Since the early 1990s, Branson has been known for its vibrant entertainment scene. From variety shows to tributes, big-name stars to traditions, Branson shows offer a variety of performances. Which shows are for you? Discover the top 10 must-see shows in Branson MO with my list.

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The Dixie Stampede has become one of Branson’s most popular dinner shows thanks to its interactive fun, talented performers and delicious food. Experience with your family our 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, the Rumble in the Treetops lumberjack relay, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast. Owner Dolly Parton guarantees it’s “Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!”

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Witness the parting of the Red Sea, the Burning Bush, the Plagues, the Ten Commandments—all at Sight & Sound Theater in Branson. The all-new production of Moses journeys back in time to the golden splendor of Egypt, immersing audiences in an adventure of epic proportions. This story highlights the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel, all while revealing the mercy of God and his healing.

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Created by one of Branson’s original performing families, this upbeat live show is widely praised for its hilarious comedy acts and incredible music. The talented Presley family sings and plays instruments to songs in the style of foot-stompin’ country, soulful gospel and lively bluegrass. The attraction also features an entertaining pre-show routine and a memorabilia store for souvenirs.

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Attracting thousands each year to the Mickey Gilley Theatre, SIX features a complete experience filled with unbelievable vocal harmonies and exceptional showmanship by the talented Knudsen brothers. Guests can enjoy slick dances moves, funny stories, slapstick humor and superb songs from Elvis, Frankie Valli, Coldplay, MC Hammer, and more for a complete range of entertainment for the whole family.

Legends_in_Concert_(028)Legends in Concert

One of the world’s greatest live tribute show, Legends in Concert at the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater offers exciting entertainment by uncanny impersonators of world-renowned performers from many eras. Hear classics from Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, and more. Guests can also find priceless memorabilia in the lobby before or after the show.

Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor DramaThe Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

Since 1959, this incredible outdoor live-action show at The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre has been a family favorite to millions of visitors. Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is an extraordinary tale by Harold Bell Wright that offers themes of love, power, hardship and life’s true meaning, featuring more than 80 actors, 40 horses, sheep, a log cabin, a 1908 DeWitt automobile, and more.

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A family-operated revue, popular since its opening in 1959, Baldknobbers Jamboree is an upbeat live show that features contemporary country music and side-splitting comedy acts. The revue is hosted and performed six nights a week by the second and third generations of the Mabe family, as well as other talented musicians, singers and actors. It’s a show fit for the whole family!

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Featured exclusively at the Clay Cooper Theatre, this high-energy show highlights the talents of the Haygoods family—five brothers and one sister—combined with elaborate visual effects, more than 20 different instruments, energetic choreography, beautiful harmonies, and more. The Haygoods show is one of Branson’s best in family entertainment, featuring country, rock and pop hits of today.

Billy_Dean_LIVE_(10778)Billy Dean Live

Featuring Grammy Award-winning Billy Dean and his drummer/comedian sidekick, Jarrett Dougherty, the one-of-a-kind Billy Dean LIVE show at the Starlite Theatre is ideal for visitors of all ages. With 11 top 10 singles and five #1 songs, and multiple Grammy Awards, Billy Dean puts on a quality show, with hits like “Only Here for a Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” and more.

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This unforgettable two-hour performance, a popular Branson show since 1990, is a high-energy experience featuring the many talents of the Tabuchi family. Guests of the Shoji Tabuchi Show can enjoy incredible violin numbers, beautiful vocal harmonies, world-class choreography, elaborate costumes and more. Guests get a true variety of musical genres as country, polka, gospel, Cajun, Hawaiian, rap, patriotic, and rock are all included.

Add these must-see shows in Branson MO to your vacation for an entertainment-filled getaway. For the best prices on tickets, be sure to browse the deals available through Reserve Branson.


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.

When you’re on vacation, every minute is dedicated to you. Whether it’s day or night, you can make the trip exclusively yours with activities that are a guaranteed good time. In years past, the Branson nightlife scene consisted mainly of shows and a few local bars and lounges. All of that’s changed, though, with the addition of new places and things to do in Branson at night. With so many attractions and activities, the fun in Branson doesn’t end once the sun goes down.

