It’s Dennis Quaid and The Sharks in Branson! And if you didn’t already know that he’s a rock star...yep, it’s that Dennis Quaid you know and love from the movies! Quaid has starred and co-starred in dozens of movies, including Wyatt Earp, Any Given Sunday, Frequency, Everybody’s All American, GI Joe - Rise of Cobra, Breaking Away, Innerspace, and Far From Heaven, the film that nabbed him acting award nominations from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, and earned him Best Supporting Actor Awards from the New York Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics, Online Film Critics, and the Independent Spirit Awards. His fun rock ‘n’ roll country soul band, Dennis Quaid and The Sharks, has been delighting audiences in venues around the country for years, and it’s about time Branson landed a performance!
Dennis Quaid has long been a musician, but didn’t decide to front a band until he did a guest stint for the Harry Dean Stanton Band in 2000. Stanton, who recently passed away, was a popular character actor and a favorite of many big movie directors -- he enjoyed key acting roles in dozens of Hollywood films. One of Stanton’s band members approached Dennis about starting up their own band, and Quaid’s been singing his heart out ever since! The Sharks perform original songs and cover long-time audience favorites, including “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” the song that became the title of the movie in which Dennis Quaid played legendary rockabilly star, Jerry Lee Lewis. Other songs the band has covered in performances include “Gloria,” “Treat Her Right,” “Spill the Wine,” and The Doors’ hit, “L.A. Woman.” You can also hear Quaid’s great voice on movie soundtrack albums, including “Beneath the Darkness” and “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”
Additional Information/Helpful Hints
- Dennis Quaid and The Sharks will be appearing at The Mansion Entertainment Center in Branson.
- The Mansion is located at 189 Expressway Lane.
- The one-night-only concert is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:00PM.
- The Mansion has a concession area and a gift shop in their spacious lobby.
- There is ample parking that’s mostly level; however, guests with disabilities can be dropped at the front entrance via the convenient circular driveway.
- The performance by Dennis Quaid and The Sharks will be family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
A movie star and a rock star -- one band -- one stage -- one incredible artist -- one performance only...it’s Dennis Quaid and The Sharks, and they’re only Branson concert is July 28 - be there!