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Legends in Concert Announces Theater Change in 2009

Celebrated tribute artist production ‘Legends in Concert’ announced today that they have signed a multi-year, multi-dimensional agreement with GEP, Inc., the owner of the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater, becoming its resident headline entertainment attraction commencing in 2009.

“Legends has enjoyed tremendous success in the Branson market since 1996,” said Jeannie Horton, General Manager for Legends in Concert. “This new theater will allow the introduction of many exciting enhancements to our production that both our loyal Legends fans and new guests are certain to enjoy. We look forward to an even brighter future as our show moves to this fabulous new entertainment facility, a true state-of-the-art venue.”

The ultimate Branson rock and roll complex, the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater boasts over 900 seats, yet its innovative design creates an intimate concert space with great sight lines to the stage, cushy comfortable seats with generous leg room, a dance floor, spectacular projection screens and fascinating memorabilia recalling the historic roots of rock ‘n’ roll and country music. “Legends” will perform daily at the Theater at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, except Wednesdays.

The specific performer line-up and the announcement of the morning show for 2009, will be released by the company in the coming weeks. Current “Legends” performances will continue as scheduled through December 31, 2008 at The Legends Family Theater, including its traditional holiday themed version and New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, both long-time Branson favorites.

“It has been our privilege and pleasure to showcase such enormously talented tribute artists and provide family-oriented, value-priced, high quality live musical entertainment in Branson for the past 13 years,” said Brian Brigner, chief operating officer for “Legends” producer On Stage Entertainment. “We are honored to join forces with Glenn Patch, GEP’s founder, visionary entrepreneur and revered Branson developer, and we are looking forward to working closely with his team to mutually benefit our respective business interests and shared commitment to the Branson marketplace.”

“Many years ago, when we conceived the idea of building and operating this complex, we knew it was essential to recruit a truly world class live music production show, to be the signature entertainment for our guests,” said Glenn Patch. “I am delighted Legends in Concert has selected our theater and warmly welcome them to their new Branson home; it’s the perfect fit and will complete the experience for our patrons that we envisioned. We look forward to a fruitful long- term partnership with this outstanding attraction.”

“As the developer of Branson’s premium recreation facilities including the country’s only Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater and Grill, a 30,000 square foot museum featuring one of the finest collections of pristine American-made automobiles from the year 1957 and an extensive collection of period memorabilia, we knew we had to have the very best live entertainment for our visitors,” said Tim Mahoney, President of GEP, Inc. “We are very pleased that Legends in Concert has selected our facility for their future; given how complimentary we know their special brand of entertainment is to all our activities in this market, we are committed to their continued success in Branson.”

Information courtesy of Legends in Concert