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May Events in Branson

Cinco de Mayo
May 2, 2009
Location: Outback Pub
Phone: 417-334-7003

May 8, 2009 – May 9, 2009
Location: Dick Clark’s Area 57
Phone: (877) 588-1957

Big Smith in Concert
May 10, 2009
Times: 8 p.m.
Location: Branson Landing
Admission: FREE
Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this Concert! Straight out of Springfield, MO, this band composed of five cousins is bound together by blood and harmony, both of which make up this great American band. Big Smith has earned a devoted following playing raucous acoustic music that has captured the spirit of their native Ozarks. Equipped only with an acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass fiddle and washboard they continue to demonstrate to unsuspecting audiences that joy and liberation can be found in an unlikely combination including the energy of bluegrass, the sound of gospel harmonies and the raw mojo of indigenous, authentic Ozarks culture.

Blue Springs High School Wildcat Jazz Ensemble
May 10, 2009
Times: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Branson Landing’s Town Square
From Blue Springs Missouri, the Blue Springs High School “Wildcat Jazz Ensemble” plays an active role in community functions and area competitions, where they have received numerous awards. In 2002 this ensemble performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association and were Grand Champions at the Northwest State University Jazz Festival and have achieved distinction as a premiere high school jazz ensemble here in America.

They have performed here in the Branson area annually for the past eight years, and have been the opening act for numerous Branson Shows. Don’t miss this talented group!

Branson Air Show
May 9, 2009 – May 10, 2009
Times: Gates open at 8 a.m. Show begins at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Branson Airport
Admission: Adults $16 in advance/$18 at gate; Military $10 with military I.D.; Children 6-12: $5 in advance/$6 at gate; children under 6 free
The Branson Air Show celebrates the grand opening of the new Branson Airport. Highlights include: United States Air Force Demonstration Squadron — better known as the “Thunderbirds”; U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights”; world-class aviation performers such as AeroShell Aerobatic Team, John Mohr, Michael Goulian, Gene Soucy & Teresa Stokes Wing Walking, Iron Eagles, Patty Wagstaff and more; Warbird demonstrations with pyrotechnics; static aircraft displays including: The Sea Fury, B-17, B-25, P-47, P-51, Ford Tri-Motor and Corsair and military demonstrations to be announced.

Branson Airport Grand Opening
May 11, 2009
Location: Branson Airport
With the arrival of the new Branson Airport, you can say goodbye to high air fares and that long lonesome highway. As the country’s first privately financed and operated commercial service facility, Branson Airport will offer visitors unparalleled hospitality and service steeped in the generous, welcoming spirit of the Ozarks. Branson Airport will celebrate its Grand Opening by presenting the Branson Air Show May 9 & 10, 2009. Monitor construction progress via webcams and find additional information by visiting our website.

Bluegrass & BBQ
May 13, 2009 – May 31, 2009
Times: Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 23-24 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; July 27-Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Silver Dollar City
See electrifying performances by some of the very best names in Bluegrass music today, from award-winning favorites to red-hot rising stars! Plus, special events hosted during the festival include the Annual Single Mic Championship and KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest.

8th Annual Branson Motorcycle Rally
May 14, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Location: Dick Clark’s Area 57
Phone: (877) 588-1957
Admission: spectator admission is FREE
This year boasts a NEW registration fee. And for those who pre-register for the Rally we offer special discounts on Rally t-shirts, patches and pins and hotel rooms at the Ramada Hotel – headquarter hotel and located on the grounds of AREA ’57 – you can park your bike on the Rally grounds and walk to your room!

· 3 Full Days dedicated to the motorcycle enthusiast!
· Guided Rides through the Ozarks presented by American National
· Thursday night’s Opening Ceremonies feature a Drive-In Movie
· Live bands on Friday and Saturday
· Scavenger Hunts and Poker Runs presented by Five-O Motorcycle Club
· Freedom of the Road Riders Ride-In Bike Show
· Great food and cold drinks
· Freedom of the Road Riders Ride-In Bike Show
· 50/50 Raffles
· Registered attendees are automatically entered into drawings to win cool prizes
· Vendors with gear for you, your bike and your lifestyle!
· Pre-registration discounts on Rally T-shirts, Patches, Pins and hotel rooms
· Discounts on Branson show & attraction tickets

This year the price to register your bike is $5……yes you read right $5 to register your bike!

Compton Ridge Fiddler’s Convention
May 14, 2009 – May 17, 2009 Edit this Event Delete this Event
Location: Compton Ridge Fiddler’s Convention
Phone: 800-233-8648

Plumb Nellie Days
May 15, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Phone: 888-322-2786
Admission: Free
36th Annual Hillbilly Festival & Craft Show. Crafters from around the Midwest join in this Ozarks heritage event that celebrates our tradition of fine hand-crafted products. Admission is free. For more details, call the Downtown Branson Main Street Association.

Armed Forces Day
May 16, 2009
Phone: 417-337-8387
This time is specifically set aside to honor our nations active duty military personnel and their families.

Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield
May 16, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Times: Saturday, May 16, 10-8 and Sunday, May 17, 10-4
Location: Branson Hilton Convention Center
Phone: 417-881-3711
HBA Home Idea Showcase

Harold Bell Wright Festival and Parade
May 22, 2009 – May 23, 2009
Phone: 417-334-5597
The Harold Bell Wright Festival is a community effort of the White River Valley Historical Society, Branson Arts Council, Tri Lakes Garden Club, Shepherd of the Hills Historical Society and many other volunteers. For more information, call or e-mail HBWFestival@aol.com.

Memorial Day
May 25, 2009
Times: TBD
Location: TBD
Phone: 417-337-8387
Branson and the Branson Veterans Task Force, as well as other military associations put together hours of salutes and honors to celebrate this day.

Branson Z Fest
May 29, 2009 – May 31, 2009
Location: Dick Clark’s Area 57
Phone: (877) 588-1957


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