NOVEMBER 5-11, 2017


Branson Veterans Task Force NOVEMBER 5-10, 2017
 at Ballparks of America Complex
1000 Pat Nash Drive Building 1
 Missouri 65616. Call 417-337-8387

The Branson Bugle is online now for Fall 2017.  CLICK HERE
Information about Veterans Week is in this publication.
If you have any questions please call 417-337-8387.

Barbara Fairchild returns to Vets for Vets Celebration


BARBARA: Grammy award winner Barbara Fairchild returns to the annual Vets for Vets Celebration Show at Baldknobbers Theater, 2835 W 76 Country Blvd. in Branson 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. Doors open at 1p.m.


MICHAEL P: Michael Peterson, musical director for RAIDING THE COUNTRY VAULT, joins the sixth annual Vets for Vets Celebration Show at Baldknobbers Theater, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. Doors open at 1p.m. 


BRANDON AND MEGAN: Baldknobbers Theater Chief Operations Officer Brandon Mabe and his wife Megan will perform in the sixth annual Vets for Vets Celebration show.


Grammy Award Winner Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris will headline the sixth annual Vets for Vets Celebration Show at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 in the Baldknobbers Theater, 2835 W 76 Country Blvd. in Branson. The USO-style celebration consists of a roster made up of veterans who are entertainers or former United Service Organization (USO) alumni. The doors open at 1p.m.

No tickets will be issued for the celebration since it is an open seating - first come first seated event.

Baldknobbers Theater Chief Operations Officer Brandon Mabe and his wife Megan will also perform in the celebration as it kicks off Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week, Nov. 5-11. The 2017 celebration marks the fifth year for the Baldknobbers to host the USO canteen-style show at their theater.

Award winning songwriter Michael Peterson, musical director for “RAIDING THE COUNTRY VAULT, will also join the Vets for Vets line up.

Peterson, who is married to Army Women’s Hall of Fame inductee COL Jill Chambers U.S. Army (Ret), has garnered several public service awards. Among those is the Bob Hope “Spirit of Hope” USO medal, presented after Peterson’s 11 tours and more than 150 performances in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea.

Back by popular demand, the Golden Sounds of the Platters with Vietnam veteran Eddie Stovall will be joined by Army veteran Jerry Presley’s ‘Elvis Live,’ Vietnam veteran Norvan Breek’s Sonshine Dance Studio dancers, Broadway performer and Ms. Senior America Peggy Lee Brennan and more veteran entertainers.

Branson Veterans Task Force Chairperson, Army veteran Brenda Meadows, who toured Vietnam in 1968 as a USO entertainer, will host the Vets for Vets Celebration.

The event is free to veterans and their families. A donation for the Branson Veterans Task Force will be received.

For more information, go to: bransonveterans.com or call 417-337-8387.




Volunteer musicians perform for visitors in the Veterans Village Day Room.

Mary Slivka: Navy Veteran Mary Slivka represents Branson Veterans Task Force Sponsor Grand Plaza Hotel at Vendor Village.

Mess Hall Vets: Veterans and their families eat in the Mess Hall at Veterans Village. 


Tens of thousands of veterans, patriots and their families have shared in the warm “welcome home” Branson has extended to them during Veterans Homecoming Week, Nov. 5-11. Branson Veterans Task Force (BVTF) has participated in Homecoming Week for nearly two decades through its Veterans Village.

The Village, in Building One at Ballparks of America Complex 1000 Pat Nash Drive, Nov. 5-10, offers veterans a free lunch in its mess hall, a USO canteen-style Day Room with live music and Vendor Village, a unique shopping experience for former and present day military personnel.

While veterans come to the Village to register to participate in the numerous discounts Branson businesses offer them, it also provides them and their families a place to shop for memorabilia, patches, hats, books and organizations that provide information for veterans and their loved ones.

Not only is Vendor Village a profitable venue for merchants, it gives returning traders an opportunity to visit with friends they have met through their participation.

David and Julie Mackie have been brought their jewelry business to Vendor Village for the past three years. David, a 30 year Army veteran, likes to hear the stories other veterans share with him when they stop by his booth.

“We do well as vendors, but the best part is we have made many friends there,” he said. “We love coming to Branson for Vendor Village. We feel right at home there.”

Brenda Meadows, BVTF board chairperson, said the non-profit organization’s annual event provides veterans a place to gather for many reasons.

“Veterans Village is there to make heroes of our freedom feel welcomed, appreciated and accepted.” Meadows said. “BVTF wants to make their visits to Branson a special time to remember, as well as highlight Branson’s heart towards honoring past, present and future military personnel.”

For more information about Veterans Village or to inquire about merchant spaces at Vendor Village call 417-337-8387.


WWII Veterans who came to Branson in 2014 to enjoy the Veterans Village Dayroom

The Branson Veterans Task Force is a 501 (c)(3) organization with a mission of recognizing veterans, fostering
patriotism and educating the community on the accomplishments and the history of our veterans.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the IRS rules and regulations.



Branson Veterans Task Force
P.O. Box 128
Branson, Mo 65616
Phone: 417-337-8387