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  • 12 String Tim & Sharon

    Genres: Classic and new country
    Specialty: Guitar and percussion

    12stringtim001011 TNWith a high-tech back-up band and a song list that reads like a catalog, this duo puts on a music variety show sure to please any crowd.

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  • Alaska String Band

    Genres: Bluegrass, Old-Time Gospel, Swing, Blues, Original
    Specialty: Guitar, Violin, Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass

    2014 Alaska-String-Band tnKnown for their lively collection of bluegrass, old-time gospel, swing, blues, Celtic, original music and energetic dancing, the Alaska String Band is also known for their original costumes that reflect the Alaskan artistic lifestyle, culture and traditions.

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  • Auntie Kreamsaugen

    Genres: Comedy
    Specialty: Comedy Routines

    Auntie Kreamsaugen THUMBDarlene Rolle's character Auntie Kreamsaugen was born in 2005 at Jaspers Theater - a family owned and operated variety show in Park Rapids, Minn. In December 2010, Rolle's "Kreamsaugen" debuted in her first solo show, "Just Plain Funny," in senior parks throughout the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

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  • Ball Ranch Family

    Genres: Country, Western Swing, Gospel
    Specialty: Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar

    Ball-Ranch-Family tnThe Ball Ranch Family Western Music Show features old-fashioned western music including songs like "Tumblin' Tumble Weed," "Spanish Eyes," "Ole San Antone" and "Take Me Back to Tulsa" with fiddle, banjo and guitar music.

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  • Bernie & Red

    Genres: Comedy
    Specialty: Comedy, Music Routines

    Bernie Red TNBernie & Red are two of the most popular performers to entertain Winter Texans. Shows sell out regularly. This Canadian duo ties their English-Irish heritage to their lively variety shows, which feature music and comedy routines that keep the audiences in stitches.

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  • Bill Brooks

    Genres: Country, Easy-listening, Gospel, Oldies
    Specialty: Elvis & Friends

    bill brooks 1 tnKnown around the Rio Grande Valley as Elvis Presley, Bill J. Brooks has the ability to look like Elvis, dress like Elvis and sound like Elvis. He is perhaps the most popular Elvis impersonator in the Rio Grande Valley. From "Blue Suede Shoes" to Elvis' gospel songs, Brooks does them all.

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  • Bill Chrastil

    Genres: Elvis, Country, Gospel
    Specialty: Guitar, Piano, Impressionist, Vocals
    Webstie: https://billchrastil.com/home
    Tour Dates: https://billchrastil.com/schedule
    Videos: https://youtu.be/BbQ8lRM1bJw

    Chrastil img 6370Bill Chrastil has been a full time musician and entertainer since 1983. In addition to being a songwriter and producer, he is also an accomplished instrumentalist, playing the guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums and harmonica.

    Bill has been honored with numerous awards in Branson, Mo., including Best Gospel CD of the year, Best Vocal Impressionist of the year, Best Horizon Show of the year.  Bill has been inducted into the Nebraska and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.  He is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association.

    At the "Valley Star Awards" in the Texas Rio Grande Valley he was named

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  • Bob “Tunda” Hupp

    20171110 Bob Hupp Image 005Bob 'Tunda' Hupp is a nationally known singer, songwriter, entertainer, comedian, music historian, and national recording artist from Norfolk, Nebraska. He started playing professionally at the age of fourteen.

    He has appeared on national television shows including Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Cleveland's Upbeat, and New York's Scene 70. He has also appeared on numerous local Rock & Roll television shows.

    Bob Hupp was inducted into the Nebraska Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Iowa Hall of Fame in 2007 and the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Recording with The Smoke Ring at the legendary Sam Phillips Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee and on the Buddah Records label, Hupp's recordings have ranked in the National Top 100 Charts, and have also ranked in the Top 10 on many regional charts.

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  • Bottomline Band

    Genres: Country (new, old, classic), Rock, Disco, Pop, Funk, Tejano, Dance, Waltz's, Polkas, Line dances, etc..
    Specialty: Playing what the crowd wants to hear!
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/bottomlinergv/
    Tour Dates: Check our Facebook
    Videos: Check our Facebook
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    Bottomline BandBottomline Band is a Country/Variety band from South Texas, playing together since they were kids. All members have their specialty instrument and also use their vocal talents. Band members include Chris Marshall, guitar; James DeBarry, fiddle; Jay Alvarado, bass; Steve Molina, Keyboard; and Peter Shotts on the drums.

    You can find Bottomline Band in parks throughout the season and special events such as Party on the Boulevard.

