July
30

Branson.com received the prestigious ‘Best U.S. Destination GeoDomain Award’ at the 2008 GeoDomain Expo held on July 10-12 at Chicago’s W Hotel City Center. The GeoDomain Expo, sponsored by Associated Geos and The Kelsey Group, is the largest and most important gathering of owners of the most successful U.S. and international ‘major city’ and ‘destination’ focused websites. Branson, MO (July 30, 2008)Branson.com received the prestigious “Best U.S. Destination GeoDomain Award” at the 2008 GeoDomain Expo held on July 10-12 at Chicago’s W Hotel City Center. The GeoDomain Expo, sponsored by Associated Geos and The Kelsey Group, is the largest and most important gathering of owners of the most successful U.S. and international ‘major city’ and ‘destination’ focused websites.

On hand to accept the Best U.S. Destination GeoDomain Award for Branson.com were (from left) Projects Director Josh Stauffer, Owner and Founder Larry Milton, and Marketing Director Jeremia Froyland.
On hand to accept the Best U.S. Destination GeoDomain Award for Branson.com were (from left) Projects Director Josh Stauffer, Owner and Founder Larry Milton, and Marketing Director Jeremia Froyland.

Branson.com’s Owner and Founder, Larry Milton, stated “I am very excited to accept this award on behalf of the entire Branson.com team. Our developers, project managers, creatives, analysts and sales managers have poured their collective hearts and souls into this site and this award is a testament to their hard work. Our focus has been to become the definitive source for all-things-Branson and, I am proud to say, that in just a little over two years of operation we have made a significant impact on our community.” Attendees of the 2008 Expo were given an opportunity to network with principals from more than 85 high-profile member websites and to participate in informative industry seminars and social events. Branson.com’s Director of Marketing, Jeremia Froyland, led a spirited presentation on Technology for GeoDomains. Among his subject areas were developmental strategies, content production, syndication, social media, metrics in the mobile markets, partnership development, widget/gadget technology features, inter-active maps, and online video.

Some of the other 2008 GeoDomain award winners were:

Best GeoDomain Technology – NewYorkCity.com Best U.S. City GeoDomain – Vegas.com Best International City GeoDomain – Acapulco.com Best U.S. State GeoDomain – Hawaii.com

About the 2008 GeoDomain Expo Sponsors:

Associated Geos (formerly Associated Cities) and its affiliated member network of over 110 innovative city and destination websites, offers targeted local content, activities and information for residents and travelers. Their extensive network reaches 6 Million monthly unique visitors delivering 60 Million impressions. The Kelsey Group is a leading provider of strategic research and analysis to help organizations evaluate business, social, economic and technology trends.

About Branson.com:

Branson.com is the most comprehensive web source for information about Branson, Missouri, one of America’s most popular vacation and leisure destination locations. Branson.com and its locally owned sister commerce sites, Branson Tourism Center, Branson Groups and Branson Travel Agency, are proven market leaders in providing Branson visitors with information, lodging, attractions, entertainment, travel and transportation solutions. Contact: Director of Marketing Branson.com 220 Branson Hills Parkway, Suite H Branson, MO. 65616 (417) 334-2360 x183

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July
29
logo Jon England
jon@jonengland.com
Hugh Caswell, President
1-888-269-0892
www.jonengland.com/reviews
Box 765
Branson, MO   61615

Jon England
1-888-269-0892

Following on the heels of an extraordinarily successful opening week at the Caravelle Theatre, Jon England’s “Royally Entertained” music show has been quick to capitalize on the ‘buzz’ surrounding his new-found home’s readiness to assist those in need.

Consultant Scott Ives of IPG productions (who designs sound for the productions) suggested Jon open his heart, his piano lids and Theatre seats for the benefit of Christian Action Ministry
who continue the never-ending battle to feed all the mouths in Branson’s surrounding counties.

From Tuesday the 29th July to Saturday 2nd of August at 2 pm; all comers from Taney, Stone, Green and Christian counties (in MO) and Boone and Carroll counties (in AR) are invited to bring 2 cans of fruit and $5 to watch what folk are calling “London’s Liberace” tear up the three (yes, 3!) pianos on stage in his fabulous new 2-hour entertainment offering plus effortless artistry on two guitars, song and dance!

