Wednesday, August 14
We will travel from Illinois thru the hills of Missouri as we journey to our destination of Branson, MO. We will be stopping near St Louis at the Cracker Barrel for lunch and rest stops along the way. The Branson Towers will be our home for the next three nights. Our rooms have pillowtop beds, new furniture and refrigerator and all rooms are non-smoking. As you enter the three story Grand Lobby you'll see the Grand Staircase, player piano and the Gazebo Hall where they serve a hot breakfast every morning, including homemade biscuits & gravy, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, fruit, cereal, bagels, toast, and pastries. Dinner will be at Montana Mikes Steakhouse before going to the SIX. "You won't believe what comes out of their mouths! Drums, bass, instruments and unbeatable harmonies--and that's just in the first thirty seconds!" The group SIX is made up of six real brothers - Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen, and Curtis Knudsen. The resulting sound is exhilirating and hip - and compares to the likes of "Take Six" or the "Nylons." SIX has received the prestigious Harmony Sweepstakes award and has won numerous CASA awards for their recordings and vocal arrangements. Back to the hotel for a good nites sleep!!! BD
Eat your dessert first!! That is the rules at McFarlains restaurant where we will have our dinner. The “Traffic Jam” Pie is wonderful, and so is the rest of your meal. Our evening show will be Twelve Irish Tenors!!! A group of Ireland's finest singers has taking Branson by storm as they perform their award winning show. From Opera to Pop, from Jazz to Classical, this show is a spine-tingling fabulous smash hit! Songs include "Danny Boy", "That’s Life", "You Raise Me Up", "Hey Jude", "Twist and Shout", "Yesterday", "Cockles and Mussels", "Nessun Dorma", "Music of the Night", and more at the Twelve Irish Tenors!!!
Thursday: August 15:
Breakfast will be at our hotel before departing for the Hooray for Hollywood Show. Hooray for Hollywood will take you on a journey through a half-century of movie dances and songs – all recreated and re-enacted live! Watch movie clips from some of your favorite films, and then see the amazing singers and dancers perform new numbers right in front of you! You’ll go on a fantastic voyage that explores all styles and genres of film from Disney’s “The Lion King” to the famous “Singin’ in the Rain” and dozens of other numbers that will leave you entertained for nearly two hours! Maybe it's the friendly smile... the old time soda fountain... or they may be playing "your song"! The Uptown Café` offers all of that!! What a great place to have a relaxing lunch before heading out to our next show!! The Four Seasons and the Beach Boys!!!! Join us as we take you on a musical journey of sun, surf, cars and girls as these incredible singers and dancers capture tribute to the incomparable harmonies of two of the greatest American Rock and Pop Bands of all times- The Four Seasons and The Beach Boys!
Having sold over 175 million records worldwide- Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are one of the best-selling musical groups of all times with hit songs as: Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don't Cry and many more! Along side America's first, best Rock Band and 2012 making it their 50th Anniversary - our tribute to The Beach Boys- with hit songs as "Surfin' USA", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "Good Vibrations", "California Girls" and many more! !
Friday: August 16:
Breakfast will be at our hotel before departing for the Ducks. Enjoy a fun duck tour of Branson!!! Climb aboard a Duck, crafted from the WWII DUKW, and ride through the Ozarks. Splash down and cruise the lake!! Take the wheel and drive the duck!! Quack along with the captain and the music aboard this 70-minute Ozark adventure. Our entertaining captain mixes fun, music and history into an interactive Branson experience. Lunch will be on our own at one of the Historic Downtown Branson wonderful eateries!! Downtown Branson and the New Branson Landings is a destination of its own. Downtown has a wide variety of restaurants, retail shops, entertainment, and unique attractions. Enjoy the FREE discovery trolley in Historic Downtown Branson! The trolley is provided by the Historic Downtown Branson Community Improvement District to offer FREE rides for your convenience between Historic Downtown and the Branson Landing. While you are downtown, be sure and stop by Dick’s 5 & 10. Dick's is truly an amazing, one-of-a-kind retail store that offers hours of entertainment for all ages. A Branson, Missouri shopping Landmark for nearly 50 years! Our show this afternoon is the Hughes Brothers. The world's largest performing family, five brothers, five wives and 29 children (and counting.) The Hughes Brothers perform everything from today’s Country hits to the Old Western Classics to Broadway and Gospel favorites. Dinner tonight will be at the Grand Country Buffet. A choice in restaurants that is sure to please. Our final show is a real crowd pleaser!!! The Presley Family Jubilee!!! From new country favorites to country classics - from the zany antics of Herkimer and Cecil to the soulful reflection of southern gospel hit’s. Presley’s' Theater was the original music theater built in Branson. BD
Saturday: August 17:
Breakfast will be at our hotel before departing for home this morning. This is a travel day as we head back north to Illinois but the fun isn’t over yet as we continue our fun aboard the coach. We are also going to make a stop in Lebanon, MO at the Russell Stover Candy Factory outlet store, a good time to stock up on those “sweet” treats and gifts. Remembering the good times we had and the new friends we have met…the perfect way to spend a warm summer day!!! Arriving back to our cars in the early evening. B
Shows we are scheduled to see:
- Four Seasons and the Beach Boys
- Hooray for Hollywood
- Hughes Brothers
- 12 Irish Tenors
- The Presley Family Jubilee
- Ride the Ducks!!
- A trip downtown to Dick’s 5 & 10 and to The Landings
** This trip is non-refundable after the final payment date **