Branson Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet
MARCH 11 – DEC. 31, 2017

BACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! - Returning in 2017, after a smash-hit first season, the Welk Resort Theatre is proud to present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

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On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together the four, future rock and roll legends. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.
Featuring a treasure trove of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Ghost Riders,” and “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On,” Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.

Million Dollar Quartet opens March 11 and runs through December 31st at Welk Resort Theatre. For ticket information visit or call 417.337.7469.

Daniel O'Donnell
October 30, 2017 - November 18, 2017

One of the area’s most popular visiting artists, fans everywhere anxiously await the announcement of “Daniel O’Donnell’s” show schedule in Branson, Missouri each year...and he’s back! An extremely successful Irish singer and television artist, he began making a name for himself in 1983 after saving enough money to make and sell his own record.

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Daniel quickly became popular in Ireland and the UK, and has gained legions of fans across the United States. He’s known for his charisma and engaging stage presence as he performs a mix of country and Irish folk music, and always creates a close bond with his audience. Daniel has appeared on popular television shows in Ireland and the UK and won various awards, including Donegal Person of the Year and Irish Entertainer of the Year three times. He’s had numerous top 40 albums and singles in the UK, and starred in seven concert specials on PBS in the United States. In 2011, he became the first artist to have an album on the UK charts for 25 consecutive weeks. “Daniel O’Donnell’s” Branson performances showcase his blend of traditional Irish ballads, country favorites, and traditional gospel with that enchanting Irish charm! If you’ve not yet had the pleasure, don’t miss his incredible show and join those who’ll be counting the days until his next visit to Branson!

Kris Kristofferson
Friday April 7, 2017 at 7:00pm

A man who was a true "outlaw" before that name started getting thrown around more than a hot potato at a kids birthday party, Kris Kristofferson is arguably the greatest living singer/songwriter.

It is an honor for Up Close Concerts to host this legendary artist on Friday April 7, 2017, 7:00PM at Welk Resort Theatre in Branson, MO.

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Kris Kristofferson has written and performed some of the greatest songs ever recorded including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “For The Good Times,” “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” “Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down,” “Why Me,” “Lovin’ Her Was Easier,” “Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends,” “They Killed Him” and “Nobody Wins.”

Bill Anderson & Moe Bandy
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and country music legend Moe Bandy take the stage together for one night only.

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Bill Anderson is not just part of the elite group in the Country Music Hall of Fame, he is one of the most popular, most enduring entertainers of our time. He is known, in fact as “Whispering Bill,” a nickname hung on him years ago as a result of his breathy voice and his warm, soft approach to singing a country song. His credentials, however, shout his prominence: One of the most awarded songwriters in the history of country music, a million-selling recording artist many times over, television game show host, network soap opera star, spokesman for a nationwide restaurant chain, and a consummate onstage performer. His back-up group, The Po’ Folks Band, has long been considered one of the finest instrumental and vocal groups in the business.

At the age of just nineteen, he composed the country classic, “City Lights,” and began rapidly carving his place in musical history. He moved to Nashville and secured a recording contract with Decca Records, and began turning out hit after hit with songs like “Po’Folks,” “Mama Sang A Song,” “The Tips Of My Fingers,” “8X10,” and the unforgettable country and pop smash, “Still.” His compositions were recorded by such diverse musical talents as Ray Price, Porter Wagoner, James Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Ivory Joe Hunter, Kitty Wells, Faron Young, Lawrence Welk, Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Walter Brennan and many others.

Bill has been voted Songwriter of the Year six times, Male Vocalist Of The Year, half of the Duet Of The Year with both Jan Howard and Mary Lou Turner, has hosted and starred in the Country Music Television Series Of The Year, seen his band voted Band Of The Year, and in 1975 was voted membership in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Ten years later, the State of Georgia honored him by choosing him as only the 7th living performer inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In 1993, he was made a member of the Georgia Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame. In 1994, South Carolina inducted him into their Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the ultimate honor, membership in Nashville’s prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame.

Moe Bandy’s long string of hits includes “Bandy The Rodeo Clown”, “Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life”, “Till I’m Too Old To Die Young”, “Americana”, “It’s A Cheatin’ Situation”, “Just Good Ol’ Boys”, “Barstool Mountain”, “I Cheated Me Right Out of You”, “I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today”, “Rodeo Romeo”, “You Haven’t Heard the Last of Me”, “Holding The Bag” and dozens of other chart-toppers. Whether writing, recording new songs or travelling the world performing. Moe keeps one of the busiest schedules in show business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments are: 10 – #1 Hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, 66 Chart Hits, 5 Gold Albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, American Video of the year, ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.