    Contact Info: Please contact Peter Shotts for bookings at 956-720-1606 or email to
    thebottomlineband@gmail.com

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  • Bruce & Elaine Nelson

    Genres: Country, Gospel, Rock & Roll
    Specialty: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel

    2014 Bruce-and-Elaine-Nelson tnIt's music like Nashvilled USED to do!!! We listen to the "heart" of our audience and give you what you want to hear with an energetic, toe-tapping, heart-warming delivery. Our music is classic country, bluegrass, gospel, more and more originals, romantic songs from past eras, classic rock-n-roll, and you get just enough family-style humor in our show to tickle your funny bone.

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  • Cowboy & Hobo Show

    Genres: Country Western, Folk, 50's, 60's and 70's Rock & Roll
    Specialty: Close Vocal Harmony's, Accoustic Electric Guitars, Modified Upright Bass

    The-Cowboy-and-Hobo-SHow-picture_barrell_thumbOne of the most popular groups to be seen in the Valley consists of The Cowboy "Cactus Willie", aka Charles Casterline, The Hobo "Boxcar Bob", aka Robert Selby and The "Drifter", aka Wil Kelley. Casterline is the nephew of famed Blue Grass Legend, "Lester Flatt" who visited their rural So. Carolina home often and along with Casterlines Mother who did live radio commercials, peaked Casterlines interest in music and influenced his picking style.

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  • Cross Strung

    Cross Strung, one of the hottest groups to perform in recent years in the Rio Grande Valley will be returning again this year for a limited engagement. They were named best Bluegrass band in the RGV in 2014. They were also winners of a National Family Talent Search.

    2016 Cross-Strung-THUMBLeah Cluff, 21 started playing violin at age 7 and discovered Celtic music at age 14.

    Emma Cluff, 19, started paying electric bass at 19. She is the rock star of the group.

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  • Daddy D Three

    Genres: 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, Rock and Country
    Specialty: Vocals

    Daddy-D-Three-Photo-Jackson-WT-THUMBThe Daddy D Three perform iconic musical selections from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with all the right rock or country flare. Intimate setting to concert hall venues have clapped and sung along with the guys. Songs from: Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens, Johnny Cash, Righteous Brothers, Elvis, Ray Charles, The Platters & More! Come have some fun with us! “Just the right blend of those golden oldies and good clean humor!”

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  • Dale and Gayle Eisenhauer

    Genres: Country, folk, cowboy, gospel, rock & pop, and comedy
    Specialty: Vocals, Piano, Guitar
    Website:http://www.daleandgayle.com/
    Tour Dates: https://rgvaff.com/DaleAndGayle/schedule.html
    Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29YjhvZbHYYVjyelFGdm8Q
    Music: https://rgvaff.com/DaleAndGayle/#audioclips

    Dayle and GayleDale & Gayle Eisenhauer, now simply “Dale & Gayle” are retired school teachers from the little town of Newkirk in northern Oklahoma. They are on their 10th year as full-time entertainers, traveling and spreading their love of music to everyone they meet. Since their retirement of 30 years each in the public school systems, they have visited and entertained in 38 states and performed nearly 1,000 shows.

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  • Dave and Daphne

    Genres: Country, Yodel
    Specialty: Guitar and Vocals
    Website: https://www.daveanddaphne.com/
    Tour Dates: https://www.daveanddaphne.com/upcoming-shows
    Videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dave+and+daphne
    Music: https://www.daveanddaphne.com/music

    Dave and DaphneDave Salyer has toured the world with Barbara Mandrell, performed for presidents at the White House and appeared on countless TV shows.

    Roy Clark proclaimed Dave as one of the most fabulous guitarists on the planet and I quote, “I can't believe this guy; If I could get my hands on him, I'd kill him!!" Barbara Mandrell simply states, "Dave Salyer is the best guitarist I've ever had.”

    Dave credits his uncles—(Bluegrass Legends and Grand Ole Opry Members) Jim & Jesse…

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  • David Church

    Genres: Traditional Country
    Specialty: Vocals and Guitar

    DavidChurch tnFor those who loved the sound of the late Hank Williams, no one does it better than David Church, who can perform solo, but prefers to perform with a five-piece band for authentic sound. An oft-requested artist, the "Midwest Country" shows always sell out when Church is performing.

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  • Durocher Family

    Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel
    Specialty: Vocals

    Durocher-Press-Photo_thumbOne of the Valley's newer groups is the Durocher Family of Minnesota, known for their bluegrass music and Christian ministries in camps, rescue missions, churches and prisons. The family includes 12 children. Older children perform, younger children sing, while the adorable four-year-old claps and grins at the audience.

     

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  • Farnum Family

    Genres: Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel, Irish, Old-Time and Western
    Specialty: Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Upright Bass, Piano and Penny Whistle

    Farnum-FamilyFrom Galena, Missouri, is a six-piece family band that plays a lively blend of bluegrass, folk, gospel, Irish, novelty and old-time western music. They love to perform tunes that will have you tapping your foot and singing right along, or take you down memory lane. And a few songs may make you laugh out loud!

