, who started playing the guitar at the young age of 10 and joined the show in 1985. “This is a great job. I was able to work in the past with my dad, uncles and cousins. And today, we carry on the same principals of great family entertainment that our fathers created 48 years ago,” said Brent.

Other family members on stage are Patty Mabe, Tim’s wife and their son Brandon and his son Broden Mabe. Denton and Garrett Mabe, son of Renee and late Dennis Mabe and grandsons of the late Bill Mabe, plus Joy Bilyeu, granddaughter of the late Bill Mabe.

“There is nothing better than family harmony and combined with our fast paced show, there is something for people of all ages,” said, Patty Mabe.

“Almost every night someone comes through the autograph line at intermission and tells me, that they came with their parents as a kid and now they’re back with their children, I am very proud to be a part of my family’s tradition of great country music and comedy that has lasted for generations!” says, Brandon Mabe.

The family tradition at The Baldknobbers Jamboree is destined to continue for many years to come as the mantle is handed down from generation to generation. “I believe Grandma and Grandpa Mabe would be happy to see how they instilled a love of music and the strong family
ties we all share today,” said Brent Mabe. “If we could talk to our grandparents today, I think they would say good job, well done.”

The Baldknobbers Jamboree Show, “The Show That Started It All” is located on the famed 76 Country Music Boulevard in Branson, Missouri, with performances Monday through Saturday at 8 PM. For tickets call 800-998-8908 or www.Baldknobbers.com

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Media Contact:
Hollye Gurley, General Manager
(417) 334-4528 ext. 221
Hollye@Baldknobbers.com

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June
26
logo Jennifer McCullough
jennifermccullough@centurytel.net
Presleys Country Jubilee
417-334-4874
www.presleys.com
2920 Hwy. 76
Branson, MO   65616

Branson, MO — Presleys' Country Jubilee is turning 40! June 30, 2007 marks the anniversary of the show's opening in 1967 in the first theater on Branson's now famous Strip. A special Birthday Celebration Show will be held at 8p.m., Saturday, June 30th followed by an outdoor Birthday Party hosted by the cast at Presleys' Country Jubilee theater, 2920 76 Country Blvd. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.presleys.com or call (417) 334-4874.

Fans both old and new can experience a season-long show celebration packed with country favorites, today's country hits, southern gospel music and hilarious comedy. After four decades in the "Live Music Capital", Presleys' remains one of the top-rated shows in Branson and continues to receive numerous awards and accolades from fans and the media each year. In 2006, Springfield News-Leader readers named Presleys' the "Best Music Show in Branson".

The show stars four generations of Presleys including three of the show's original cast members: Lloyd Presley and his sons Gary and Steve, who are also co-producers of the show. Gary's sons Scott, Greg and Eric; and Steve's son John, and daughter Sarah make up the third generation of performing family members. Scott's daughter, 12-year-old Lauren, is the first of the 4th generation to join the cast on stage. Supporting cast members include up-and-coming talent sensations and top-notch entertainers from across the country, who round out the show's non-stop music and comedy.

This multi-talented cast has been the subject of countless television, newspaper, magazine and radio interviews. They've been profiled on "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "60 Minutes," and they even performed on the "Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee" television show. For their contributions to Branson's musical heritage, the Presleys were featured twice on Paul Harvey's "Rest of the Story." The family's long history of community service has earned their recognition as Branson's First Family of Entertainment. In April of 2007 Steve's wife Raeanne Presley was elected Mayor of Branson and is the first woman to ever receive the honor.

Presleys' recipe for success helped make Branson famous by entertaining millions of visitors over the past 40 years. A new production each season makes Presleys' one of Branson's most popular and talked about shows year after year. The ever-popular "Herkimer," Gary Presley's smarter-than-he-looks hillbilly character is up to some new tricks in 2007. Son Eric Presley who plays "˜Cecil,' a mischievous comedian who loves to entertain audiences of all ages with his physical high jinks, joins his dad on stage for some outrageous side-splitting comedy that tickles the funny bone long after the show is over.

Each fun-filled nightly performance of Presleys' Country Jubilee features 3rd generation family members Scott, on guitar; Greg, on harmonica and percussion; John, on piano; and Sarah on fiddle and saxophone. These talented young performers bring to life the enduring music of their grandfather's generation and today's music with spark and sizzle. Lloyd Presley, who will turn 83 years old on August 30th, wows audiences every night and is a great inspiration to senior citizens everywhere with his high-energy performances of George Jones's "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair."

Today's audiences see the Presleys' show in a state-of-the-art theater with full video production capabilities all from the comfort of new red leather premium seats. Historians and long-time fans remember the family's early 1960s shows in local Ozarks caves. Highway 76 was but a two-lane country road back in 1967 when Lloyd and his wife Bessie Mae, and Gary and his wife Pat built Branson's first music theater on what was to become the world-famous Branson Strip. Back then, audiences saw the Presley family in a much simpler production than they do today, but the music was great and the comedy was hilarious. Today's audiences come back year after year because the music's still great and the comedy better than ever and the warm welcome always makes them feel like family.

