Let’s Jam – The Music of the Hills

A Free Community Event at the Historic Owen Theatre

Place: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 7pm – Concessions will be available

This fun and informative concert traces the 350 year odyssey of Ozark fiddle music from Scotland (1650) to the fiddle jams of today at McClurg, Taney County, Missouri. Learn about the heritage of Ozark Fiddle Music.

Come and enjoy this historical presentation on the rich and varied nature of this music that is still prevalent in the Ozarks today.

Presented by the Possum Holler Fiddlers and sponsored by Ozark Mountain Music with additional support from the Missouri Arts Council and parents and friends of Ozark Mountain Music.

This program is supported by the Missouri Humanities Council, and hosted by the Branson Regional Arts Council at the Historic Owen Theatre.

This is a free community concert, though donations to benefit both the Possum Holler Fiddlers and the Branson Regional Arts Council would be appreciated.

A Tara-ific Event Is Blowing Into Branson!

The Branson Regional Arts Council and the Taneyhills Community Library are co-sponsoring an incredible Gala Film and Art Fundraising Event.

“We are so excited to present this award winning film that received 8 Academy Awards in 1939, including Best Picture as well as an Oscar for Vivian Leigh’s portrayal of Scarlett.”
– Adele Groote, Taneyhills Community Library Liaison

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the American classic film, Gone With The Wind, returns to the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson, 78 years after it was first released in 1940. Written by Margaret Mitchell, this famous film stars Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh and is one of the most recognized films of all time.

“The Branson Regional Arts Council has been seeking a means to collaborate more often with our community library, and this opportunity has worked out beautifully. The Historic Owen Theatre opened in 1936 and uniquely brings a sense of nostalgia to the film. We want to thank Marc Mulherin, Clint Cross, and the entire team at the Branson Convention Center for their enthusiasm and contribution in making this after-movie artist reception possible.”
– Jim Barber – Executive Director of BRAC


A Tara-themed gala at the Branson Convention Center Art Gallery will immediately follow the movie. The reception includes a large assortment of hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, music and visual art exhibition with an opportunity to meet the amazing local area artists on display. Participants are encouraged to dress in period costume.

“This event came about through The Great American Read project with PBS. The library is a co-sponsor of this 7-part television series exploring and celebrating the power of reading, and told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. The television series, beginning September 11th at 7:00pm on Ozark Public Television, is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. Our local PBS station is very excited that the library and the Branson Regional Arts Council is hosting this Gala to celebrate Margaret Mitchell’s iconic Pulitzer prize novel through the showing of the epic film.”
– Marcia Schemper-Carlock – Taneyhills Community Library Director

The event kicks off with the showing of Gone With The Wind at 1:00 pm, followed by the Tara-ific Gala Reception at 5:45 pm. Cost to attend is $29.95 per person which includes a reserved theatre seat to the film, and the Gala Art Reception, just one block away at the Branson Convention Center. A portion of your ticket is tax deductible as this event is a fundraiser for both organizations.

With only 200 seats available, advance reserved tickets are recommended by visiting BransonArts.org/gonewiththewind.

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to have been selected to perform at the 21st Annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street in Springfield, MO!

BRAC Cast members will present a delicious assortment of tasty tunes from our upcoming musical “Little Shop of Horrors” on the Show Wagon Stage on Sunday, September 16th beginning at 3:15pm. The public performance of the full musical runs from October 25 – November 4th at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson. Advance reserved tickets available at BransonArts.org/tix. The show is directed by Jordan Alexander-Holt and has a PG-13 Rating.

The 21st annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street will be held on September 15 and 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider!

Artists and crafters from across the region exhibit at Cider Days, selling a variety of handmade products including jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, furniture and much more.

Admission is $4 per person; children 10 and under are free.

Come experience the first days of fall among the historic Victorian homes on picturesque, tree-lined Historic Walnut Street! Cider Days is presented by CoxHealth, managed by the Downtown Springfield Association and hosted by Historic Walnut Street Association. For more information on Cider Days, visit itsalldowntown.com.