FOR VETS MOVE TO THE MANSION
There will be no shortage of
seats this year for veterans wanting to attend the 2017 Vets for
Vets Celebration Show at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 - thanks to the
sponsorship of Branson's
IMAX Entertainment Complex, McFarlain's Family and Florentina's
The sixth annual USO-style
show, with its roster of military veterans entertainers or
former United Service Organization (USO) alumni has moved to the
3,000 seat Mansion Theater, 189 Expressway Lane, Branson. The doors
open at 1 p.m. No tickets will be issued for the celebration
since it is a free show with open seating - first come first seated.
"All of us at Branson's IMAX
Entertainment Complex, McFarlain's Family and Florentina's
Ristorante Italiano are very honored to be able to sponsor this
years Vets for Vets Show” said Paul Bluto, owner. "Our businesses
are highly supported by our veterans and have been since we've been
in business. We sincerely appreciate their service to this great
country. This is our family's way of saying 'thank you.”
Grammy Award Winner Barbara
Fairchild with Roy Morris will once again headline Vets for
Vets. Brandon and Megan Mabe of the Baldknobbers will also be
featured in the celebration as it kicks off Branson’s Veterans
Homecoming Week, Nov. 5-11.
songwriter Michael Peterson, musical director for “RAIDING THE
COUNTRY VAULT," will also join the line up.
Peterson, who is married to
Army Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, 9/11 survivor Colonel 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.
The All Hands on Deck! Show,
reminiscent of a WWII radio show with 1940s tunes and skits, will
join the Celebration cast for the first time. Army veteran
Janice Martin will once again join the line-up, along with The
Golden Sounds of the Platters with Vietnam veteran Eddie Stovall. The
stage will also feature songs from Army veteran Jerry Presley’s
‘Elvis Live Show,’ Vietnam veteran Norvan Breek’s Sonshine Dance
Studio dancers, USO performer Peggy Lee Brennan, award winning duo
Army vet Gordy Wenzel and his wife Debbie. Army veteran Jon Sousan
and cast members of Creedence
Clearwater Revival and The Eagles shows from the Tribute
Theater will be back to close the show.
Branson Veterans Task Force
Chairperson, Army veteran Brenda Meadows, who hosts the event,
promises a few surprises as well. Meadows also toured Vietnam in
1968 as a USO entertainer.
The event is free to veterans
and their families. A donation for the Branson Veterans Task Force
(a 501c organization) will be received.
For more information, go to: bransonveterans.com or