Shindig Shopping Spree
Apr
18
9:00 am09:00

Shindig Shopping Spree

  • Shindig Shopping Spree

Dick's 5 & 10 in Historic Downtown Branson

Shop 'til you drop during the Shindig Shopping Spree.  From Downtown Branson with sidewalk sales and strolling musicians to the Branson Mill with live demonstrations of crafts and Ozark music, you're going to experience a wonderful day of shopping in the Live Music Show Capitol of the World. Many of your favorite Branson shops and stores are making a party out of shopping...Shindig Style! Branson Landing, IMAX, Downtown Branson, Grand Village, Classic Creations by Nan, Branson Mill Craft Village, Tanger Outlet, and the Branson Craft Mall.

Downtown Merchants, If The Shoe Fits and Hollywood Studio Store & More have specials when you mention the Shindig Shopping Spree (show your wrist band).  Casa De Luz has a special Shindig Entree and Main Street Alley Grill has lots of local food products along with discounts off their menu. Branson Mill has demonstrating crafters and local talent jamming on the Hickory Hollow Guitar stage (plus pick up a free gift from Mountain Man Nut and Fruit Company with each purchase you make during the shopping spree - just show your wrist band).  Classic Creations by Nan offers lace making demonstrations, live music, and door prizes.  Tanger Mall provides a coupon book for free (normal cost is $5).  The Grand Village has 20 unique shops (many providing demonstrations) and a HUGE Ozark Handcrafted Rocking Chair for the perfect rockin' picture during the shopping spree.

Many other surprises at individual shops await you.  

Shindig Shopping Spree
Apr
19
11:00 am11:00

Shindig Shopping Spree

Shop 'til you drop during the Shindig Shopping Spree.  From Downtown Branson with sidewalk sales and strolling musicians to the Branson Mill with live demonstrations of crafts and Ozark music, you're going to experience a wonderful day of shopping in the Live Music Show Capitol of the World.  Shop at Branson Landing, IMAX, Downtown Branson, Grand Village, Creations by Nan, Tanger Outlet, the Shoppes at Branson Meadows and more.

  Look for the Shindig Shuttle sign at each location for pick-up and drop-off times.   Downtown Merchants, If The Shoe Fits and Hollywood Studio Store & More have specials when you mention the Shindig Shopping Spree (show your wrist band).  Casa De Luz has a special Shindig Entree and Main Street Alley Grill has lots of local food products along with discounts off their menu. Branson Mill has demonstrating crafters and local talent jamming on the Hickory Hollow Guitar stage (plus pick up a free gift from Mountain Man Nut and Fruit Company with each purchase you make during the shopping spree - just show your wrist band).  Classic Creations by Nan offers lace making demonstrations, live music, and door prizes.  Tanger Mall provides a coupon book for free (normal cost is $5).  The Grand Village has 20 unique shops (many providing demonstrations) and a HUGE Ozark Handcrafted Rocking Chair for the perfect rockin' picture during the shopping spree.  

 

Look for the Shindig Shuttle sign at each location for pick-up and drop-off times.  

Downtown Merchants, If The Shoe Fits and Hollywood Studio Store & More have specials when you mention the Shindig Shopping Spree (show your wrist band).  Casa De Luz has a special Shindig Entree and Main Street Alley Grill has lots of local food products along with discounts off their menu. Branson Mill has demonstrating crafters and local talent jamming on the Hickory Hollow Guitar stage (plus pick up a free gift from Mountain Man Nut and Fruit Company with each purchase you make during the shopping spree - just show your wrist band).  Classic Creations by Nan offers lace making demonstrations, live music, and door prizes.  Tanger Mall provides a coupon book for free (normal cost is $5).  The Grand Village has 20 unique shops (many providing demonstrations) and a HUGE Ozark Handcrafted Rocking Chair for the perfect rockin' picture during the shopping spree.

 

Hootenanny in the Park
Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Hootenanny in the Park

Bring your lawn chair and your favorite pickin' buddy... let's jam!

Bring your lawn chair and your favorite pickin' buddy... let's jam!

Grab your lawn chair, pick up your boxed lunched from one of our great restaurants, bring your favorite pickin' instrument and join us for a fun time at Shepherd of the Hills Homestead! From 12-2pm we're throwing a traditional Ozark picnic in the park with a jam session thrown in.  We're looking forward to seeing you at the Hootenanny in the Park!

Have some food and some fun!

Have some food and some fun!

Participating restaurants include:  Golden Corral, Wheelhouse Sports Bar & Grill, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill, Dairy Queen, McFarlain's at IMAX, Montana Mikes, Starlite Diner, Florentina's Ristorante Italiano, and others.

Buck Trent and Amy Dutton pickin' and grinnin'

Buck Trent and Amy Dutton pickin' and grinnin'

Parking for the event is at the Inspiration Tower parking lot.  Enter the grounds through the Inspiration tower. 

The Hughes Brothers Family and the Cole (Voices of Glory) Family will be teaching the new "Shindig Shuffle" song and dance written, performed, produced and created by them in a collaborative effort to celebrate the music of the Ozarks.


