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  • Music legend appearing at Main Street Music Hall

  • Music and comedy legend Jim Stafford is offering his special brand of family entertainment at Main Street Music Hall at the Lake of the Ozarks for two additional special performances at 8 p.m. on Aug. 3 and Sept. 7.
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  • Music and comedy legend Jim Stafford is offering his special brand of family entertainment at Main Street Music Hall at the Lake of the Ozarks for two additional special performances at 8 p.m. on Aug. 3 and Sept. 7. Stafford has made special guest appearances during Main Street Music Hall's "Reelin' in the Years" show twice in the last few months, delighting audiences of all ages. This time around, Stafford's son, Shea, who is a regular part of the Jim Stafford Show in Branson, will be joining Jim during his upcoming performances at Main Street Music Hall.
    "I love performing for audiences at the Lake of the Ozarks," Stafford said.  "They've been as warm and friendly to me as the cast of performers at the Music Hall have been.  I don't know if I can have more fun than the last couple of times I performed there, but I'm sure gonna' try, and that's why I'm bringing along my incredibly talented son, Shea, so he can share in the experience too."
     Main Street Music Hall, located in The Landing on Main Street shopping center in Osage Beach, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing musical entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Its reputation for providing quality family shows is what has drawn Stafford and his son to appear with the Main Street Music entertainers. 
    "Jim Stafford's performance during our "Reelin' in the Years" show, which features music from the 60's, 70's and 80's, gives audiences two performances of wholesome entertainment for the price of one," said Judy Blair, one of the show's owners.  "We're very excited that Jim enjoyed being at the Lake and Main Street Music Hall so much that he wanted to come back, and this time with his son, and do two more shows with us. It's truly a testament to our audience and the entire Lake area."
     Although Stafford is a singer/songwriter and a national television star, his first love has always been live performance.  Stafford owns and operates the Jim Stafford Theater in Branson, where he has entertained visitors for 20 years. The show has been named a favorite by audiences and critics alike.
     Stafford is well-known for his satirical wit in songs like "My Girl Bill" and "Spiders and Snakes," as well as "Cow Patti" from the Clint Eastwood movie "Any Which Way You Can."   He is also a gifted classical guitarist and has recorded two classical guitar albums.  His recently released album is called "Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Picker."
     Stafford's television career began in 1975 with "The Jim Stafford Show" on ABC.  He also hosted 56 episodes of "Nashville on the Road" and made 26 appearances on "The Tonight Show."  He was a regular performer and head writer/producer for the Emmy-nominated "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in 1987 and 1988.
    Page 2 of 2 -  To purchase tickets to the Aug. 3 and Sept. 7 performances, or any other performance at the Main Street Music Hall, go to www.LakeMusicHall.com or call the box office at (573) 348-9500 or 1-800-348-9501.  Ticket prices are: $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $11 for children ages 5-12; and children under 4 are free. 
     For more information about family-friendly entertainment options and dining and lodging at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit FunLake.com or call the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).  
     

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