30 Branson Shows You Should See Your Next Vacation Getaway

Branson Shows are a great way to enjoy any upcoming vacation whether you are traveling with friends, family, or a tour group.

Get ready to strap on your seatbelts this 2020 season when you immerse yourself into the amazing world of acrobatic feats at the Acrobats of Shanghai, sing or clap along to the popular country songs at Clay Cooper’s Country Express, or have a jaw dropping to the ground moment as you watch the astounding Biblical re-enactments at Sight and Sound Theater®! This is our compiled list of all the Branson Shows you should go see this season!

1. Jesus

Feel a swell of emotions and a surge of wonder as you witness the spectacular performances of Sight and Sound Theater® in Branson, Missouri. See the Bible come to life like never before with world renowned performers, stage props, sounds, lighting, costumes, music, effects, and live animals—all in a facility second to none!

Join the millions who have seen Noah live on stage for an experience you will not soon forget running March-December 2021! Get tickets while you can so you don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind, fully immersive story that will keep you mesmerized from Start to Finish.

Location: Sight & Sound Theatres®, 1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO 65616


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2.Legends in Concert

One of the most renowned live tributes in the world with top-of-the-top vocals from the best impersonators around, Legends in Concert brings to life all of your favorite artists of yesterday and today in a satisfying two hour program chock full of music, dancing, effects, and vocals that are sure to send you swooning. Legends has been home to performers like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marilyn Monroe, Whitney Houston, Temptations, Taylor Swift and many more!

This is a fantastic feature with visually appealing costumes, wonderful music, energetic performances, and a live band. Blast to the past or zoom to modern day when you come to see all the Legends have to offer.

Location: Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre, 1600 W 76 Country Blvd.  Branson, MO 65616


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3.The Duttons

You want to talk about talent? Let’s talk about talent. Meet the Duttons — a family of 3 generations with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry who have caught the eye of American Idol Judge, Simon Cowell who said “ I absolutely loved it!” after seeing their show.

The Duttons perform over 300 shows a year and audiences have loved it every…single… time. Not only does every member of the Dutton family showcase musical talent, they’re additionally a troupe of talented singers, dancers, producers, business owners, choreographers, and tech savvy individuals. Yeah. Wow.

If that wasn’t enough to say about their show, the Dutton family radiates their friendship, love, and comradery for each other on stage making their performance all the more memorable and relatable. The family even shares some of their personal testimonies with the audience to rid the barrier that’s so often between performers and spectators. The Duttons will touch the hearts and inspire the minds of all who see!

Location: Dutton Family Theater, 3454 West Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616


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4.Jimmy Buffett’s Parrottville

After successfully entertaining audiences for over four decades, Jimmy Buffett’s Parrottville knows exactly what they’re doing as they bring out the treasure chest, the palm trees, and the tropical parrots for a fun, island-themed show complete with colorful stage effects, on and off stage beach style décor, and the energetic musical performances of a talented crew.

Enjoy surprises at every turn as the show moves through the highlights of Jimmy’s career with songs like ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’, ‘Margaritaville’, and ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’.

Take a load off and sit back in their comfortable theater seats or get moving and grooving with Jimmy’s greatest island & country style tunes.

Location: Jim Stafford Theatre, 3440 West 76 Country BLVD Branson, MO 65616


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5.Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai

Be awed and amazing as more than 40 acrobats from Shanghai, China take the stage and conduct amazing feats of strength, grace, agility, and balance in the best acrobatic show in town!

After more than 20 years in the Branson area, this well accomplished acrobatic company has wowed the masses time and time again as their group of highly trained athletic performers shine in their natural element as they interpret and display Chinese physical performance in its finest form. Acts like balancing chairs/people/plates/etc., acrobatic tricks & feats, and singing and dancing will surely entertain, inspire, and set a deep appreciation for the arts for all in attendance.

Location: Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre 3455 W 76 Country Music Blvd. Branson, MO 65616


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6.Magnificent 7

Journey through 7 decades of music with 7 first class entertainers at the ‘Magnificent 7 Variety Show’— an entertaining and high energy show that has put forth 12 Award Winning Seasons in Branson, Missouri.

Turn back the clock as you feast your eyes and ears on a variety of musical and dance performances covering genres of pop, country, Rock n’ Roll, Broadway, Motown, disco and much, much more! Overall you will observe 200 hundred costume changes and two hours of on-going music, dancing, comedy, and drama right up until the grand finale—all while maintaining the highest, most palpable energy possible!

