Branson, Missouri, is home to 50-plus theaters and over 100 different shows and attractions making this once-sleepy tourist town a bustling vacation hotspot for much of the year. Whether you come to Branson to dine at delicious restaurants, shop at some of the area’s best stores, or take in the wonder and beauty of the Missouri Ozarks, there’s something in this town for everyone!
There is no shortage of things to do in Branson, but the majority of its visitors come to town to take in its live music shows. Branson isn’t known as “The Live Music Capital of the World” for no reason! In addition to the live shows that play in Branson all season, the city also attracts some of music industry’s hottest acts. Two of country music’s greatest living legends will arrive in Branson this September, each playing one night at the Welk Resort Theater. Ronnie Milsap and Charley Pride both rose to fame in the 1970’s and still have legions of devoted fans to this day.
Six-time Grammy winner Ronnie Milsap was one of the 1970’s and 1980’s most popular and influential country music performers. A crossover hit, he had songs that appealed to both country and pop audiences. He has often paid tribute to some of the artists of the 1950’s who inspired him including Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Milsap’s songs incorporated rock and roll, R&B, and pop influences. Some of his hit songs include favorites such as “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “(There’s) No Getting Over Me,” “I Wouldn’t Have Missed it for the World,” “Any Day Now,” and “Stranger in My House.” Ronnie Milsap had 40 number one hits, outnumbered only by George Strait and Conway Twitty. Ronnie was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Charley Pride also had a great amount of musical success in the 1970’s as seen by his 29 number one hits. Some of his most famous songs include “All I have to Offer You (is Me)”, “(I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again,” “I Can’t Believe that You Stopped Loving Me,” “I’d Rather Love You,” “Is Anyone Goin’ to San Antone,” “Wonder Could I Live There Anymore,” and “I’m Just Me.” His hit “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” was a crossover hit appearing on the pop and adult contemporary charts in addition to hitting number one on the country charts. Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
Each of these country music superstars will be playing concerts at the beautiful Welk Resort Theater. This 2300-seat, world-class performing arts center draws in other big-name stars like Daniel O’Donnell, Trace Adkins, Terry Fator, Bill Engvall, William Shatner, Jay Leno, and many more. In addition to these blockbuster shows, the Welk Theater is also home to the musical Million Dollar Quartet playing now through December on the Welk’s massive stage.
Don’t miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime events. Book your tickets to see country music legends Ronnie Milsap and Charley Pride at the Welk Theater today!