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  • Gary Crain

    Genres: Comedy
    Specialty: Vocals, Standup Comedy

    garycrain_thumbShazamm! It's Gomer Pyle from Mayberry! Or at least that is what viewers will think when Gary Crain performs his comedy routines. In addition to Gomer, Crain does impersonations of Bill Clinton, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Walter Brennan.

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  • Goldwing Express

    Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel, Old Country
    Specialty: Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Fiddle
    Website: www.goldwingexpress.org
    Tour Dates: http://goldwingexpress.org/goldwing-express-2017-schedule/
    Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GletK-1IjZk

    GoldwingExpress 2018Goldwing Express is made up of Three Native American brothers and their father. A segment of their performance is dedicated for their Indian Heritage. Each brother wears his very own Native American headdress which represents the Creek Indian tribe their mother is from. This family music show comes from Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Now the family resides in Branson, Missouri producing their own music show along with many appearances throughout the United States and into Canada.

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  • Gordy & Debbie

    Genres:Country, 50’s & 60’s, Gospel, Patriotic Music, Comedy
    Specialty: Vocals

    GordyDebbie tnWith over a quarter century of success in the entertainment industry, Gordy and Debbie Kaye Wensel bring their Branson show to South Texas during Winter Texan season.  The show is an upbeat variety show that is a mixture of country, music from the 50’s and 60’s, gospel and patriotic music combined with comedy and suitable for all audiences.

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  • Halbrook Family

    Genres: Bluegrass, Traditional Country
    Specialty: Comedy, Vocals, Instruments

    The Halbrook family has entertained thousands of people all across the united States for decades. With a unique brand of Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music, plus their side splitting humor, guests will leave thoroughly amazed. They have had very successful music/dinner theatres in both Arizona and Texas.

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  • Heart to Heart

    Genres: Country, Gospel, 50's & 60's Top 40, Doo-Wop, R&B, Patriotic, Comedy & Rockabilly
    Specialty: Vocal, Guitar, Keyboard
    Website: www.hearttoheartmusicgroup.com
    Tour Dates: www.hearttoheartmusicgroup.com/schedule
    Videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6u77RaR_es
    Music: www.reverbnation.com/hearttoheart4

    HearttoHeart Jerry n Sharon THUMBSharon and Jerry Mays, better known as Heart To Heart, "The Heart & Soul of Branson, Mo." bring a brand new variety show to the RGV each season, power packed with toe-tapping, hand-clapping Country, Gospel, 50's & 60's Top 40, Doo-Wop, a little Old Rock and R&B, Patriotic, Comedy—a little of everything for an all-around good time for everyone!

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  • Helen Russell & Company

    Elvis & Helen Russell are from Osage Beach, Mo and provide LIVE toe-tappin' music for shows and dances for a variety of venues throughout the entire Rio Grande Valley.

    2017 Helen Russell 150Featuring the finest in LIVE music for dances from Traditional Country to Classic Rock, and LIVE music for Two Step, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Swing Dance, Line Dance, Slow Dance and Polka, this band can accommodate whatever your tastes may be.

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  • Helen Russell & Company

    Genre: Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel, Classic Rock
    Specialty: Live Music/Comedy Variety Shows and Dances
    Website: www.helenrussell.net
    Tour Dates: https://www.helenrussell.net/Performance-Dates.html

    Helen Russell PROMO 3

    Helen Russell & Company are from Missouri and very excited to be returning to the Rio Grande Valley for their 4th season! They are honored to have been awarded "Best Small Band Variety Show" by the Valley Star Awards for 2018 and 2019!

    Their 2020 show "Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock & Roll" will entertain you with great vocals, scalding piano, hot licks on…

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  • James Marvell

    Genres: Country, Golden Oldies Rock
    Specialty: Guitar & Vocals

    James_Marvell_web_thumbFrom his 1960's million-sell "Love can Make You Happy" with the group Mercy to his 2008 number one hit, "Embrace the World," which rose to the top of the Gospel music charts, James Marvell has had a varied musical career.

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  • Jennifer

    Genres: Broadway, Bluegrass, Pop & Yodeling
    Specialty: Vocals, Dance, Comedy

    Jennifer_Wilson_thumbBranson star Jennifer Wilson-Browning, who for many years headlined the show "Jennifer-in-the-Morning" and was known as "the Girl with the Million Dollar Smile" is known for the musical variety, dancing, singing comedy and costume changes that go with her show.

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  • Jerry Bennett

    Genres: Country Gospel, Southern Gospel
    Specialty: Keyboard, Vocals, Songwriter

    JerryBennettThere is just nobody like him entertaining in the Rio Grande Valley. When Jerry Bennett sits down at a piano and starts clinking the keys to create a honky-tonk beat and sing a song, people start smiling, nodding their heads or swaying to the music. Jerry performs a mix of country and gospel that delights the crowds who come out to see him.