Country music legend Moe Bandy has come a long way from his bull riding days in Texas, not to mention his years as a sheet metal worker by day and playing Honky Tonks at night in and around his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Moe Bandy and Bill Anderson will be appearing together for one night only on the Up Close Concerts stage at Welk Resort Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday June 23, 2017 at 7:00pm. More information is available at You can reserve your tickets by calling the Welk Resort Theatre box office at (417) 337-7469.

Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins
June 30, 2017

Without a doubt Trace Adkins is one of the most exciting performers to ever take the stage. Up Close Concerts presents this country superstar Friday, June 30. It will be a night filled with big hits by the Big Man of country music. Don't miss this incredible entertainer live in concert.

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Sister Sledge
July 7, 2017

Their signature tune, "We Are Family," is one of the greatest sing-along songs of all time and the anthem for families and friends around the world. Up Close Concerts is excited to host the voices of that incredible hit, Sister Sledge, July 7. They will be performing "We Are Family," "He's The Greatest Dancer," "Lost In Music" and all of their amazing disco and 70s hits for the very first time in Branson.

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Sister Sledge - Up Close Concerts

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
October 6 & 7, 2017

Get ready for the ORIGINAL voices of the greatest hits of the 60s! “Herman’s Hermits starring original lead singer Peter Noone,” plus pop and country star B.J. Thomas.

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Up Close Concerts presents “Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone” plus special guest B.J. Thomas at Welk Resort Theatre – Branson, MO Friday October 6, 2017 at 7:00pm and Saturday October 7, 2017 at 2:00pm.

“Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone” will be performing all of their great songs including “I’m Into Something Good,” “There’s A Kind Of Hush,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “Silhouettes,” “I’m Henry VIII I Am,” “Wonderful World” and many more of your favorites.

B.J. Thomas is part of a very select group of artists who have topped the charts numerous times in both the pop and country music categories. B.J. will be singing all of his incredible hit songs such as “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” “Hooked On A Feeling,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” and “Rock and Roll Lullaby.”

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Pam Tillis, Collin Raye & Sammy Kershaw
October 13, 2017 – 7:00PM

Three Country Stars will fill the night with their biggest hit songs when Up Close Concerts presents the “Roots and Boots Tour” at Welk Resort Theatre. Pam Tillis, Collin Raye and Sammy Kershaw will be on stage together, backing up each other musically and sharing stories that will have you laughing when you are not singing along. It’s like getting three concerts for the price of one!

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Branson Theatre – Let’s Go See a Show!

Branson Theatre – The spacious 2,300-seat Welk Resort Theater in Branson features nationally-recognized performers such as BB King, Tony Orlando, as well as dozens of other talented entertainers. The Welk Theatre Branson is located inside the Welk Resorts Branson and hosts performances year-round. Performances change seasonally.

Questions? Call our box office at (417) 337-7469.


Group Tickets

Great Discounts on Welk Theatre Tickets for Groups

A live stage performance at Welk Theatre Branson is more than fun with a big group; it’s a great deal, too.

  • Discounted group rates can include lunch or dinner, show, tax and gratuity
  • Free and convenient parking in a safe environment
  • Friendly staff greets and assists your group upon arrival

How To Book As Easy as 1-2-3

For Group Tickets Call the Welk Theatre Group Sales Department at 800-808-9355 with at least two dates for the show of your choice.


Theatre Rental

Book Welk Theatre Branson for Your Next Event

The Welk Resort Theatre Branson is an ideal venue for viewing a live show, conducting a business conference or enjoying a social gathering. Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, churches, families, military reunions, schools, and performance groups have rented our  2,200-seat auditorium and spacious lobby for all types of events.

  • Business/Associate Meetings
  • Customer Appreciation Events
  • Workshops and Presentations
  • Celebrations/Company Parties

Let the Welk Production Team design your live entertainment to accompany and compliment your program, themed to your specific business or craft!

Rates are negotiable, reasonable and can be built based on your specific needs and budget. Call (800) 808-9355 for more information and to arrange your rental of this space for your next gathering.

For Theatre Rental Call for Schedule and Details

Subject to change and schedule would be impacted by changeovers of each new production.