Branson Shows 101

You’re excited about the beautiful outdoor attractions, exciting activities and jam-packed calendar of events that will make your Branson vacation one for the ages. Here’s one more reason to get pumped about your getaway: Branson's live show scene is way more diverse than you ever imagined.

Music, Magic & More 

Live shows in Branson come in all sizes and they’ve been drawing visitors to the Missouri Ozarks for more than 50 years. Some performances feature powerful solo acts in intimate venues, while others include casts of dozens singers and dancers in spacious show palaces. Many of Branson's theaters are found along Highway 76, which leads through the heart of the city's entertainment district. As you explore more of Branson, you find performance venues abound, offering convenient access to live shows in the morning, afternoon and evening.

And while it originally was known as a mecca for country, bluegrass and gospel music, Branson today offers virtually all genres of music and performance styles. Rock ‘n roll, pop hits of yesterday and today, magicians, acrobats, comedians, performances the kids will enjoy, variety shows, and seasonal acts for the holidays are all part of the fun. In short, there are so many types of Branson shows, it’s easy to find one (or 10) that’s in tune with you.

Here’s a look at some of the kinds of shows waiting for you when you explore Branson:

  • Variety on tap: Combining singing and dancing with humor and homespun storytelling, variety shows are a staple on Branson’s stages. These family-friendly shows include giant production numbers, tender ballads and comic relief that will keep you chuckling well into the night. Popular examples include Shoji Tabuchi and Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show.

As you can see, Branson has a variety of shows from which to choose. And remember, this is the proverbial tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s available when you visit Branson. Start planning your Branson getaway today and make sure live shows are part of your to-do list.

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