Media

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

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 www.tangeroutlets.com, 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.

The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre welcomes Don Williams to Branson on November 9th, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Don Williams joins the 2014 Star Line Up at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre

Sawyer Brown to Appear at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre September 19th, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
Sawyer Brown, one of the most beloved and groups in country music will take to the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre stage for one high-energy show on Friday, September 19th.

Clint Black to Appear at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre Oct 24th & 25th, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
Clint Black has long been heralded as one of County music's brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist's career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it's well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and the harmonica.

Lilleys' Landing to Host Last Winter Team Tournament Next Saturday
Feb 17, 2014
A prize of $1,000 will go to the angler weighing in the largest legal brown trout in Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina's last tournament this winter on Lake Taneycomo at Branson. The Vince Elfrink Memorial Tournament will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, from Lilleys' Landing, with teams returning at 4 p.m. for the weigh-in and complimentary meal.

Little River Band to Appear at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre in 2014
Feb 12, 2014
The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre is proud to add Little River Band to their 2014 star series line up.

Branson welcomes a World of Entertainment, Food, Music and Fun at the annual "See The World in Branson" festival April 23 and 24 at the beautiful Welk Resort
Feb 10, 2014
Branson welcomes a World of Entertainment, Food, Music and Fun at the annual “See The World in Branson” festival April 23 and 24th at the beautiful Welk Resort.

Branson's The Track Family Fun Parks Featured in Funworld Magazine
Feb 7, 2014
The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson, Missouri is featured in the current issue of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions' Funworld Magazine. The article delves into the company's recovery efforts after a devastating tornado that hit the Midwest vacation destination on February 29, 2012.

From Woodstock to Branson Come see Sha Na Na's Rockin' Christmas at The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Jan 31, 2014
Along with The Rolling Stones, Chicago and a few others, Sha Na Na is among the longest-running bands in popular music, dating back to their beginnings as students at Columbia University. Since that time, Sha Na Na has celebrated the music and memories of rock & roll nostalgia in clubs, through con-certs and recordings, in the movies, and on television. Sha Na Na came on the national scene as part of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival lineup, which prompted the group's first record deal. From 1977 to 1981, they starred in 97 episodes of the TV variety show Sha Na Na, which featured the band's music as well as comedy skits with special guests. In 1978, they made their silver screen debut as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the hit movie musical Grease; they contributed six recordings to the film, as well as the original song “Sandy,” written by band member Screamin' Scott Simon and sung by John Travolta.

20th Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show Heats Up Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater's Stage
Jan 31, 2014
Branson, Missouri, dubbed the “live music show capital of the world”, is the perfect place to escape the winter blues during January and February and Branson's 20th Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show is the perfect event to sample a wide variety of shows and performers jam-packed into one exciting show. Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater will be sizzling on Monday, February 3, at 7:00 pm with an exciting line-up of Branson stars and shows.

National touring show, Elvis Lives, arrives in Branson February 7th!
Jan 24, 2014
National touring show Elvis Lives will be making a stop in Branson, MO during their 20+ US city tour with a 12 day run at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, February 7-18, 2014. We're getting “all shook up” and can hardly wait!

The Osmonds American Jukebox Show Takes the Moon River Stage this October!
Jan 23, 2014
The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre is proud to announce that The Osmonds American Jukebox Show will be taking the stage October 23-25th and October 30-31st at 8 PM! The Osmonds have been performing in front of world-wide audiences for over 50 years. They have practically lived on a stage, thrilling many millions of people with their brand of entertainment! The Osmonds perform all styles of music from barbershop, pop, rock, and country. Their close harmonies cannot be matched by any other group. The Osmonds are unique in their success as a band and as solo performers. They have recorded over 200 albums, sold over 100 million copies with 59 gold and platinum recordings. They have sold out venues worldwide, breaking box office records and received countless awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Osmonds American Jukebox Show began in Branson in 1992 and has toured all over the world! The show has just returned from a successful UK Tour and continues to feature all their unforgettable hits-from One Bad Apple and Down By The Lazy River to Love Me For A Reason and Crazy Horses—together with a jukebox full of chart topping classics, The Osmond's AMERICAN JUKEBOX SHOW will be a Little Bit Country and a whole lot of Rock 'n' Roll! Tickets for The Osmonds American Jukebox Show are available at the box office by calling 800-MOON-094 (800-666-6094) Visit our website at andywilliams.com! Tickets also available for all of our other GREAT shows in 2014!

America's Sweethearts of Song, The Lennon Sisters Part of October's Star Studded Line-Up!
Jan 23, 2014
Andy Williams Moon River Theatre is proud to announce the addition of the Lennon Sisters to their October star studded line-up! The Lennon Sisters will be performing October 20th through 22nd and 27th through 29th at 8 PM.