Did we mention the gorgeously featured stage set reminiscent of Hollywood’s “Golden Era” and an Internationally-flavored English mini-travel-culture-documentary in the half hour before show time? And a ‘Royal’ guest whose mere presence will flabber-your-gast? Well – we have now.

No two shows are ever the same as Jon not only arpeggiates and dazzles through over an hour of internationally known million-selling hits, but makes the shows’ second half a custom-made, personalized experience for every audience member with a musical favorite in their heart.

Rarely stumped for a title, Jon plays Ragtime and Classical must-haves alongside Tin-Pan-Alley sing-a-longs from Al Jolson to Fats Waller, and just about everything in between on sumptuously created pianos that resemble exotic wedding cakes, as much as musical instruments! Don’t miss it – and know in your heart you’re helping your neighbors with real, solid loving assistance.

3446 W. Hwy 76 (next to Jim Stafford’s and across from Mickey Gilley’s) is the place to be; Tuesday 29th July to Saturday 2nd August at 2 p.m. $5 + 2 cans of fruit is the bargain price for an afternoon of unforgettable musical fun.

Call 1-888-269-0892 24/7 (or 334-5150 between 9 and 5 p.m.)

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July
28
Tracy
shoalsbendrv@tri-lakes.net
Shoals Bend RV Resort
417-546-3000
www.shoalsbendrvpark.com
11020 State Highway 76
Forsyth, MO   65653

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2008

Contact Garry Ingram, Shoals Bend RV Resort
(417) 546-3000, shoalsbendrvpark@tri-lakes.net
www.shoalsbendrvpark.com

Shoals Bend RV Resort is rated one of the top RV Parks for 2008

Forsyth,Mo- Trailer Life Directory and The Good Sam Network has rated Shoals Bend RV Resort one of the top rated RV Parks in 2008. Of the more than 1650 parks in the network, Shoals Bend RV Resort has placed in the top 100.

“Achievement of this honor is a significant accomplishment” Says Marsha Monico, director, Trailer Life/Good Sam Network. “It takes a special commitment by management of a park to consistently maintain high standards in all areas of their operation. Attainment of a high rating in each of the three categories of the Trailer Life Rating System takes ongoing hard work and dedication.”

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award” said Garry Ingram, Owner of Shoals Bend.

“We strive to make our guests feel as if they are visiting family when they come to our park. We will continue to strive to make our rv park a place you can bring the family and feel at home.”
Shoals Bend RV Resort is owned and operated by Garry and Debbie Ingram and is their fifth (and last) RV park.

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July
23
Laura Parramore
lauraparramore@imageinc.biz
Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Happy Trails Theater and Attraction
417.339.1900
royrogers.com
3950 Green Mountain Drive
Branson, MO   65616

The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Happy Trails Theater and Attraction will celebrate the National Day of The American Cowboy this Saturday July 26. Festivities include a special appearance by the Riders of the Circle B, two shows by Roy Rogers Jr. and The High Riders with Dustin Roy Rogers, and a free coloring contest for kids. In addition, Roy Rogers Jr. and The High Riders will take to the stage at the Circle B Chuckwagon during their show that evening (seating begins at 4:15 for the 5:00 pm Dinner Show).

All participants in the kids’ coloring contest will receive a free coloring book and a ruler. Winners of the coloring contest in each age category will receive special gift baskets delivered to their homes.

The fourth Saturday in July has been designated as the National Day of the American Cowboy, with a Resolution passed by the U.S. Senate. The day celebrates America’s cowboy and Western heritage, and honors working cowboys and ranchers, musicians and artists, poets and others who contribute to cowboy and Western culture.

Said Roy Rogers Jr., “Dad exemplified the spirit of the American Cowboy, and we are proud to celebrate that proud tradition here in Branson. We continue his musical legacy with our live shows, which feature cowboy music exclusively.”

For more information call 417.339.1900 or 866.ROYROGERS (769.7643).

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July
23
Pat McGrath Avery
patavery@gmail.com
Branson Veterans Task Force
www.bransonveterans.com
PO Box 128
Branson, MO   65615

Get ready for the Ulster Band, a group of Canadians who trace their heritage and musical roots back to Ireland and WWI. Whether it’s Irish, Scottish, light classical, pop or patriotic music, you’ll enjoy their performance!

The benefit concert will honor veterans and emergency personnel at Tri-Lakes Center at 7:00 pm on September 11. Area emergency personnel are free with proper identification. All others tickets are $15.00; couples $25.00. All proceeds benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force and their Veterans Week activities.

