It's Show Time In Branson
Branson, the sweet Ozark town in Southwest Missouri, is known as the Live Musical Capital of the Midwest. If you drive along Highway 76, you will see building after building and sign after sign featuring the amazing shows. Once upon a time, Branson was known for their special tribute to country music, but today you will find a very diverse range of shows. There seriously is something for everyone. You will find that most shows take off January and February for some much deserved rest. When they come back in March, often adding new amazing numbers to their already phenomenal routines, they fill thousands of seats night after night with their regular shows. Then, during the months of November and December, you will see their Christmas shows too which were unlike anything I have ever seen. It truly is a magical experience. The town's spirit of faith and the celebration of the birth of Jesus is in full force during the holiday season leaving your heart full enough to overflow as you head home. Today we are sharing a few must see shows for your next visit!
His name may be on the building but Clay isn't flying solo. He has the help of his amazing family and a few other Branson jewels. Clay, his wife, two sons and the rest of the cast are definitely fulfilling their calling on the stage. Clay is not just an amazing singer but he could have a side job as a comedian. He is quick on his feet and his audience interaction will have you laughing until you are crying. They started the show with an amazing cover from the movie The Greatest Showman. I was in awe. They covered so many genres and talented artists and boy, did they do them justice. The second half of the show was dedicated to Christmas (I went in November) and it filled me with the Christmas spirit. This show is so entertaining. I could watch it over and over.
While we were in Branson, it was Veterans Week and Branson does Veterans Week big. Every show paid tribute to our amazing veterans and it was a privileged to participate in it. I will post more about that separate experience another day. It truly was life changing.
The show starts out with the four brothers. Without knowing any history of the Hughes Brothers, you can imagine my reactions when the performers kept coming and coming and coming. This show has a huge cast and they are ALL FAMILY. It is amazing! The four Hughes brothers have been making beautiful harmony for over 30 years, carrying the title of “World's Largest Performing Family”. The four wives of the brothers were equally talented and the show featured their 30 children and grandchildren. Their family's heart is to spread a message of love and joy with a focus on starting with the children. Their Christmas show was spectacular. You can definitely tell that their heart for Jesus shines bright. I had the privileged of speaking with several of the children after the show and they were so kind and well spoken. The little ones were simply adorable. Take your family to this show. I promise you will not regret it!
Now three generations later, The Baldknobbers have been entertaining audiences with amazing music and comedy since 1959. This show encompasses good Southern soul that will charm your heart strings all night long. They also include a few “characters” for added laughs. Make sure you also check out their gospel show too. The Mabes have done an wonderful job keeping this timeless tradition in Branson thriving.
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Branson has a reputation for providing excellent entertainment. I have heard it compared to Las Vegas but honestly, I would pick a trip to Branson over Vegas any day. The people are as sweet as can be. The performers are incredibly humble. They take time to say hi, thank you and shake your hand after shows. These shows are not short either. Prepare to spend at least two hours at each one. They are definitely worth the ticket price. Each of these shows are perfect for a family vacation, date night or your next girls trip. Each show is unique and provides a different experience, which I appreciated. I was never bored or uninspired. It really was the perfect trip full of laughter, entertainment and Christmas merriment.
**This was a sponsored media trip but all opinions are my own.