Seven Must-See Shows in Branson

Your Branson vacation isn't complete without a stop to see our live music shows.


Since Branson's Famous Baldknobbers played their first notes on the banks of Lake Taneycomo, live music shows have been the mainstay of a vacation in Branson, Missouri. Today, with so many acts to choose from, Branson is staying true to its live music roots.

In Branson, visitors can find live music from every era and style, performed by both rising young entertainers and legendary stars. The wide variety of music includes pop, country, rock & roll, gospel, patriotic, Broadway, Western, big band, swing, bluegrass, jazz, classical and more. Music made famous by baroque composers, cowboy poets, cinematic blockbusters, 50s heartthrobs, 60s pop bands and today's top 40 artists can be enjoyed from early in the morning through the afternoon, evening and into the night.

The Duttons


The Dutton family has become another mainstay on the Branson stage. With appearances on NBC's "America's Got Talent," Nickelodeon's "America's Most Musical Family," 5 PBS specials and their series on RFD-TV "The Duttons Through the Years," the production shines through each performance, whether live or on television, in their sheer talent and musicality. The Duttons have been performing for more than 20 years, starting with a talented couple who shared their love of music with their children. In today's show, you'll see those children and their children’s children! Recognized for their fiddling expertise, this skilled group has made international tours and even made appearances on the most watched programs in the world with 1 billion+ views on Italy's RAI 3, France's TF 1, and China's Spring Festival Gala. You won't want to miss this family in action! 

The Haygoods


The Haygoods are modern family entertainment at its BEST! Incredible Music! Amazing Special Effects! One Talented Family! This group of six siblings (5 brothers and 1 sister) bring an all-new show to the Branson stage every year. Stunning visual effects and a state of the art stage presentation are the backdrop to an amazing array of musical styles, performed with more energy and excitement than anything you have ever experienced! The hits of today's country, rock, and pop artists along with the music of the last 5 decades are showcased in an electrifying ride of song, rhythm, and sound that you won't soon forget! Fans of all ages LOVE The Haygoods and their music!

Dolly Parton's Stampede

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Live horses, electrifying stunts, special effects, friendly competition and stirring music served alongside a four-course feast make Dolly Parton's Stampede an event to behold. During the meal, prepare to use your hands in place of utensils (every kids dream!). Before and after the show, enjoy a tour of the stables where you get to meet the four-legged stars of the show!

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers


Branson's Famous Baldknobbers is now celebrating over 60 years of performing in Branson! The Mabe family began the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show in 1959, playing washboards and banjos on the lakeshore for tourists and locals alike. Highlighting Branson’s unique history in every show, the Mabe family's journey continued to grow alongside the expansion of Branson as it became a well-known live music show destination. The range of music performed throughout the show varies between gospel music, classic bluegrass, and contemporary country tunes. In addition, each branch of the military and those service members present are honored with a rousing rendition of many military songs. The collaboration of this talented family and cast will keep your toes tapping for days!

Presley's Country Jubilee

Scott and Greg Presleys

Originally an Ozark’s family who performed in the underground stages of the Missouri hills, this show now features four generations of entertainers within the last 52 years. The Presleys’ Country Jubilee will present to you a mix of country, gospel, bluegrass and hilarious comedy! What better way to entertain kids than with Branson’s First Family of Entertainment?



Prepare for an Orchestra of Human Voices to greet you at the SIX show. Not only do these brothers possess immense talent, but they also have incredible sense of work ethic that has brought them to the stage they stand on today. Old songs and new from a wide variety of genres are interspersed throughout the show to provide a versatile listening experience for audience members. Be thrown back to the good 'ol days with some of the most beloved classics or hum along to the most well-known hits of today.



Set in the Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther's ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God's plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Come find out at Branson's Sight & Sound Theatre!


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Live Music Shows in Branson

Branson’s long list of more than 100 live shows spans many genres of entertainment, including national theater productions, musicals, magicians, concerts, comedy shows, and more. It's no wonder Branson is called America's Top Live Music Show Destination!

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