Lake of the Ozarks Local Music
Music lovers surely won't be disappointed when they spend a few days and nights in the lake region. Lake of the Ozarks local music is known throughout the country for its quality and variety. Not only does this area offer some of the best world-class music acts at venues in the Branson area, there are dozens of native sons and daughters who play as well as anyone around.
Karaoke may not be included in a strict category of local music, but there is ample opportunity for visitors and Ozarks natives to try their voices in local pubs and clubs. If live music is more to your liking, have no fear. You can hear some of the best country, folk, blues and jazz around, often just a few steps from the shore. *Tip: Check with the local blues society and the local jazz society for their events and concerts. Open jam sessions are held by the Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society on the second Tuesday of each month. The Ozarks Jazz Society sponsors monthly events and concerts. Fans of Dixieland and big band music will be pleased with their offerings.
If you want to enjoy the real atmosphere of rural Missouri, seek out one of the "opry" shows. Two excellent examples are Lee Mace's Ozark Opry featuring traditional music and family entertainment for several decades. Some of the most talented local musicians and singers perform at Mace's venue.
For a slightly different style, trek on over to Main Street Music Hall. This site features country music and some great musicians playing your favorites from the 1950s. Two key ingredients here are laughter and fun!
Small pubs and restaurants often have acoustic guitar performers and singers, both as a background for dining and for late-night entertainment. To get a bit more excitement in your evening you may want to try Horny Toad at Toad Cove. This venue features a good restaurant, Jeremiah's nightclub, a sports bar and bandstand, in addition to a number of other amenities (arcade, boutique etc.)
Several pubs and nightclubs feature classic rock-and-roll music while others strive for a more laid-back atmosphere with piano bars and live, traditional country. Several music venues are accessible by car and motorcycle as well as by boat. These sites are a perfect place for a rest stop while cruising the lake and are a great way to cap off a day of water activities.