Kayak Branson's Biggest Flotilla Adventure on Lake Taneycomo
Apr
25
1:00 pm13:00

Kayak Branson's Biggest Flotilla Adventure on Lake Taneycomo

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Get Shindiggity with us!  Join Kayak Branson for the BIGGEST Flotilla ADVENTURE on Lake Taneycomo this Spring during Ozark Mountain Shindig Days!  Learn topographical and historical facts while experiencing the beauty of Lake Taneycomo with our fun, informative guides.  Single, Double, Triple Kayaks and Canoes available.  1:00 PM start date.  Call for more information - 417-336-2811 and reserve your water adventure TODAY!  http://www.KayakBranson.com 

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Jammin' at Area 57
May
21
12:00 pm12:00

Jammin' at Area 57

Grab your lawn chair, pick up your boxed lunched from one of our great restaurants, bring your favorite pickin' instrument and join us for a fun time at Area ’57 between Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre and the Ramada on Hwy 76!

From 12-2pm we're throwing a traditional Ozark picnic in the park with a jam session thrown in. We're looking forward to seeing you at Jammin’ At Area ‘57!

Have some food and some fun! It’s a pickin’ and picnickin’ fun time!



The Shindig Shuffle
May
31
10:30 pm22:30

The Shindig Shuffle

#ShindigShuffle

#ShindigShuffle

ShindigNation Rules on May 31 with a flash mob dance line on Hwy 76 doing the Shindig Shuffle.  Go see your favorite Branson show and when it gets out (after 10pm) join us on Hwy 76 as we do the Shindig Shuffle.  Here is an instructional video to learn the Shindig Shuffle dance:  

Below is more information.

Be in Branson on May 31 for "Shindig Shuffle"

Attempt to Set World's Longest Shindig Line Dance to Take Place

 

 (Branson, Missouri-- May 19, 2014) – As the first annual Ozark Mountain Shindig - A Springtastic Celebration winds down; the final event planned is an attempt to set the world's longest Shindig line dance.  Branson stars, area employees, residents, family, friends, and visitors will join together on Saturday May 31 at 10:30 PM to dance the "Shindig Shuffle".  Lena Hughes, co-owner of the Hughes Brothers Theatre and the visionary behind the "Shindig Shuffle" line dance says, "Anyone wishing to participate on the night of May 31 is invited to lineup on the sidewalks along Hwy 76 from Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre to the corner of Hwy 76 & Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.  If you're representing a particular business or organization or just yourself we encourage you to bring banners, signs, and to wear-t-shirts." Sue Braun from the Vacation Channel says, "Turn your car radio and outside speakers to radio station My 100.1 Radio and the song will first play at 10:30 PM, and play again at 10:35 PM and at 10:40 PM." 

            As part of the Ozark Mountain Shindig - A Springtastic Celebration the original song "Shindig Shuffle" was written, performed, and produced by the Hughes Brothers & Family (stars of "it" and the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show) as well as the Cole Family (from the show Ayo starring Voices of Glory). Along with the song, they created a special dance number that includes moves called the shindig, the jig, and more.  A music video for the Shindig Shuffle debuts on YouTube this Thursday, May 22 at the Ozark Mountain Shindig YouTube channel. Various shows, individuals, and businesses participated in the making of the video which was sponsored by the Vacation Channel and produced and co-directed by Jason Hughes. "This isn’t just any old song and dance," says Cindy Merry, marketing chair for the Branson Show League, "it's something fun for all ages with a unique combination of musical genres that really reflects the dynamic and diverse nature of Branson's musical scene while still paying homage to the musical roots of the Ozarks."

Those interested in being a part of the attempt to set the world's record are invited to learn the dance by visiting OzarkMountainShindig.com to view an instructional video.  They may also attend lessons at 1:00 PM at the Hughes Brothers Theatre on Tuesdays and Thursdays prior to May 31 as well as a special 6:00 PM lesson on Friday, May 30.   Timothy Dutton of The Dutton's show says, "We want you to be a part of this fun event and get Shindiggity with us!"  Carla Wright of Kayak Branson adds, "Being a part of the ShindigNation has been great fun this spring and we've had fun with the Shindig Shuffle and our Kayakers.  Be sure to check out the music video to see how anybody, even somebody on beautiful Lake Taneycomo can get shindiggity!"

Below is a scene from the making of the "Shindig Shuffle" music video which debut on Thursday, May 22, 2014, on YouTube and other outlets.

Go to this page to listen to the song: http://www.ozarkmountainshindig.com/ 

The world's longest line dance

May
21
May 31

"Shindig Shuffle" song on YouTube

Show Us YOUR Shindig! #ShindigShuffle

As part of the Ozark Mountain Shindig - A Springtastic Celebration the original song "Shindig Shuffle" was written, performed, and produced by the Hughes Brothers & Family as well as the Cole Family. Along with the song, they created a special dance number that includes moves called the shindig, the jig, and more.  Various shows, individuals, and businesses participated in the making of the video which was sponsored by the Vacation Channel and produced and co-directed by Jason Hughes. 

