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Up Close Concerts Bringing Big Names to Branson

Updated: March 7, 2018

Up Close Concerts Lineup

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Trace Adkins with special guest, Billy Dean
April 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Welk Resort Theatre
Country music icon, Trace Adkins, lights up the stage along with his special guest, Billy Dean.

Billy “Crash” Craddock
May 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater

For this special Mother’s Day performance, Billy “Crash” Craddock will perform his country and rockabilly classics, including “Broken Down in Tiny Pieces.”

Darryl Worley and Ty Herndon
May 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Welk Resort Theatre
Known for iconic hits such as “I Miss My Friend,” “A Good Day to Run,” and “Sounds Like Life to Me,” Darryl Worley joins the stage with Ty Herndon in May. Ty is known for his songs “What Mattered Most,” “It Must Be Love,” and “Loved Too Much.”

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Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 30, 2018 and October 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater

Classic songs such as “I’m into Something Good,” “What a Wonderful World (This Would Be),” “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am,” and “Can’t You Hear my Heartbeat” transports visitors back to the heyday of the 1960s.

“A Two Woman Show” – Vicki Lawrence and Mama
June 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Vicki Lawrence brings down the house with her comedic talent and hilarious character, Thelma Harper/Mama. Lawrence is known for her time on the Carol Burnett Show.

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Retro Futura Tour starring Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis of The Outfield, KajaGooGoo’s Limahl, and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella.
July 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Welk Resort Theatre
To hear the hits of the 1980s, you need to get your tickets for this jam-packed, star-studded concert.

Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Mitch Ryder and Dennis Tufano
Aug. 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Welk Resort Theatre
Three powerhouse musicians combine their talents for an epic night of music, fun, and the original lead singers of chart-topping hits.

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Tommy James & The Shondells
September 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Welk Resort Theatre
Watch as Tommy James & The Shondells rock the Welk Resort Theatre with their hits “Hanky Panky,” “Sweet Cherry Wine,” “Three Times in Love,” and more.

Charley Pride
October 5 and October 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Welk Resort Theatre

Boasting 36 #1 country music hits, Charley Pride does not disappoint!

Marty Haggard—A Tribute to Merle Haggard
October 10, 2018 at 10:00 am
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater

Along with special guest, Georgette Jones, Marty Haggard pays tribute to the legendary, Merle Haggard, with this unbelievable concert.

Chuck Negron
October 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Welk Resort Theatre
Formerly of the band, Three Dog Night, Chuck Negron rocks the house with hits including “Joy To The World,” “One” and “Old Fashioned Love Song.”

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Janie Fricke, Jeannie Seely, and Moore & Moore
October 17, 2018 at 10:00 am
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Known for their Grand Old Opry performances, myriad of #1 hits, and international songwriting awards, Janie Fricke, Jeannie Seely, and Moore & Moore are not to be missed.

Moe Bandy
October 24, 2018 at 10:00 am
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater

With his hits including “Here I Am Drunk Again,” “I’m Sorry For You, My Friend,” and “Cowboys Ain’t Supposed To Cry,” this country music icon rocks the stage in Branson.

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Lee Greenwood
November 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Best known for the moving song, “God Bless the USA,” Lee Greenwood will also perform his hits including “Dixie Road” and “I.O.U.”

“A Two Woman Show” – Vicki Lawrence and Mama
November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Vicki Lawrence brings her comedic talents back to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in November.

Crystal Gayle
November 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Crystal Gayle performs her favorite Christmas tunes along with her greatest hits.

Lee Greenwood’s Christmas Show
December 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
Lee Greendwood returns to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater for a magical holiday performance.

Reserve Your Ticket for Up Close Concerts in Branson

Interested in seeing one of the Up Close Concerts scheduled in Branson? Call either the Welk Resort Theater at (417) 337-7469 or Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater at (417) 339-3003 to make your reservation. Both box offices are open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, or 4:00 pm on Wednesdays when a show is not scheduled.


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