Haygoods perform holiday concert to benefit single mothers

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181204 2Dominic Catherine Haygood 1 600x338 - Haygoods perform holiday concert to benefit single mothersOn December 15th at 2:00 PM, Dominic Haygood will take the stage to perform a magical one time only holiday concert on the saxophone and violin to raise money for single mothers in the branson area this holiday season. He will be joined onstage by his sister, world class harpist, Catherine Haygood

“We have created a super modern yet classic feeling repertoire to capture the excitement and warmth you feel at the holiday season, “said Catherine. “We are looking forward to a very large attendance as 100% of the proceeds will be going toward specific needs for our single mothers, we play over 140 shows a year, but this one allows us to bless and love on a lot of people all at once and that makes it so much more special for us.”

Dominic and his wife Heather started their own charity after Heather spent 5 years as a single mother holding down 2 jobs and raising 4 children all on her own. “After Dominic and I married and things settled down a bit, I knew I wanted to devote my time to helping other single mothers get back on their feet. The struggle is very real and at times overwhelming. The goal is to take care of immediate needs. It could be as simple as paying an electric bill or putting new tires on a minivan. Sometimes just a little edge is all people need to get their head and heart above water,” said Heather.

Join the Haygoods at the Clay Cooper Theatre on December 15th at 2:00 PM with preshow guests “Dance Branson,” special holiday eats by “Mr Bs,” a silent auction, and an unforgettable concert experience by Branson superstars, “The Haygoods.” Tickets are $14.00 and all proceeds will be used to support single mothers in the Branson area. Call-417-332-2529 for reservations.


SIX Christmas Show – Local Area Appreciation Special

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SIX announced their Local Area Appreciation Special for their Christmas Show, December 1-21, saying, “We love our city! Branson residents and those who live in the nearby area, for all the love you’ve shown us by coming to the show and for the kind words on Facebook, we’ve put together a locals-only area appreciation special as our gift to you!”

Tickets are only $6.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, with a DONATION of 2 non-perishable food items which will benefit CAM and Christian Associates. Purchasers may bring one guest at the same ticket price. They must present a valid picture ID and drop off the food donation when they pick up the tickets. The offer only applies to residents of the below listed counties in Missouri and Arkansas and is not valid with any other offer:

MISSOURI: Barry, Christian, Dallas, Douglas, Greene,Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster,Wright

ARKANSAS: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Stone, Washington.

For more information or tickets please call 877-SIX-SHOW at the Hughes Brother’s Theater in Branson, Missouri.

A special Branson Mother’s Day for your Mom

A special Branson Mother's Day for your Mom
A special Branson Mother\'s Day for your Mom
The Haygoods are celebrating their 26th year in Branson.

Mom will enjoy spending Mother’s Day with with her family

Mom’s just enjoy being in Branson with their families. They love Branson because it offers so much for every member of the family to do, including her. Make your Mom’s Mother’s Day extra special in Branson?

One of the things Moms  enjoy about Branson is the atmosphere and spirit fostering family.  Branson is a place for families to step away from their normal schedules and just enjoy each other without the pressure of having to be here and there or other obligations. Whether it’s a simple walk along the Branson Landing Boardwalk; seeing one of Branson’s great live shows, or enjoying one of its many attractions, A Mother’s Day Adventure gives mom the special Mother’s Day she so richly deserves

And after celebrating that special Mother’s Day in Branson or, wherever you celebrate it,  elet’s remember that special love and attention of Mother’s Day throughout the year. Make every day, like Mother’s Day, a “Happy Mother’s Day.”

A Mother’s Day Adventure 

Perhaps I should title this article “An Adventure for Mother!” Instead of just taking “Mom” to brunch or dinner on Sunday, May 13, why not plan a weekend trip. One she’ll always remember. Get her out of the kitchen and out of the laundry room for more than a day. Branson is the perfect destination for that adventure!

If you want to treat Mom to brunch on Sunday, the Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa can’t be beat. There’ll be live piano music, and a fabulous view of Table Rock Lake! Another special event is the Mother’s Day Cruise offered by Main Street Lake Cruises Landing Princess. It’s a delicious meal in the elegant dining area of the ship, while you cruise Lake Taneycomo. You’ll need reservations for both these events.

Time to sit down and enjoy a music show? Country music fans enjoy legendary tunes, along with a bit of history of the songs and artists, at Raiding the Country Vault at the Starlite Theatre. Grand Jubilee at Grand Country Music Hall offers country, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, and pop. Grand Country has good indoor fun, too, if there’s a rainy day: indoor go-karts, mini-golf, and laser tag.

Have you seen The Haygoods? These talented young people have been entertaining in Branson for 26 years. The six brothers and their sister perform a show that’s fast-paced fun. It’s notable for its unique song list, innovative lighting effects, aerial entrances, and pyrotechnics! Another amazing show is Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai. I could break the Thesaurus button on my MacBook looking for other words to describe the incredible feats of balance, strength, and flexibility.

 Click here to view original web page at www.branson.com

“Branson Happenings” for the week of November 13, 2017

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Nativity scene from the Duttons Christmas show.

