Providing the news organizations with a wealth of updated information and interesting resources is paramount to us at the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. We offer numerous press releases and media resources. Current news releases offer up-to-date information about events in the Branson/Lakes Area. Finally, we have a variety of photographs and videos that accompany the various news stories and announcements found in the other sections.

We hope you will find this site to be tremendously informative as well as entertaining - after all… Branson is the live music show capital of the world!

Recent Branson News

Branson Airport Announces Non-Stop Low Fares To Chicago And Houston
Aug 21, 2014
Branson Airport (BKG) is pleased to announce the continuation of nonstop, low fare service to Chicago and Houston. One way tickets can be purchased to both Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby) starting at $99.00* each way including taxes.

Silver Dollar City Presents Fall's Best of the Classic West: New Wild West Show Plus Stunt Show, Craftsmen & Music for the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival
Aug 21, 2014
The adventure-loving culture of the Great American Cowboy and the best elements of the classic West flavor the fall harvest features as Silver Dollar City presents a new high-action Wild West Show, the return of a stunt-packed Western stunt show, top craftsmen from around the country and live bands, all part of the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival. The Ozarks' leading fall festival famous for fine craftsmanship and fall harvest activities runs September 12 - October 25 at the Branson, Missouri theme park.

The Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows Gives Community Leaders A Sweet Start To The Day
Aug 20, 2014
The Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows, which is owned by Myer Hotels, an award-winning Branson hotel company and franchised by Choice Hotels Interational, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, is dripping with syrupy sweet appreciation for special members of the community. In honor of National Waffle Day 2014, the hotel property has invited Branson police, firemen, and ambulance staff to enjoy the Comfort brand's free signature waffles.

Silver Dollar City Makes Major 2015 Announcement: 'Fireman's Landing' with 10 New Family Adventures, Harlem Globetrotters in First-Ever Extended-Run Show
Aug 13, 2014
In a major announcement today, new for 2015, Silver Dollar City presents Fireman's Landing, an $8 million development with 10 new family adventures in an all-new area, plus the world famous Harlem Globetrotters in their first-ever extended-run show, making 2015 the park's biggest family year ever.

Lilleys Landing to Host Sixth Guns & Hoses Fishing Tournament on Lake Taneycomo
Aug 13, 2014
Anglers of all ages and skills can compete in a fishing tournament to aid local police and firemen this month, and the public is invited out to witness the weigh-in and buy raffle tickets for donated items. Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina will host the sixth annual Guns & Hoses Tournament Saturday, Aug. 23, on Lake Taneycomo to benefit the Police/Fire Auxiliary.

An Underwater Movie Marathon Fills the Giant Screen in Branson!
Aug 5, 2014
Marine Madness: An Underwater Movie Marathon fills the giant IMAX screen starting this Friday, August 8th through August 21st, in Branson at the IMAX Entertainment Complex.

Tanger Outlets Branson Kicks Off The Back To School Shopping Season
Jul 18, 2014

Ventriloquists Throw Voices at International ConVENTion
Jul 15, 2014
Two Branson based ventriloquists will be featured guest performers at the 38th Annual International Ventriloquist ConVENTion , a gathering of over 600 ventriloquists.

Short Section of Route 76 Scheduled To Be Relocated West of Branson
Jul 11, 2014
Work to relocate a section of Route 76 between Route 465 (Ozark Mountain Highroad) and Route 265 west of Branson is scheduled to begin July 21, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Kids - Paint, Have Cookies & Get a Free Movie Ticket!
Jul 8, 2014
An all-new children's art event "Cookies to Canvas" debuts on Thursday, July 10th at Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex.

The New Shanghai Theatre Home to World Class Acrobatics Show
Jul 8, 2014
The theatre is under new management, while continuing to be the home of Chinese Acrobatics.

Grammy-Nominated Liverpool Legends To Perform At The Rose Bowl Fireworks Extravaganza
Jul 2, 2014
This July 4th, Louise Harrison, sister of the former Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison, brings the Grammy-nominated Liverpool Legends' "The Ultimate Beatles Experience" to AmericaFestâ„¢ at the Rose Bowl to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles invasion of America.

