In Branson, Missouri Andy Williams, the man known as Mr. Christmas, will live on in his annual Christmas show.  Andy Williams was involved in all phases of his 21st Christmas show in Branson, including production, it’s music and the selection of the acts that will be in the show.  This year’s how will be bigger and better than ever before. 

The full production show has spectacular sets, dancers a full orchestra, lots of variety acts and the beautiful music and sounds of Christmas all presented in the spectacularly decorated Andy Williams Moon River Theatre. It will feature new performers, as well as the most popular acts from last year’s show. The Andy Williams Christmas Show will perform from November 1 through December 12, 2012.
  • Katie Stevens – American Idol Finalist
  • Allen Asbury – Former Bill Gaither Family Singer and Doxology Recording Artist
  • The Lennon Brothers with Gail Lennon
  • Mike Cathcart
  • The Cat’s Pajamas – A Cappella Singing Group as seen on “The Sing Off” and “America’s Got Talent”
  • The Voices of Glory – featuring 12 year old singer Nadia Cole
  • Pasha & Ailona – Adagio Dance Team and quick change artists
  • Dean Church – World’s Fastest Fiddler
  • Bob Anderson – Singer/Impressionist
  • 8 Dancers
  • 24 Member Choir
  • Andy Williams Band

The Starlite Theatre is currently hosting a fall concert series with featuring the “Stars Of ‘Larry’s Country Diner’ and ‘Country’s Family Reunion.’” The series began September 4 and continues through October 21, 2012. 

The performances will alternate 3pm and 8pm showtimes with The Texas Tenors during their return to The Starlite in September and October.
Here is the line-up you can look forward to seeing at The Starlite Theatre:
  • Gary Morris and T G Sheppard: September 25, 26 and 27
  • Mandy Barnett with “Nadine:” September 28, 29 and 30
  • Suzy Bogguss and Daryle Singletary: October 2, 3 and 4
  • Ronny Robbins and Robyn Young: October 5, 6 and 7
  • Joey and Rory with “Nadine:” October 12, 13 and 14
  • Rhonda Vincent and Billy Dean: October 16, 17 and 18
  • Con Hunley and Linda Davis: October 19, 20 and 21
Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri also just announced The Bellamy Brotherswill be performing December 12-23, 2012 for a show called “A Tropical Christmas.”

Andy Williams, the legendary entertainer who has called Branson home for the past 20 years, has passed away.  He was 84. 

2012 had marked his 75th year in the entertainment industry.   

Williams died Tuesday night at his home in Branson following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday. Williams, who was one of the most popular vocalists of the 1960s as well as an avid golfer, owns the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, where he performed at up until last year. 
Known for his smooth and mellow voice, Williams was once termed by President Ronald Reagan “a national treasure.”  His vocals and charming stage presence led him to receive 18 gold and three platinum albums over his long career.  He was also nominated for five Grammys.  His famous songs include “Canadian Sunset,” “Butterfly,” “Lonely Street,” “The Hawaiian Wedding Song,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Dear Heart” and the “Sweetheart Tree.”  Of course, Williams’ most noted song is “Moon River,” which became his signature. 
Williams is survived by his wife, Debbie, and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian.
Andy Williams was more than a legendary vocalist, he was the heart and soul of Branson entertainment for over twenty years.  He will be missed by many.  Our thoughts and condolences are with his friends and family. 
Photo Credit: Silver Dollar City

Are you ready for an action-packed show unlike any other you’ll see in Branson?  If so, get tickets to Silver Collar City where an all new western stunt show – The Pinkerton Man – is being performed during the park’s National Harvest Festival

Performed at the Echo Hollow Amphitheater, the western stunt show features a cast of professional stunt actors, plus Silver Dollar Cityactors.  Pyrotechnics, explosions, music and dancing bring the show to life.  Watch as stunt men and women perform amazing feats including 3-story falls, rapid-slide rappels, street fights and more along with stunning pyrotechnic special effects. The Pinkerton Man also features live animals, comedy and original live music performed by guest favorites Sons of the Silver Dollar.
The classic good guy versus bad guy western story is the perfect addition to National Harvest Festival, which opened September 13 and runs through October 27.  During the festival more than 125 craftsmen from across the country appear at Silver Dollar City.  A juried art show, western musicians, cowboy poets, chuckwagon chefs and more add to the festivities. 

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Voting ends at 11pm CST September 23, 2012.

The top vote getter will win a $250 gift certificate to ReserveBranson.com that can be used on a variety of Branson area attractions, shows, and lodging.

