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Branson Roadtrip July, Issue #003 --Branson Update
July 18, 2010

Summer is here and a lot is happening in Branson. To begin, I want to focus on some of the limited engagement shows that are scheduled in the next few months.


The Black Oak Amphitheater has opened and getting great reviews for their concerts. Still to come:

  • * July 28, 2010 – Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with Earl Scruggs featuring Rhonda Vincent

    * August 8, 2010 – Cowtown Ballroom Revival featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Foghat, Poco, and Brewer & Shipley

    * August 28, 2010 – BB King and Buddy Guy

    * September 4, 2010 – George Jones with Jason Boland

  • At the Mansion Theater

  • * July 6-August 15, 2010 - Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

    * September 3-5, 2010 – The Gatlin Brothers

    * October 8-9, 2010 – Vicki Lawrence and Mama – A Two Woman Show

    * October 23, 2010 – Michael Bolton

    * November 12-13, 2010 – Johnny Mathis, Christmas at the Mansion

    * November 2 – December 4, 2010 – Christmas with The Gatlin Brothers & Debby Boone

  • At the Tri-Lakes Center

  • * October 9, 2010 – Don Williams

    * September 12, 2010 – Gene Watson and Leona Williams

    * September 13-14, 20-21 & October 18-19, 25-26 – Roy Clark

    * November 1-20 – Daniel O'Donnell at 2 pm

    * November 2 – December 4, 2010 – Mel Tillis/Pam Tillis & Family

    * September 12, 2010 – Gene Watson and Leona Williams

  • At the Oak Ridge Boys Theater

  • * July 6 – August 15, 2010 – 3 Redneck Tenors

    * September 21-23, 2010 – The Oak Ridge Boys

    * October 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21, 2010 – The Oak Ridge Boys

    * November 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2010 – The Oak Ridge Boys

  • At RFD Theater

  • * July 20-24 – Jimmy Sturr

    * August 6-7, 2010 – David Church

    * September 19-20 and November 7-8, 2010 – Country's Family Reunion

    * October 17-19, 24-30 – Shotgun Red

    * October 20-21 – Midwest Country Stars

    * October 22-23 – Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives

  • At the Welk Theater

  • * September 15 –October 23, 2010 – Ray Stevens

    * November 1 - December 11, 2010 – Tony Orlando and the Lennon Sisters


    Superstars Live Theater (formerly the Christy Lane Theater)
    3600 W. Hwy 76
    76 WEST AREA-Light yellow on our area map

  • * Superstars Live in Concert – A tribute to the superstars of Rock, Pop and Country

    * Superstars of Country-Live in Concert – A tribute to the Superstars of Country

    * The Rat Pack – Live & Swingin' – A tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy

  • Superstar tributes include Elvis, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett, Michael Jackson, superstars of comedy, the Beach Boys, Reba McEntire, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, and more

    Princess Diana Exhibit at the Old Roy Rogers Museum and Theater
    3950 Green Mountain Drive
    76 WEST AREA-Light yellow on our area map

    A full scale exhibition into the life of Princess Diana.

    Branson Central Dinner Theater
    625 Hwy 165
    HWY 165-Lavender on our area map

    After a very brief stint at the old Clay Cooper theater, 50's at The Hop has found a new home located on Hwy 165. This building was formerly the Shake It Up Theater and is located next door to the New Shanghai Theater.

    Grand Palace
    2700 W. Hwy 76
    76 CENTRAL-Light orange on our area map

    The Grand Palace opens August 21, 2010 promising some of the biggest and best entertainment possible. Concerts for the fall have not yet been named, however the opening act is a hip-hop act called "Nelly".


    Zip lines have suddenly popped up everywhere. We have provided the websites so you can access more detailed information.

    Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours
    2339 US 65
    Walnut Shade, MO

    Located in the Wolf Creek Preserve just north of Branson this zipline is an eco-friendly zipline course situated in the Ozarks hills.

    Zip Line USA
    3335 US HWY 160 (also hwy 13)
    Reeds Spring, MO

    This is another canopy tour soaring through the Ozark hills and is located northwest of Branson on Hwy 160/Hwy 13 just north of Reeds Spring, MO.

    You can take 248 northwest out of Branson and the road will connect to Hwy 160. From the intersection of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Hwy 248 (at the White Oak Convenience store near the Kirby Van Burch Theater) take Hwy 248 about 6.8 miles where it connects to Hwy 160. Continue about 5 miles to Hwy 13/160, turn right and entrance is about 0.7 miles. This will be a curvy road through the Ozark Mountains so watch your speed, but it takes you through some beautiful scenery.

    You can also take Hwy 76 west out of Branson to Branson West. From the intersection of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Hwy 76, follow Hwy 76 about 7 miles to the intersection with Business Hwy 13. Turn right and drive past the Walmart Supercenter to the next stoplight and turn right on Hwy 13. Follow Hwy 13 north about 7.5 miles to entrance.

    Adventure Zipline of Branson
    501 N. Wildwood
    Branson, MO

    Another canopy tour, this one is located right in the middle of Branson right off Gretna road by the White House Theater (Kungfu show). This is within easy walking distance of many motels along Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Gretna Road.

    Vigilante Extreme ZipRider
    5586 W. Hwy 76 (Shepherd of The Hills Homestead)
    Branson, MO

    This is a little different and this will only be the 11th such ride in the world with a launch point from atop the Inspiration Tower that is the highest launch point in the world. Located at Inspiration Tower on the grounds of the Shepherd of The Hills Homestead, this is a ride instead of a canopy tour.

    Shepherd of the Hills Homestead is west of the intersection of Shepherd of The Hills Expressway and Hwy 76 just 1.9 miles up the mountain on Hwy 76.

    Miniature Golf

    Located next to the Hollywood Wax Museum, a new mini-golf course is being built with a Hollywood theme and is affiliated with the museum. The Great Western Inn was torn down this spring to make room for the new course. Scheduled opening is in late July.


    New service will begin September 10, 2010 to and from Chicago Midway Airport and Indianapolis International Airport. These will be marketed as public charter flights by Branson AirExpress and operated by ExpressJet Airlines.

    Branson Air Express also offers public charter service to Austin, TX, Houston, TX, Des Moines, IA, Shreveport, LA, Gulfport-Biloxi, MS and Nashville, TN.

    For information on all flights visit

    5586 W. Hwy 76 (Shepherd of The Hills Homestead)
    Branson, MO

    If you are a car enthusiast, you might want to make plans to be in Branson August 12-14, 2010. Hundreds of cars will be on display at the Shepherd of The Hills each day at the Show n' Shine from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission varies by day and single day and multiple day tickets will be available at the gate. Topping off the event will be the cruise down Shepherd of the Hills Expressway on Saturday at midnight. For more information you can visit


    We have had some delays on our road trip and day trip pages but we are working on these and hope to get some up soon. These pages will be an on-going project for us as we continue to develop new road trip and day trip routes.

    Thanks for your interest.

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