A special benefit dinner catered by Golden Corral at the Tri-Lakes Center is $5.00 per person. The first $500 of dinner revenue will go directly to the Task Force. Doors open at 4:00 with dinner served from 4:30 – 6:30. Theater doors open at 6:00.

For tickets call the Tri-Lakes Center at 417-336-0219 or email tickets@trilakescenter.com. For show information visit www.trilakescenter.com. A First Responder will be honored at the concert that evening.

The Band will join area firefighters and emergency personnel in the 8:00 am September 11 Remembrance under the mural on the back wall of the Grand Palace Theater.

They trace their roots to the 36th Ulster Division of the British Army in WWI. Children of these veterans migrated to Canada and formed the band to keep their Irish history and music alive. They are the official band of the 36th Ulster Division Old Comrades Association and Branch 11 of the Royal Canadian Legion, both in Toronto.

They have performed worldwide including celebrations at the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France; anniversary celebrations in France and Holland commemorating the Battle of the Somme; the 500th anniversary of the founding of Newfoundland; and Disney World in Florida.

Fifty members form three sections of the band: accordions, percussion and colour party. Most of the accordionists play the 23-button British Chromatic Accordion, frequently called the Irish accordion.

For more information, contact the Branson Veterans Task Force office. The Branson Veterans Task Force holds activities year-round to commemorate important events in our history and to honor our veterans. The BVTF office is located at 138 Pointe Royale Drive in Branson. To contact the office call 417.337.8387 (417.337.VETS) or visit www.bransonveterans.com.

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July
23
logo Jessica Hickok
Jessica@usipp.net
JDRF
P.O. Box 1401
Branson, MO   65616

Join the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of the Ozarks at Panera Bread, at 2407 Green Mountain Drive in Branson on July 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for fantastic food, fun and outstanding artwork to raise money for JDRF. Simply mention that you are there supporting JDRF and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the foundation.

There will be artwork on display by local artist such as Christina Schanda, Sam Hull, Cheryl Hardin and Jerri Loveland who will be donating 20% of resulting sales to JDRF.

JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
For more information, contact Jessica Hickok at (417) 840-5125 or Jessica@usipp.net

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July
18
logo Kimberly Crites
kcrites@welkgroup.com
Welk Resort Branson
417-337-SHOW
www.WelkResortBranson.com
1984 Hwy 165
Branson, MO   65738

(Branson, MO) – B.B. King, The King of Blues, is returning to Branson in October, 2008. Sullivan Shows and Welk Resort Branson jointly announced today that the most famous blues singer/guitarist in the world, B.B. King will perform one show only on Sunday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the Welk Resort Theatre in Branson.
For more than half a century, B.B. King has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. The winner of 13 Grammy Awards and 22 W.C. Handy (Blues Foundation) Awards has released over 50 albums including four Gold albums, two Platinum albums and one Multi-Platinum album. His R&B Chart-topping hits include “Three O’Clock Blues,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Please Love Me,” “You Upset Me Baby,” “Sweet Sixteen, Part I,” and “Don’t Answer The Door, Part I.” His most popular crossover hit, “The Thrill Is Gone,” reached #15 on the Top-40 Chart in 1970.

Tickets for the B.B. King concert in October go on sale Friday, July 18 and may be purchased at the Welk Resort Theatre Box Office, by phone at (417)-337-7469. Ticket prices including all taxes range from $69.50 (Gold Seating) to $59.50 (Silver) and $39.50 (Bronze).

Opening for B.B. King will be The Rankin Brothers. New to Branson, this duo began playing their Classic Music Revue show at the Welk Resort Theatre in March of this year and will present select musical numbers from their popular new show as the opening segment of the B.B. King concert.
B.B. mixes traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into his own unique sound. Over the years, he has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles featuring delicate single string runs punctuated by loud chords, subtle vibratos and “bent” notes. The technique of rock guitar playing is – to a large degree – derived from B.B.’s playing.

