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April, 2015 Branson Events

No matter what time of year you come, Branson has a lot to offer in addition to the shows.
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Silver Dollar City Music Summit 2015

April 24, 2015

SDC Music Summit Choir Festival!

Music Festival For High School, Junior High, Middle School and Elementary Choirs

Choose from two dates:

  • April 24, 2015
  • May 1, 2015

The festival is open to elementary, middle school, junior and senior high school men's, mixed, treble and women's choirs. (no show choirs)

Festival performances will take place at The Riverfront Playhouse

Each school will receive a participation award. The award will be given to each group immediately after their performance. Adjudicator Comments and Scores will be posted on the website at the end of the performance day.

The Silver Dollar City Music Summit also includes:

  • Choir Directors Luncheon in the Park
  • Silver Dollar City will choose one choir for an encore performance and tickets to the park
  • Special performance by the Drury Chorale from Drury University

Click here for festival fees, meal voucher info, and the day's activities

Click here to register for the Festival


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The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedication at College of the Ozarks

April 22, 2015

The dedication of The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial will take place on the campus of College of the Ozarks on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

The purpose of the memorial is to honor the fallen and properly thank Vietnam War Veterans for their sacrifice and bravery. The memorial will stand near the College's entrance and will bear the names of the more than 1,400 Missourians who served and died in the Vietnam War.
Families of the fallen are invited to attend the April 22 dedication along with friends of the College, state and national dignitaries, and members of the community. The College of the Ozarks invites those Missourians whose immediate family members died while serving in Vietnam to call the College and share their information. The College will welcome those families with special observances during the ceremony.
For more information, call the public relations department at (417) 690-2212.

Additional information:

Missouri state legislators made College of the Ozarks the official site for the memorial with Senate Concurrent Resolution 43, which was adopted the last day of the 2014 session on May 16.
The project is a collaboration between the College and the PGA TOUR, as C of O is an official charity of the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar golf tournament. The College received $500,000 as a result of their volunteer efforts and another $30,000 when they were named Charity of the Year by the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour in January 2015.
The Branson chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 913, also had dreams of building a memorial in Branson. Bob Sarver, former president of Chapter 913, said they felt the Branson area was a natural place to build the memorial in light of the number of Veterans who visit the area and are honored here each year. They approached the state of Missouri about the resolution, and next, they approached Davis.

The memorial was designed by Austin Meyer, a 2014 College of the Ozarks graduate, and is being constructed by staff and students. The names of the more than 1,400 Missouri fallen will be engraved on two walls, separated by a statue of Vietnam Veterans. A flower bed in the shape of the letter "V" for valor will display red flowers, representing the blood shed by Missouri soldiers.

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Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Tournament 2015 at Big Cedar Lodge

April 22, 2015 thru April 26, 2015

Big Cedar Lodge's Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge (formerly Branson Creek Golf Club) golf courses are now home to the annual PGA Champions Tour Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf Tournament.

Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course (formerly Branson Creek Golf Club)
1001 Branson Creek Boulevard
Hollister, MO 65672

Schedule of Events:

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015: Pro-Am at Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015: Pro-Am at Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
  • Friday, April 24, 2015: Legends and Champions Tour Competition at Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge (GATES OPEN AT 7:00AM CST)
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015: Legends and Champions Tour Competition at Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge (GATES OPEN AT 7:00AM CST)
  • Sunday, April, 26 2015: Championship Sunday at Top of the Rock (GATES OPEN AT 6:30AM CST)

Click here to buy tickets to the event

Parking and directions

See Celebrities:

  • Arnold Palmer
  • Fishing Pros
  • Hunting Pros
  • Nascar

Proceeds from the tournament help support College of the Ozarks and America's Wildlife Museum and Aquarium

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See The World In Branson Music Fest & Marketplace Tents 2015

April 22, 2015 thru April 23, 2015

At The Welk Resort Theatre, 1984 State Highway 165 (located 3 miles south of highway 76)

Two days only!

Music showcase at 2:00 pm each day (tents open at 10:00 am each day)

The Marketplace Tent (FREE): You can stroll through booths in the Marketplace tent. Each booth represents a country from around the world. Experience the costumes, history and culture of each country. There are games, prizes and autograph sessions, too!

Savor the Flavors of the World: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the See The World Marketplace Tent. A Celebrity Chef and Restaurant event. Live cooking demonstrations by Branson celebrities. Samples and autographs! And to top off the entire event, you will get to witness two celebrities go toe-to-toe in the IRON CHEF Celebrity Cook-Off!

The Music Fest (tickets required): features 24 different Branson entertainers each day.


Entrance to The Marketplace Tent is FREE; ticket purchase required for the Music Fest Show each day

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Terry Fator - A Branson Limited Engagement

April 18, 2015 thru April 19, 2015

Appearing at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 2500 W. Highway 76

A Branson Limited Engagement!