Branson Landing's Liberty Light Up One of 12 "Must See" U.S. Fireworks Displays
Jul 2, 2014
America's Independence arrives early in Branson, especially at Branson Landing - Branson's premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in Historic Downtown Branson. Lake Taneycomo is the ideal venue for the community and visitors to "Light Up" the Independence Day celebration by enjoying a fantastic outdoor concert and extraordinary fireworks presented by Gateway Fireworks Displays. Surrounded by the Landing's signature fountains, this one-of-a-kind choreographed spectacle will culminate with an awe inspiring signature grand finale.

Acrobats of China featuring New Shanghai Circus Celebrates 16th Season in Branson at RFD-TV The Theatre
Jun 30, 2014
Acrobats of China featuring New Shanghai Circus celebrate their 16th season in Branson, Missouri with performances at RFD-TV The Theater. CEO and Owner Mr Lizhi Zhao said, “RFD-TV The Theater is perfect for displaying this amazing new troupe from Jinan, China. Having our show on the world famous 76 strip in a highly visible location and such a spacious theater has long been one of my goals.” The Jinan troupe is one of the world's most awarded Acrobatic Troupes and these will be their first performances in Branson. Known for their colorful costuming and daring feats, their breathtaking renditions of classic Chinese dance and human performance art is awe inspiring. Shows are at 3 and 8pm every day.

Kirby VanBurch Gets Up Close & Personal with His Show Tigers Retire to National Tiger Sanctuary
Jun 30, 2014
Kirby VanBurch, internationally renowned entertainer and illusionist, is finally achieving his goal of presenting up close and personal magic. Kirby VanBurch says, “I've long wanted to invite my audiences to come closer. Up close and personal magic is cool because what you're doing is put under much more scrutiny. So that challenge is really enjoyable to me. And I enjoy having more interaction with the folks.” His dream of having a more intimate setting has now been achieved with his show opening at the theater (formerly known as Club Vegas) located inside Lodge of the Ozarks on W. Hwy 76. Bambi VanBurch also joins Kirby on the stage, providing some great illusions of her own. Shows are at 2 & 8pm; check the schedule for exact show dates by calling the theater at 417-336-2424. The evening shows include food. Kirby adds, “Right now we've been rehearsing new acts and will be adding them as we go along. Currently our friend and famous comic-magician Fielding West is joining us on stage through at least the 6th of July to help facilitate getting these new and exciting up close illusions into the show.”

Branson Landing's 7th Annual "Liberty Light Up" Concert, Fireworks & More!
Jun 30, 2014
America's independence will be celebrated a day early on Thursday, July 3rd at Branson Landing—Branson's premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in Historic Downtown Branson on Lake Taneycomo.

Baldknobbers Celebrate 55th Birthday
Jun 25, 2014
Baldknobbers: The show that started it all celebrate their 55th birthday.

Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows Earns Prestigious National Award For Fourth Time
Jun 24, 2014
The Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows has once again been awarded the coveted Comfort Inn Hotel of the Year award by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH). This marks the second consecutive win and fourth overall win for the hotel, which is part of the locally owned Myer Hotels family. The esteemed honor was presented during Choice Hotels 60th annual convention in Las Vegas.

Free Movies in Branson in July!
Jun 17, 2014
"FREE Movie Wednesdays" are returning to the Elite Cinema III in Branson - every Wednesday throughout the entire month of July!

Big Winner! Walnut Grove, Missouri resident wins Big Showcase at The Price is Right, LIVE!
Jun 13, 2014
“The Price is Right Live™” Stage Show at the Moon River Theatre is proud to announce the first big Showcase winner this season in Branson! Host Jerry Springer presided as Linda Pendergraph guessed the amount of the prize package within $5 to win all the prizes in the Showcase last night, including a brand new boat! “I was ecstatic! I was so tickled that I was tongue-tied!” Pendergraph said about her win. She attended the show with a group of energetic and enthusiastic members of the Red Hat Society. “We all had a wonderful time. I went to the grocery today and put my [Price is Right] nametag on my purse, and everyone's asking me about it. I told them I won the showcase! Go try it. You'll have a great time." Everyone at “The Price is Right Live™” and The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre congratulates Linda on her BIG win!

Branson Segway & Adventure Center Wins Prestigious Trip Advisor Award From Guest Votes
Jun 12, 2014
Branson Segway & Adventure Center has received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence award. The certificate, which honors exceptional guest care, is given only to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on Guest reviews and ratings are the deciding factor for the award.