B.B. has been inducted into Halls of Fame (Blues Foundation, Rock & Roll, Performance Magazine and N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards); received numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards (Grammy Awards, Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, Orville H. Gibson/Gibson Guitar, Blues Foundation, MOBO Awards {London} and Congress of Racial Equality {CORE)}; and is featured on several Walks of Fame (Rock Walk, Amsterdam {Holland} Walk of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame). He has many film and TV appearances to his credit along with radio and TV commercials, soundtrack albums and even an MTV Video Music Award for “Best Video From a Film” in 1988/89. With his many honors, extensive tour schedule and recently released albums, B.B. King is more popular, more cherished and more relevant than ever to the audiences he entertains night-after-night, around the world.

The Welk Resort is located 3 miles south of Highway 76 on State Highway 165. The destination resort complex opened in 1994 and includes a 160-room hotel, the Stage Door Restaurant & Lounge, a miniature golf course, swimming pool, game room and other amenities. Welk Resort Branson recently added new, luxury lodges featuring custom stone gas fireplaces, full size appliances, sofa sleeper, flat screen HD TV, DVD player, Bose sound and wireless internet. The 2,245-seat theatre near Table Rock Lake has been home to The Lawrence Welk Show since 1994 and in 2008 is presenting The Rankin Brothers Classic Music Revue, The Tillis Family Reunion starring Mel Tillis and Pam Tillis in September and October and a spectacular Christmas show starring Tony Orlando and The Lennon Sisters in November and December.

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July
18
Pat McGrath Avery
patavery@gmail.com
Branson Veterans Task Force
www.bransonveterans.com
PO. Box 138
Branson, MO   65615

As part of a benefit concert at 7:00 pm on September 11, 2008, the Branson Veterans Task Force will honor a Stone or Taney County police officer, firefighter or paramedic who has gone beyond the call of duty to demonstrate Courage, Heroism and Bravery in Service.

Nominations for the award are due by Friday, September 5, 2008. Anyone may nominate a candidate. For the nomination form and more information contact bvtf1@suddenlinkmail.com or 417-337-8387. Completed forms may be faxed to 417-334-7894 or mailed to:

BVTF
Attn: First Responder Nominations
PO BOX 128
Branson, MO 65616

Held at the Tri-Lakes Center, the concert proceeds will benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force in their programs for veterans, active military and emergency personnel who serve Americans in every community in the US.

All nominees and their guests are requested to attend the concert. During a special ceremony, the recipient will be announced and honored. The recipient need not be present if he or she is unable to attend.

The Branson Veterans Task Force holds activities year-round to commemorate important events in our history and to honor our veterans. The BVTF office is located at 138 Pointe Royale Drive in Branson. To contact the office call 417.337.8387 (417.337.VETS) or visit www.bransonveterans.com.

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July
17

Area Appreciation Week – Jon England

Posted In: Shows/Attractions by Azurre Entertainment LLC


logo Azurre Entertainment LLC
jon@jonengland.com
Hugh Caswell, President
1-888-269-8092
www.jonengland.com
Box 765
Branson, MO   65615

Brand New Show – mid-Season Area Appreciation Tues 22nd to Sat 26th July….2 p.m. show.

All Branson (Tri-Lake) area residents are invited to see Jon England’s “Royally Entertained” music show at the Caravelle Theatre (next to Jim Stafford’s!) to receive his warm and sincere thanks for their welcome to this special city.

A gorgeously featured, jam-packed 2 hour spectacular complete with a uniquely world famous “Royal” icon set against a backdrop direct from Hollywood’s Golden Age; every melody a multi-million seller; every costume change a glitzy tribute to Liberace’s Las Vegas nights…. Jon dazzles and tickles every ivory on THREE pianos which decorate the stage-set like so many diamonds on a moonlight lake.

Charming, disarming, warm and emotionally engaging – this International Piano Entertainer direct from London, England will have you tapping your toes, humming along and leaving you keen to share the news about this great new show with everyone you meet….friends, family, out-of-towners and all fellow Bransonians!

$5 each at the Caravelle box-office along with proof of Tri-County residency. Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th at 2 p.m.

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July
17

Downtown 1st Saturday Art Stroll

Posted In: Events by Linda Guthrie


Linda Guthrie
lindaguthrie1@yahoo.com
MPS Marketing
154 #1 Mulligan Dr
Bransnon, MO   65616

Beginning Saturday, August 2, 2008, and continuing on the 1st Saturday of each month, businesses and galleries in Downtown Branson will host an Art Stroll from 4pm until 9pm. Visit the participating stores, pick up a map and enjoy an evening stroll viewing the art of local and area artists. Participating stores will display a poster.

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