First, let us apologize for a late e-zine. Our last message mentioned a February 2010 ezine and here it is April. Anyway, 2010 looks to be an exciting year in Branson with new attractions, entertainment and some movement among some of the entertainers.
New for 2010
Branson Zipline and Canopy Tour will begin operations in the spring of 2010. Located 7 miles north of Branson on Hwy 65, the zipline introduces a unique form of entertainment. Ecology and adventure is combined, using a system that will allow guests to soar through the mountains of the Ozarks. Visitors zip through and over the trees from observation platform to platform. Guides will point out topographical and historical features of the Ozarks. Tours begin May 1, 2010. Check it out at BransonZipline.com.
The Vigilante Extreme Ziprider launches from the open deck of the Inspiration Tower making it the highest launchpad of any ziprider in the world. From the 230 ft tower, riders will zip downhill ½ mile across the 160 acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead at speeds reaching 50 mph. This is a great addition for the 50th anniversary of Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.
RiverBlast at Silver Dollar City is America's biggest water battle on 8 passenger river rafts with 80 water blasting guns and 150 targets. You'll explore 560 feet of river channel with fun for both riders and non-riders alike. You will get wet but Silver Dollar City has come up with a new fangled on-shore family style drying device that for a minimal charge will fix you up in no time.
Branson Ballknocker is a 12 ft round clear ball with a 6 foot inner chamber with room for up to 3 people. The wet ride is also available with 5 gallons of water, turning it into the most awesome water ride you'll find as you are pushed off a hill on a 550 foot wild ride.
Jeerk, are an international sensation and Sweden's top rhythm artists. Jeerk were finalist in the Big E Awards for Best Show and have performed on stages in Sweden, Instanbul, Frankfort, Basel, Milan and Bucharest and Silver Dollar City and now will have an 8 month run at the Hughes Brother's Theater. The Jeerk show is a world of rhythm transforming anything into a musical instrument. The show provides Incredible tap dance, great humor and impressive musicality. As Bobo of Jeerk say, "The crazy Swedes are back in Branson".
Cirque Montage is an extraordinary show of daring and skill featuring former artist of Cirque du Soleil. Montage features an array of acts including contortion, juggling, hand balancing, pole climbing and other amazing acts performed 21 feet high in the air. Performances at the Starlite Theater, May thru December. Showtimes are 3 PM on Wed, Fri, & Sat., 8 PM on Tuesday & Thursday and Sundays at both 3 PM and 8 PM.
The Texas Tenors at the Starlite Theater- 100 million people tuned in to "America's Got Talent" last summer to see this group become 2009 #1 Vocal Group of the Year. They bring their unique blend of Country, Classical and Broadway to the stage with vocals, humor, chemistry and cowboy charm. May 9-13 at 8 PM and September 29-Ocober 23 at 10 AM, 3 PM or 8 PM
BUCKETS N BOARDS is a great new show at the New Clay Cooper Theater. Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever have handcrafted a high energy show full of rhythmic and musical comedy. Fast paced percussion, spectacular tap dancing, hilarious song and music from the most unexpected objects collectively create the most exciting and innovative show to hit Branson.
See The World In Branson- No Passport Needed is a springtime event highlighting the internationally inspired attraction, entertainment and cuisine that can be found in Branson. Local theaters, hotels, restaurants and retail venues will be representing countries from around the world in this month long festival. April – May 2010
Joseph Hall in "A Tribute to Elvis" will perform at the historic Owen Theater in downtown Branson. Hall was a top finisher in the "Ultimate Elvis" contest in Memphis and on "America's Got Talent".
The Cat's Pajamas is an award winning a capella quartet that has been seen around the world. "Professional A Capella that is the cat's meow", they will be performing at the Dutton Theater in Branson in 2010
George Dyer, tenor extraordinaire, a beautiful, magnificent tenor voice that will capture your attention regardless of your musical preference.
The Legend of Kung Fu shares an inspiring story of a young boy, Chun Yi,in a magical tale told by an ancient Kung Fu Master. The show has amazed audiences worldwide with it's combination of the art of Kung Fu, aerial ballet, dance and music. With a cast of 60 performers, audiences will experience magnificent scenery, lighting, sound and special effects as the story unfolds. The producers have purchased the 1200 seat White House theater an d will open in May 2010.
Shake, Rattle & Roll will take you on a trip down memory lane with the favorite 50's songs. It is another great production at the Branson Variety Theater.
Black Oak Amphitheater in Lampe opens after a 10 year hibernation with limited engagement concerts of some of the great performers such as Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, BB King, George Jones, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many more.
2010 Moves of Entertainers
Clay Cooper has a new theater for 2010. The show has taken over the old Osmond Theater across from the Titanic. After extensive remodeling the show opened March 26, 2010.
Neal McCoy moves to the New Clay cooper Theater for 2010
Buck Trent moves from the Grand Country Music Hall to the New Clay Cooper Theater in 2010.
The Liverpool Legends make the move from the Starlight Theater to the Mansion Theater.
Roy Rogers, Jr. has sold the museum artifacts of the Roy Rogers Museum and Theater and will be performing at 10 AM at the Mickey Gilley Theater.
Righteous Brother Bill Medley has moved from the Andy Williams Theater and will perform with his daughter McKenna Medley at the Starlight Theater.
Paul Revere and the Raiders will now team up with Bill Haley and the Original Comets at Andy Williams Theater.
Mike Walker moves to the God and Country Theater for 2010.
Paul Harris opens 2010 at the Music City Centre Theater and performs with the Cleverlys.
The Osmonds move to the Music City Centre Theater as well for 2010.
You can always plan on new things happening in Branson throughout the year and 2010 will be no different. So we will keep you abreast of what's happening in Branson in our future ezines. Limited Engagement performances will be highlight our next letter.