The Biggest Names In Branson
There are at least a hundred different shows to choose from in Branson. How do you know which ones are the most popular, the most successful, and the most ideal for you and your family? Well, here's a few of the biggest names Branson, names that have been around for quite some time and can be trusted to entertain you.
Andy Williams Show
Andy Williams is a timeless performer that has captivated Branson and the world with his smooth sounds and family-friendly shows for more than 60 years. Despite his longevity in the show business, you can be certain that this man has not lost a step to the times. You can come visit Andy in his famous Moon River Theater at any time of the year, as he provides Branson with a variety of different seasonal shows. Whether you're experiencing Andy performing lovely duets with such stars as Glen Campbell or Petula Clark, or experiencing his world famous Christmas show; Andy Williams is always sure to be trusted with providing entertainment for your Branson vacation.
Andy Williams and Glen Campbell: May 5 - June 10
The smooth sounds of Andy Williams combined with the showmanship and music of the Rhinestone Cowboy are sure to pack a double-punch of talent and entertainment while visiting the Ozarks.
Andy Williams and Petula Clark: September 8 - October 26
From winning Grammy awards to being given the title 'Commander of the Order of the British Empire', Petula Clark's musical journey has certainly brought on the accolades. And visitors to Branson will have the chance to experience her impeccable talents combined with Andy Williams.
Andy Williams Christmas Show: November 1 - December 9
Christmas just wouldn't be the same without the sounds of Andy Williams, and this live performance will certainly have you in agreement. Those looking for a wholesome time of entertainment that celebrates the season, The Andy Williams Christmas Show awaits.
Baldknobbers Jamboree Show
This show, was Branson's first show on the strip. The Baldknobbers started it all back in 1959, when the Mabe brothers, Bob, Jim, Lyle, and Bill set up their show in Branson's old City Hall with 50 folding chairs. They got their name from an old Ozark's vigilante group, and now it is recognized by people all over the world. The four piece band, that set up in the old City Hall, consisted of a washboard, dobro, washtub bass, and a banjo was a huge hit with the locals. As a result, they are still performing, and still amazing visitors and locals alike. Located in the beautiful Baldknobbers Country Music Theater, right on 76 Country Music Boulevard, they are now the biggest show in Branson. They specialize in country, gospel, and comedy that will make you laugh until it hurts. Show-goers will love everything from the beautiful soulful vocals of Joy Bilyeu and all the other singers, to the zany antics of Droop Junior and Stub Meadows.
After the show, be sure to swing by the gift shop and take home a piece of the Ozarks. There's a wide selection of CD's, clothing, videos, novelties, and more. If after the show, you feel like you could see it a hundred more times, you can even order a video of the performance you had just seen.
Ricky Boen and Texas Mud
Aching for some authentic Texas Swing music? You're in luck, Ricky Boen and Texas Mud are now gracing Branson with their presence. They offer an upbeat, toe-tappin, hands-clapping show that is perfect for the whole family. Ricky Boen is the 1983 World Champion Fiddler, and accolades and awards are no strangers to the rest of the band, either (comprised of Tim Gregg and Darrell Boen on guitar, Cortlandt Ingram on fiddle, Casey Robertson on drums and Lou Colbe playing the stand-up bass). If you enjoy authentic western music, then Ricky Boen and Texas Mud are for you. They certainly know how to entertain and provide an evening full of fun for Branson visitors.
Of course, there are many, many other shows in Branson if none of these really suit you. There are dinner shows, show boats, magic shows, and more. However, these shows have been around for years, and are still receiving rave reviews from critics all around the globe. For more information on any of the show above, simply click the show name.