At the Baldknobbers Theatre, 2835 W. Highway 76
New! Military personnel admitted FREE to the show*
Branson's first show, The Baldknobbers Jamboree has been performing for audiences since 1959! The theatre opens its 2013 season in March, which marks the 54th season as Branson's First Show.
The 2013 show features two hours of all-new power packed country, bluegrass, gospel and patriotic music, beautiful costumes and the side-splitting comedy antics of Hargus Marcell, Stub Meadows and Droopy Drawers, Jr.
In November and December, the first half of the show features "the best of 2013" and the second half of the show is The Baldknobbers Christmas Show.
Before joining The Baldknobbers Jamboree Music Show, Hargus Marcell (Jeri Adams) performed with the Moe Bandy Show, Country Tonite Show and The Sons of the Pioneers Show. He's been bringing laughter to Branson stages for more than thirty years.
This is Branson' longest continuously running show and is owned by the Mabe family. It has spanned five decades and three generations. The show was originally performed on the lakefront for any fishermen who would listen and it quickly drew in large crowds and gained national publicity. Larger facilities were needed for the show and audience, so it was moved to its current location in 1968. Many updates and renovations later, the theater now seats 1500 people.
Meet the cast:
- Joy Bilyeu, vocalist
- Patty Mabe, vocalist
- Mike Ito, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and vocalist (member of The Baldknobbers for 32 years in 2011!)
- Bob Leftridge, vocalist, emcee, guitar and straight-man
- Brent Mabe, bass and guitar
- Tim "Droopy Drawers, Jr." Mabe, comedian
- Jonathan Black, piano
- Hargus Marcel (Jerl Adams), comedian
- Ed Snowden, vocalist and guitar
- Jerry Adams, lead guitar and vocalist
- Brandon Mabe, vocalist
- Denton Mabe, vocalist
- Dean Holman, steel guitar and dobro
- Megan McCombs, vocalist
- Rob Blackwood, drummer
- Nathan Agdeppa, fiddle, mandolin, guitar
The Baldknobbers Complex includes the Theatre, the Baldknobber's Motor Inn, the Baldknobber's Restaurant and the Baldknobber's Gift Shop.
The Couples/Getaway Package includes two tickets to the show and one night's lodging for two at their Motor Inn for $99 (save up to $42, offer good Mar-Dec, 2013).
The Baldknobbers also offer a Family Package that includes two tickets for mom and dad and up to four kids (age 18 and under) for $69+tax (save up to $87, offer good all year).
Gene Dove and Roger Blevins retired from The Baldknobbers at the end of the 2009 season. Entertainment legend and comedian Lyle Mabe passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010 in an Ozark, Missouri nursing home after a long illness. He was 71.
News from January 2011: The newest addition to the Country Music collection at the Smithsonian's National American History Museum in Washington, D.C. is from The Baldknobber's Show, performing in Branson since 1959! On display:
- Jim "Droopy Drawers" Mabe's stage costume, hat, washboard and glove
- Lyle "George Aggernite" Mabe's costume and washtub bass
- Bill Mabe's red-and-gold fringe stage shirt and boots
- brochures, souvenir books and pamphlets and a Dobro guitar
The museum is located on the National Mall, at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Good news: Admission to our National American History Museum is FREE! It's open every day of the year except December 25.
Click here to watch a video of some of the Baldknobbers Show. It's their newest youtube video!
Performances are at 8:00 pm Monday through Saturday, with a pre-show at 7:15; February 15 through December 28, 2013.
*Military personnel admitted FREE to the show! Individuals with current or previous military service are now honored guests and will be admitted to Branson's first show FREE of charge. The military guest policy does require a military identification to gain admission, and tickets are subject to availability.
Historical notes for the Baldknobbers: former cast members - Roger Blevins, steel guitar and dobro; Penny Cardin, vocalist; Gene Dove, vocalist, emcee, guitar and bass guitar; Willie Make-It, comedian; Jeff Tate, drummer; JenniLynn Collier, fiddle and vocals; Stub Meadows, comedian