Branson, Missouri, is home of over 100 different live music shows and attractions, and many of the tourist mecca’s shows hearken back to a time when our favorite styles of music were truly coming into their own. When you visit Branson, make sure to check out one of these shows that takes you back to a different time.
For a comprehensive and exciting look at some of the timeless music of the 50’s and 60’s, be sure to plan a trip to see #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s too!. This unbelievable production showcases songs from two of rock and roll’s most influential decades. You’ll hear songs by artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas, the Monkees, Paul Anka, and many more. The show also features a cast of 7 talented singers and dancers and over 100 exciting costume changes. From the British Invasion to the Age of Aquarius, you won’t hear more songs from the 50’s and 60’s than at #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s too!
Million Dollar Quartet dramatizes the true story of one of the most important recording sessions in rock and roll history. On December 4, 1956, Sun Records owner and music producer Sam Phillips gathered some of the industry’s most talented musicians for one unforgettable jam session. This live-action musical features a compelling storyline and songs from the famous members of the real-life Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. You’ll hear some of these artists’ most famous songs including Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog,” Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash, and “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis. The performers portraying these legends of rock and roll are so talented and convincing, you’ll forget you’re not watching the real thing!
Fans of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons will delight in New Jersey Nights, a live – action musical based on the world-famous band. This show features all the songs you know and love including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and many more. The singers’ impressive harmonies and powerful vocals will leave you stunned, and their smooth dance moves and authentic costumes are sure to transport you all the way back to 1960’s!
Disco isn’t dead at Thank You For the Music, a modern-day tribute to ABBA. The music of the world-famous Swedish pop band is celebrated in this incredible tribute show which features modern interpretations of ABBA’s music and musical arrangements that respect the band’s signature original sound. Unforgettable songs like “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” and “Take a Chance on Me” will have you wanting to dust off your old platform shoes and leisure suits! You’ll be wowed by the world-class singers and their impressive four-part harmonies. Their spirited dancing will have you wanting to do the hustle all the way home!
Magnificent 7 is one of Branson’s most successful shows and with good reason; this high-octane journey through seven decades of popular music features powerhouse vocals, a large cast of singers and dancers, and over 200 costume changes. Headlining this special show is the Tinoco family who have been delighting Branson audiences for years with their impressive skills. This talented family leads the cast through a variety of musical styles including classic country, rock and roll, Motown, disco, pop, old standards, showtunes, and gospel music. The show also has a moving tribute to our country’s armed forces that will make you proud to be an American!
If you’re looking for a way to travel back in time, be sure to visit one of the many shows in Branson, Missouri, that pay tribute to the music of decades past. You’re sure to hear something that will stir up fond memories of a bygone era!