March
9
jill Heppner
bransonambassador@legendsinconcert.com
Legends in Concert
4173393003
www.legendsinconcert.com/branson
1600 W Highway 76, ATTN: Jill Heppner
Branson, MO   65616

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jill Heppner
417-339-3003 ext.3010
bransonambassador@legendsinconcert.com

The 12th Annual Branson Elvis Festival will be held at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater April 13-15, 2018. The highlight of the festival, the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, will take place on Saturday, April 14th at 7 pm. This contest is one of a select few tribute competitions sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and will be hosted by the incomparable Dean Z.

Twenty contestants will be judged on vocals, appearance and stage presence. The winner of the Branson contest will receive a prize package and the opportunity to compete in the 2018 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ finals presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The finals will be held in Memphis, Tennessee during Elvis Week, August 11-18, 2018.

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
Austin Irby – Honea Path, SC Daisuke Kirya – JAPAN
Rory Moore – Bonne Terre, MO Carl Poe – Lyons, IN
Taylor Rodriguez – Lynchburg, VA Ryan Roth – Englewood, OH
EJ Sharp – Claremore, OK Eddie Simpson – Boxholm, IA
Steve Sogura – Ravensdale, WA Mansour Spears – Austin, TX
Monty Tucker – Parma, MO Gary Tussing – Clare, IA

Branson Elvis Festival activities include an Elvis Vendor Village, Elvis Meet & Greet Dinner at Grand Country Buffet, New Youth Tribute Artist Showcase, Contest “After Party” at Branson’s Center Stage Grille, Jerry Presley’s Elvis Gospel Revival at God and Country Theater, and The Dean Z Show which will take place at 10:45 p.m. on April 13th following Legends in Concert featuring Ryan Pelton as Elvis.

Tickets for the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™ start at $32.95 plus tax.

The Dean Z Show is a one night only event taking place on Friday, April 13th at 10:45 pm. The show is an unrivaled musical celebration of a bygone era of rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and rhythm and blues. Award-winning and internationally acclaimed entertainer Dean Z, sings the hit music that inspires his passion for performance. Songs made famous by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson and many others come to life with timeless appeal and contemporary flavor. Tickets start at $25 plus tax for adults and $10 plus tax for children.

For more information, call 417-339-3003 or visit the website: www.bransonelvisfestival.com

About Legends in Concert: Celebrating its 34th year, “Legends in Concert” is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. The product is owned and operated by Las Vegas based On Stage Entertainment, Inc. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, “Legends in Concert” has not only performed throughout the United States, but the show has traveled to 15 countries on five continents, entertaining more than 25 million fans. It currently operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements of “Legends” throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, “Legends” is presented year-round in numerous cities including Atlantic City, Branson, Foxwoods, Long Island, Melbourne, Myrtle Beach, Niagara Falls, on the high seas onboard the Norwegian Pearl and Waikiki. For more information: www.legendsinconcert.com

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March
9
logo Janee Clark
groups1@claycoopertheatre.com
Clay Cooper Theatre
4173322529
http://claycoopertheatre.com/
3216 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, MO   65616

Clay Cooper’s Country Express Show Opens Friday, March 9th @ 7:30 pm! Clay Cooper’s Country Express offers high-energy live music, singing, dancing, and hysterical comedy – Clay Cooper shares the stage with 24 entertainers, whose unbelievable talent, hysterical comedy, and down-home personality bring our guests back time and time again. Don’t miss our Ten amazing dancers led by Clay’s multi-talented wife, Tina Cooper; Branson’s funnier than funny comedian, Matt Gumm; outstanding youth entertainers, Colt & Caden Cooper ; the best six-piece band in Branson and New for 2018 a trio with harmonies that are second to none! Clay Cooper’s Country Express has something for everyone with great visual effects and a variety of music-old country, current hits, gospel, patriotic and rock N roll. This is one show you DON’T want to miss!

Clay Cooper and his cast have won several awards throughout his career in Branson such as: Entertainer of the Year; Show of the Year; Band of the Year!

There are lots of exciting changes in this show, so come on out and see it!! Call our Box Office at (417)332-2529 for reservations!

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March
8

The Dutton family, stars of one of Branson’s most popular shows The Duttons, will launch a weekly TV series, The Duttons Through the Years, on Friday March 9. The show will be on RFD-TV and will feature The Duttons performing at their theater in Branson, Missouri along with highlights from three decades of exciting and entertaining performances throughout the world,” said Judith Dutton, the Assistant Manager for the Dutton Complex and one of the featured performers in the show.

The series chronicles the more than 30 year journey of The Duttons, from a young family having fun together in their spare time to one of the country’s most beloved entertainment groups. Dean Dutton, a tenured professor of economics at the time, and his wife Sheila, never meant to have a performing family. Their desire was to instill discipline in their children through consistent music practice on violins, while learning the joy of producing music. They succeeded so well that the their children’s love of music and family relationships ended up changing their life forever.

Dean took early retirement and dusted off his old guitar; with the encouragement of her children, Sheila learned the Bass; and the family went on the road performing up to 200 dates a years all around the world, and settled in Branson in 1997.

In 1999, after viewing The Duttons’ first national television special Music in Your Heart, Boxcar Willie asked Dean and Sheila Dutton to take over his theater in Branson and the “the rest is history.” Almost 20 years later, they are still one of the most popular shows in Branson and their Family Theater complex, comprised of “The Dutton Family Theater,” the “Dutton Inn,” and “Abby‘s Tourist Trap,” are popular Branson destinations.

In 2006, They expanded their entertainment enterprise and selected the Phoenix, Arizona Valley as a winter destination for their show. The Dutton Theater Mesa Arizona welcomes guests from all over the country mid-December through March, returning to Branson in April.

They never set out to amass a large catalogue of musical production video, but TV stations and networks around the world were eager to get footage of them and book appearances. Starting in 1988 with RAI 3 Television out of Rome, Italy, Europe’s largest television network, and continuing with appearances on TF 1 out of Paris, France, and regional television throughout Europe, The Duttons continue to be featured on many of the world’s most prestigious television networks. Along with the above, they have appeared on Chinese National Television, Japanese Television, five national television specials in the U.S., and appeared as finalists on NBC’s prime time hit program, America’s Got Talent.”

The airing of The Duttons Through the Years, is their fourth program on RFD-TV, and The Duttons couldn’t be more thrilled with that partnership. The series highlights the musical genres the Duttons love most country, bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, classical, and gospel. Add to that the amazing variety of vocals, instruments, dancing, and comedy, and one soon sees why audiences love The Duttons and their show is so popular.. The unusual versatility of each of the main performers puts The Duttons in a category all their own. Three generations on stage at once, tugs at the heartstrings of audiences everywhere.

Additionally, the breathtaking scenery of the on- location music videos is one of the crown jewels of this series. The Duttons Through the Years will air on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on RFD-TV with each episode will re-airing on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The pilot (with special guest star, Grammy Award Winner, Billy Dean) will debut on Friday March 9, 2018. The Duttons start their 2018 Branson season on Monday, April 9.

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