New section of Roark Creek Trail to be dedicated
Jun 12, 2014
City staff will be offering a guided hike on Thursday, June 12th at 10:00 that will feature Branson's newest trail, an extension of the Roark Creek Trail. The new portion is located in Stockstill Park running behind the City Maintenance Yard just west of the new Elmo and Rosalie Mars Dog Park. The hike will be preceded by a brief dedication ceremony, honoring the Ledbetter family who donated the easements for the trail.

Gary W. Hughes, beloved patriarch of the Hughes Family in Branson, passes away
Jun 12, 2014
Gary W. Hughes, 74, of Branson, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home following a long but brave battle with cancer.

Be in Branson on May 31 for "Shindig Shuffle"
May 23, 2014
As the first annual Ozark Mountain Shindig - A Springtastic Celebration winds down; the final event planned is an attempt to set the world's longest Shindig line dance. Branson stars, area employees, residents, family, friends, and visitors will join together on Saturday May 31 at 10:30 PM to dance the "Shindig Shuffle". Lena Hughes, co-owner of the Hughes Brothers Theatre and the visionary behind the "Shindig Shuffle" line dance says, "Anyone wishing to participate on the night of May 31 is invited to lineup on the sidewalks along Hwy 76 from Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre to the corner of Hwy 76 & Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. If you're representing a particular business or organization or just yourself we encourage you to bring banners, signs, and to wear-t-shirts." Sue Braun from the Vacation Channel says, "Turn your car radio and outside speakers to radio station My 100.1 Radio and the song will first play at 10:30 PM, and play again at 10:35 PM and at 10:40 PM."

Shop And Save Tanger's Memorial Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale
May 22, 2014
Tanger Outlets Branson is your destination for shopping and savings this Memorial Day Weekend. Tanger's Annual Sidewalk Sale is taking place May 23-26. This center-wide savings event will feature great brands like: Nike, Gap Factory Store, Disney, Crabtree & Evelyn, New York & Company Outlet, Torrid, Chico's and many more, where you will save on the latest summer fashions and accessories for the entire family. Shop and save on merchandise that is on-trend, in season, and value priced direct from the manufacturer. Tanger Outlets Branson features over 65 of the nation's leading designer and brand name stores.

Table Rock Named One of the Top Ten Family-Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in U.S.
May 21, 2014
Table Rock State Park on Table Rock Lake has been named the #9 most family-friendly place to boat and fish in the United States.

Sizzlin' Summer Shows At Legends In Concert
May 20, 2014
Just in time for your Memorial weekend plans, we've got a sizzlin' summer lineup coming to Legends in Concert in Branson. Beginning May 22nd, come and experience the multi-talented cast that includes Justin Timberlake performing his #1 hits such as “Bye Bye Bye”, ”Dirty Pop”, and more! Branson local, Todd Bradshaw, will perform as Kenny Chesney, and we're excited to announce that we've extended the dates of Tina Turner through June 6th. Whitney Houston joins our stage on June 7th, and as always, The Blues Brothers™ and Elvis complete the perfect summer cast. In addition, we've added a smokin' hot tribute to Katy Perry, July 1st - September 2nd. We're so excited about this summer lineup, we are offering a special rate for kids' ages 4-12 for just $6.95 plus tax ALL SUMMER! There is truly something for everybody this summer at Legends in Concert.

AMERICAN IDOL Audition Bus Tour Coming to Branson
May 7, 2014
AMERICAN IDOL® begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18. The search for the next singing superstar continues in New Orleans, on Wednesday, June 25; Long Island, NY, on Wednesday, July 23; Nashville, TN, on Wednesday, July 30; and San Francisco, CA, on Monday, Sept. 29. Some of the biggest names in the music industry have started on the IDOL™ stage and there now are more ways to audition!

Exciting Stunt Dogs "Kids & Paws" Benefit Show
May 6, 2014
Stunt Dog Experience producer Chris Perondi has announced a one-time only special benefit performance Saturday, May 31 at 2:00 PM at the Clay Cooper Theatre. Titled “Kids and Paws”, proceeds from the show will benefit The Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society. Kids from the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks will be actively involved in the event because kids and animals go “Hand in paw”. Proceeds will go directly to the creation of an animal exercise and play area at the adoption center.