We wanted to create a unique combination of musical genres that really reflects the dynamic and diverse nature of Branson's musical scene while still paying homage to the musical roots of the Ozarks.

Mama Lena Hughes was the inspiration to create a "Shindig Shuffle" song and dance.  As the matriarch of the "World's Largest Performing Family" she inspired her family and the rest of us to get Shindiggity. 

The Hughes Family performers include vocalist Jesse, vocalist & violin Kristina, drummer Jacob, dancer Derek Hughes, and the entire family of performers including Marty, Jason, Ryan, Adam, and Andy Hughes with their wives and children. Currently the entire family stars in two shows in Branson - from January through October they are in "it"...little word...Big SHOW! and the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show in November and December.

The Cole siblings (Michael, Avery, & Nadia) are all vocalists on the "Shindig Shuffle" song and contributed to the creation of the music and dance. Michael, Avery, & Nadia Cole are also known as the Voices of Glory and are famous for their performances on America's Got Talent where they were in the top 5 during their season.  While traveling all over the world to perform, their home base is Branson where they star in the show the co-produced, "Ayo".

The band in the video consists of Timothy Dutton on banjo, Nathan Agdeppa on fiddle, Ray Harris on keys, Steve Harber on guitar, and Jared Lee on bass. 

"Lyle the Janitor" is played by Dallen Gettling.

Other shows and stars participating in the video are The Dutton's (famous for also being on America's Got Talent Top 10 and having their own theater and show in Branson); the Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus (with their own theater and show in Branson); 70s Music Celebration! starring Barry Williams a/k/a Greg Brady from the TV show; Barbara Fairchild of "Teddy Bear" fame and her husband Roy Morris who have their own show in Branson; wait staff and customers of the Golden Corral Branson; Kayak Branson; Andy's Custard; Purple Heart Recipients; Kanakuk Kamp Counselors; Baldknobbers Jamboree; Buck Trent Country Music Show, and more.

"Shindig Shuffle" is the theme song for an Ozark Mountain Shindig - A Springtastic Celebration in April and May each year in Southwest Missouri and primarily in Branson, MO.  It is sponsored by the Branson Show League and many other area businesses including the Vacation Channel who helped make this music video possible.

 

Kayak Branson's BIGGEST Flotilla Adventure on Lake Taneycomo
May
10
1:00 pm13:00

Kayak Branson's BIGGEST Flotilla Adventure on Lake Taneycomo

Get Shindiggity with us!  Join Kayak Branson for the BIGGEST Flotilla ADVENTURE on Lake Taneycomo this Spring during Ozark Mountain Shindig Days!  Learn topographical and historical facts while experiencing the beauty of Lake Taneycomo with our fun, informative guides.  Single, Double, Triple Kayaks and Canoes available.  1:00 PM start date.  Call for more information - 417-336-2811 and reserve your water adventure TODAY!  http://www.KayakBranson.com 

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May
3
May 4

Shindig Shopping Spree

Photo courtesy of Branson Landing

Photo courtesy of Branson Landing

Shop 'til you drop during the Shindig Shopping Spree.  Park your car and board a shuttle that will take you to different Branson Shopping experiences!  From Downtown Branson with sidewalk sales and strolling musicians to the Branson Mill with live demonstrations of crafts and Ozark music, you're going to experience a wonderful day of shopping in the Live Music Show Capitol of the World. Shuttle passes are just $5 for the entire day and you'l be able to shop at Branson Landing, IMAX, Downtown Branson, Grand Village, Creations by Nan, Tanger Outlet, the Shoppes at Branson Meadows and more.

Savor the Flavor at Welk Resort
Apr
23
Apr 25

Savor the Flavor at Welk Resort

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Two special dates in April are designed for Savor the Flavor. These are two fun filled days have special entertainment and there are a variety of booths with games to play, prizes to win and lots of information. The main entertainment in the tent is our “Savor the Flavor” event. Sit back and relax as you will get to visit with several of the Branson entertainers as they prepare their favorite dish or snack. Be ready for lots of laughter and lots of sampling of their dishes. Recipes are available in the Savor the Flavor Cookbook and you can even have an apron signed by one of the chefs! What a way to spend a morning especially since it’s all free.

A special three hour show is also presented inside the Welk Theatre during these two days. The show consists of entertainers from several of our Branson shows. Again what a value, a three hour show for the price of a two hour one plus you get to see several different shows all in one big show.

Branson Elvis Festival
Apr
5
Apr 7

Branson Elvis Festival

At Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater - Elvis Rules!

9:00 am to 4:00 PM - Elvis Vendor Trade Fair

11:00 am - Hound Dog Contest

7:00 pm -- Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

10:30pm -- Elvis Contestant Karaoke

 

Branson Elvis Festival
Apr
4
Apr 5

Branson Elvis Festival

At Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater Elvis is Among Us!

5:00 pm - Elvis Meet and Greet

8:00 pm - Legends In Concert Show

10:30pm - Elvis Contestant Karaoke

Then come back on Saturday for the rest of the Branson Elvis Festival!