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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The Village, in Building
One at Ballparks
of America Complex 1000 Pat Nash Drive, Nov.
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
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.”
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
For more information about Veterans Village or
to inquire about merchant spaces at Vendor
Village call 417-337-8387.