TWO Branson shows only for comedian Terry Fator on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Special VIP Meet and Greet with Terry Fator includes a meet & greet / photo with Terry, autographed laminate and CD. Limited to 100 VIPs per show, so don't wait! $105

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Titanic Branson Girl Scout Days 2015

April 11, 2015 thru April 12, 2015

Titanic Tribute to Girl Scouts
The Titanic Museum Attraction invites all Girl Scouts to visit the museum attraction on April 11-12, 2015 for a special ticket price.
Please call for information and reservations at 800-381-7670.


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Party With The Stars at Chateau On The Lake 2015

April 11, 2015

9:00 pm - the party starts! (9 pm - 1 am)

The public and everyone who lives and/or works in Taney or Stone County are invited to attend Branson's Annual Party With The Stars.

Party events include:

  • a live band
  • hors d'oeuvres
  • red carpet event hosted by Branson's own Joan Rivers (aka Terry Sanders) - everyone who attends will have the chance to walk the carpet and have their picture taken
  • silent auction
  • wall of fame
  • special presentations
  • appearances from Branson favorites
  • cash beverage bar
  • games including Branson-style Karaoke, Dance Contest, Guitar Hero competitions, party poker tables
  • and more!



Proceeds will be used to cover the costs of the event (it's not a profit-making venture)

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Grand Opening of Fireman's Landing at Silver Dollar City

April 11, 2015

Silver Dollar City; 9:00 am

It's the official opening of 10 NEW family rides in the new Fireman's Landing area! They're celebrating our firefighting heroes with a parade through the streets of Silver Dollar City with local and national firefighters, Lucky The Rescue DogTM and Smokey Bear!

Grand Opening schedule:

  • 9:00 am:  California High School Pinto Pride Marching Band (California, Missouri) on the Square
  • 9:15 am:  Grand Opening Kick-Off on the Square
  • 9:30 am:  5-Alarm Parade with Smokey Bear, Lucky The Rescue Dog, Honor Guard and Firefighter ‘Sea of Blue'
  • 9:45 am: Celebration with Heroes at Fireman's Landing

Free Admission For Firefighters to Silver Dollar City & Showboat Branson Belle Thru May 3, 2015

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Rick Springfield - A Branson Limited Engagement

April 11, 2015

Appearing at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 2500 W. Highway 76

A Branson Limited Engagement!

ONE Branson show only for Rick Springfield on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This is his "Stripped Down" tour featuring music and story-telling with an interactive Q&A session.

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Math & Science Day at Silver Dollar City 2015

April 9, 2015

Use Silver Dollar City as your fun learning lab!

Silver Dollar City's Math & Science Day works with current classroom curriculum to meet state and national standards by providing exciting, hands-on lessons developed by highly qualified secondary teachers with input from students. The lessons apply science and math concepts covering grade levels 5-12 to be experienced at the park. Such concepts include measurement, estimation, gravity, motions, forces, and systems.

  • Marvel Cave Mystery Tours are back in 2015! Join fellow spelunkers as you travel through Marvel Cave attempting to solve the mystery of what nearly wiped out our Gray Bat population a couple decades ago. Complete a student workbook as you go from station to station gathering evidence and solving equations to help you determine the culprit. 
    Three scheduled tours are available with a capacity of 50 students each: 10:30, 12:00 and 1:30. Please call 800.417.7770 or email for reservations.

  • Outlaw Run Curriculum! Includes Physics and Calculus for the most advanced lesson yet!

  • Trained student volunteers will be at each of the coaster stations to help participating students with formulas and equations. Volunteers will then stamp each students' workbook once they complete (or attempt to complete) the questions at that station.

  • All lessons, labs, worksheets, and pre and post-tests are available at Register today to begin preparing for the event. Call Groups to set up your teacher account.

  • Check in at the Guest Relations Horseshoe for extra materials and to answer event questions.

Call SDC for group rates of 10+ in the group


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World-Fest 2015 at Silver Dollar City

April 9, 2015 thru May 3, 2015

World-Fest marks the official opening of Silver Dollar City's regular season on April 9, 2015. It's America's largest international festival, presenting incredible entertainment from around the globe. Performers from six continents present new and unique shows and productions – never before presented in the United States. Open Wednesdays through Sundays.

