Legends in Concert is consistently one of the first Branson shows to open for the season. On top of that, they change their line-up four times a year to keep the show fresh and entertaining. For 2015, even more changes are planned. Read on to find out what’s in store for this Branson show.

For the first time in nearly two decades, The Blues Brothers are not showcased for in the spring line-up. In years past, The Blues Brothers closed out every show. After listening to audience requests, some of the new additions include Lionel Ritchie, Ann-Margaret and Better Midler.

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Kenny Chesney (Tribute Artist)

The full Legends in Concert Branson spring tribute artist line-up includes:

Lionel Richie (Dave Lawrence)
Ann-Margaret (Lori Russo)
Bette Midler (Jennica McCleary’s)
Kenny Chesney (Todd Bradshaw)
Elvis Presley (rotating tribute artists)

McCleary is the newcomer to the show, although she has long been performing as Bette Midler. She portrays a young Bette, and covers hits like “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Mr. Sandman.”

After a successful summer last year in which more current acts were booked, Legends plans to continue the trend for summer 2015.


George Strait (Tribute Artist)

Summer Legends in Concert line-up (May 21-September 8):

Michael Jackson
Elvis Presley
The Blues Brothers
Brooks and Dunn (May 31-July 31)
George Strait (August 1-September 7)
 Taylor Swift (June and July only)

Fall Legends in Concert line-up (September 10-October 31):

Legends in Concert Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift (Tribute Artist)

Jerry Lee Lewis
Aretha Franklin
Patsy Cline
The Blues Brothers
Elvis Presley

Winter Legends in Concert line-up (November 1-Januray 2016):

Barry Manilow
Whitney Houston
Kenny Chesney
The Blues Brothers
Elvis Presley

Which of these line-ups are you most excited to see? I’m not going to lie; the Taylor Swift tribute is tops on my list.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Branson is seeing a boost in development recently, with new businesses popping up left and right. New places to shop have opened, and several restaurants and fast food joints have already opened or will be opening soon. Curious about what’s new with Branson restaurants? From chain to independent, I’ve got the inside scoop.


Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
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People seriously love Chick-Fil-A. I mean, there was a Bring Chick-Fil-A to Branson Facebook fan page. So, yes, I guess you could say people are pretty happy about this addition. Get your fix soon.
Opening: Spring 2015
Location: 607 West Main Street

CiCi’s Pizza
Families will be the most excited about this news. Cheap, good food in a fun setting? I’m sold. The fresh pizza, pasta, salads and desserts buffet is an easy choice for both locals and visitors. At a cost of around $6 per person, CiCi’s Pizza is super affordable too.
Opening: Construction starting soon; Date not yet announced
Location: 3460 West 76 Country Blvd

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Big Whiskey’s
Photo Credit: Big Whiskey’s Facebook

Big Whiskey’s Bar and Grill
A locally owned franchise, Big Whiskey’s is one of the best bar bets in the region. Food is consistent and more than just standard bar fare. Plus, the selection of beer and many televisions make it a great place to catch the game.
Opening: Date not yet announced
Location: 3 Branson Landing Blvd, Suite 200

This unique Italian restaurant is going to be over-the-top. From the giant 15-foot tall meatball to the 50-foot fork sticking out of the restaurant, the exterior is indeed outlandish. Inside, two different themes will appeal to families and couples.
Opening: Opening Late Spring
Location: 3105 West 76 Country

Moe's Homewrecker Burrito

Moe’s Southwest Grill’s Homewrecker Burrito
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Moe’s Southwest Grill
Fast and fresh tacos and burritos are the signature of Moe’s Southwest Grill. Think Qdoba, with a few more southwest inspired options. I love their burritos (The Homewrecker is my go-to) and the free chips and salsa with every meal is a good value.
Opening: Approximately March 26th
Location: 76 Marketplace, in front of Price Chopper (2210 W 76 Country Blvd)

Panda Express
For quick, tasty Chinese food you can’t go wrong with Panda Express. It’s an elevated fast food option for when you can’t stomach another stop at a burger joint.
Opening: Now Open
Location: 850 Branson Hills Parkway

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Buffalo Wild Wings
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Buffalo Wild Wings
Literally a fan favorite thanks to its sports bar theme, B-Dubs (as it’s known by frequenters) is a casual place to watch the game, drink a beer and eat some wings. Families will like it too, as waiters give kids handheld consoles to play on if the televised game doesn’t interest them.
Opening: Open Now
Location: 1111 Branson Landing Boulevard

Which of these restaurants are you most looking forward to eating at?

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.


march_eventsTake a look at these Branson events planned for March 2015:

March 1-31: Irish Month at the Titanic Museum
Visitors who board Titanic during March will be able to experience singing, dancing, and traditional Irish storytelling.  This month-long celebration consists of the many traditions associated with the Irish.

March 11-17:  NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship
The 24th annual basketball championship will be held at Keeter Gymnasium at College of the Ozarks. Teams travel from around the country to compete in the 32 team, single-elimination tournament. For tickets call 417-335-NAIA.

March 25-29:  Vietnam Veterans “Welcome Home Celebration”
A welcome home seminar, meet and greet, parade, and POW/MIA Awareness Ride & Flame of Freedom Ceremony.  Please call 417-230-2278 for more information.

March 27-29:  Silver Dollar City Young Christians Weekend
Praise, worship, special services and entertainment are planned for this annual event at Silver Dollar City.  The 3-Day Young Christians Weekend features live performances by The Afters, Hawk Nelson, Disciple, Plumb, FEDEL, Dan Bremnes and more!

March 27-29: Annual Branson Elvis Festival
The 9th Annual Branson Elvis Festival is a 3 day event located at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. The highlight of the festival, the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, will take place on the Legends in Concert stage on Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm. Festival activities include an Elvis Meet and Greet Dinner, Elvis Karaoke, Elvis Festival Vendor Village and more.