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Labor Day Weekend 2011

Celebrating Summer, Welcoming Fall!

Branson is pulling out all the stops this Labor Day Weekend with tons of shows and activities, and your last opportunity this year to enjoy fun family summer activities like Night Water at White Water!

Branson Landing is packed with shopping, activities and concerts and is also hosting the 2011 Labor Day MDA Telethon, the Nonstop Classic Rock Band and Candy Colburn in concert!

And it's not just fun for humans... the annual Doggie Dive-In Swim at the Branson Aquaplex is a great chance for your furry friends to splash and play in the region's largest swimming complex!

And both Big Cedar Lodge and Chateau on the Lake are celebrating the end of summer with picnics, live entertainment and fireworks!

The marinas around Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake have boats and equipment ready for your next playtime or fishing excursion.

And of course there are sidewalk sales and all sorts of great shopping at Historic Downtown Branson, the three outlet malls, the Grand Village Shops and throughout Branson!

For all the details for this fun-filled Labor Day Weekend, visit

The Cat's Pajamas featured on NBC's The Sing Off

Branson’s own beloved vocal band will be performing on national TV this fall. Hosted by Nick Lachey this 3rd season of The Sing Off will be showcasing 16 exceptional a cappella groups from around the country. The season premier airs on September 19th, 2011 but the season was pretaped when The Cat’s Pajamas were in Los Angeles, California last month.

The Cat’s Pajamas are very excited to bring national attention to the wide variety of entertainment that Branson has to offer and hope that their participation on this program will help bring national attention to The Live Music Show Capital of The World.

At this time, The Cat’s Pajamas are back in Branson and will be performing the remainder of their published schedule at The Branson Mall Music Theatre located at 2206 W Hwy 76. The Cat’s Pajamas regular schedule is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2pm; Wednesday and Friday at 8pm.

Branson Remembers 9/11 with Week-Long Commemoration

During the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the monumental day that changed America forever, Branson pauses for several days to remember the men, women and children who were lost that day, and comes together to thank the uniformed heroes who continue to serve each and every day, both at home and overseas.

Branson's week-long 9/11 commemorations include:

TUES., SEPT. 6:  Tri Lakes Center, 7 p.m. – NYC 9/11 Firefighter Fred Sager, speaker, with Tony Orlando as host, music by SIX. There is no charge for admission.

WED., SEPT. 7:  Sight & Sound – $10.00 ticket to every First Responder and their party for the 3:30 pm show or 7:30 pm. Must arrive one hour early and show ID.

THURS., SEPT. 8: SIX – Two-for-one ticket price at the Hughes Brothers Theater, 2 pm show only. Must show ID at box office.

FRI., SEPT. 9: Legend of Kung Fu – all First Responders FREE! Good for 8 p.m. show only. Must call box office 417-335-2396 for reservations.

SAT., SEPT. 10:  IMAX Entertainment Complex – 7 pm showing of “Fireproof”, in honor of our First Responders.  The cost is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. 

SAT., SEPT. 10:  Branson Landing – 7:30 PM – JAKE SIMPSON & THE 4 JAX – IN CONCERT! and "Reignited" Fireworks Show, a tribute to the healing, remembrance and reflection of 9/11 and the 10th Anniversary, as we "Reignite" the Passion, Hope and Inspiration that motivated many as the world came together in unison, to assist others through this crisis. There is no charge for admission.

SUN., SEPT. 11:  Noon at Silver Dollar City, “Tribute to the American Spirit – Remembering 9/11” In a special ceremony on the square, we will reflect in prayer, share a moment of silence and offer thanksgiving with memorable performances by Bucky Heard, Nedgra Culp, Sons of the Silver Dollar and The Brooks Brothers.

SUN., SEPT. 11:  6 p.m. at Branson Landing “9/11 BRANSON REMEMBERS.” A beautiful and moving ceremony held in front of the fountains.  A Branson Veteran’s Task Force Tribute Ceremony and Remembrance of 9/11, featuring Guest Speakers Dee Wampler and Ken McCabe, FBI  agent in charge of the Evidence Response Teams (commonly known as CSI) responsible for sending teams to the different sites to collect evidence needed to take anyone involved with the 9/11 attacks to court. A New Yorker and ex-Marine, he lost friends in the World Trade Center attack. Performances by The Texas Tenors, Voices of Glory and Sam Stauffer & The Gospel Hour Singers.

For more information call 417-334-2360.

