With Thanksgiving in the books and Christmas less than a month away, it’s time to start looking ahead to New Year’s Eve in Branson. In addition to celebrations at places like the Chateau on the Lake, Big Cedar and more, a handful of shows will also host special New Year’s Eve shows.
Earlier this month, the folks at the Americana Theatre announced they’d be hosting an “all-star” event to help ring in 2018.
According to a release, the evening will kick off at 8 p.m. with dinner catered by Shorty Smalls, followed at 9 p.m. by a “super-sized” show slated to run until midnight.
Headlining the show will be Americana Theatre headliners and “Classic Country’s Patsy Cline & Friends” stars C.J. Newsom, Terry “Homer Lee” Sanders and the Re-Cliners Band, Janice Martin, star of “The Janice Martin Cirque Show,” as well as two performers who will call the venue home next year with singer/songwriter Billy Yates, who will headline “Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round,” and Nedgra Culp, who will star in “Nedgra Culp & Girls on Fire” in 2018.
For tickets and additional information, call the Americana Theatre at 417-544-8700, or visit americanatheatrebranson.com.
In addition to the show at the Americana Theatre, there are a half-dozen more shows hosting special New Year’s Eve shows in Branson. Those shows include:
New Year’s Eve with “Bill Anderson & Friends” at the Welk Resort Theatre: “Bill Anderson & Friends,” will kick off Dec. 31 at 7 p.m., and will feature Moe Bandy, T.G. Sheppard, Janie Fricke, Jeannie Seely and Moore & Moore. Together, these stars have tallied more than 50 No. 1 hits.
“For many years, folks have been asking us to put together a special New Year’s Eve concert,” Up Close Concerts owner and promoter Bob Cannella said. “We have never done this before in Branson, and we thought it is finally time to give folks who do not want to be out at midnight an option so they could still have a special way to start the new year.”
Tickets for “Bill Anderson & Friends” on New Year’s Eve are on sale at the Welk resort Theatre box office, or at upcloseconcerts.com.
The Clay-Goods Jambor-Eve: This annual show has become one of Branson’s most attended New Year’s Eve shows as stars of “Clay Cooper Country Express Show” and The Haygoods team up for their annual party.
Guests will be given hats, blowers and glow necklaces, and prizes will be given away all night. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at intermission, and a cash bar is available.
The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show kicks off an hour later.
Visit claycoopertheatre.com for more information.
New Year’s Eve with “Grand Jubilee” at the grand country music hall:
Not only will the cast of “Grand Jubilee” ring in the New Year, but they’ll also be debuting their new 2018 production.
In addition to the show, guests get party hats and favors, “Branson’s biggest balloon drop at midnight,” and Grand Country Buffet munchies at intermission. Showtime is 9p.m.
Visit grandcountry.com for more.
hamners’ new year’s eve fiesta at the hamner variety theatre:
The entire cast of the “Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show” are putting on a special “extended” version of the show Dec. 31. Doors open at 8 p.m., and guests can take part in contests and win fabulous prizes, as well as wear their complimentary festive party favors, and of course, lots of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
“Legends in Concert’s New Year’s Eve” at Dick Clark’s American bandstand theater:
“Legends in Concert,” a show featuring look- and sound-alike artists paying tribute to the most iconic artists in music history, is again hosting its annual New Year’s Eve show at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.
Doors open as early as 7:30 p.m., and the show kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Several different ticket packages, some including cocktail service, gourmet boxed dinners, party favors and more, are available.
As far as the “Legends” lineup for the evening, 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Dean Z is back performing his tribute to Elvis Presley, as are Clint “Joliet Jake” Nievar and Danny “Elwood” Z as the Blues Brothers, Doug Brewin as Alan Jackson, Michael Knight as Michael Jackson, and a special New Year’s Eve return of Kelly Smith as Cher.
For tickets or additional information on the several packages available, call the box office at 417-339-3003, or visit legendsinconcert.com.
“pierce Arrow New YEars Eve” at the pierce arrow theatre:
The cast of the “Pierce Arrow” show will perform an extended edition of their original show, and provide party favors, festive hats, noise makers, non-alcoholic beverages and hors d’ouerves.
The “Pierce Arrow” show features country, rock, pop, gospel and more, performed by the Pierce Arrow quartet, Tony Turner, Scott Fraker, Dan Britton and Travis Spratt, as well as a live band, and the comedy stylings of James Sibley. Showtime is 9 p.m.