Special to the Enterprise
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Branson on the Road, direct from America’s entertainment capital, a music extravaganza that brings great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music to the stage of the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick. Because of high audience demand, the troupe will perform two shows at the Ritz on Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
In the tradition of the legendary traveling road shows, Branson on the Road mixes together fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, rhinestone costumes, and hilarious comedy. It’s the kind of show most people thought was long gone in this day of overproduced music, overused special effects and performers singing to tracks. In the same tradition as the traveling road shows during the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride and the first Branson music shows, Branson On The Road has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years on the famous 76 Country Music Boulevard (known as “The Strip”).
The band includes Debbie Horton, the only woman to have played lead guitar for the great Johnny Cash. She hosted her own show at the old Boxcar Willie Theater in Branson and has performed on the famous Louisiana Hayride and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville. Also featured are Donnie Wright, an expert musician and arranger who has performed at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The Presley’s Show in Branson, The Pine Mountain Jamboree in Eureka Springs, and a long-standing run at The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
Branson On The Road is a regular featured act on the national television show, “Midwest Country” on the RFD-TV network seen in over 100 million homes. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to bring the show to our community for the first time.
Advanced ticket prices are $15 for adult members of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and $10 for senior (65+) members. For non-members advanced prices are $20 adults and $15 seniors. On the day of the show, tickets cost $20 for adult members and $15 for senior members, and $25 for adult non-members and $20 senior non-members. Ticket prices for ages 18 and under and students of the College of Coastal Georgia are always $5, regardless of member status or purchase.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritz or by phone with credit card, Wednesdays-Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are also available on line at goldenislesarts.org. For more information, please visit that web address or call Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at 912-262-6934.