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  • Jim Owen

    Genres: Country
    Specialty: Vocals, Songwriter, Actor

    20081211-JimOwen_bw_thumbCountry Singer and songwriter Jim Owen has been making appearances in the Rio Grande Valley during the winter season for the past two years. He is known for his offbeat humor and from-the-heart style of singing.

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  • John Rex Reeves

    Genres: Country
    Specialty: Vocals

    John-Reeves_thumbJohn Rex Reeves, nephew of "Gentleman Jim Reeves," is known for his tribute to his late uncle. Jim Reeves was known for such country hits as "He'll Have to Go," "I Guess I'm Crazy," and "Am I Losing You?" When not in the Rio Grande Valley Reeves can be found on the Midwest Country Show, satellite RFD TV on Saturday nights.

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  • Kenny Hess

    Genres: Country
    Specialty: Vocals, Songwriting
    Tour Dates: www.kennyhess.com/tour
    Website: www.kennyhess.com

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    Kenny Hess has now been a part of the music industry since the 80’s when he started a life of making music for a living. Born in Outlook Saskatchewan music was always a part of his life and at just 15 Kenny started traveling the country singing the songs of such greats as Charlie Pride, Don Williams and Merle Haggard and it wasn’t long before he was singing his own songs and sharing the stage with those very same great artists.

    A prolific songwriter, Kenny was noticed by Nashville’ legendary songwriter Harlan Howard and soon Kenny began…

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  • Kerry Christensen

    Genres: Instrumentals, Yodeling
    Specialty: Yodeling, Vocals, Alphorn & Zither

    KerryChristensen_thumbNational yodeling champion and former Disney World entertainer Kerry Christensen yodels everything from Indian love calls to Alpine Swiss, German, Latin, Jewish, Hawaiian, jazz, cowboy, classical and humorous -- even chicken styles of yodeling.

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  • LaDawn

    Genres: Country, 50s & 60s
    Specialty:
    Christmas Show, Sentimental Journey Show, Country/50s &60s Rock Show, Vocals
    Website:
    LaDawnMusic.com
    Tour Dates:
    http://ladawnmusic.com/schedule.html
    Music: http://ladawnmusic.com/music.html

    ladawnLaDawn grew up singing to her mother’s 45s, so when she was approached by a young man in church demanding that she either sing with him or accompany him on the piano, the choice was simple. She had never considered herself a singer, but that day changed her mind. It was a stirring performance that convinced her that God had blessed her with a talent, one that could not be hidden.

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  • Laughing Bird Music and Comedy Show

    Genres: Comedy, Folk, Acoustic Rock, Bluegrass
    Specialty: 6 and 12-string guitar, dulcimer, dobro, banjola, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, strong vocals, tight harmonies

    laughingbird_thumb“Original, refreshing, energetic, hillarious, and entertaining.” These are some of the words used by Activity Directors about Laughing Bird’s show, but their real magic is the warm, genuine, and unpretentious energy they project from the stage. Tupelo and Janey clearly love what they do, and it shows!

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  • Lindley Creek

    Genres: Bluegrass
    Specialty: Vocals, Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Upright Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Rythm Guitar
    Website:www.lindleycreek.com
    Tour Dates:https://www.lindleycreek.com/schedule
    Videos: https://www.lindleycreek.com/video-music
    Music: https://www.youtube.com/user/lindleycreekband

    2018Lindley Creek BandLindley Creek is an acoustic family band showcasing beautiful, traditional bluegrass & gospel music, soulful, soaring lead vocals, soothing family harmonies, intricate instrumental breaks and original songwriting, Lindley Creek presents compelling acoustic music and a sincere family sound. 

    “At a Lindley Creek concert, you will laugh, smile and tap your foot along with awesome music and unique arrangements. Lindley Creek has a great mix of cover and…

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  • Link Family

    Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel, Celtic, Patriotic, Acoustic
    Specialty: Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals

    LinkFamily-2_thumbFrom the Ozark Mountains of Missouri…The Link Family delivers a powerful performance with world class harmonies, hard driving instrumentals and good clean family humor.

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  • Lloyd and Peggy

    Genres: Country, Classic Rock
    Specialty: Guitar, Keyboards/synthesizer, Vocals

    2012 LloydNPeggyJPG TNSince 1999 we have lived full time in our motor home / tour bus and travel wherever the music takes us. Every winter is spent playing in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Then, we head north for the summer to find other opportunities to perform. There is nothing we like better than looking out from the stage and seeing those heads bobbing and feet tapping.

