Tuesday, April 9 - Saturday, April 13, 2019 (5 days)
Branson featuring Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett
Walking Level: Light
Signup Deadline: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Wheelchair Accessible Trip
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It's that time again to head to beautiful Branson, Missouri for the Spring Shows vacation! It's always a grand ol' time on this trip to see the fun, entertaining, and enjoyable shows in the Ozarks. On our way to Branson we will stop at the Precious Moments Chapel for lunch and a tour. We'll also stop by the world's largest Precious Moments Gift Shop where you'll find a figurine for every occasion. After a little bit of shopping and exploring the Precious Moments Chapel, we'll continue to Branson. We'll see dazzling and exciting shows in Branson, it is the Live Show Capital of the World after all! Branson is known for its warm hospitality, safe environment and family values. With over 100 shows in 53 different theaters, we think we'll have plenty of shows to choose from. The first Branson theater opened in the 60's and since then audiences have enjoyed country, Rock n' Roll, and Gospel music, seen magic and laughed at comedy acts.
We'll enjoy our first show at the Jim Stafford Theatre to watch 'Parrotville - Jimmy Buffett Tribute'. To keep with the easy-going attitude of Jimmy Buffett, make sure you bring your best Hawaiian shirt! We'll sit back and relax while hearing his famous songs such as 'Margaritaville', 'Cheeseburger in Paradise', 'Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes', and many more. With a career spanning over 40 years, there will be plenty of songs to listen to during this wonderful tribute show. Even if you're not too familiar with Mr. Buffett's songs, the very talented members of the band will keep us entertained and engaged!
Next on the Spring Show agenda brings us to the West Coast where we continue the beachy vibes and enjoy 'California Dreamin' with the Beach Boys. We'll watch the band perform the classic hits of the 60's and 70's, such as 'Surfin' in the USA', 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', and 'Barbara Ann' at the Hamner Variety Theater. We'll also hear other classics from the Surf Rock era, not just by the Beach Boys, which will include spectacular songs from the Carpenters, The Mamas and The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel and many more.
When we're done grooving to the beats of the 60's in our bell bottoms, we'll head on over to the Grand Country Music Hall for the famous New South Gospel show. This two-hour Southern Gospel extravaganza is brought to us by 'Branson's Best Quartet'. This group of amazing singers will allow us to enjoy the early roots of gospel through today's popular gospel hits. After a fun day of seeing some great shows, you'll probably have worked up a pretty good appetite, so we'll enjoy a local dinner and cap the day off with shopping!
Our final day brings us to the perfect show to finish our trip before heading back home…. We'll see 'Mr. Entertainment' himself, Doug Gabriel. He is quite the favorite among many Branson visitors and is not just an extremely talented musician, but is quite the comedian who will have you in stitches! When he is not making us laugh, we'll enjoy his spectacular covers of songs that you're sure to sing along to, such as hits by the Bee Gees, James Taylor, Shania Twain, and many others. And if we are lucky, we may even see him play his famous Mufftar whih is a crazy guitar made from the muffler of a Ford Thunderbird… We told you he was a talented musician!
With shopping, shows, and delicious food to be had, it'll be a fun and exciting trip to enjoy!
Don't miss out on this spectacular vacation!
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