Friday, May 9, 2014

PGA Champions Tour Legends of Golf Coming to Missouri

Legends of Golf, the PGA's longest running Champions Tour event debuts in Branson, Missouri June 4-8, 2014. 

The event is a two-man team competition conducted over 54-holes on Top of the Rock course and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Golf Course. It will be the first ever Par-3 course to host this world-class event.

Top of the Rock, designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson, combines natural Ozarks topography and magnificent views of Table Rock Lake for an exceptional golf experience. 

Buffalo Ridge (formerly known as Branson Creek) features a demanding layout 
designed by course architect Tom Fazio sculpted in the Ozarks landscape. The course has been rated the Number One Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest for eleven consecutive years. 

Several World Golf Hall of Fame members have indicated they will play in the event, including Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, and others. Complete player listings will be released at a later date. 

In addition to the golf competition the event will include Bass fishing and Skeet Shooting. Celebrity sports legends outside of golf expected to attend include bass fishermen Bill Dance, Kevin VanDam, and Roland Martin among others. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, Hunting pro Jerry Martin, and "The Black Widow", Jeanette Lee are also expected to attend. 

Legends of Golf

Branson, Missouri 

June 4-8, 2014

For additional information, tickets, and course details visit Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf.

As of this posting volunteers are still being accepted to assist at the event. Details on volunteer opportunities are also available using the link above. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

World-Fest 2014 at Branson's Silver Dollar City

Branson's Silver Dollar City theme park hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, including World-Fest, April 5-May 4, 2014. This international festival brings together entertainment, art, culinary influences, and culture from across the globe.

 Several new acts will be a part of this year's festival including Emmy-Award-Winning Benise and his Spanish guitar. Benise is joined by a live orchestra and a troupe of talented dancers showcasing the fiery Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, and Brazilian Samba.
Via Romen brings vibrant Gypsy music to World-Fest with Russian, Urkanian, and Romani instrumentalists and vocalists.
Guests can also experience interactive entertainment with Festa de Espana, a Spanish-inspired street theatre entertainment troupe including living puppets and living statues.

The colorful folk dancers and drummers of Los Pampas Gouchos return to World-Fest in Amamos Argentina presenting traditional dance and percussion from Latin America.

World-Fest veterans may remember Irish duo Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater. Grammy-award winner Dearbhail Finnegan is Ireland's Premier Harpist, joined by her husband, Robin, on the silver flute and traditional Irish drum bodhran. The two have performed for U.S. President Bill Clinton along with other presidents, royalty and dignitaries around the world.
Traditional music and dance from the Polynesian Isles is featured in Island Fire--another guest favorite from prior years--including a stunning performance by World Fire Knife Champion Anelu Ialopo. 
Other favorites returning from previous years' festivals include the traditional Andean music and Latin rhythms of Ecuador Manta and the Alpine music and yodeling of Kerry Christensen.

Tastes of the World features an assortment of entrees, desserts, and snacks with an global flair. This year's menu includes Greek Antipasto Salad, Korean Tacos, Polynesian Calzone, Caribbean Nachos, Chicken Yaksoba Pasta, Cherries Jubilee Crepes, and much more.

Operating days during April are Wednesday-Sunday, beginning April 5; closed Mondays and Tuesdays as well as Easter Sunday, April 20. Visit the Silver Dollar City website for park hours and entertainment schedule.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Branson's Hot Winter Fun

While the winter months are a more relaxed pace in Branson there is still plenty to see and do. Events on schedule for upcoming weeks include

  • Ozark Winterfest - Feb 21-23 - Special Guests Curtis Bridgeman, Tommy Hart, 4 Trinity, Josh Carter, Tommy Bates, and Julian Drive
  • World Sword Swallower's Day at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Feb 22 - Free performances and an official "world-wide swallow" 
  • Branson Gong Show - Feb 26 - Branson's Funniest Fundraiser with a panel of celebrity judges and tons of fun. Proceeds benefit Branson Senior Center and Homebound Meals Program 
  •  Author Book Signing - Mar 19-20 - Ken and Lisa Marks, co-authors of "Molly Brown from Hannibal Missouri" 
  • Vietnam Veterans "Welcome Home Celebration" Mar 26-30 - Veterans Expo, special ceremonies, entertainment, parade, and more. Special offers for Veterans and families at Cameron's Crag Bed and Breakfast as well as other venues in the Branson area.