There’s always fun and excitement in Branson. Sometimes more than others, but regardless of the weather or time of the year, it’s hard to imagine a place, anywhere near its size or centralized location, that offers a more awesome choice of live entertainment, natural beauty, shopping and activities than Branson, Missouri.

“Branson Happenings” focuses on what’s happening during a specific week in Branson. It typically features a list of Branson’s great live shows performing during the week, a Featured “Show” and “Event” of the Week, along with a list of the major “happenings” taking place during the week.

Branson Shows: These Branson Shows will be performing during the week.

Featured Show of the Week: The Duttons present a Christmas show filled with the fun, excitement, and spirit they are known for. It’s their personal Christmas greeting from their family to yours. A not to miss show that will fill your heart with the Christmas spirit. It should be noted that the last day to see the Duttons in Branson in 2017 is December 6.

Featured Event of the Week: With over 6.5 million sparkling Christmas lights, shows, rides, and demonstrating craftsmen, Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas is perennially recognized as one of the Nation’s top Christmas Festivals.

Touring Star’s Limited Engagements*

Daniel O’Donnell Through Nov. 18
Hallmark Presents Maxine’s Christmas Carol
Oak Ridge Boys Nov 14-16*
Neal McCoy Nov 15-16*
The Urban Cowboy Reunion Nov 13,14, 19
Lee Greenwood Nov 15
Johnny Mathis with Gary Mule Deer Nov 17-18

Other Special Events*

Flames of Freedom’ Play:” 14 & 16 only
Trail of Lights
Branson Landing’s Winter Wonderlanding!
Titanic Museum Christmas Tribute
Santa at Branson Landing
Branson’s Festival of Trees
Showboat Branson Belle – Santa’s Pancakes & PJs Cruise
Visit Santa at Bass Pro
Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas
Gingerbread Houses on Display at Chateau
Christopher Radko at The Grand Village

* Although the listed event is scheduled during the week, use the link to get specifics.

Branson Spotlight on November 2017 events and activities

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Daniel O’Donnell, Silver Dollar City’s Old Time Christmas, Veterans Week, and the Osmonds and Lennon Sisters from the “Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza.”

Even after living in Branson for over thirty years, the variety and quantity of all it offers is sometimes bewildering. It’s even more so when special events and touring national or international stars performing Limited Engagement Performances are factored in.

The purpose of the “Branson Spotlight” is to highlight information on select events taking place during a specific month that we believe will be of the most interest to our readers. The two sources we pick our “Spotlight” events from, are the listings of the Branson Tourism Center and the Branson Lakes Area CVB. In addition, we will “Spotlight” an “Event of the Month,” “Limited Engagement of the Month,” and “Show of the Month.”

Spotlighted Events of the Month: Normally, for each month we have just one, but for the month of November there must be two:

Branson Veterans Homecoming Week is one of the biggest Veterans Day tributes in America, and is celebrated from November 5 through November 11. It features dozens of events all keyed toward honoring those who have served our nation and sacrificed so much.

Silver Dollar City’s “Old Time Christmas” celebrates the true meaning of this special magical season amidst the glow of over 6.5 million dazzling lights including 1.5 million added just this year for its new light spectacular “Christmas in Midtown.” Proclaimed as “The Most Illuminated Park on Earth” by the Travel Channel and “One of the most sparkly, lively holiday celebrations anywhere” by Midwest Living, “you’ll take home beautiful holiday memories destined to last a lifetime!”

Spotlighted Show of the Month: A

Featured Show of the Month: Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza continues the tradition of “Mr. Christmas” and the “Andy Williams Christmas Show” with its variety, color, and excitement and showing why “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” Hosted by Jimmy Osmond, the vocal stars of the show, will be “The 5th Dimension,” through November 18 and the “Osmonds” and “Lennon Sisters,” from November 20 through December 16. That would be enough for most shows but, in keeping with the Andy Williams tradition of variety, there’s so much more! The amazing magic of illusionist Rick Thomas and his lovely wife Tara; “Britain’s Got Talent Sensation,” Charlie Green; Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett; the Andy Williams singers and dancers; the incomparable Moon River Band; with beautiful…gorgeous costumes and festive sets of holiday cheer. In addition, the shows from November 20 on will also feature the magical Dancing of Pasha & Aliona and the Lennon Granddaughters.

Sporlighted Limited Engagement of the Month: A favorite of Branson visitors and residents alike, the incomparable Daniel O’Donnell returns to Branson for a very limited engagement of 2:00 PM shows, running from October 30 through November 18 at the Welk Resort Theatre. Incorporating his charismatic and engaging style, he will present a blend of traditional Irish ballads, country favorites, and traditional gospel with an Irish twist that shows why he has sold millions of records and has been “a household name across Ireland and Great Britain for decades.”