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Concerts are held in front of the fountains at the Branson Landing

Branson’s premier entertainment, shopping and dining complex – Branson Landing – has a lot planned in the upcoming months.  From concerts to athletic events, there are plenty of things to do at this Branson attraction.  Take a look at what’s in store:

September 15: Texaco Country Showdown 2012
Starting at 5pm Branson Landing will host the Texaco Country Showdown – South Missouri State Finals – America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion, right in front of the Branson Landing Fountains! For 30 years, this Showdown competition has given aspiring country music artists a chance to launch their professional careers and this year, the finalists from South Missouri will have their chance to perform for you at Branson Landing – for their chance to win $1,000 and proceed to the Regional Competition.
September 21: NashVegas All-Stars Live in Concert
September 23: Ironman Branson 70.3 Triathlon
For the third year, triathletes will be competing in Branson’s grueling but rewarding Ironman competition.  The competition starts with a 1.2 mile swim in Table Rock Lake, followed by a 56-mile bike race through the Ozarks Mountains and then ends with a 13.1 mile run through the city of Branson. 
September 28: Members Only Live in Concert
September 28-29: Branson’s Landings 2nd Annual Artisan’s Market
Branson Landing is hosting the 2nd Annual Artisan’s Market this fall, featuring artists and crafters showcasing their handmade pieces and works of art.  Open 10am-8pm each day.
September 28: The White Bruthaz Live in Concert
October 13: Gift of Hope 5K Run
October 31: Trick-or-Treating at the Branson Landing
This will be the 6th Annual Safe Street Trick or Treat for Branson Landing merchants to participate in and it’s taking place on Wednesday, October 31st! This safe Halloween alternative is exclusively for children in costume up to age 12. Don’t miss the Witch in Town Square with gobs of goodies and be sure to visit the businesses with the Halloween Signs in their windows – as those signs will mark the participating “Trick or Treat” businesses, located up and down the Branson Landing Promenade.
October 1-27:  National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City
All-new shows, craftsmen, western musicians and delicious food make this Silver Dollar City festival one not too miss.
October 9:  Big Cedar Wine Club
The Worman House at Big Cedar will be hosting its monthly wine club, open to guests and the general public, at 5:30pm. Listen to guest speakers talk about wines from around the world. To sign up call 800-225-6343.
October 12:  George Jones in Concert
See George Jones for one night only at The Mansion Theatre in Branson. Tickets available for purchase online.
October 12-13:  Branson Collector Car Auction
The Convention Center at Branson Landing will host The Branson Auction. General admission is $10 or $15 for a two-day pass. Auction begins Friday at noon and Saturday at 10am. Check their website for a complete list of cars.
October 13:  Hollister Annual Grape and Fall Festival
Come to downtown Hollister to watch as teams compete against each other to stomp the most grapes. There will be live entertainment, Ozark crafts, food, and a children’s activity tent. For more information call the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-334-3050.
October 13:  Bill Cosby in Concert
See Bill Cosby at The Mansion Theatre Saturday, October 13 at 8pm. Tickets range from $55-$77 and are available online.
October 31:  Safe Street Trick or Treating at Branson Landing
This is a great trick or treat alternative for children up to age 12. Visit participating merchants at the Branson Landing for treats and visit the Witch in Town Square for even more goodies.
October 31:  Tangerstyle or Treat
Between 5-7pm bring the kids to Tanger Outlets for treats. There will be TangerStyle coupons for parents. Located at 300 Tanger Blvd. in Branson.

The incredible production of A Christmas Snow is happy to announce the return of actor Muse Watson to the holiday show.  Muse Watson is best known for his role as Mike Franks in the long running CBS drama NCIS. 

Watson will be reprising his role as Sam in the critically-acclaimed stage production of A Christmas Snow, which debuted at Branson’s Starlite Theatre in November 2011.  A Christmas Snow LIVE is a stage adaptation of the award-winning, inspirational move A Christmas Snow. 
A Christmas Snow tells a heartwarming story of family, faith and forgiveness that leaves audiences in tears with the powerful tale of a woman unable to celebrate Christmas because of the pain in her past. After a snowstorm traps her in her home with two unlikely guests, she is confronted with a life-changing choice: hang on to her hurt or let go and embark on the journey of hope that awaits the heart that dares to forgive. Adapted for the stage, this moving 90-minute instant-classic is sure to be the highlight of your Christmas season.
Purchase A Christmas Snow LIVE tickets today to see one of Branson’s finest holiday shows this winter.

Autumn is right around the corner and with it comes cooler temperatures and fantastic fall foliage. One of the most unique ways to experience the natural beauty of the Ozarks is on a Branson Zipline Tour. Flying through the air, from treetop to treetop, gives you a whole new perspective of your scenic surroundings

Branson Zipline Canopy Tours offers three different zipline options:

Ozarks Xplorer Zipline Canopy Tour: During this 2 ½ hour guided experience visitors enjoy zipping through and above the trees, alongside rock bluffs and above the forest fauna. This tour features multiple ziplines (6) and skybridges. Certified guides provide a safe and interesting experience while sharing many of the secrets of Wolfe Creek Preserve.
Flying Prospector Zipline Canopy Tour: At 1 and ½ hours this tour is perfect for the visitor wanting to dip their toes into the world of ziplines. Designed for all ages, this one of a kind tour gives visitors a high-quality, low-impact adventure. Certified guides travel with you as you discover the features of Wolfe Creek Preserve.
Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Xpress: The Blue Streak Fast Line is the ultimate thrill.   You’ll take a breath taking plunge from the top of Wolfe Creek Preserve for the ultimate adrenaline rush.  Experience a soaring flight down the mountainside with an amazing freefall dismount from Everest Tower.
No matter which zipline tour you choose, it’s sure to be a soaring adventure you won’t soon forget.  Reserve your Branson Zipline tour today to see Branson in a whole new way!