Petersen Family Bluegrass Band

$26.00 +tax
Adult Ticket
5 Stars
Based on 4 reviews



The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band features the sensational family that helped put bluegrass music on the Branson map! The entire family possesses an amazing level of talent; mom and dad, their son, and three daughters give audiences a healthy dose of bluegrass favorites and original songs.  Each family member is skilled at pickin’ a number of instruments, including the banjo, mandolin, bass and rhythm guitars and, of course, the good ole’ fiddle.  However, it was Ellen’s talent in particular that caught the attention of American Idol during the 2015 season.  Her beautiful voice and banjo pickin’ earned her a golden ticket to Hollywood, and she took along two of her siblings to keep her practice sessions all in the family!  Considering the thousands who vied for a shot at stardom, Ellen’s top 48 finish was an incredible accomplishment.

Some of the artists covered by the Petersen Family Bluegrass Band include Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson, Alison Krauss, and Branson favorite, Rhonda Vincent.  In addition to the bluegrass music they love to play, they’ll treat you to fiddle tunes, gospel music a cappella style, and a bit of yodeling for good measure!

Helpful Hints/Additional Information

  • The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band performs in the Little Opry Theatre at the IMAX Entertainment Complex.
  • The Complex is located at 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.
  • The family performs at 7:30PM on Saturday in January and February; 2:00PM on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from March through October. Sundays will be a separate gospel show.  In November and December, Tuesday and Thursday will be a special Christmas show.
  • The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band show is free to children 12 and under.
  • The IMAX Entertainment Complex has a concession area, several gift shops, and a full-service restaurant.

Bluegrass music at its best, family entertainment at its finest, and a grand good foot tappin' time  is what you’re gonna find when you visit the delightful Petersen Family Bluegrass Band!


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"Best thing we did in Branson"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed May 29, 2018
Wonderful family +1 band with a great mix of family humor, covers, and original songs. Super instrumental work and very nice harmonies made our day. Setting is a very intimate, small theater in the IMAX complex. Purchase tickets in person to get military discount and preferred seat...no poor seats in the little theater. CD’s available and personal discussion with the family after the performance was nice. This is the kind of performance that makes you love what is great about our country without being heavy handed. Go,please. Jack and Nan from Tucson
Last visited in May 2018

"Wonderful !"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed December 8, 2016
Wonderful Christian Family! Our group was completely entertained by these talented young people who are planted in their values and faith! Your parents I'm sure are proud of your accomplishments and the future that awaits you. God Bless to each of you!
Last visited in December 2016

"Thoroughly Enjoyed!!"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed November 20, 2016
This show was immensely entertaining. Very sweet Christian family. Saw them in Branson in a very nice intimate theater. The children in the band all play various instruments and also do vocals. Ellen is fabulous. The ticket prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend
Last visited in November 2016

"Fun, uplifting show"

Rating of 5 stars  Reviewed October 20, 2016
Nothing fancy here, just sweet bluegrass music in an intimate theater. The vocals of the family members blended as only family can. Lovely, competent musicianship and a low key but comfortable stage presence. The siblings teased each other and cracked up the audience and occasionally themselves. It was the favorite of our 3 shows. We would go again in a minute.
Last visited in October 2016

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  Located at 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson, MO 65616


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