Entertainer John Tesh To Present Branson Fund-raiser
Award-winning entertainer, singer and composer John Tesh will bring his music to the Branson Convention Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, for "An Evening With John Tesh," said Gary Bartlett, founder of Midwest Concerts & Events in Branson.
Tesh loves Branson, and has brought his children to Kanukuk Kamps, the Christian summer camp, Bartlett said. The show is described as a "high-energy evening of music and dance for the entire family," featuring guest performers including dancer Breeze Lee. Tesh was inspired when he dropped off his daughter at dance class and saw the youngsters performing styles from ballet to hip-hop and "dancing with joy," Tesh said. Tesh and his wife, actress Connie Sellecca, hope to inspire kids and adults to find their passion.
Funds will go to the Branson School District's "Christmas Assistance Program." Last year, it helped 227 families including 540 children at Christmas and throughout the year with essentials from clothing to shoes, food baskets to special medical needs.
"We are looking forward to having John Tesh perform in Branson," said Ross Summers, Chief Executive Officer of the Branson/ Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. "It is truly wonderful that the evening will be benefiting the Christmas Assistance Program for the children."
Tesh's career includes 10 years as host of "Entertainment Tonight," five gold albums and six Emmy Awards. He's currently host of the syndicated "The John Tesh Radio Show: Music and Intelligence for Your Life."
"This is going to be a great event and an amazing evening of entertainment," Bartlett said. "In addition to being a great showman, John and his family have a personal passion for helping people in America and the world. We're honored to have him here to make this night shine."
Tickets range from $25 to $80 and are available at www.tesh.com or www.ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 1-877-272-6766.
Additional information about Branson, its live entertainment, theme parks, lakes, golf courses, family attractions, shopping and other features is offered at www.explorebranson.com or 800-296-0463.