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  • Mama's Wranglers

    Genres: Old Time Western, Clog, Yodeling
    Specialty: Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, and more; harmonies, yodel

    20171110 June 2015Mama's Wranglers, the Jackson Family Band & Cloggers out of Las Vegas, Nevada, are the pinnacle of entertainment!  They are one of the most sought after acts and have performed in 49 states, Canada, and Europe!  They sing old time western music, clog and America's little yodeling sweetheart, 1​4​-year old Skyler, will bring down the house!  

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  • Mama’s Wranglers

    Genres: Country
    Specialty: Piano, Violin, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Clogging

    Mamas-Wranglers squareThe Jackson Family, known as Mama’s Wranglers, from Las Vegas, Nevada, are returning to the Rio Grande Valley for another action-packed season with their high-energy western show. Known nationally and internationally, the family has performed in 49 states and has also debuted in Canada and Europe.

    The star of the show is the multi-talented 13-year-old Skyler who started playing fiddle before she could walk. She took up piano at three and started yodeling at six. Today she sings, clogs, plays spoons, and even does sign language. She also plays violin.

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  • One More Time

    Genres: Musical Comedy Variety, Vaudeville, Broadway, Vegas-style
    Specialty: Vocals, Keyboard

    Website: www.omtmusic.com
    Tour Dates:
    http://www.omtmusic.com/OMT_schedule.html
    Videos:
    http://www.omtmusic.com/homepage.html

    The Beahms-Illustration tnOne More Time is Larry and Melissa Beahm, the Musical Comedy Variety Duo. Traveling throughout the country, One More Time focuses on providing excellent music and tasteful humor for the boomers and seniors of our great United States. “Fifty-five plus” communities, RV parks, churches and senior centers hire One More Time to perform their musical comedy variety shows: professional yet personal Vaudevillian/Broadway/ Vegas-type shows!

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  • Pat Davison's Comedy Magic Circus

    Genre: Variety Show
    Specialty: Comedy, Magic,Juggling
    Website: www.SuperComedyShow.com
    Tour Dates: http://www.supercomedyshow.com/ourschedule.html
    Videos: http://www.supercomedyshow.com/youtubevideos.html

    familyborderPAT DAVISON & TESS have been presenting Comedy and Variety Entertainment worldwide for more than 50 years, including 35 years entertaining Winter Texans here in the Rio Grande Valley with their unique and popular “Comedy Magic Circus”! 

    Their show is a one-of-a-kind spectacular that features hilarious Comedy, Magic, Juggling, Audience Participation and even Unicycling.  Think “The Ed Sullivan Show meets America's Got Talent!” (In fact, for you old-timers, Pat even worked with Vaudeville stars George Jessel and Nick Lucas.  Remember them?!)

    Pat grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a typical Scandinavian background.  As a result he can tickle the…

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  • Patrick and Tracy

    Genres: Country, Motown, RatPack, Broadway, Comedy
    Specialty: Vocals, Comedy

    Patrick-and-Tracy-Dodd-thumbPatrick and Tracy have been performing professionally for nearly 20 years and most of that time has been spent as husband and wife (they recently celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary). Even though they were both born and raised in the great state of Nebraska they met while performing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Alabama Theater. Since that first meeting they have logged a lot of miles singing and dancing together all over the world and they have had many incredible experiences along the way!

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  • Patsy Cline Tribute Show with Rainy

    Genres: Classic Country, Rock and Roll, Comedy
    Specialty: Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Karen Carpenter, Anne Murray

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    Rainy returns to the Rio Grande Valley with her special tribute to the Legendary Patsy Cline. With a voice that is distinctly "Patsy", she presents a convincing performance celebrating the songs and spirit of this country music legend.

    Along with all your favorite Patsy Cline hits, Rainy has recently introduced more amazing music from three 60’s and 70’s legendary ladies with tributes to Connie Francis, Karen Carpenter and Anne Murray.  The addition of their memorable music has been met with much approval and audience response has been overwhelming…

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  • Ralph Kuster

    Genres: Standards, Classic Country, Broadway, Gospel, Easy Listening
    Specialty: Vocals

    Website: www.ralphkuster.net
    Tour Dates:
    ralphkuster.net/#schedule
    Music:
    www.ralphkuster.net/listen.shtml

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    Ralph’s life-long passion for music became a reality with the production of his first 3 CD’s from 2003 to 2005. In 2006, he was thrilled and honored to perform ‘I May Never Get to Heaven’ by Conway Twitty and ‘Unchained Melody’ by the Righteous Brothers before 2000+ people at the annual COSAP Variety Show at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.

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  • Red Johnson

    Genres: Country
    Specialty: Vocals and Guitar

    redjohnson_web_thumbRed Johnson who has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years ordered his first guitar from a Sears & Roebuck catalog with money he earned from raising a calf. It never left his side and after leaving the military, he started playing and writing music professionally.