Yeller Dog Productions announces new show to be performed at The Shepherd of the Hills Historical Homestead in 2014
Jan 22, 2014
Yeller Dog Productions is proud to announce that after 10 years of entertaining sell-out crowds with one of Branson's most popular and most unique Christmas shows, Christmas On The Trail, the outstanding musicians of New Trails have heard their fan's requests, and invite you to join them in the all new Roundup On The Trail Chuckwagon Dinner Show. The first thing patrons will notice as they arrive are the aromas of their meal being prepared on an authentic Chuckwagon, just like those that went up the great cattle trails of the 1800's. Then the trail hands will get them seated, and serve up a hot, hearty meal sure to stick to any cowboy or cowgirl's ribs!

The Lettermen Call Andy Williams Moon River Theatre Home
Jan 21, 2014
The harmonious voices of The Lettermen first hit the music charts in 1961 with the megahit, The Way You Look Tonight. The soft, romantic ballad shot to No. 13 on the Billboard chart. The group's second single that year did even better. When I Fall in Love hit No. 7, establishing the trio as the most romantic singing group of the 1960s and they became one of the top college concert attractions of the decade.

Illusionist Rick Thomas brings his amazing magic to The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Jan 21, 2014
World-renowned Illusionist Rick Thomas has been delighting Las Vegas audiences and wowing critics for 15 years. He has also completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. Critics call it the perfect show for the entire family! Rick Thomas now proudly brings to Branson the most successful family show in Las Vegas history.

Tanger Outlets Branson Assists In The Fight Against Breast Cancer
Jan 13, 2014
During the season of hope and giving, Tanger Outlets Branson raised and donated $38,101.72 for the battle against breast cancer to Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO), a local organization that provides resources and support to local individuals and families impacted by breast cancer. Funds were raised through the popular Tanger PinkStyle Campaign, Tanger's Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk and an annual golf tournament.

Tanger Branson Thanks Local Agencies With Donations
Jan 13, 2014
Tanger Outlets Branson supported local agencies with contributions of $500 each to the City of Branson Police Department, Fire Department and the Taney County Ambulance District. These annual donations are used by each organization in numerous ways that contribute to the safety and quality of life in the Branson area. “The Tanger Team is very happy to make these needed contributions,” stated Jamie Whiteis, General Manager of Tanger Outlets Branson. “It's just a small token of appreciation to show our gratitude to the men and women who risk so much to make Branson a safe community.”

Larry Gatlin Returns To Starlite In 2014
Jan 3, 2014
Next Level Entertainment dba The Starlite Theatre has announced that Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers will return to the popular Branson venue in 2014

The Baldknobbers Extend Their Winter Season
Jan 2, 2014
For the first time ever, the Baldknobbers are extending their winter season. Branson guests and locals alike have asked for a little more fun this winter...and the Baldknobbers are sure to never disappoint. The whole gang is gearing up to give audiences lots of laughs and country music that can shake off any winter chill. Starting this Friday, January 3, the Baldknobbers will perform select Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Let Droopy, Hargus and the whole Baldknobbers' crew wash away your winter blues this season!

Jim Barber Excited About Future Of Tourism In Branson
Dec 23, 2013
Friends of Branson Area Regional Tourism (BART) is pleased to announce that Jim Barber has accepted to lead the team of independent business leaders as Campaign Chairman to promote the renewal of the Branson/Lakes Area Tourism Community Enhancement District 1% sales tax in April.

Sons Of The Pioneers Saddle Up With Baldknobbers Theater For 2014
Dec 17, 2013
The Sons of the Pioneers announced today that their award winning show will be moving to the Baldknobbers' Theater for the 2014 Branson season. “Both the Baldknobbers and the Pioneers have proud legacies”, said Luther Nallie, 45 year member of the Pioneers. “So it's entirely fitting that our 80th anniversary year in entertainment will be at the Baldknobbers Theater where Branson entertainment history began 55 years ago. We see the two shows as being very complimentary.” The Pioneers had their own show at Shepherd of the Hills for the past 10 years until a couple of months ago when Shepherd of the Hills announced they were cancelling all shows and restricting their operations for 2014.

Legends In Concert Announces 2014 Line-Up
Dec 11, 2013
Legends in Concert is excited to announce an all new lineup for the 2014 season beginning Feb. 20, at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater. In addition to the ever popular mainstays; The Blues Brothersâ„¢ and Elvis, several of the following acts will be making their Branson debut:

Historic Owens Theatre presents Encore "Fun Size Shows at a Fun Size Price"
Dec 11, 2013
Encore Entertainment Enterprises, LLC has made a long term commitment to the Historic Owens Theatre and Historic downtown by introducing a new entertainment model specifically designed for the shopping district. Encore has produced a series of high quality high energy 35 to 40 minute shows that play daily every hour on the hour from 9 am until 5 pm. The variety of shows range from patriotic, gospel, country, barber shop, doo wop and comedy, to a signature children's show called “Celebrate Kids” starring “The Infusiastix” - Branson's version of the Doodle Bops and The Wiggles.

Titanic Branson to Open 2014 Season with World's First Titanic Musicians' Gallery
Dec 3, 2013
For the first time anywhere, the RMS Titanic's eight heroic musicians will be the focus of an exhibit that explores their lives, loves and legacies, beginning Friday, January 17, 2014, announces Titanic explorer and Titanic Museum Attraction co-owner, John Joslyn.