Location: Hamners’ Variety Theater, 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy Branson, MO 65616Magnificent_Seven_Branson_MO_Show


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7.Branson Showboat Belle

Get out on the lake for a fun-filled, 2-hour adventure onboard the Branson Showboat Belle. Enjoy live entertainment, a freshly prepared 3 course meal, and the beautiful panoramic views of Table Rock Lake. Rain or shine, the Belle will set to the water and keep guests busy with four grand decks to explore, and a whole troupe of talented singers, dancers with segments of magic and comedy to see. What are you waiting for?

Location: Showboat Branson Belle,  4800 W. Hwy 165 Branson, MO 65616



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8.Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety Show

Of course it’s an unbelievable show! It’s in the title. Get excited for amazing acrobatics, groundbreaking illusions, magic, ventriloquism, singing, dancing and get-your-heart-racing feats by respected local performers. You will get your fill of entertainment as every minute is filled to the brim with quality entertainment, enchanting performances, and a very patriotic finale!

Location: Hamners’ Variety Theater, 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy Branson, MO 65616Hamners_Unbelievable_Variety_Show_Branson_Saver

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Bear witness to SIX real brothers perform contemporary acapella and cover genres like R&B, Gospel, contemporary pop, Rock n’ Roll & Patriotic. This powerful group will envelop and entrance their audience with powerful vocals, professional productions, and nearly 40 years of experience in the show biz. Laugh as the brothers relay funny stories, pull off some impressive dance moves, harmonize like no other, and perform from the best selection of songs out there. This show has received recognition for being the ‘Best Show’ and acknowledged as ‘Vocal group of the year’ since coming to Branson and continues to wow visitors with “an orchestra of human voices”. SIX has a new home at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater and has 3PM and 8PM shows throughout the week.

Location: Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, 1600 W. 76 Country Blvd.  Branson, MO 65616


10.Clay Cooper’s Country Express

Clay Cooper has performed for Branson since he was 16 years old and now has more than 30 seasons of shows successfully tucked under his belt. Clay Cooper’s Country Express is a high energy, live show with 24 seasoned performers who know how to entertain, amuse, and keep their audience engaged at every turn of the show. Watch trick cowboy performances, an amazing group of dancers (including Clay Cooper’s wife, Tina), a seven-piece band, hilarious comedy skits, and an at-ease country atmosphere. The crew at Clay Cooper’s Country Express goes the extra mile in all aspects of their show and even cover music genres other than country including Rock n’ Roll and gospel.

Location: Clay Cooper Theatre, 3216 W. 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616


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11.#1 Hits of the 60s

Also performing at the Clay Cooper Theater is the #1 Hits of the 60s show! This high-energy performance features iconic music from the 60s and the 50s too. Audience members can enjoy songs from bands like The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, and The Monkees. This family-friendly show additionally offers more than 90 songs,100 costume changes, and a chance to meet and greet the performers after the show.


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Location: Clay Cooper Theatre, 3216 W. 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616

12.Golden Sounds of the Platters

A relatively new show at Branson Hot Hit’s Theater, the Golden Sounds of the Platters is a band that truly loves what they do. Their passion for the musical trade is heard in their voices, in their presentation, in their voices, and even in their comedy! You’ll enjoy every moment as this group of talented singers doo woop you through the swinging 50s and early 60s with all the classic music you’ve come to love. Get your feet moving and your smile warmed up as this small venue shows entertainment at its finest in an up close and personal way.


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Location: 206 S Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616

13.Thank You For The Music, A Modern Tribute to ABBA

“You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen.”

It’s a song lyric many know by heart and it’s one that is being heard again at Hamner’s Variety Theater by four exceptional artists. If you grew up listening to ABBA or are a new fan to the Swedish sensation of the 70s, you’ll be sure to appreciate the unforgettable and nostalgic songs ‘Mama Mia’,‘Take a Chance on Me’, ‘Fernando’ and many more— all with a modern twist! Enjoy the singing and dancing while surrounded by stunning effects, lighting, and video sure stick an ABBA tune in your head and on your lips!

