PBS to air national broadcast of “Daniel O’Donnell Live From Branson”

The concert will be held at the 2,600-seat Tri-Lakes Center, located on Hwy. 248 in Branson. Call (417) 336-0219 for ticket information. The concert will be broadcast locally on Ozarks Public Television stations KOZK-TV, channel 21 in Springfield and on KOZJ-TV, channel 26 in Joplin.

The evening-long concert event will feature Irish singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell along with country music legends Pam Tillis, Charley Pride, The Gatlin Brothers (Larry, Steve and Rudy) and fabled Lawrence Welk TV Show stars The Lennon Sisters (Dee Dee, Kathy, Janet and Mimi) and Jo Ann Castle. Mary Duff, O’Donnell’s long-time friend and performance partner, will also appear.

Daniel shares the stage with some of the most popular and enduring stars in American music in a spectacular public television concert event. Broadcast live from the Tri-Lakes Center in the live music capital of Branson, Missouri, the four-hour music extravaganza features O’Donnell in his first national television special on an American stage, as he welcomes an impressing roster of favorite performers.

“DANIEL O’DONNELL LIVE FROM BRANSON” will be broadcast on 90 percent of the PBS stations nationwide as part of their Winter Pledge Drive. The program will also be available for re-broadcast throughout the month of December on all 349 PBS stations.

Ozarks Public Television in Springfield and Joplin is anticipating strong viewer support during the broadcast. Their phone banks at the Tri-Lakes Center will be seen by a national audience.

“DANIEL O’DONNELL LIVE FROM BRANSON” is produced by Brockwell, Ltd. and WTVS Detroit Public Television. The Vacation Channel in Branson is providing production assistance. Executive producers are Sean Reilly for Brockwell, Ltd. and Diane Bliss for WTVS. Director is Ian McGarry.

“We are thrilled to host Daniel O’Donnell’s first live PBS show from Branson,” said Cindy Westmoreland, property manager for the Tri-Lakes Center. “The Tri-Lakes Center, Daniel O’Donnell, and PBS have harmonious philosophies in that we all present quality entertainment to our customers.”

“We’re honored to be the host city for this live television event and appreciate all the work that has gone into making this national PBS broadcast possible,” said Ross Summers, president and CEO of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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