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LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT THE BRANSON LANDING
BRANSON, MO, August 27, 2008 - It's a labor of love this Labor Day weekend at Branson’s premiere shopping and dining destination, the Branson Landing. Established in 2006, the Branson Landing continues its commitment to the community as a philanthropic supporter of a variety of local, state, regional and national charities. The pending holiday weekend will be filled with a host of family-fun, fundraising events and activities slated to support the National Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Annual Telethon. Unlike a typical fund-raising drive, the Branson Landing’s activities promise to offer unique opportunities for families and friends to support the MDA while being entertained, enjoying a host of activities and indulging in the area’s finest foods. “With three jam-packed days of events, concerts and specials, we are hoping that the community will come out and help us support the MDA’s efforts to eradicate neuromuscular iseases,” stated Tammy Scholten, Director of Marketing for the Landing. “There are more than one million Americans who suffer from one of the forty plus muscle wasting diseases, so chances are many of us know of someone who has been touched by this crippling illness, especially since the Ozarks MDA Chapter benefits more than 800 area families. Through the holiday weekend of events at the Branson Landing, we hope to provide a way for the local community and tourists to get involved,” concluded Scholten.
The three-day fundraiser kicks off Friday, August 29th at 8PM with a FREE live concert by a highly energetic band, SEQUEL DOSE. A regional favorite, SEQUEL DOSE will take audiences on a two-hour journey through the jukebox favorites of classic rock and roll. Although the performance is free to everyone, the Branson Landing invites guests at all of the weekend’s concerts to “Take a Seat and Take A Stand Against Muscle Disease” by offering a special VIP seating section. There will be 200 chairs positioned at the fountains for stage level viewing of each concert. Participation is $5 per seat, per concert with 100% of the proceeds supporting the MDA.
Daily activities throughout the weekend include food specials from such vendors as Famous Dave’swith a Town Square BBQ and Cotton Candy Kids, who will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the fundraising efforts. Other weekend activities include huge inflatables provided by Monkey Moe’s. For a $1 donation, children can jump for Jerry’s Kids in Branson Landing’s Town Square. If you are looking for someadventure, take a sight-seeing cruise with Ride the Ducks or jump on board one of the Branson Landing Cruises. These locations, at the Branson Landing, will each be donating $1 per ticket sold on select days during the Labor Day weekend. In addition, the CBS television affiliate KOLR 10 will be on property, broadcasting select events on Sunday and Monday, for local viewers to enjoy.
CHAIN REACTION, a five-member tribute band to Journey, will perform at Saturday’s 8PM concert. Referred to as one of the best tribute bands in the country, CHAIN REACTION will take audiences back with Journey hits like “Separate Ways”, “Don’t Stop Believing”, “Faithfully” and “Open Arms”. Sunday’s concert promises to deliver another night of outstanding music with TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT. Starting at 8PM, this group of eight talented musicians salute one of America’s all-time favorite bands, The Eagles, by bringing to life the 5 part harmonies The Eagles are famous for. TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT plays incredible chart topping hits such as “Desperado”, “Lying Eyes”, “Take It Easy” and “Hotel California”. You’ll want to “Take a Seat” for both of these great concerts.
The festivities come to an exciting culmination on Labor Day with more live musical extravaganzas. The morning opens with a 10AM to 11:30 AM performance by area youth. This unique concert, sponsored by Branson Landing and Arvest Bank, showcases a group of talented youngsters performing in honor of Jerry’s Kids. Don’t miss the special performance by American Kids at 12:00 PM, followed by the inspirational lyrics of ROCKUMENTALLY, featuring Bucky Heard from 12:45 PM -1:15 PM. This group mixes rock, rhythm and blues and soul to teach children about the environment and learn about family values. It’s a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents to treat their kids to a fun filled concert that also teaches valuable life lessons. Guests can enjoy lunch at one of the eleven premiere restaurants and then return to Town Square for an amazing performance by the Premier Dance Academy at 2:00 PM.
After a day of shopping, dining, activities and concerts, guests are invited to relax and enjoy the final Monday Night Movie under the stars in Town Square. Don’t miss the hilarious movie, R.V. starring Robin Williams at 9 PM in front of the Branson Landing Fountains. Join us at Branson Landing this Labor Day weekend for a fun-filled time in honor of Jerry’s Kids.
For a complete listing of the Labor Day Lineup of Events benefiting MDA, visit www.bransonlanding.com.
For additional information and a complete list of shopping, entertainment, dining and lodging options, visit the Branson Landing website at www.bransonlanding.com.
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