During your next vacation to the Ozark Mountains, check out these 6 unexpected things to do in Branson at night.

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1) Top of the Rock

At first, the name Top of the Rock might illicit visions of New York City. However, in Branson we have our very own Top of the Rock. The superb views, though, are of the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake rather than skyscrapers and city lights. In addition, Top of the Rock is home to several restaurants, like The Osage, and bars, such as The Buffalo Bar. An absolutely ideal way to spend an evening in Branson is by dining at the authentically crafted Osage, followed by drinks on the patio which features fire-pits, a cozy setting and the perfect setting to watch the sun set.

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2) Ernie Biggs Piano Bar

When searching for things to do in Branson at night for the livelier set, Ernie Biggs Piano Bar is it. With a location at the Branson Landing, the bar gives easy access to pre-partying dinner options. If you’ve never been to a piano bar, prepare for a boisterous crowd! You can tip piano players to play your favorite songs, sing-a-long and generally have a rousing good time. The bar has two levels; I prefer the upper deck for the crowd watching but the club-style seating downstairs is nice too. Either way, when you go to Ernie Biggs Piano Bar you can guarantee the music will be flowing just a smoothly as the drinks.

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Inspiration Tower at Sunset

3) Shepherd of the Hills Homestead

The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead is perhaps the oldest attraction in Branson, Missouri. Its home to the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, a classic play based on the novel by Harold Bell Wright. It tells the story of life in the Ozark Hills circa 1900, complete with a cast of over 80 actors, 40 horses, sheep, a log cabin, a 1908 DeWitt automobile, and more. As the show is held outside, it’s seasonal with the last performances occurring at the end of October. Don’t worry, though! There’s more reasons to go to this Homestead. Take a trip to the top of Inspiration Tower, a 230-foot tall enclosed lookout with 360 degree views of Branson. During the Christmas season in Branson, take a tour of the Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights. It’s an old-fashioned drive through light display sure to add cheer to your holiday vacation in Branson.

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4) Copper Run Distillery

Way out yonder, far off the beaten path, you’ll find Copper Run Distillery. This is a place to go for true Ozark moonshine and craft cocktails. The location is quaint cabin out in the middle of the woods, where you can sit on a porch and listen to the crickets chirp or stay inside and listen to local musicians. No matter where you sit and sip, a trip to Copper Run Distillery is sure to be a memorable experience.

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Haygoods performing live in Branson

5) See a Show

Even with all of these things to do in Branson at night, there’s no doubt about it: Branson is still a show town. So, it makes sense that one of the most popular activities is seeing a show. Over the years, the Branson show scene has evolved. No longer are there just country music shows to see. Now, shows that bring the biggest audience have a modern feel and feature a variety of music. In addition, theatrical productions have taken the town by storm. For an entertaining night out, these shows are sure-fire picks:

 

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The fountain show at the Branson Landing

6) Dinner with a View

When the Branson Landing opened 10 years ago, it brought about big changes to the nightlife scene in Branson. With a lakefront location on Lake Taneycomo, and a multimillion dollar fountain show, it’s a fabulous place to enjoy dinner with a view. There are variety of restaurants, bars, and attractions at your disposal. You can start your night with dinner at one of these delicious restaurants:

 

All of these restaurants have lakefront patios, too. Grab a seat outside for an after dinner cocktail, and soak up the starry night. Likewise, all of the mentions above, except Garfield’s and Black Oak Grill, are prime spots to view the dazzling fire and light fountain show.

Your night doesn’t have to end there. Top if off with a quick, seated zipline over Lake Taneycomo. Or, take to the sky via a tethered balloon ride. Both are operated by Parakeet Pete’s, and both are tame yet definitely not lame.

