Grand Jubilee 2009
Wow, how time flies. It’s already time to start on the 2009 show season and what a great show to start off the year with – The Grand Jubilee. I had seen the show several years ago and was not sure what to expect. I figured I’d see country music – down home style – and instead, I saw Gospel, Country, Rock n Roll from the 50’s and 60’s, and much more. I would have to say this show is named correctly – a Jubilee in Grand style.
As we sat waiting for the show to open, Mike Patrick – the Emcee for the evening – and Jamie Haage – otherwise known as Jim Dandy the comedian, came out to tell the people about the show and share a few laughs with the audience. I won’t share the jokes with you cause I couldn’t do them justice. You’ll have to let Jamie tickle your funny bone. As the show opened, New South, a quartet made up of Trey Wilson, Mark McCauley, Scott Leven, and Jason Pritchett, came out singing a few Oak Ridge Boys songs, “Come On In” and “Everyday”. What a great way to start the show! Jackie Brown, the female vocalist of the show, then takes the stage and sings “Silver Thread and Golden Needles” and “Till I Can Make It On My Own”.
Mike and Jamie once again tickle our funny bones with a little magic thrown in just before the male lead vocalist, Todd Bradshaw, sings “South Bound Train” and a Conway Twitty hit “It’s Only Make Believe”. Mike gets to show off his talent singing “Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time”. New South returns to sing “Bed of Roses”, “Bobby Sue”, and one of my favorites “Mountain Music”. The band gets to show off a little playing some Blue Grass music just before the Gospel portion of the show which concluded the first half.
The second half takes a new direction as New South sings “Jail House Rock”, Todd sings “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear”, and Jackie joins Todd singing “Hound Dog”. The fun really begins as an audience member, Elcee, is escorted onto stage and each of the New South members sing to her. “Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin On”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, and “All Shook Up”. I think Elcee will remember this show for a long time. Jamie makes an appearance on stage riding a cycle while the band plays “Born To Be Wild”, but I don’t think he expected to get a ticket on stage. Several “Special Appearances” are next as The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Nancy Sinatra, The Eagles, Blues Brothers, The Supremes, The Villiage People, Michael Jackson, and Billy Joel sing signature songs for you. Trust me, this is one segment of the show you don’t want to miss. Jamie gets to show us how talented he really is by playing several instruments on stage including the steel guitar, banjo, drums, piano, and violin. So much talent in one funny man, and he plays all the instruments by ear. Jamie and band fiddle player Wayne Massengale perform the “Orange Blossom Special” for us. The show comes to a close as we hear “American Band” and “God Bless The USA”. If your looking for good music, lots of laughs, and an overall good time, this is the show for you.
To make sure you get to go to this wonderful show, call 417-239-4274 or visit BransonQuicktix.com. Follow this link to see their 2009 show schedule.
Pay just $27.00 an Adult, That's $5.36 off the Box Office rate.