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  • Redhead Express

    Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel, Irish Country
    Specialty: Violin, Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin

    redheadexpress_thumbOne of the liveliest bluegrass groups to hit the Valley in recent years is the Redhead Express, a family bluegrass band from Alaska. The Walker family performs a high-energy show filled with bluegrass, gospel, traditional Irish country and old-time music. They add a bit of family humor to provide a fun evening for audiences.

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  • Redhead Express/PaperDolls

    Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel, Irish Country, Christmas
    Specialty: Violin, Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin
    Website: https://paperdolls.band/
    Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/redheadexpress
    Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu7utivt4y8

    20190102 Redhead Express 4PaperDolls. You may know them as the Redhead Express: Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan. They have performed in almost all 50 states at state fairs, arenas, stadiums, churches, casinos and corporate events. In their 11 years together they have amassed upwards of 3,000 shows and over 3,000,000 YouTube views. But peel away the acclaim and the glamour of the stage, and they are four sisters who grew up surrounded by the mountains of Alaska. Fishing, hiking & camping were their favorite past-times, and carhartts & bare feet perfectly acceptable fashion-wear. They grew up on salmon, moose-steaks and the northern lights. This is and…

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  • Reed & Jackson

    Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel, Country
    Specialty: Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard

    reedjackson_thumbBest known for their variety show, the Chicken House Opry, Bob "Punjo" Reed and Lucy Jackson are known for their country music venue. Reed, who earlier in his career appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, plays guitar and acts as emcee for the show, which features bluegrass and country music, a bit of gospel, tributes to veterans and old-fashioned comedy. Lucy plays keyboard and sings. Shows will be starting January 1, 2011 this year.

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  • Roger Kenaston Band

    Genres: Bluegrass, Country
    Specialty: Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Lap Steel, Vocals, Trumpet
    Website: www.wahoocountrymusicshow.com

    kenastonThe Roger Kenaston Band is a high-energy group that plays bluegrass, country and other genres of music. The band has worked with numerous celebrities, including back up for such artists as Charlie McCoy, Jean Shepard, Stonewall Jackson, Leona Williams, Jimmy C. Newmann, Jack Green, Claude Gray, Les Gilliam and many others.

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  • Rusty Rierson

    Genres: Country
    Specialty: Country, Gospel, Christmas
    Website: http://www.rustyrierson.com/
    Tour Dates: http://www.rustyrierson.com/calendar.html
    Videos: http://www.rustyrierson.com/music.html
    Music: https://youtu.be/Gnvqj54l_k8

    Rusty Rierson 2Rusty Rierson is a native of Leon, KS. He has been entertaining audiences for 23 years although this is his first full season in the RGV. Growing up on the family farm he fell in love with agriculture and pursued the degree at Kansas State in Agricultural Economics. Rusty graduated in 2008 and then completed a masters degree in Animal Science from K-State as well in summer 2011. Rusty got into music when his father, Roger, suggested that they take lessons together. In 2005, Rierson won the state wide "YF&R talent find contest" hosted by Farm Bureau and performed at the…

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  • Ruthi

    Genres: Country
    Specialty: Vocals, Banjo

    Ruthi_Holly-SmallRuthi has been one of the top booked artists in the RGV Valley for the past three years and after her whirlwind summer tour of eight states she is excited and proud to be invited back for a fifth season here in the Rio Grande Valley.

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  • Sherwin Linton

    Genres: Country, Gospel, 50s, Johnny Cash Tribute
    Specialty: Vocals, Guitar

    Website: http://www.sherwinlinton.com/
    Tour Dates:
    http://www.sherwinlinton.com/schedule.asp
    Music:
    http://www.sherwinlinton.com/Downloads.htm

    47Get ready for a 60 to 90 minute Country and Popular Music show packed full of your favorite classic songs. Amazing vocal harmonies and touching duets are accented by humor & stories. We tell the truth.... it's funnier than anything we can make up! Audiences are amazed by Sherwin's ability to bring back the image and sound of Johnny Cash. Dick Moebakken's affable personality adds to his great impression of "Grandpa McCoy" and Dick's vocal likeness to Freddy Fender is a show stopper.

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  • Solid Gold Dance Party

    Genres: Original Hit Oldies, Country, Rock, Standards
    Specialty: Radio DJ live presentation

    2014 Solid-Gold-Dance-Party tnThe Solid Gold Dance Party - Oldies Music and Memories, is a DJ/Entertainment with "Big Daddy" presenting a program of dance music, by the original artists, spanning over 50 years of hit music, just like you heard it on the radio. All types of music are presented, including Country, Rock, Standards, Line dancing, and others. Between songs, "Big Daddy" and the audience have a great time with trivia, contests, and prize giveaways.

