Branson's Famous Baldknobbers in Branson, MO

Branson Famous Theatre645 State Highway 165Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

A family-operated revue, popular since its opening in 1959, Baldknobbers Jamboree is an upbeat live show that features contemporary country music and side-splitting comedy acts. The show is hosted and performed six nights a week by the second and third generations of the Mabe family, as well as other talented musicians, singers, and actors.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Show duration: approximately 2 hours.
  • Flash photography is prohibited.
  • No performances on Sunday.
  • Baldknobbers original costumes, instruments and artifacts are on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
  • Pre-show begins at 7:00 pm.
  • Meet & Greet after the show.
  • Performed by multiple generations for over 50 years.
  • New show every year.

Description

from Baldknobbers Jamboree Show
Branson's Famous Baldknobbers, featuring the Mabe family, is a country music and comedy variety show in Branson, Missouri performing at the new Branson Famous Theatre. The Mabe family began the Branson family entertainment phenomenon 58 years ago in 1959. Today, the family continues to wow audiences as the second and third generations add their own flare to the family legacy. Their perfect blend of country music, gospel music and comedy will keep you at the edge of your seat and roaring with laughter all night long. Don't miss Branson's Famous Baldknobbers at the new Branson Famous Theatre!

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers are located at the new Branson Famous Theatre on Hwy 165. Performances are Monday through Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

16 Reviews
Danette Long-Boatwright
Nevada, MO
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Missed it 3 times!"
June, 2018
Drove past the theater 3 times & never saw the sign. Went to Sonic to get drinks & she told us where they were. I had been to Baldknobbers in the Baldknobber theater & the show was much better there. Still good clean jokes, humor & songs. Loved it!
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Stephanie Morgan
West monroe, LA
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The Baldknobbers Jamboree Show"
June, 2018
We have been to the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show twice (once during thanksgiving break and once during the summer). In my opinion, the Christmas show was much better. When we went this summer, they had just moved to a new theater a month prior and I think they were still trying to figure out the stage lighting and sound. They still did an outstanding job even my 7yr old daughter enjoyed it.
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Donna Rockey
McAlester, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Must See Show"
March, 2018
Awesome show. We all loved the blend of comedy and music in the show. The vocal artists were truly amazing gifted singers. My 8 and 10 year old grandson's laughed and sang along. After the show the whole group are out front signing autographs. Best show ever
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Tip: Great family entertainment

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Mary Benson
1 Review
"Not worth your time or money"
December, 2016
Very good: acknowledgement of armed services and specific song to each. Good: Comedy guys. Band. Ladies costumes (guys too), tall thin male singer, tall built male singer, male emcee was personable and voice was okay, dark curly haired lady could carry a solo. Not good: Solo by mother, Solo by wife ( don't try to pull off a Dolly song if you can't come close to hitting key pieces). We were told by other tourists NOT to go to this show but we thought we would try it. This show needs a talent overhaul by 70% to remain competitive.
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Tip: For the price, all the other acts we saw were far better and for about $2 to $12 more

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Reserve Branson Customer
Great Bend, KS
3 Reviews
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"Awesome"
August, 2016
We enjoyed the comedy and the singing. Was a very nice evening. Great family show.
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Cheryl McKinzie
Perkins, OK
7 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Baldknobbers Jamboree"
August, 2016
We went not really knowing what to expect and know this show has become a MUST SEE for each time we go to Branson! LOVED IT! We reserved our tickets through Reserve Branson and the seats were amazing!! We've used Reserve Branson each time we go and have had excellent service!
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Tip: Go early for the pre-show; it is just as good as the main show!

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Guyla Mittelstedt
Crockett, TX
8 Reviews
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"Awesome talent, great atmosphere"
August, 2016
The show was great. The singers were awesome , I am coming back on my next vacation
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Darrin Regier
Hutchinson, KS
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Times"
July, 2016
What a funny and relaxing night. Had a great show that was so entertaining
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Tip: Arrive early.. they have great pre-show

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Pam L
"Excellent show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2018 NEW
This was the most incredible show...it is a must see when you are in Branson. Awesome comedy and fantastic music and singing.
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jrsandberg
Eleva, Wisconsin
"Baldknobbers "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
Branson’s famous baldknobber 2018 show is exceptional. A must see. Vocals are very tight and excellent! Comedy is hilarious. I have been coming to this show for 21 years and it is one I would never miss.
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babblingnurse
kansas
"The Baldknobbers"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
Overall the show was above decent. It was great entertainment while waiting for a storm to subside. The piano player was marvelous, funny, and had a great smile. The newest young guitar player was fabulous at the harmonica. I was disappointed when he was not managed by his team. Several times during the show the wife, the lead guitarist, and the fiddler were managed up. However the newest female vocalist, the younger vocalist “Kenny Chesney”, and the fabulous guitar/harmonica player we’re phenomenal. I feel this is where the talent is. The harmonica needed a solo of its own! If left unmanaged they will go where they are appreciated. However, hopefully the team will recognize this and move them forward because these three (along the piano guy and the fiddler) have what it takes to move the show forward and bring back what we knew as the “baldknobbers”. The lead vocalist needs to be the spoke person but also needs to focus more on mentoring and leading his team (management). He seemed a little stiff at times. His wife is a great singer but often her voice went out. Not sure if it was a microphone problem or her voice. Way too much focus on her! She also seemed stiff just going through the motions. The first time I saw a genuine true smile is when she was doing a trio with the mother and the younger vocalist. The youngest vocalist is energetic, enthusiastic, and stole the show. Needs more focus on her. The pre-show was hilarious with a mixture of jokes. The comedy in the show itself was great. We were laughing so hard we almost fell out of our seats. I can only give the show four stars because of the above stated. However I feel it would not be giving the true talent of the show justice to give a lower rating. Overall we enjoyed the show but were able to identify their need for improvement.
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Ranman3422
Oakland, Iowa
"Great Family Fun and Entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
We always make it a point to see the Baldknobbers when we vacation in Branson. Theu have yet to disappoint!!! Droop and Hargus will Definitely have you in stitches!! The vocals and harmonies are great. The band sounds amazing. Thank you Mabe family for continuing the tradition of Great family entertainment in Branson!! We look forward to seeing you again on our next trip!
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DoloresJZ
"The Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
My husband and I were at your show July 17,2018. We enjoyed the show very much, the singing and the comedy was just great. The only thing that was disappointing was we didn't get to stay for your meet and greet afterwards we would have loved to but i was not feeling my best. Keep doing what you are doing. We loved your entire show. Thank you so much for a few hours of your time to make people happy.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baldknobbers Jamboree Show

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show?
Yes. There is a pre-show, starting at 7:00 pm. It consists of a video montage and some live singing and comedy.

Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at Baldknobbers Jamboree Show?
Yes, at intermission.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
Cameras are allowed, but there is no video or audio recording allowed.

What is the length of the intermission?
Intermission is 15-20 minutes.

What is the size of the Baldknobbers Jamboree Theater?
The theater seats 1500 people.

How many rows constitute the Baldknobbers Jamboree Theater?
There are 32 rows total.

Approximately how long is the Baldknobbers Show?
The show is approximately 2 hours long.

What type of parking do you have?
There is plenty of free parking available to guests, with easy access for seniors.

What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
Wheelchair seating is available by special request. If making a wheelchair seat request, we need to know if the guest can get out of their chair. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot block the aisle or prohibit other guests from entering and exiting the row.