Branson Things to Do: Which Live Music Venue Suits My Tastes?

If you're looking to spend your vacation in Branson, things to do tend to focus around the Missouri town's musical shows. Home to more than 40 theaters and 100 shows, Branson is home to variety, cover and country western shows of all types, celebrating the rich musical heritage of the town. Branson is well known for its contributions to country and folk music. Numerous artists and personalities such as Johnny and June Carter Cash, Kenny Rogers, Dick Clark, Captain and Tenille, and Pat Boone are associated with the town. A regular guest in all discussions of the best live music cities in the nation, Branson can sometimes provide an overwhelming array of choices for the music lover. BBonline presents a guide to some of the better places to go catch a show, whether your interest is old-time country, modern country or rock and roll.

The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
464 State Highway 248, Branson, MO 65616
(417) 239-1333

Located at the intersection of State Highways 248 and 65, features the in-house band the Oak Ridge Boys as well as the Country Variety Show And Country Tonight. In addition, the theatre books special guests and performers throughout the year. The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre shares its space with The Mansion Theatre, which showcases musical theater.

The Circle B Theater.
200 Jess Jo Parkway
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 336-1828

The Circle B features the Cowboy Supper, Music and Comedy Show as well as other rotating attractions. It's a great place to enjoy a night's entertainment while supping on some classic prairie food. Located off of Highway 76, the Circle B is an easy drive from your Branson Bed and Breakfast.

Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater
1600 W Highway 76
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 332-1960

Located on Highway 76 , Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater is home to a variety show of celebrity impersonators that provides a great evening's entertainment. You can see Tina Turner, Alan Jackson, Buddy Holly or the Blues Brothers while enjoying the atmosphere of yesteryear. Very reasonably priced, this is a great place to head if you can't find any modern day performers in town that strike your interest.

The Starlite Theater.
3115 W State Highway 76
Branson MO 65616
(417) 337-9333

Featuring Beatles impersonators the Liverpool Legends, Motown band The Platters and The Rankin Brothers, who cover pretty much everything from Neil Diamond to George Strait, at the Starlite you can get dinner and a show for under 40 dollars, not a bad deal.

The Tri-Lakes Center
2527 State Highway 248
Branson MO 65616
(417) 335-5715

Branson's largest multi-purpose venue, the Tri-Lakes Center is home to some great concerts year round. Here you can see country greats such as Charlie Daniels or Roy Clark in the 2600 capacity amphitheater. Located off Highway 248, The Tri-Lakes Center is a short drive from your Branson Inn. If you've had your fill of impersonators, cover bands and variety shows, check out the show schedule of the the Tri-Lakes Center to see if one of your favorite artists is coming to town.