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  • Southern Anthem

    Genres: Country, Gospel, Bluegrass
    Specialty: Vocal Harmonies, Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Saxophone

    Southern Anthem LIVE thumbWendy, Derek, Mikaela and Logan Pausewang, collectively known as Southern Anthem, are back in the RGV with a brand new “Branson-style” show for 2018. From fairs and festivals, church auditoriums, national television appearances, and requests from Nashville, Branson and beyond, the demand for their unique family harmony now has them traveling full time. Southern Anthem has been featured on America’s RFD-TV, the legendary WSM 650 Radio and are members of the Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fam.

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  • Star Fire Family Show

    Genres: Classic Country, Variety, Comedy
    Specialty: Guitar, Banjo, Keyboard, Saxophone, Fiddle, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Pedal Steel Guitar, Drums

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    The Gottschalk family, known as the Star Fire Family Band from Hortonville, Wis., is in the Rio Grande Valley for another season to entertain the Winter Texans. The Gottschalks try and mix up their shows, to have something for everyone. In Texas, they perform a Branson style show with music, comedy, audience interaction and just plain fun.

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  • Sundae + Mr. Goessl

    Genres: Jazz, 20s to today
    Specialty: Guitar, Vocal, Charm
    Website: www.vintagejazzduo.com
    Tour Dates: http://sundaeandmrgoessl.com/calendar-1?view=calendar&month=02-2019
    Videos: www.youtube.com/sundaeandmrgoessl
    Music: http://sundaeandmrgoessl.com/listen

    Sundae goesslSundae + Mr. Goessl features award-winning vocalist Kate Voss (Earshot Magazine's Vocalist of the Year, two-time Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Princess) and Seattle's most versatile virtuoso guitarist, Jason Goessl. This charming husband/wife duo incorporates humor, vintage style, interesting instrumentation, nostalgia and serious chops in their act. Awarded Best Jazz Act of 2017 from Seattle Weekly, this industrious couple has produced 5 albums since their inception in 2014 and enjoys "living the dream" as full-time musicians performing 300+ shows per year! Bringing back the sounds from a by-gone era and spreading the joy of jazz like Johnny Appleseed, this act…

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  • Tavie's 'Rock & Roll' Show

    Genres: Rock & Roll
    Specialty: Classic 50's and 60's Music
    Website: https://www.rocknrollshow.net/
    Tour Dates: https://www.rocknrollshow.net/gigs
    Videos: https://youtu.be/DS42xjnmIkQ
    Music: https://youtu.be/DIg7jlDGNtg

    TavieTavie’s “Rock & Roll” Show will take you back to a simpler time, a time of innocence...the 50’s and 60’s. Feel free to come dressed in your poodle skirt and saddle shoes, as Tavie does, and be ready to “rock & roll.” Tavie has performed all over the U.S. and at venues across Germany and Italy during her 27 year tenure in the U.S. Army, and has been heard on oldies stations across the country for many years. She has performed with talent such as The Coasters, Jimmy Clanton (Venus in Blue Jeans), The Country Comedy Tour, The…

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  • Terry Smith

    20170126 Terry Smith EditedBorn in Oklahoma and reared in Denton, Texas. Terry Smith has been a resident of Nashville, TN since 1972, when he moved there to pursue a songwriting career. By day, he taught school and afternoons and evenings he walked the streets of Music Row, knocking on doors, visiting publishing companies, and pitching his songs.

    His persistency paid off. Over the years his songs have been recorded by a wide array of artists. His most well-known composition is “Far Side Banks of Jordan,” first released by Johnny and June Carter Cash and subsequently cut by over 300 performers.

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  • The Freddie and Sheila Show

    Genres: Country Classics, 60's Rock, Yodeling, Clogging, Comedy
    Specialty: Guitar Instrumentals, Singing, Comedy
    Website: www.freddiepelletier.com
    Tour Dates:
    https://www.freddiepelletier.com/show-schedule

    PELLETIERThe Freddie and Sheila Show is an energetic concert featuring world class guitar picking and fantastic singing. Lots of humor between (and during) songs make their concerts fun for everyone! They perform a variety of country classics, 60's rock, yodeling,clogging and more!

    Freddie's specialty is playing Chet Atkins style finger picking guitar instrumentals. The married duo perform in the RGV each January before moving on to resorts in Arizona and California as…

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  • The Horns

    Genres: Traditional Country, Country Rock, and 50s & 60s Rock-n-Roll
    Specialty: Vocal Harmony, Duets, and Impersonations

    TheHorns-WEB tnWe hail from the Show-Me state of Missouri and have been entertaining in the Rio Grande Valley for five years. We've been playing music for dances since the mid 60s with a wide variety of music from traditional country music to 50s & 60s Rock-n-Roll.