Today, the original folding canvas theater seats are long gone, but some things haven't changed at all. It's still a family business with nine family members on stage and eight others working hard behind the scenes to make sure the show goes off without a hitch, and to ensure that every guest's experience is a pleasant one.

Presleys' Country Jubilee may be turning 40 this year, but like other Baby Boomers, they aren't getting older, they're just getting better! For tickets and information, please visit www.presleys.com or call (417) 334-4874.

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June
25
Deidre McCormick
deidre@bransonentertainmenthalloffame.com
Branson Hall of Fame Theatre
4173363263
www.bransonhalloffametheatre.com
2206 W Hwy 76 - Branson Mall
Branson, MO   65616

Kick off the new
COUNTRY GOLD CONCERT SERIES
Thursday, June 28
Leroy Van Dyke – The World’s Most Famous Auctioneer!
Auctioneer’s Song and Walk On By

Ribbon Cutting at 6 PM
Area Appreciation Show at 7 PM

The Branson Hall of Fame Theatre is located in the Branson Mall between Wal-Mart & Jubilee

For information call 417-336-FAME (3263)

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June
25
Deidre
deidre@bransonentertainmenthalloffame.com
Branson Hall of Fame Theatre
4173363263
www.bransonhalloffametheatre.com
2206 W Hwy 76 - Branson Mall
Branson, MO   65616

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALL NEW BRANSON HALL OF FAME THEATRE
Branson Entertainment Hall of Fame and Branson Mall join forces; feature Leroy Van Dyke, Ronnie Prophet and T.G. Sheppard

Branson, Missouri; Thursday, June 7, 2007 — The Branson Entertainment Hall of Fame and the Branson Mall, 2206 West Highway 76, announce another new venture, The Branson Hall of Fame Theatre and in cooperation with Silver Saddle Productions Inc., The Country Gold Concert Series on select dates, featuring Leroy Van Dyke, Ronnie Prophet and T.G. Sheppard. The Magic of Taylor Reed will continue with 12:30 PM performances Tuesday through Saturday at the newly named theater as well.

Formerly the Branson Showcase Theater, the Branson Hall of Fame Theatre has opened under the auspices of the Branson Mall and Ken Barth. Barth stated, "We worked diligently to find quality entertainment. Mr. Van Dyke's schedule will allow him to perform 16 weekends of the remaining season; Ronnie Prophet will be here for 8 weekends and T.G. Sheppard for one weekend. This will be a huge boost for the Branson Mall and a great collaboration between the theater and the Branson Entertainment Hall of Fame."

The Hall of Fame Concert Series featuring Leroy Van Dyke will kick off June 28, 29 and 30. For reservations or more information please call 417-336-FAME (3263).

Leroy Van Dyke
June 28, 29, 30
July 3, 4
July 12, 13, 14
August 23, 24, 25
September 13, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29
October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
December 1, 6, 7, 8

Ronnie Prophet
July 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21
August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 30, 31
September 1,6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22

T.G. Sheppard
July 26, 27, 28

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June
25
logo K.M. Lamborn
kelly@sullivanshows.com
Welk-Sullivan Productions
417-337-7469
www.sullivanshows.com
1984 State Highway 165
Branson, MO   65616

The 2006 American Idol, Taylor Hicks, is coming to Branson's Welk Resort Theatre for one concert on Monday, July 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Welk Resort Theatre Box Office, by phone at 417-337-7469, on-line at sullivanshows.com and at select Branson-area ticket agencies.

Hicks charmed America with his soulful voice and rousing delivery of songs such as “Takin It to the Streets," to win the title of the fifth-season American Idol. The 29-year-old with salt-and-pepper hair and a legion of fans dubbed the "Soul Patrol" captured the hearts of more than 63.4 million people who voted him the 2006 American Idol.

Hicks' debut single, "Do I Make You Proud," debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Single Sales and Pop 100 charts last summer. His self-titled debut album was released on December 12, 2006. Taylor Hicks debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 charts and was certified as an RIAA platinum album on January 17, 2007. Hicks was named "Hottest Bachelor" in 2006 by "People" magazine. His memoir, "Heart Full of Soul, an Inspirational Memoir about Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way," is scheduled for release in July.

"Taylor Hicks is one of the hottest concert tickets across America," said Joe Sullivan, Executive Producer and General Manager of Welk-Sullivan Productions. "I encourage Taylor Hicks fans to get their tickets early for best seating."

