Titanic Branson is hosting their first-ever “Concert at the Bow” with headliner Abandon Kansas.  Scheduled for Saturday October 5, 2013, from 8pm to 10pm the concert is free!  Plus, you’ll be treated to even more rockin’ sounds from the ship as America’s Got Talent discoveries, The Voices of Glory, are set to open the show.

“We’re excited to have Abandon Kansas take the stage at Titanic’s bow,” says Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, co-owner of the Titanic Attraction in Branson. “They’re rising stars in the American alternative Christian music community and we’re proud to showcase their talents and to give our young audiences a chance to watch them perform.”
The Titanic Museum Attraction hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year.   Many of them are free to the public, while others require museum admission.  Well worth the $20 or so dollars, the museum is home to a host of artifacts, photos and Titanic memorabilia.  Make a day of it and learn about this historical ship before you rock the boat!

Searching for Silver Dollar City coupons? You may be scouring the internet looking for coupons and promo codes so you can save on your Silver Dollar City tickets. If so, stop! With Reserve Branson you can purchase two days for the price of one tickets – saving you $58 – all without the use of any coupons or promo codes.

These discount tickets are an incredible value, and with the ability two spend two full days at the park you won’t be rushed as you take in the rides, attractions and shows at Silver Dollar City. Plus, you have two operating days to use your second day, so you can switch up your itinerary and not go on consecutive days if you’d prefer. The flexibility of this ticket is just another benefit of this exclusive deal.

At Silver Dollar City, families can take in the sights and sounds of an 1880s themed amusement park. Featuring six world-class festivals, a dozen delicious restaurants, 40 live shows daily and 60 unique shops, there’s plenty for you to explore. Not to mention there are over 30 rides and attractions themed for thrills, spills, family fun and little ones. The park’s newest ride, Outlaw Run, is an award-winning, one-of-a-kind wood coaster with speeds up to 68mph, an amazing 162-foot drop and is the only wooden coaster to twist upside down. It’s the best rush!

Purchase your discount Silver Dollar City tickets – no coupon code required – from Reserve Branson.

Big changes are coming to the Clay Cooper Theater in 2014.  Clay Cooper recently announced The Haygoods will call the theater home in 2014, headlining a mix of evening and matinee shows. 

The Haygoods are one of Branson’s longest running shows, having performed over 6,000 shows for over 8 million people since 1993. They are known throughout the Midwest for their energetic, modern, and exciting style of entertainment.  “We will be adding new production segments, new special effects, new music, new costumes, new lighting, and lots of surprises as usual for next year!” said Michael Haygood, Production Director for The Haygoods. 
Clay Cooper will continue to headline his show, Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express, in 2014.  Other productions visitors can find at the Clay Cooper Theater include Mel Tillis, Red Hot and Blue, and Buckets N Boards.  The variety of entertainment found at the Clay Cooper Theater also means a few morning shows will be added to the schedule.  Cooper will continue his nightly shows four nights a week, but add 10am morning shows Tuesday and Thursday, during May as well as September through December.
 The Haygoods currently perform at the RFD-TV Theater. 
Still Waters Resort

When you’re on vacation you want to kick back and relax in spacious comfort.  That can be hard to do at a hotel but at Branson condos families have more space to relax.  Reserve Branson’s selection of condo resorts offer all the amenities of luxury hotels but also have the additional room to spread out and enjoy your stay.  Branson vacation condos are located all around town, too, from Table Rock Lake to Indian Point to right in the heart of town.

A few of the Branson condo rentals we recommend include:

Still Waters Resort:  Located just two miles from Silver Dollar City, Still Waters Resort is surrounded by Table Rock Lake creating a first class resort with plenty of activities and an amazing aquatic oasis for guests. 

Village at Indian Point Resort:  Village at Indian Point is nestled in its own secluded forest along the shores of Table Rock Lake.  Close to Silver Dollar City and only five miles west of Branson shows, the location and comfort of this resort makes it a real hit with adult travelers.

