The folks at Branson Landing are again hosting the Summer Concert Series Saturday, which features a handful of free concerts in front of the fountains throughout the year.
The series kicks off Saturday with a special Memorial Day weekend show featuring the Rosy Hips, Members Only and a pre-concert Glitz & Glam Fashion Show, which runs from 6:15-6:30 p.m.
The concert kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
The Rosy Hips “dish out soul-tronic, electro-pop originals,” featuring medleys of chart-topping hits from just about every genre.
Members Only is one of the most popular 80s cover bands in the region, covering everything from Journey, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson and Prince, to Def Leppard, Guns & Roses and more.
June 7 will see the duo of Makenna and Brock take the stage at 7 p.m. Makenna Sullinger and Brock Wade, who were selected as the top 12-group finalists on the X Factor in 2011, have become mainstays at the Landing over the years, and they always draw a large crowd.
There is also a pre-concert Glitz & Glam Fashion Show, which runs from 6:45-7 p.m.
The Dirty Saints will perform the next show in the series June 22 at 7 p.m. The Dirty Saints were voted best cover band by 417 Magazine in 2018. They play a vast selection of 80’s rock from Journey, Van Halen, Styx, Foreigner, Whitesnake and many other artists.
There is also a pre-concert Glitz & Glam Fashion Show 6:45 to 7 p.m.
Aftershock, the 135th Army Band, will perform a concert June 29 from 7-9 p.m.
Branson Landing will celebrate Independence Day on July 3 with the 12th Annual Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks featuring Jason Pritchett & The Steel Horses. Before he was a fixture on the charts, Pritchett appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” as well as in several Branson shows. A few years back, Pritchett’s single “Good Show” hit No. 16, earning him “Red Carpet” status at the CMA awards in Nashville.
Recently, he has opening for Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Kelly Pickler.
Also, Pritchett is slated to bring up local Branson celebrities to perform during the concert, and there will be an encore performance following the fireworks display. Speaking of fireworks, after the live performance, there will be plenty of crackling lights igniting over the skies of Lake Taneycomo as this year’s celebration features a one-of-a-kind, up close, choreographed opening from Premier Pyrotechnics Inc. and a “heart-stopping” grand finale.
July 13 will again find a Branson Landing pre-concert Glitz & Glam Fashion Show from 6:45 to 7 p.m., followed by Liz Moriondo at 7 p.m.
Moriondo is a singer, a guitar player, a songwriter, a dreamer who has been called “a force of nature.” She’s got “Kitchen Concert Series” on YouTube and Facebook, where she reinterprets country and pop cover songs with her own distinct sassy but soulful style. One of the performances, a parody cover of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” has been viewed well over 12 million times across all platforms.
July 27 again finds a Branson Landing pre-concert Glitz & Glam Fashion Show from 6:45 to 7 p.m., followed by he Mark Chapman Band at 7 p.m.
MCB, as they’re known, have toured throughout Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, and has provided tour support for notable country stars Josh Turner, Cole Swindell, JoDee Messina, Joe Nichols, as well as The Eli Young Band, to name a few. Mark Chapman has performed both with his MCB and solo, receiving airplay in 19 markets with his debut album “Who Knew.”
MCB recently won “Best Group” and “Best Male Vocalist” for the KTTS Country Music awards. They have been fan voted “Best Original Band” for 417 Magazine’s Best of 2014, 2015, and 2016. “Battle For The Saddle” contest winners in 2013, the MCB was the house band for the Worldfamous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, and recorded their single, “Big Time” with award winning producers Michael Knox and Mickey Cones.
Aug. 9 finds a Branson Landing pre-concert Glitz & Glam Fashion Show from 6:45 to 7 p.m., followed by Prince Ivan at 7 p.m.
Prince Ivan, consisting of singer/songwriters Brydon Brett, Aaron Ellsworth and a full band, began several years back.
“We want to create new music that is really cool, fresh and that anyone can relate to, especially the kids who listen to mainstream radio, but do it in a way that we’d never be embarrassed to show it to (our nephew) Ivan, who the group is named after.”
Adding Prince in front of the name “just sounded cool,” Brett added.
The group has headlined many dates over the last few seasons at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre, and are gearing up to release a full length album titled “The Preface,” which is set to be released sometime this summer.
The Summer Concert Series wraps Aug. 30 with a Branson Landing pre-concert Glitz & Glam Fashion Show from 6:45 to 7 p.m., followed by SOUL DeVille at 7 p.m.
SOUL DeVille will present a “shaken, not stirred” 70’s party set list, featuring everything from Steely Dan, Chic, Blondie, Alicia Bridges, Prince, Hall n Oats, The Commodores, Dr. Hook, Pablo Cruise, Redbone, Michael Jackson, Rare Earth, the Emotions, Bee Gees, SOS Band, Aretha Franklin and more.
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