It wasn’t until he was grown that Paul LaRoche discovered his Native American heritage. Now he celebrates that with his band and dancers in the “American Indian Rock Concert.” Shows Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. RFDTV.com/theatre. 417-332-2282.
Hotel Grand Victorian is located on Mo. 76 near the Tanger Outlet Center, so it’s a great place to stay to get an early start on Christmas shopping. Easy access to other destinations via Wildwood Dr. The indoor pool area has a fireplace! HotelGrandVictorian.com. 800-324-8751.
My Mouth Is Watering
That’s what happens as you near Famous Dave’s at Branson Landing and catch a whiff of the barbecue. My favorites: Buffalo or BBQ Chicken Wings and a side of their great fries. A nice patio. Convenient from the parking garage. FamousDaves.com. 417-417-334-3868.
Keith Allynn did an Elvis Presley tribute for years. But in 2004, he learned a Neil Diamond song to impress a woman. She’s now his wife, and he’s perfected the Neil tribute. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. Hall of Fame Theater in the Branson Mall on Mo. 76. 417-334-5412. ANeilDiamondTribute.com.
“Miracle of Christmas” at Branson’s Sight & Sound Theatre opens Saturday with shows at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Expect spectacular! The 45 actors will wear 405 costumes, sewn from 5,500 yards of fabric, using 2,000 snaps to enable quick changes. Dozens of live and animatronic animals. Flying angels. Sight-Sound.com. 800-377-1277.
Fall Colors And Brunch
For views of the fall colors, go a few miles south on U.S. 65 to Big Cedar Lodge and enjoy the popular Sunday brunch at the Devil’s Pool Restaurant. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Made-to-order omelets, the best breakfast items, lunch entrees and wonderful desserts. Reservations recommended. BigCedar.com. 417-335-2777.
Later, Perhaps An Aperitif
After dinner, stroll south on the Landing to Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar. Select a glass of wine, an imported beer, or a few shots. They’ve also got a full menu. On Friday, playing any song you can name are Jason, Justin, David R. and David B.