Thousand Hills Condo Resort: Stay in the heart of Branson and enjoy easy access to all things entertainment.   At Thousand Hills Resort inviting, nicely furnished condos welcome you.  The resort golf course is a nice plus, too, as are the seven pools, fitness center and tennis courts.

Reserve your stay at a Branson condominium for a restful and relaxing Ozark Mountain vacation. 
Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run coaster has been named the Best New Theme Park Ride of 2013.  The honor was given during the Golden Ticket Awards, hosted annually by Amusement Today.   The Golden Ticket Awards are considered a prestigious annual presentation by industry insiders and theme park aficionados, with awardees defining the “best of the best” in amusement parks.
Outlaw Run won the Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ridewith an astounding 45 percent of the vote.  Featuring the world’s steepest drop on a wooden coaster – 162 feet at 81 degrees – Outlaw Run is paving an innovative trail for coaster enthusiasts.  It is also the only wood roller coaster to twist upside down and, at 68mph, is the second fastest in the world.  Along with winning the Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ride, Outlaw Run ranked high among all wooden coasters worldwide, earning a #7 spot on the list of the world’s Top 50 Wood Coasters.  This is a first for Silver Dollar City.
Silver Dollar City garnered eight top honors during the Golden Ticket Awards, including additional awards: #2 in Best Christmas Event, #3 in Friendliest Park, #4 in Best Shows, #4 in Best Food, and #5 in Cleanest Park.
Calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today, the Golden Ticket Awards are the results of a detailed survey is sent to a database of experienced and well-traveled amusement park fans around the world – in balanced geographical regions – asking them to rate the “bests” in 25 categories.  They are the equivalent of the Academy Awards for the amusement industry.  Awards are presented to the “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry in such categories as “amusement parks,” “roller coasters,” “water rides,” “shows” and “food.”

 

RD-CalendarTake advantage of these Branson events scheduled for October 2013:

October 1-6: 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 4-5: Clint Black
Clint Black will perform for two nights only at the Moon River Theatre.

October 5: Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio are set to perform at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre at 8pm.

October 5: Run for Hope 5K and Fun Walk
The 1st Annual Run for Hope is held at the Branson Landing. Pre-registration: $10 for ages 12 and under $20 for ages 13 and older.

October 8: 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 11: Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers is set to perform at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre at 8pm.

October 12: 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 12: Bill Cosby in Concert
See Bill Cosby at The Mansion Theatre Saturday, October 12 at 8pm.

October 18-19: 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 25: Charley Pride
Charley Pride will perform for one night only at the RFD-TV Theater at 8pm.

October 25: Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy
Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy is set to perform at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre at 8pm.

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.

Tony Orlando’s Yellow Ribbon Show is a Bransontradition.  The veteran tribute show has welcomed vets from across the nation for two decades.  The 20th anniversary shows, set for November 11 at the Welk Resort Theatre, is scheduled to be the last Yellow Ribbon Show hosted by Tony Orlando.

Orlando’s show has been a staple of Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week.   Held annually from November 5-11, the celebration including veteran’s reunions and special tribute shows highlighting their courage and honor.  Orlando’s show is traditionally the finale of the event.  With this year being the last Orlando will host, hopes are that another entertainer will step up and create a new veterans tribute show.  Perhaps a new generation of performers will take the torch in saluting America’s heroes.

For visitors who plan on attending this year’s show they can look forward to the presentation of the Yellow Ribbon Medal of Freedom.  Orlando presents the award to an outstanding American who has helped the cause of veterans.  Last baseball hall of famer Tommy Lasorda was on hand to accept the award.  Other recipients have been John McCain, Bob Hope and Mike Huckabee. 

The show is sure to be an emotional on as well.  As Orlando performs his last veterans show in Branson, a final thank you will be his gift to the men and women whose service he has long lauded.  If you plan on attending Branson’s Veterans Homecoming mark your calendars for this special show!