Out of the blue, late yesterday afternoon just as I was heading up to our theatre, I received a call from my friend, Eric Presley from Presleys’ Country Jubilee in Branson, MO. Presleys’ Country Jubilee is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in Branson, MO. What a feat that is – Congratulations! Their theatre is smack dab in the middle of Branson’s Hwy 76.
Eric, is the Presleys’ Show comedian (he is holding the jumper cables in the attached picture).
When I take my tour groups to Branson, I always include a performance at the Presley Theatre. Its a favourite of my passengers. The Presley family is very special.
The Walters Family performed our own show at the Presley Theatre a few years ago. That performance was the first time, a band other than the Presleys’ entertained on that historic Branson stage.
Eric and I chatted for a good hour. He filled me in on all the Branson news and we shared stories about each of our family’s.
Eric was happy to hear that we currently have a terrific Branson show, “Thank You For The Music – ABBA Tribute” at our Walters Theatre. Tonight is their final performance of a 13 show, sold-out run. Having the cast of, “Thank Your For The Music” here makes me feel a little closer to Branson.
I admit I can’t wait to get back to Branson, MO. The Branson entertainers always say that the Walters Family are part of their entertainment family and when I bring groups to their theatres they like to make my passengers experience extra special. Last time we visited Branson, country-music legends, “The Oak Ridge Boys” met my passengers back-stage before the show and took pictures with them. We were told they only do this a couple times a year so everyone really felt like VIP’s.
Branson, MO is a one-of-a-kind destination. With over 90 entertainment shows in town its no wonder its often referred to as the “Live Show Capital of the World”.
I’m missing Branson but know I will be back there with many of you and we’ll be thoroughly entertained at, “Presley’s Country Jubilee”.