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  • The Punches Family

    Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel
    Specialty: Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals
    Website: www.thepunchesfamily.com
    Tour Dates: http://thepunches.net/punches-family-schedule-2013/

    Punches FamilyOnce again this season The Punches Family will be back in the Rio Grande Valley entertaining Winter Texans with rock ‘n roll oldies from the ‘50’s and 60’s. Performing old favorites like “Run, Run, Run,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “The Twist” the Punches Family will bring back memories and fun with their lively performances.

    Because The Punches are also known for their bluegrass and gospel performances, each show will include several of the songs for which the family is known in other areas. The Punches Family has been featured on Great American Gospel Show, which plays on over 200 stations across America and many countries around the world.

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  • The Texans

    Genres: Gospel
    Specialty: Vocals, Guitar, Comedy

    Website: thetexans.org
    Tour Dates:
    http://thetexans.org/#/
    Music:
    http://thetexans.org/#/store

    the-texans_thumbThe Texans got their start singing country gospel music as a traveling quartet based out of Dallas Christian College. Today the group consists of Sam Ray, lead singer and emcee, his wife, Brenda Ray, who sings tenor and is a comedian, and their son, Curtis Ray, who sings baritone.

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  • Tom Wurth

    Genres: Country, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Blues, Pop, Rock and Roll
    Specialty: Guitar and Vocals
    Website: www.TomWurth.com
    Tour Dates: https://www.tomwurth.com/tour
    Videos: https://www.tomwurth.com/videos
    Music: https://soundcloud.com/tomwurth

    TOM WURTHOut of the gate Tom Wurth was nominated for a Grammy at only twenty years of age. That milestone built a foundation for his career. The Grammy experience fresh in his mind, Wurth pushed forward with his songwriting aspirations.

    Wurth initially signed as a staff writer with Belden Enterprises later signing with one of the largest publishers in the world, BMG Music Publishing. At BMG he garnered two major record label cuts -“If the Road Runs Out” (appearing on Ty Herndon’s Greatest Hits album) and a Ken Mellons cut,…

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  • Trailer Park Patsy - Donna Sue

    2017 Donna Sue ThumbPerforming for shows and dances. 
    Classic Country, Blues, Big Band, Rock, 50 and 60's, Folk, Gospel.

    I was raised by a single Mother and my love of music came early in life.  Mother worked as a waitress at a Honky Tonk and we heard many country bands as I grew up.  Mom also loved Gospel, Big-Band and Blues music.  My best audience was Grandma and I sang and danced to her for hours.  So, from knee high I was always singing...it was in my blood you could say. 

    I started really learning about singing when I joined the choir at church and then in my high school years in the High School Choir.  Then marriage and children took over my life for many years and my singing was to small children and while…

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  • Tucker

    Genres: Country, Western, Oldies, Gospel
    Specialty: Vocals, Comedy

    tucker_thumbOne of the most popular entertainers to come to the Rio Grande Valley is Sheldon Tucker, known simply as Tucker. A commanding figure, Tucker could easily be mistaken for Marshal Dillon walking down the street in his signature fringed jacket, cowboy boots and black Stetson hat. But with his voice, which is a rich combination of baritone and tenor, he is at home in Broadway musicals. He played the lead in “The King and I” with the “Rainbow Players.”  And he worked with Carol Burnett in “Moon Over Buffalo.”

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  • Vance Greek

    Genres: Country, Gospel
    Specialty: Vocals

    VANCE-GREEK-2007PIC_thumbAlthough a longtime resident of the Rio Grande Valley, Vance Greek spent 1990 to 1997 in Branson, Missouri where he became known as "the Golden Voice of Branson."

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  • Wade Benson Landry

    Genres: Country, Swingin' Cajun, Western Swing
    Specialty: Fiddle

    Wade-Benson-Landry_2010_thumbLouisiana's world class fiddle player, Wade Benson Landry, made his first official appearance in the Rio Grande Valley last year when he performed at the 2010 FAME Awards.

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  • Williamson Branch

    Genres: Country, Gospel
    Specialty: Gospel, Country, Bluegrass, Clog Dancing
    Website: https://www.williamsonbranch.com/home
    Tour Dates: https://www.williamsonbranch.com/tour
    Videos: https://www.williamsonbranch.com/video
    Music: https://youtu.be/VxSWpDBNQuw

    WilliamBranchNashville based, Williamson Branch, is a high energy, high steppin’ show that features a fine-tuned variety of bluegrass, gospel and country music, accentuated by world class Appalachian clog dancing. As Pinecastle recording artists, this family fills every performance with memorable moments of love and laughter. In recent years audiences from Canada to the Cayman Islands, Maine to the Mexican border have thrilled to the soaring vocal harmonies and sparkling personalities of Williamson Branch!

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