Location: Hamners’ Variety Theater, 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy Branson, MO 65616ABBA_Tribute_Thank_You_For_The_Music_Branson_Saver

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14.The Hughes Music Show

A very well-loved and well-received show in Branson, The Hughes Music Show continues to astound audiences with 50 exceptional performers, state of the art technology & effects, 30 years of experience in music, singing, and dancing. The theater even offers table top-dining with delectable plates done by celebrity chef, Johan Regnell. The Hughes Brothers, and their family, are truly born to entertain as many who have seen it once are ready to see all again to behold the diverse and distinct talent of this family.

Location: Hughes Brothers Theatre, 3425 W Highway 76 Branson, MO 65616


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15.New Jersey Nights

In celebration of Frank Vallie and The Four Seasons Music, New Jersey Nights take the audience through a musical journey with songs like ‘My Eyes Adored You’, ‘Oh What A Night’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, and ‘Rag Doll’. Watch an array of fun costumes, detail stage props, and tune your ears in for a time of music and reminiscing from a select group of talented performers.

Location: King’s Castle Theatre, 2701 West Highway 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616


16.Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies

Listen and watch a show unlike any other that has gained popularity quickly in the Branson area. Made up of two groups—5 tenors & 4 gifted ladies—audience members can sit back and soak in the sound of harmony and balance from this group of nine. Sing along to ‘Hey Jude’,‘You Raise Me Up’, and ‘Rolling in the Deep’ as performers wear a fine selection of costumes. Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies additionally cover genres of opera, pop, contemporary classics, and—of course—a selection of Irish classics in their show!

Location: King’s Castle Theatre, 2701 West Highway 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616


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17.Buckets N Boards

Witness the gifted percussionist duo, Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever, deliver a high-energy show filled with comedic and interactive songs! Never experience a dull moment as you watch this double act tackle an array of spirited tap dancing, unique musical performances, and surprising improv moments on and off stage. If you like to have fun, you should definitely get a piece of Buckets N Boards!

Location: Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre, 1600 W 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616


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18.Amazing Pets

Located at the Grand Country Music Hall, this group of furry and feathery creatures are sure to steal the show and steal your heart as they showcase their remarkable talents and tricks. What really stands out here is most of the animals—including cats, dogs, and exotic birds— are rescue animals. Amazing Pets indeed! A great show for the family and the kiddos.

Location: Grand Country Music Hall, 1945 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616


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19.Million Dollar Quartet

From the Award-winning Broadway musical comes the exciting true story of the ‘Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Sam Phillips who brought together the musical icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerrry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

Listen to sing along hit favorites like ‘Walk the Line’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, and ‘Hound Dog’ by these spot-on impersonators who bring to life the music and life of these artists. Million Dollar Quartet doesn’t just showcase dancing and singing— they tell an important story of how these artists came together and they steps they took to become the legends they are today. This is a fun, can’t help but clap show that you should definitely put on the list!

Location: Welk Resort Theatre, 1984 State Hwy 165 Branson, MO 65616


20.A Tribute to John Denver

Fill up your senses with this tribute to the beloved music and performances of John Denver. Watch as professional entertainer James Garrett sits up on stage and pays tribute to John Denver, a man who was not just an artist he admired but a friend as well. Garrett showcases Denver’s work like never before as he tells special stories behind the songs. Fall in love all over again with ‘Sunshine On My Shoulders’, ‘Rocky Mountain High’, ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’, ‘Annie’s Song’, and ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy’ in this endearing tribute.

Location: Little Opry Theater in the IMAX Entertainment Complex at 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy


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21.REZA Edge of Illusion

Returning to Branson for a limited time only, REZA is hailed by critics as one of the top illusionists in the world! REZA has even made appearances on A &E’s Duck Dynasty, CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and Japan’s Wonders of the World. Don’t miss out on seeing these grand scale feats done by REZA and his crew with stunning lighting and effects. Even witness a real helicopter appear on stage before your very eyes!

Location: Branson Famous Theatre, 645 State Highway 165 Branson, MO 65616


22.Pierce Arrow Decades

Listen to the Pierce Arrow Quartet in this unique musical segment including 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s era music. This newer production also features James Sibley, Branson’s comedian of the year to break up the show into times of music and times of laughter. Be entertained from the moment the music starts and the lights come on with Pierce Arrow Decades.

Location: 3069 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Branson, MO 65616


Photo Credit: Pierce Arrow Decades Facebook Page

23.Pierce Arrow Gold

See a production that’s pure gold in the world of entertainment with Pierce Arrow Gold— a funny, entertaining, and family friendly show covering genres of country, gospel, classic rock, and a handful of patriotic tunes. Throw in a dash of good humor and you have this well-rounded show that will please all demographics!

