Branson's Famous Baldknobbers Show in Branson, MO

Branson Famous Theatre645 State Highway 165Branson, MO 65616
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Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers is a high-energy country music and comedy variety show featuring multiple generations of the Mabe family, who began the Branson entertainment phenomenon over 60 years ago. As the first and longest-running show in Branson, Missouri, the Baldknobbers offer award-winning talent, classic country hits, and a variety of other music genres.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Performed by multiple generations of the Mabe family for over 60 years.
  • The show lasts approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute, and you can meet the performers during intermission.
  • The pre-show begins at 7:00 pm.
  • Baldknobber's original costumes, instruments, and artifacts are displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
  • Gifts, souvenirs, and cast CDs are available for purchase at the theater.
  • The show takes place at the Branson Famous Theatre, located at 645 Historic Highway 165 #1.
  • Concessions are available in the theater's lobby.
  • Bring your camera or smartphone to take photos, but please note that flash photography is prohibited.


from Branson's Famous Baldknobbers
Branson's Famous Baldknobbers show featuring the Mabe family is an action-packed country music and comedy variety show in Branson, Missouri performing at the new Branson Famous Theatre. The Mabe family began the Branson family entertainment phenomenon over 60 years ago in 1959.

Branson’s first and longest-running show, the Baldknobbers features award-winning talent and is guaranteed to give you memories to last a lifetime. As Branson’s premier country music variety show, the show is stacked with all of your favorite country hits and hilarious comedy. BUT THERE'S MORE. As the original Branson variety show, there is just enough classic rock, patriotic salutes, and soulful gospel music to pull on all of your heartstrings. How have they remained at the top for nearly 65 years you ask? That’s easy. The show is updated and upgraded every year to ensure the best and most professional performance for new and returning guests alike. It’s simple. If you haven’t seen Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers while visiting Branson, then you haven’t seen Branson. Don’t miss the show that started it all - Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers.

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers are located at the new Branson Famous Theatre at 645 MO-165, Branson MO, 65616.

Want to see the Vintage show?
Back to the roots of Baldknobbers and Branson entertainment! If you like traditional country music, this is the show for you! The Baldknobbers started the Branson entertainment industry back in 1959. This show will take you back to the songs they sang and performed “back in the day.” It is guaranteed to bring back some old Baldknobbers’ memories!

The Baldknobbers Vintage Country Show is:
  • Thursdays from April 6 - August 31
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays from September 6 - December 28

    The Baldknobbers Vintage Christmas Show runs November 1 - December 30.

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers Reviews

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Springfield, SD
2 Reviews
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"A modern show"
October 2022
If you are looking for country classics, this show is not for you. The costumes and lighting was good. The volume of the show was too loud for me.
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Tip: This is a very modern and high energy show.

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1 Review
September 2021
Lot of talent. They emphasize their roots But they have forgotten them All these shows need to look at the ages of their audience. We go expecting to hear some good ole Country. Music & what we get is this modern day stuff that’s not COUNTRY. WONDER WHAT their Roots would think. Donna get me wrong they are talented but they are kremlin up with today’s trends.
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Tip: Not good ole country.

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Sharon W.
1 Review
"Must see!"
October 2019
Wasn't sure what to expect, but had heard it was a must see. It didn't disappoint. Arrived 45 minutes early to enjoy the pre-show. Everyone who performed is loaded with talent. Great mix of humor, country music, Southern rock, gospel music and a salute to America's veterans. Highly recommend!
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Tip: Family Friendly!

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Rodney Gibbons
Bella Vista, AR
12 Reviews
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"Standby for entertainment"
June 2019
Have seen this show many times and is always great,
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Tip: Like their new theater

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Jaclyn Abraham
Rosendale, MO
4 Reviews
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"Best show in Branson!!"
November 2018
We always see the Baldknobbers when we are in town! They are amazing!
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Tip: Come early for a pre show!

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James DuBois
1 Review
October 2018
Really nice people but not very good singers. Sorry! And there is very little special effects or lighting in there show.
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Tip: If you like audience interaction and veteran recognition this is the show for you

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Terri Downing
Eads, TN
1 Review
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October 2018
The show was great! Much more professional than I was expecting. Will definitely come in again.
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Tip: Allow time to find the theatre. It was difficult to find in the dark.

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Cathy Gloyd
Springfield, MO
1 Review
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"Good Family Entertainment"
September 2018
It was good family entertainment that kids and adults could enjoy.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Branson's Famous Baldknobbers

Where is the Baldknobbers theater?

The Baldknobbers perform at the Branson Famous Theatre located at 645 Historic Hwy 165 #1, Branson, MO 65616.

Is there a pre-show at the Branson's Famous Baldknobbers Show?

Yes. There is a pre-show before the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show, starting at 7:00 pm. It consists of a video montage and some live singing and comedy.

Can I meet the performers?

Yes, you can meet the cast during intermission.

Are cameras, audio, or video recording allowed at the show?

Cameras are allowed, but flash photography, video and audio recording are prohibited.

How long is the Branson's Famous Baldknobbers Show?

The show lasts approximately 2 hours.

Does the Baldknobbers show have an intermission?

Yes, intermission is 15-20 minutes, and you have the opportunity to meet and greet the performers during intermission.

What is the size of the Branson Famous Theatre?

The theater seats 1,500 people.

How many rows constitute Branson Famous Theatre?

There are 32 rows total.

What type of parking does the theater have?

There is plenty of free parking available for guests, with easy access for seniors.

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?

Wheelchair seating is available by special request. If making a wheelchair seat request, please let them know if the guest in the wheelchair can get out of their chair. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot block the aisle or prohibit other guests from entering and exiting the row. Please make note of any special requests in the comment section above when booking your reservation.