Thursday, October 25, 2007
Branson Honors Veterans
Veterans of the American Armed Forces are always welcome in Branson. Many theaters, museums and local attractions honor veterans throughout the year. Each November, however, Veterans are given special recognition as Branson celebrates Veterans Homecoming, America's largest Veterans Day celebration.
Branson has so much to offer to America's Veterans: world-class lodging, more than 100 shows and numerous museums. All offer a great variety of attractions for everyone in your group to enjoy.
This November, the seven-day tribute to our brave military men and women concludes with the 73rd-annual Veterans Day Parade in the Historic Downtown Branson.
One of the best aspects of the Veterans Homecoming in Branson is the opportunity to reunite with fellow members from all branches of the military--Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves and Merchant Marines--active duty, inactive or retired.
During your trip to Branson, don't forget to relax at one of the three lakes surrounding Branson or enjoy a round at one of 13 golf courses. What a great way to spend a beautiful fall day in the Ozarks!
For more information about Veterans Homecoming, visit http://www.bransonveterans.com/.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Baldknobbers, Branson Tradition
For 100 years, Branson has been entertaining visitors with its authentic Ozarks hospitality and down-home fun. One of America's best novels, "The Shepherd of the Hills," portrayed the Ozarks as a place of natural beauty. After reading this classic book, tourists wanted to see this almost legendary region in Southwestern Missouri. The rest is history. Although much has changed in the past 100 years, Ozarks tradition and values remain strong and welcome you with open arms.
Branson's first show, the Baldknobbers, is an important tradition in the Ozarks. The Mabe Family has entertained folks in Branson since 1959 and is one of the must-see shows for new and returning visitors.
Four generations of Mabes put on an outstanding show, playing both country classics and new hits along with gospel and make you laugh-out-loud with comedy. "We truly believe that healing through laugher is important and there is not much in life you can't laugh at and with a family as big as our, there is always lots to laugh about," said Tim Mabe, comedian and show's producer.
Baldknobbers are expanding their legacy in 2007. Legendary gospel and country singer, Barbara Fairchild returns to Branson in November and December to present her gospel matinee show. "I love Branson and can't wait to be back. Christmas season just isn't the same without Branson," says Barbara.
For more information about Baldknobbers, visit http://www.baldknobbers.com/.
My recent trip to Branson ...
The show is great -- 12 performers with lots of familiar faces! Donna and Jackie are the main female singers. Getting to hear their amazing voices is wonderful. Bucky Heard, the 2005 Best Singer in Branson award winner, is another one of the great vocals you get to hear. The energy in this show is enough to wake you up and get you going!
"The Entertainers" feature all types of music ... everything from oldies and country to Cajun. The costumes are top notch with coordinating shoes -- even for the guys! I was impressed. Dean Church plays fiddle and is the guy that put the entire show together.
At the end, the performers pay tribute to the Veterans but they don't sing the usual song; instead you are treated to a Bucky Heard original, "America, Come Dry Your Eyes." It's a song of hope, not sadness, and they play a patriotic video while he is singing.
This show is only a few weeks old so not a lot of folks know about it yet. But they should. It's one of the best morning shows in Branson and I highly recommend it!
Monday, October 8, 2007
Welcome to Your Branson blog.
Welcome to Your Branson blog. Learn more about this picturesque city in the Ozarks and discover Branson from a more personal side.
This is a place where you can read the most recent information about Branson before your trip to the Live Entertainment Capital of the World. This is also the place where you make personal connections with Branson entertainers and get to know Branson from their perspective.
This blog is dedicated to you, Branson Visitor, and we want to know about your trip to Branson! What are your memories of Branson from childhood excursions or a more recent trip with your family last weekend? Send us your memories, stories and pictures. We will include them for others to learn more about this one-of-a-kind vacation destination.