Branson is always known to be a vacation place that offers something new to its visitors. It also has the best activities and attractions for everyone in the family to enjoy. There is never a dull moment in Branson and this is because of the endless fun that you can have. Not only does Branson gives you unlimited adventure through its theme parks, nature parks, and live music shows; it also gives you unique festivals all year round!
One such festival in Branson is the Southern Gospel Picnic, which is hosted by Silver Dollar City. The Southern Gospel Picnic happens on the last week of August until September 1. Since Branson is known to be the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, expect only the most spectacular live music shows in the Southern Gospel Picnic. Aside from the good music you can have in this festival, you can also taste good food with Southern flavors.
The Southern Gospel genre is on the spotlight in the Southern Gospel Picnic. This music genre has long been a part of the heritage of the Ozarks. From bluegrass parties, small town church worship services, and backyard family reunions, Southern Gospel songs are always there to give these events a southern charm. If you aren’t familiar with this genre yet, then going to this festival in Silver Dollar City will guarantee that you will be a fan of this genre afterwards. Some of the artists that you can witness perform live in the Southern Gospel Picnic are The Perrys, The Isaacs, The Booth Brothers, Guy Penrod, and a lot more. Witness the legends of Southern Gospel sing their hearts out, and also get to see how the budding artists fare with the veterans. The performances will be held all over the city. Those held in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and Echo Hollow will be hosted by the acclaimed Southern Gospel emcee Duane Garren. You can also get CDs of Southern Gospel songs so you can listen to them whenever you want.
Aside from the music, what makes Southern Gospel Picnic a unique music festival is the good food. Some restaurants that you can visit are The House of Chicken and Fixin’s, which is located inside the Reunion Hall. Here you can order delectable dishes like the Apple Butter Glazed Chicken, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Garden Fresh Salad Bar, and a lot more. Truly, this festival is a feast for the soul.
For tickets to the Southern Gospel Picnic, you can have them in two different ways. You can get either a one day general admission ticket or a season pass. The one day general admission ticket is the best choice if you are visiting Branson for a couple of days only. However, if you plan to make the most out of the festival and intent to frequent Branson, then the more practical choice is the season pass. There are also discounts for groups. Hurry and plan your visit to the Southern Gospel Picnic in Branson now!