Opera House to present Branson on the Road
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a special evening of country music with Branson on the Road on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. The evening is part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series at the Opera House.
What do you get when you bring together a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, rhinestone costumes and hilarious comedy with great Americana, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, classic country and gospel music? The only answer to that question is Branson on the Road!
In the tradition of the traveling road shows during the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hayride, Branson on the Road brings the musical legacy of Branson, Missouri, and good, clean, family fun to audiences throughout the US.
Featured regularly on the national television network, RFD-TV, this award-winning, high-energy group will keep your toes tapping and you laughing from the opening note to the final curtain. With more than 20 years of experience performing at top theatres on Branson’s “strip,” Branson on the Road has been called Branson’s “Traveling Ambassadors!”
Show Host Debbie Horton is a multi-talented entertainer who holds the distinction of being the only woman to have played lead guitar for the great Johnny Cash. She hosted her own show at the old Boxcar Willie Theatre in Branson, and has performed on the famous Louisiana Hayride and in the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, in Nashville. A former radio disc jockey in Norfolk, VA, Debbie has performed with a variety of country stars including Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams Jr., and the Oak Ridge Boys.
Brian Capps is a master upright bass player and sings songs reminiscent of Marty Robbins and Hank Williams. His latest recording reached the Top 10 on the Americana Charts and is part of the regular music rotation on Sirius XM Radio.
Cliff Boone is the newest member of Branson on the Road. Cliff was born in Montana but grew up in the Ozarks. Cliff was part of the Branson music scene for many years and a member of the cast of the popular show “Hank Williams Revisited.” He plays fantastic guitar, mandolin and banjo and thrills audiences with his smooth baritone voice. He is a true pro with a wonderful talent to entertain audiences wherever he goes.
Branson on the Road has toured extensively throughout the US and in parts of Europe. From the heartland of America, this group brings the musical legacy of Branson complete with music, laughs and fun to people of all ages!
Tickets to Branson on the Road are $17 ($15 Opera House Members, $10 Students) and may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.fredopera.org anytime.
The event is part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series, which is sponsored by The Gilman Family. The performance also is sponsored by KIX 96 Country Radio. Afternoon radio host Mark Hill will introduce the performance.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. A complete schedule of Opera House events is available at www.fredopera.org.