World-Fest dates: April 9 - May 3, 2015

Festival highlights include:

  • NEW! Cirque Zuma Zuma in Red Gold Heritage Hall showcases African dance traditions with breathtaking circus spectacle. Pre-show entertainment in the Red Gold Courtyard features musicians playing African instruments.
  • NEW! Ireland The Show in The Opera House. It's the next generation of Riverdance!
  • NEW! Ansambel Navihanke at the Dockside Theater. A group of five award-winning musicians from the European nation of Slovenia present a lively, genre-crossing performance that includes traditional Slovene folk music and polka as well as contemporary pop melodies.
  • NEW! Duo del Sol at the Gazebo Stage creates a rich musical landscape featuring a fusion of styles including Latin, jazz, classical and traditional folk.
  • Returning favorites! Stix on Steel at the Boatworks Theater presents talented musicians from Trinidad & Tobago demonstrating the versatility of the steel drum as they perform traditional calypso and reggae tunes blended with 20th century pop classics and more.
  • Returning favorites! Island Fire at the Riverfront Playhouse presents World Fire Knife Champion Anelu Iakopo in a breathtaking display of dancing flames! Plus, the traditional songs and dances of South Pacific Islands including Tahiti, Samoa and Hawaii are performed by talented entertainers in this interactive and educational show complete with elaborate costumes and set design that will transport you to a Polynesian paradise!
  • Returning favorites! Ecuador Manta at the Gazebo Stage – musicians from Ecuador presenting pan-flute melodies of the Andes
  • Plus, come hungry because International Foods at the Frisco Barn are featured daily at Tastes of the World

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Tastes of the World during Silver Dollar City's World-Fest 2015

April 9, 2015 thru May 3, 2015

Silver Dollar City

At Tastes Of The World familiar dishes are combined with exciting flavors from oceans away and the results are delicious! Try NEW creations including Thai Tacos, Naples Nachos, Polynesian Calzone and many more.

Visit the Frisco Barn for traditional global specialties and imaginative new dishes!

Click here to see the Tastes of the World menu

Fuel Up For A Full Day Of Adventure: Molly's Mill serves up a hot and hearty breakfast buffet from 8:30 to 11am each operating day, March - October!

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3 Redneck Tenors - A Branson Limited Engagement

April 8, 2015 thru May 2, 2015

Appearing at the Crystal Theater at Lodge of the Ozarks, 3431 W Highway 76

New show location in 2015!

Now in their 6th season in Branson in 2015! 4 weeks only

The 3 Redneck Tenors perform at 2:00 pm or 8:00 pm; April 8 - May 2, 2015



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Firefighters admitted FREE to SDC and Showboat Branson Belle - Limited time!

April 1, 2015 thru April 30, 2015

Sound the Alarm! In celebration of the NEW Fireman's Landing, Silver Dollar City and Showboat Branson Belle are offering FREE admission to Firefighters, plus discounted admission for their family, March 14 - May 3, 2015.


  • Free admission to Silver Dollar City and Showboat is available to any firefighter or fire department employee
  • Must show a valid department photo ID
  • Eligible firefighters and department employees are also able to purchase up to (4) four admissions for dependents at the discounted rate of $30 + tax at Silver Dollar City and $25 + tax at Showboat Branson Belle
  • To obtain the offers you must have an ID or letter from a Fire Department stating that you are an active or volunteer member serving that department OR retired from that department

How to get tickets:

  • Silver Dollar City:  Present your valid department photo ID at any Silver Dollar City front gate ticket booth March 14 - May 3 to receive a one-day admission and to purchase up to (4) dependent admissions for $30 + tax each. Please visit the SDC operating calendar for a complete list of operating dates.
  • Showboat Branson Belle:  Starting March 1, reserve your free admission ticket and purchase up to up to (4) dependent admissions for $25 + tax each in advance by calling (800) 775-2628. Upon arriving at the Showboat on the date of cruise, a valid department photo ID is required to pick up tickets. Showboat Branson Belle March schedule. Showboat April schedule. At Showboat, ticket includes show, cruise and meal in general seating.

Frequently Asked Questions


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3rd Annual Book Signing Fair at Branson Titanic Museum Attraction - 2015

March 30, 2015 thru April 12, 2015

Special event at the Branson Titanic Museum  Attraction!

2015 Author Book Signing Days:

  • Tammy Knox
    Date: Monday, March 30-Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1-Friday, April 3 (10am-5pm)
    Book: Trapped on Titanic
  • Robert Difulgo
    Date: Thursday, April 9 - Sunday, April 12 (10am-5pm)
    Book: Titanic Resurrected Secret-HEW
  • Wade Sisson
    Date: Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12 (10am-5pm)
    Book: Racing through the Night

Bring your book to have it signed!


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22nd Annual Branson IMAX Film Fest 2015

March 6, 2015 thru April 2, 2015

The 22nd Annual IMAX Film Fest at the Ozarks Discovery IMAX Complex features giant screen IMAX adventures:

  • Ozarks Legacy & Legend (celebrating its 20-year anniversary with $2 admission. Valid at IMAX box office only)
  • Australia: Land Beyond Time
  • Mystery of the Nile
  • Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets
  • Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Call for more shows and times


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