The Grand Village Honors Two Long Time Shop Owners
May 5, 2014
The Grand Village honored two of its' long time shop owners with the planting of Flaming Red Leaf Maples at the Grand Village. With the family of Grand Village Merchants, owner representative from Green Courte Partners in Chicago, Bob Duncan and Commercial One Brokers, Bob Huels these two pillars of The Grand Village were honored with a permanent monument and trees in their memory.

The Sons of Britches Bring Hillbilly Chic to the Little Opry Theatre
May 1, 2014
Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex and The Little Opry Theatre are excited to welcome The Sons of Britches to begin their high energy and hilarious new live show beginning next Friday, May 9th.

Divas Half Marathon And 5K In Branson, Mo Notice of Temporary Road Closures
Apr 30, 2014
The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K in Branson, MO on Sunday May 4, 2014 will feature a 13.1 mile loop course starting and finishing at Branson Landing. The events will start at 7:30am with the Divas® Half Marathon and the Divas® 5K will follow at 8:00am. The event will follow a rolling enclosure which means that traffic will be affected for a short period before the first runner enters the section and ends when the last runner leaves that section. The City of Branson Police will reopen the roads as soon as race course operations cease, with the half marathon course officially closing by 11:00am.

Branson Comedian Jarrett Dougherty Comes To The Starlite Theatre
Apr 23, 2014
Jarrett Dougherty will join Grammy Award Winner Billy Dean and his band the Steel Horses Starting May 13, 2014

Belk's Spring Charity Sale Offers Great Bargains for Customers, Financial Support for Community Non-Profits
Apr 18, 2014
Company-wide event on Saturday, May 3, from 6 - 10 a.m. will benefit thousands of schools and charitable organizations across the South

Legendary Elvis Tribute Artist, James Lowrey does "Elvis Country and Gospel: The Tribute!"
Apr 15, 2014
From 3000 Miles to Graceland and Las Vegas to the Historic Owen Theatre and Branson's House of Comedy in Historic Downtown Branson, Legendary Elvis Tribute Artist, James Lowrey does “Elvis Country and Gospel: The Tribute!”

Brett Daniels, Creator and Director of the World's Most Successful Magic Show "The Illusionists" and direct from the Sydney Opera House Presents "THE REVOLLUSIONISTS" - Experience the Impossible
Apr 14, 2014
World-renowned Magician, Creator and Producer Brett Daniels, along with Co-Producer Inderjit Grewal, Associate Producer Kevin Bliss, and Art Director Starr, now present the world premiere of the next generation of world-class ensemble illusionary theatrics, “THE REVOLLUSIONISTS.” Brett says “THE REVOLLUSIONISTS” will be what I had always hoped the “Illusionists” could achieve…but this time we're ramping it up—breaking all barriers—and presenting authentic theatrical illusionary art on a level never before seen on Planet Earth.”

Celebrate "Duck Day" at the Branson IMAX, Win a $500 Grand Prize
Apr 14, 2014
Bring your camo, quackers and fan fervor to "Duck Day" at Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex, Saturday April 19th. Celebrate your love of Duck Dynasty with food, fun games, awesome prizes and a Duck Dynasty character Look-a-Like Contest.

Branson Named a Top 25 U.S. Destination by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
Apr 10, 2014
Branson, Mo., has been named a top U.S. destination by the reviewers of the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor. The winners of the 2014 top spots were announced April 8 when the website released the results of the 6th Annual Travelers' Choiceâ„¢ awards for Destinations.

Duttons are back from Arizona for a great 2014 Branson Season!
Apr 8, 2014
Suntanned and reinvigorated, the Duttons open their 2014 season on Tuesday, April 8th with an 8 PM show at The Dutton Family Theater. A mainstay of Branson entertainment for over a decade, this talented family of extremely versatile musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians is continually developing new shows to the applause of their fans.

The Branson Mill Craft Village Adds New Demonstrating Artists In 2014
Apr 7, 2014
The Branson Mill Craft Village has made several changes over the winter months and are excited to show-off their new artists and products in 2014. Noel McEwen an airbrush artist opened his store inside the Branson Mill on March 1st. McEwen creates beautiful works of art out of everything from baseball batting helmets to t-shirts. Visitors can place custom orders and watch him work in his workshop, seeing art created right before their very eyes. Also opened on March 1st is Julianna's Sewing Room. Julianna Adams, a demonstrating artist, works in her shop that looks like the front porch of a country home to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. Adams actually creates her own chenille for various pieces.

