Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Branson marks 50 years of Live Music
2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the live music scene in Branson, Missouri. From that initial spark, Branson has grown into what 60 Minutes calls the "Live Country Music Capital of the Universe."
That makes the Branson Strip a historic landmark. From an initial start with one or two shows, Branson now features more than 100 live shows, featuring all types of music and entertainment, amusement parks, the Branson Scenic Railway, the Showboat Branson Belle, resorts, hotels, restaurants and much more.
What many people do not realize, however, is that the Branson area is rich in historic sites. From Big Cedar Resort, which preserves structures from a private wilderness resort built before the Great Depression (and also boasts its own ghost) to the historic Silver Dollar City amusement park, which you might recognize because some of its buildings where used as sets for the "Beverly Hillbillies" tv show, the Branson area has numerous points of historic interest. The mountain scenery of the Ozarks is also quite beautiful.
To learn more, please visit our new Branson pages at www.exploresouthernhistory.com/branson1.