The Welk Resort Theatre is located three miles south of Highway 76 at 1984 State Highway 165. The 2,245-seat theatre near Table Rock Lake was home to The Lawrence Welk Show from 1994 through 2004. Since 2004 Welk-Sullivan Productions has presented extended engagement shows in the theatre including Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Pam Tillis, The Lennon Sisters, Darren Romeo, Crystal Gayle & Lee Greenwood plus Welk Stars Reunions. Special engagement concerts have featured B.B. King, The Moody Blues, The Beach Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chuck Berry, Three Dog Night, Ray Price, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, B.J. Thomas & Billy Joe Royal, and Delbert McClinton. The destination resort complex includes a 160-room hotel, the Stage Door Restaurant & Lounge, a gift shop, miniature golf course, swimming pool, game room and other family-friendly amenities.

The Welk Resort Theatre's 2007 entertainment lineup includes:
-through September 3: Siegfried & Roy present Darren Romeo, The Voice of Magic featuring Jeff Gordan's famous #24 "Fire and Flames" Dupont Chevrolet
-July 30: Taylor Hicks
-September 10 — December 7: The Lowe Family
-September 5 – 9: Welk Stars Reunion 2007 starring Jo Ann Castle, Anacani, Ava Barber, Dick Dale, Jack Imel, Mary Lou Metzger and Roger & David Otwell.
-September 12 – October 20: Tillis Family Reunion starring Mel Tillis & Pam Tillis
-October 29 – December 7: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers & The Lennon Sisters — Celebrating Christmas!
-November 1 – December 8: Mel Tillis & Connie Smith
-November 11: Tony Orlando's Yellow Ribbon Salute to Veterans
-November 12: Tony Orlando Show

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June
25

The Back-To-School; Fall Preview Sale

Posted In: Events by Catherine McGregor


logo Catherine McGregor
cmcgregor@cpgi.com
Factory Merchants Branson
417-335-4041
www.BransonOutlets.com
1000 Pat Nash Drive A-1
Branson, MO   65616

Join us during the Missouri State Sales Tax Free weekend for our Back-To-School & Fall Preview Sale, Friday, August 3 thru Sunday, August 5. The sidewalks will be full of the hottest bargains! Factory Merchants Branson hours: M-Sat, 9-9 and Sunday 9-7.

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June
25

Spirit of 76 presents Independence Day

Posted In: Events by Branson Veterans Task Force


logo Branson Veterans Task Force
bvtf1@cox-internet.com
Branson Veterans Task Force
PO Box 128
Branson, MO   65616

Date: July 4, 2007
Location: Kimberling City
Phone: (417) 337-8387
http://www.bransonveterans.com

Spirit of 76 presents Independence Day – July Fourth celebration at 5 area parks. We will have festivities in the morning of the 4th for the whole family. Free ice cream for the kids, and a free flag!

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June
11

There is big news in Branson as Ride The Ducks opens a second Quack-tacular adventure with another choice for this fun-filled amphibious sightseeing tour. Now, the New Branson Landing Adventure is ready to take guests on a 60-minute tour that rides through historic Downtown Branson and then splashes into Lake Taneycomo to cruise the lake. This new adventure departs from the duck dock at Branson Landing's Neighborhood District near the Arvest Bank.

Of course, the ever-popular Classic Table Rock Lake Adventure is continuing and this 70-minute adventure includes Country Music Blvd., home to the Branson shows, Baird Mountain with fantastic views of the Ozarks and then a splashdown into Table Rock Lake for a cruise. This adventure departs from the duck dock at 2320 Country Music Blvd., just west of Wal-mart.

Ride The Ducks, the nation's largest amphibious sightseeing company, offers the most unique land and water adventure that is fun, informative and engaging. It's the best way for families to enjoy Branson because there is a combination of fun and music with history and sights.

The captains add to the tour experience as they entertain guests with interesting facts of the city. Besides sharing information, guests enjoy the music that's played on the Ducks and the captain's funny stories and jokes. The captains are licensed by the United States Coast Guard, and have a natural love of Branson and the Ozarks that shines through in their presentation and humor. Also included in every tour is the famous Wacky Quackerstm (the duck-bill whistle) that is sure to capture the attention of the people on the street.

Aaron Newberry, Ride The Ducks' Branson general manager, says, "We are excited about the opportunities we offer residents and visitors to explore a second Ride The Ducks adventure in Branson. With so many requests from our guests to expand our Duck tours, we created this new tour to meet their demands. Our family friendly tours only get better from year to year as we continue to keep everyone of all ages entertained and educated about this amazing area".

The Ride The Ducks amphibious vehicle is based on the famous WWII DUKW amphibious design. Today, we build our vehicles from the ground up using the latest in marine design and safety. The vehicles are United States Coast Guard certified and tested regularly to ensure a safe and comfortable tour for our guests.

Ride The Ducks International, the largest amphibious sightseeing company in America, has entertained millions of guests in the United States since the early 1970's. Ride The Ducks has wholly owned operations in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Branson and Memphis and licensed operators in Seattle and Stone Mountain Park, Georgia. Ride The Ducks International is a subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE). HFE owns numerous entertainment venues, including Silver Dollar City theme park, Showboat Branson Belle, and Celebration City in Branson, MO.

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