Jerry Springer To Host "The Price Is Right Live" At Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Apr 7, 2014
“The Price is Right Live™” Stage Show at the Moon River Theatre will feature the return to Branson of celebrity host Jerry Springer, for an exclusive engagement May 23rd - June 29th and July 23rd - August 3rd. Direct from the producers of “The Price Is Right” TV show, each performance features such fan-favorites as “Plinko,” “Cliffhangers,” the “Big Wheel” and, of course, a fabulous “Showcase.” The show lets lucky audience members play for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre Will Return For 2014 For A Limited Engagement
Apr 4, 2014
The famed outdoor theatre production of The Shepherd of the Hills will return for the 2014 season. The announcement was made in mid-October that 2013 would be the productions final season, but organizers have announced that the show will return for a more limited schedule for their 55th season in Branson.

Branson Airport Announces Seasonal Nonstop Service On Buzz Airways
Apr 3, 2014
Branson Airport (BKG) is pleased to announce the arrival of Buzz Airways service to both Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby) beginning June 12, 2014. Fares begin at $99.00* each way including taxes. Flights will operate in each market six days per week.

New Bbq Event Set To Debut Along Table Rock Lake
Mar 26, 2014
BBQr's from around the region will take on a new event later this Spring with Table Rock Lake as their backdrop. Table Rock and Ribs, a Kansas City sanctioned BBQ event, will make its debut May 16-17 at the Table Rock Resort at Kimberling Inn. The new BBQ competition is being organized as a fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Table Rock Lake.

Save On Spring's Most Glamorous Looks During Tangerstyle
Mar 21, 2014
Tanger Branson is celebrating spring fashion with TangerSTYLE now through April 20! Tanger shoppers can save stylishly on spring fashion from your favorite brand name and designer stores for less at Tanger Branson. Take a look at Spring looks on, which includes photos and videos of the season's must have tips and trends brought to you by Tanger Style Maker Briana Gurley!

Calling All Elvis Fans! Legends In Concert Announces 8th Annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
Mar 19, 2014
he 8th annual Branson Elvis Festival will be held at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater April 4th - 6th, 2014. The highlight of the festival, the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, will take place on Saturday, April 5th at 7 p.m. This contest is one of a select few tribute competitions sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Extraordinary Top of the Rock Par-3 Course To Host Historic Event
Feb 25, 2014
A seven-year collaboration between one of the nation's most passionate conservationists, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, and three of the most successful golfers in the history of the sport has resulted in the creation of a spectacular new golf course that will now host one of golf's most beloved events.

The Price Is Right Live! Moves to Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Feb 24, 2014
Andy Williams Moon River Theater is proud to announce it will soon be giving guests the chance to “Come on Down” at The Price Is Right Live - the on-stage, interactive version of the longest-running game show in TV history. Now in its third year in Branson, the show premieres at its new home on Friday, May 23rd, for 10 weeks of excitement, fun & prizes.

The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre welcomes Wynonna Judd to Branson on October 18th & November 8th, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
Wynonna joins the 2014 Star Line Up at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre - Branson, MO

Legends In Concert Announces Spring Line-Up
Feb 20, 2014
Legends in Concert announces a spectacular spring line-up of stars! Beginning February 20th, see J.C. Brando perform number one hits such as “Rolling in the Deep” and “Skyfall” paying tribute to award winning singer Adele. Lori Mitchell-Gay as Tina Turner will wow you with the hits of The Queen of Rock and Roll including her number 1 hit “Proud Mary”. Paul Eve is back performing country classics such as “Ring of Fire” from the “Man in Black”, Johnny Cash. By popular request, “Walk the Line” and “Hurt” have been added to the Johnny Cash tribute. The charisma of two locally known talents, Bucky Heard and Justin Clark, combine for a high energy, highly entertaining Blues Brothers performance. Bill Cherry as Elvis Presley will be highlighting the 70's era Elvis, performing such hits as “Trilogy”, “Burning Love” and other Elvis favorites through May 20th.