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John Denver Tribute

Adult Ticket
4 Stars
Based on 5 reviews

A Tribute to John Denver Starring James Garrett in Branson is a can’t miss experience for every fan of the iconic rocker with the gentle musical touch.  Denver’s music appeals to fans across several genres and eras, with a classic sound that’s as relevant today as it was when he popped out hit after hit in the 70’s. And what makes this tribute incredibly special is that James Garrett was a close friend of Denver’s; he shows a passion for the music only someone who knew the superstar could display.  Denver’s biggest hits include “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “I’m Sorry,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” “Back Home Again,” and “Annie’s Song.”  He earned two Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award, as well as a smattering of awards from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, and the American Music Awards.  Denver was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and was recognized for his tireless humanitarian work.  

James Garrett makes hearing the music of John Denver extra special because he shares the stories behind the music, lending new meaning for fans hearing songs like “Matthew” and “Grandma's Feather Bed.”  And Garrett himself has an impressive resume; he was lead male vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the Grammy-winning group, The Kendalls, and he’s toured with huge acts like Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton, and Glen Campbell.  For his show A Tribute to John Denver Starring James Garrett, he’s joined on stage by long-time entertainer, Randy Plummer, a member of the legendary Plummer Family of Branson.  The production is showcased in the type of intimate theater setting that’s ideal for such an endearing tribute.

Helpful Hints/Additional Information

  • A Tribute to John Denver Starring James Garrett can be found at the Little Opry Theater in the IMAX Entertainment Complex.
  • The IMAX Entertainment Complex is located at 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.
  • The show can be see March through October at 10:00 a.m. on most days except Sunday - the schedule alters slightly in March, June, August, and December.
  • The show changes to A Rocky Mountain Christmas for November and December.
  • Shopping and dining is available in the IMAX Complex.

For a very personal kind of tribute, the kind you’ll only experience when a music icon is honored by his good friend, make plans to see A Tribute to John Denver Starring James Garrett, only in Branson!

A Rocky Mountain Christmas

A Tribute to John Denver takes a festive turn for the holidays with A Rocky Mountain Christmas!  James Garrett wraps the show in a wonderful holiday spirit during November and December.  It's a very Merry Christmas indeed with the music of John Denver and Garrett's wonderful presentation of holiday songs to warm your heart!  Spend a little time with A Tribute to John Denver - A Rocky Mountain Christmas in Branson!

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"Very Good Show"

Rating of 4 stars  Reviewed August 20, 2019
The audience was very small but that just made the show more personal. He knew a lot about John Denver, which was quite interesting; and he sure could play that 12 string guitar. Really loved the song from the bass fiddle guy, "On my Father's side".
Last visited in August 2019

"Great Show!"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed May 25, 2017
My husband and I went to the show this week. James did an excellent job. Lots of John Denver songs. He personally knew John Denver so it was interesting to hear the stories. Small intimate theatre was very nice. Would highly recommend this show!!
Last visited in May 2017

"Disappointed "

Rating of 1 stars  Reviewed October 15, 2016
Expected to hear 2 hrs of JD songs. Heard 10 total. Too much talking and guests who had nothing to do with JD. Saw a tribute at Legends and it was awesome. Continuous music. You need to take a lesson from them The singing we did hear was awesome just not enough
Last visited in October 2016

"Great concert"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed October 7, 2015
I did not think this show would be so great until I saw it. Loved it. Great theater with up close audience. They put on a wonderful show. Loved the fiddler and bass. Very talented people. Also the Jed Clampette and John Wayne were wonderful and the gospel singers. We were a tour from Va. Loved Branson.
Last visited in October 2015

"Enlighting show!"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed September 20, 2015
I know John Denvers music but little about his personal life. James Garrett having known John personally was able to tell the audience great stories of their times together and of items of interest about the man and his music. John Denver's music is what brought us to this show but it was James Garrett who made this tribute a pleasure to hear.
Last visited in September 2015

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