Location: 3069 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Branson, MO 65616


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24.Comedy Hypnosis with Austin Singley

Spend 90 minutes hypnotized by the spectacular feats of Austin Singley in one of Branson’s up-to-the-minute shows. Fill up on an evening of grab-your-side humor, interactive performances with the audience, and a nice selection of alcoholic beverages. Watch as Singley captivates all with his ‘Las Vegas’ style production with shows before and after dark.

Location: The Dream Theater, 3307 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616


Photo Credit: Comedy Hypnosis with Austin Singley Facebook Page

25.YAKOV Make America Laugh Again

It’s time to ‘Make America Laugh Again’!  Year after year, Yakov Smirnoff manages to charm, delight, and humor his audience with funny stories in the perspective of a young Russion who moved to the United States with wide eyes and a curiosity towards anything and everything. Not only is Yakov a successful comedian, he is also an actor, author, and professor. Television sitcoms like Night Court, and big movies like The Money Pit with Tom Hanks are only some of the many shows Yakov has made an appearance on.

Yakov’s quick sense of humor will give you a show experience unlike any other so, prepare yourself for a day of fun with Yakov, America’s favorite Russian comedian!

Location: Caravelle Theatre, 3446 W. 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616


26.Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama

See the famous historical novel by Christian minister, Harold Bell Wright come to life for the first time in the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama live reenactment. Set in the later 1880’s, this remarkable story showcases what life was like back then in a production full of action, romance, and mystery.

On a stage scale to a football field, over 90 actors and actresses, sheep, mules, horses and donkey’s make their debut in a story you won’t soon forget. There’s a shoot-out, the real-time burning of a log cabin, a dash of romance here, a dash of mystery there and even a moral message that is relevant to today. Come see the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama the next time you’re in town!

5586 W 76 Country Boulevard Branson, MO 65616

27.WhoDunnit Hoedown| A Murder Mystery Dinner Show

If you enjoy a good murder and mystery story, check out Branson’s #1 latest Murder Mystery Show! When the great Fiddler Squeeky Bowman meets his inexplicable demise with a list of suspects a mile long, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat while keeping your belly full! Enjoy a mouthwatering dinner while you watch and –who knows—maybe you’ll find the culprit!

Location: 5586 W 76 Country Boulevard Branson, MO 65616


28.Todd Oliver with Dinner Show

There are many comedians out there in the world you could go to see have you ever seen a four legged one? Meet “Irving,” a talented, chatterbox doggo who, with a little help from his human friend, Todd, is going to keep you amused with lots of words and even more jokes.

Todd Oliver, a well-accomplished ventriloquist, has brought ‘Todd Oliver and Friends’ to feature television programs like the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, and even a couple episodes of Walker Texas Ranger and has gained popularity ever since. In 2012, they were a top 4 finalist on America’s Got Talent.

To clarify, it’s time to get ready for a fun, surprising, topsy-turvey kind of show! You the audience member, might even be chosen by Todd to come up on stage and be turned into a live ventriloquist dummy!

Location: 5586 W 76 Country Boulevard Branson, MO 65616


29.The Toby Show with Meal

A tale as old as time with a story of good versus evil, original shepherd and co-writer of the Shepherd of the Hills novel, Shad Heller, developed a Toby Show for Branson with inspiration pulled from Irene Ryan(who played “Granny” in the Beverly Hillbillies TV show) and help from his wife Mollie.

Get your fill of a distinct, family-fun show and try out their piece de resistance dinner!

Location: 5586 W 76 Country Boulevard Branson, MO 65616


Photo Credit:https://theshepherdofthehills.com/the-toby-show/

30.Branson’s Famous Baldnobbers

Undoubtedly, ever since they first opening in 1959, Baldknobbers Jamboree has long produced an upbeat and entertaining live show. As a result of  contemporary country music partnering  with side-splitting comedy acts, the gifted Mabe Family continues a successful legacy of show biz at its finest.

In present day, the family continues to impress audiences as the second and third generations join in on the fun and add their own pizzazz to the family legacy. You won’t want to miss out on Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers, now performing at Branson Famous Theatre!

Location: Branson Famous Theatre, 645 MO-165, Branson, MO 65616


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1 thought on “30 Branson Shows You Should See Your Next Vacation Getaway”

  1. Been to Branson several times but it’s been probably 15 years now. Box car willie was one of the last shows we saw

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