Branson Welcomes Back the Southern Gospel Picnic

Visitors to Silver Dollar City can enjoy the Southern Gospel Picnic now through Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 in the popular Silver Dollar City theme park. Billed as the biggest gospel picnic in the world, many visitors consider the lineup to be the greatest collection of gospel performers ever - both local and international. The performance lineup includes many well known gospel singers including Jeff & Sheri Easter and Karen Peck & New River, and each evening of the festival concludes with a performance of Southern Gospel Nights in the often-packed Echo Hollow Amphitheater.

In addition to uplifting music, guests can enjoy traditional southern cooking and dishes at many locations around the park. One of the most popular food spots is the House of Chicken & Fixins’ located at Reunion Hall on the Silver Dollar City Square. Here, visitors enjoy a log-cabin setting where they can choose among dishes such as traditional southern fried chicken, apple butter glazed chicken, slow-cooked smoked, pulled pork and numerous side dishes.

Starting Sept. 10, Silver Dollar City's popular National Harvest Festival begins! The fall festival at the "Home of American Craftsmanship" continues through Oct. 29, 2011.

Silver Dollar City welcomes hundreds of visiting craftsmen during the National Harvest Festival, including the Timberworks Lumberjack Show, Chalk Street Artists, Chainsaw carvers, Turning Wood Into Art Showcase, Professional Pumpkin Carver, Birds of Prey Shows including Bald Eagles, Hawks, Owls & More... plus, hundreds of demonstrating craftsmen throughout the park. Visitors can also enjoy Missouri's Largest Barn Dance.

For more information, visit

Legends in Concert Adds New Dick Clark Productions Memorabilia

Legends in Concert is thrilled to announce that Dick Clark Productions has added memorabilia to the priceless display in the lobby of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.

New items now on display include: A Dolly Parton stage-worn concert dress, Frankie Avalon’s autographed surfboard, a Ricky Nelson signed stage guitar and much, much more!

“We’re excited to share these exciting memorabilia items from music history with the people of Branson!” said Dave Engfer of Dick Clark Productions.

For more information, call 417-335-STAR.





A Soulful Night in Branson - Michael Bolton

Legendary singer-songwriter Michael Bolton is coming to Branson's Mansion Theatre for one night on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Bolton is the multiple Grammy Award-winning artist who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless style, charm and good looks have earned him as spot in several "People Magazine's Sexiest Man" issues, including this year's "Sexiest Man in his 50's."

His hit songs include "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," "Time, Love and Tenderness," "I Found Someone," "That's What Love is All About" and the chart-topping remakes of "(Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay" and "When a Man Loves a Woman."

Tickets are available nationwide at Ticketmaster outlets or online at

Andy Williams Moon River Theatre adds tribute to Frankie Valle and The Four Seasons

OH WHAT A NIGHT!, a tribute to Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons is heading from Las Vegas to Branson this September. OH WHAT A NIGHT! will be replacing Paul Revere and the Raiders who were originally scheduled to perform at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre from September 12th to October 22nd.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! features over 20 hit songs like:  Grease, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Working My Way Back to You, Let’s Hang On, Who Loves You…And many more hits you’ll enjoy from the dynamic songbook of those Boys from Jersey.  OH WHAT A NIGHT! has toured extensively throughout the US and is scheduled to go to Australia later this year.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! will perform Monday through Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri. Their performances will be prior to Andy Williams and Ann-Margret who will perform each evening at 7:00 pm.

For ticket information, call 417-334-4500 or visit

Magazine names The Communities at Branson Creek as one of the Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

Where to Retire Magazine revealed "The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States" in the national publication’s July/August issue on newsstands now.

Research for the awards began nearly a year ago when Where to Retire editors gathered information on more than 150 communities across the nation and eventually zeroed in on those that are amenity-rich, with clubhouses, recreation and activities to help residents stay fully engaged.

The Communities at Branson Creek, by McMillin Communities, a California-based master-planned community developer and home builder, represents McMillin’s first venture into Missouri. However, the home-building company is well-known in California and Texas, with a total of 17 master-planned communities developed and 30,000 homes built since its founding in 1960.

Today, McMillin Communities is ranked 41st nationwide among residential builders. McMillin’s The Communities at Branson Creek features two of the top five golf courses in the state of Missouri in Murder Rock Golf and Country Club and Branson Creek Golf Club. Each course has won numerous accolades from the nation’s top golf publications.

The 6,500 acre community also boasts more than 15 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails that loop around four distinct neighborhoods. Community Parks and neighborhood pools dot the landscape at Branson Creek. From 1100-square-foot townhomes in Fieldstone Pines to 3000-square-foot home offerings in Fieldstone Bluffs, Branson Creek offers something for everyone.

For more information on The Communities at Branson Creek, visit or call (417) 336-0940.

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