Nov 1-18: Daniel O’Donnell
Nov 1-30: Hallmark Presents Maxine’s Christmas Carol
Nov 1-16: Neal McCoy*
Nov 1-16: Oak Ridge Boys*
Nov 1-2: Boot Daddy Presents Gene Watson
Nov 3: Charlie Daniels Band
Nov 4: Dennis Quaid & The Sharks
Nov 5-27: The Urban Cowboy Reunion*
Nov 8: Country Unplugged Tour with Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan and Mark Chesnutt
Nov 10: Dailey and Vincent
Nov 11-12: Boot Daddy Presents Jimmy Fortune
Nov 12: Paul Anka
Nov 11: Scotty McCreery
Nov 15: Lee Greenwood
Nov 17-18: Johnny Mathis with Gary Mule Deer

SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (Sorted by starting date.)

Nov 1-16: ‘Flames of Freedom’ Play – Select Dates
Nov 1-Dec 30: Trail of Lights
Nov 1- Dec 31: Branson Landing’s Winter Wonderlanding!
Nov 1-Dec 31: Titanic Museum Christmas Tribute
Nov 3: West Plains High School Zizzer Band
Nov 3-4: Branson Market Days
Nov 3-5: Christmas Open House at StoneHouse Merchant
Nov 3-5: The Fisherman’s Hideout 1st Annual Fall Fishing Contest
Nov 4: Most Wonderful Time of Year Holiday Parade
Nov 4: Sporting Clays Shoot
Nov 4-Dec 24: Santa Arrives at the Branson Landing
Nov 4-Dec 10: Branson’s Festival of Trees
Nov 4-Dec 23: Showboat Branson Belle – Santa’s Pancakes & PJs Cruise
Nov 4-Dec 24: Visit Santa at Bass Pro
Nov 4-Dec 30: An Old Time Christmas Festival at Silver Dollar City
Nov 4-Dec31: Gingerbread Houses on Display at Chateau
Nov 5: Opening Day Welcome Home Celebration
Nov 5: Opening Ceremony Vets for Vets Celebration Show
Nov 5: Sunday November 5 – WWII Mini Reunion
Nov 5-11: Welk Resort Branson Hosts the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Nov 6: Vietnam Veterans Mini Reunion
Nov 6: Navy Memorial Service
Nov 6: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Opening
Nov 6: World War II Veterans Honored
Nov 6: Medics, Nurses, and Combat Vets Mini Reunion
Nov 7: IMAX Military Film Festival
Nov 7: True American Hero Award Presentation
Nov 7: Blue Star Mothers Dessert
Nov 7: POW/MIA Service of Remembrance
Nov 7: Sandbox Party
Nov 8: Time for Prayer
Nov 8: 21st Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Nov 8: Women Veterans Mini Reunion
Nov 9: Veterans Empowerment Care
Nov 9: Veterans Grove Tree Dedication
Nov 9: Walmart Tribute to Veterans
Nov 9: 4th Infantry Division
Nov 9: Annual Tribute to Women Veterans & Rose Petal Ceremony
Nov 9: Korean War Veterans Mini Reunion
Nov 10: Flag Raising & Wreath Laying
Nov 10: Run to the Lights 5K Fundraiser
Nov 10: Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast
Nov 10: Groundbreaking Ceremony Korean Veterans Memorial at College of the Ozarks
Nov 10: Marine Corps Ball
Nov 10: Heroes on the Home Front – Spouses Tribute
Nov 10-12: Thomas Kinkade Master Highlighter Event
Nov 10-12: Legacy Days Vintage Baseball Festival
Nov 11: Disney Dreams Collector Event
Nov 11: Annual Branson Veterans Day Parade
Nov 11: Forsyth Veterans Day Celebration
Nov 11: Wine and Shine Fest
Nov 11: Ann Dezendorf, Janet Stewart and Betty Foster at The Grand Village Shops
Nov 12: Veterans Day Observance
Nov 18: Christopher Radko at The Grand Village
Nov 23: Top of the Rock Thanksgiving Dining
Nov 23: Golden Corral Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Nov 23: Thanksgiving at Level 2 Steakhouse
Nov 23: Mc Farlain’s Thanksgiving Day Feast
Nov 23: Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks Thanksgiving Day Brunch
Nov 23: Texas Land & Cattle Thanksgiving
Nov 23: Bob Evan’s Thanksgiving
Nov 23: The Worman House Thanksgiving Buffet
Nov 23: Additional Thanksgiving Dining in Branson
Nov 23: Turkey Trot 5K Branson
Nov 23: Devil’s Pool Thanksgiving Brunch
Nov 23:Chateau on the Lake Thanksgiving Brunch
Nov 23: Thanksgiving Day Cruise on Main Street Lake Cruises Landing Princess
Nov 23: Grand Country Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Nov 23-26: Moonlight Madness & After Thanksgiving Sales
Nov 23-26: Titanic Luminaries
Nov 24: Branson Landing’s Black Friday Blowout!
Nov 24: Special Visit from Santa at Branson Tourism Center!
Nov 23-25: After Thanksgiving Sale at Silver Dollar City
Nov 25: Fontanini Signing at The Grand Village

For additional information on these events, or any of Branson’s shows and attractions, or for lodging arrangements, please contact the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.


* Selected dates only, please check linked schedule