There’s So Many Things to Do in Branson at Night

There’s no doubt that there’s an abundant amount of things to do in Branson at night. While it may be difficult to choose what to do in Branson at night, it’s easy to reserve your entire trip with Reserve Branson. Plan your entire trip, from the hotel to the activities, online today.


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.

The Starlite Theater is one of Branson, Missouri’s premier theaters, hosting big stars, seasonal shows and some of Branson’s most popular artists. The Starlite Theater has a spectacular line-up planned for 2016, with old favorites and new performers taking the stage.

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This Starlite Theater show is one of the most unique shows in town, getting rave reviews from all ages. The show starts with Paul Harris’ signature comedy, which blends blue collar comedy with every day observations, then he plays a few tunes with the band before intermission. Once the show returns, The Cleverlys join Harris on stage. Their renditions of contemporary and classic songs in a bluegrass style wows audiences, garnering a cult following through the United States. The current line-up of Cleverly-spun hits include “Gangnam Style” by Psy, “Poppin’ Tags” by Macklemore and “No Diggity” by Blackstreet. Paul Harris & The Cleverlys have shows scheduled throughout the 2016 season.

Boot Daddy Concert Series
The line-up for the 2016 Boot Daddy Concert Series was recently announced.  Many of last year’s performers return, while new artists have also been added.  The full Boot Daddy Concert Series schedule is below:

Gene WatsonSuzy_Bogguss_(38304): April 22-23, October 28-29, December 1-3
Bill Medley: May 6-7
Mary Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf May: May 13-14
Dailey and Vincent: May 20-21, September 25-27
Suzy Bogguss: September 29-30
Jimmy Fortune: October 24-25, November 14-15

Buckets N Boards
Buckets N Boards comedy percussion show has captivated audiences for the past five years in Branson and as a featured headlining show for Disney Cruise Lines. Buckets N Boards is back in full force, presenting their comedy, rhythm and music in 2016 with both afternoon and evening performances.

Reza “Edge of Illusion”
New to The Starlite Theater for Spring/Summer 2016, Reza “Edge of Illusion” brings a fresh, young edge to the world of illusion and entertainment, blending a largely original stage show with his engaging stage presence. Hailed by critics as the Nation’s Top Touring Illusionist, Reza has sold out venues from Denver to New York and Orlando to Los Angeles, entertaining millions as well as being featured on television and radio in 31 countries around the world.

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When it comes to musical groups with history and heritage, the famous Blackwood Singers are second to none, and the Starlite Theater is happy to welcome them to Branson beginning March of 2016. After 15 successful years in Pigeon Forge, The Blackwoods Morning Show will open at the Starlite Theatre and will feature their trademark harmonies, many of their huge hits, and lots of laughter and heartwarming stories from their 81 year musical history.

Billy Dean & Steel Horses
Join Billy Dean, Steel Horses and comedian Jarrett for a show filled with country and comedy, lyrics and laughter. Grammy Award Winner Billy Dean has sold over four million albums with 11 top 10 singles and five number one hits. His biggest hits include “Only Here For A Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “You Don’t Count The Cost,” “Only The Wind,” “Billy The Kid,” “It’s What I Do,” “Buy Me A Rose,” and “Let Them Be Little.”

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Introduced to the nation on America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have been wooing and wowing sold out audiences around the world and now performing at the Starlite Theater. If you have never seen The Texas Tenors, (JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen) they bring a unique blend of Country, Classical and Broadway with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm. Their stage presence is powerful and their passionate performance is an emotionally exhilarating experience.

Larry’s Country Diner
Fans of the popular RFD-TV series “Larry’s Country Diner” will be thrilled to see the return of Larry’s Country Diner LIVE at the Starlite Theater in Branson. Based on his down-home variety program that draws over 1.6 million loyal viewers each month, the live stage show is careful to retain all of the country charm and wisdom of the televised version. Enjoy the entire cast from the hit series including Renae the waitress, The Sheriff, Keith Bilbrey, and everyone’s favorite gossipy busybody, the church-lady Nadine.

This is the current line-up for the Starlite Theater for 2016. Check back soon for more additions to the show schedule.


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.