“Raiding the Country Vault” to premiere at the iconic Mansion Theatre in Branson, May 6

Raiding the Country Vault

 

“Raiding the Country Vault” to premiere at the iconic
Mansion Theatre in Branson, May 6

 

Country music fans rejoice! Producers of the acclaimed Las Vegas production “Raiding the Rock Vault” will premiere a new show, “Raiding the Country Vault,” at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday, May 6. The new production brings together musicians from country music’s most iconic acts to play a set list featuring the biggest hits of America’s most beloved genre. Tickets for “Raiding the Country Vault” go on sale next Thursday, April 14.

 

“In ‘Raiding the Rock Vault,’ musicians from famous bands in classic rock recreate the timeless music of an entire generation,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. ‘In ‘Raiding the Country Vault,’ we’ve carefully selected talented performers and songs that bring the history of country music to life for audiences.”

 

The impressive lineup of musicians in “Raiding the Country Vault” includes Kent Wells [Guitar] (Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton), who will also act as the show’s Musical Director. Wells is well known for acting as Musical Director and Producer for Dolly Parton for the better part of 15 years. Colt Prather [Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar] (Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap), Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.), Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney), and Billboard chart toppers Michael Peterson (From Here To Eternity, Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie) [Lead Vocals and Guitar] and Mila Mason (Dark Horse) [Lead Vocals] (Mindy McCready).

 

 
“Raiding the Country Vault” will feature a set list of country music’s most renowned favorites by legendary artists including: Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and many, many more.

 

“Raiding the Rock Vault,” which premiered in Las Vegas in 2013 to popular and critical acclaim, has the distinguished honor of being the #1 Las Vegas Show on TripAdvisor and each year has been awarded “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 

“The great Simon Napier-Bell and I had a vision for ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ for a long time and it’s finally come to fruition,” said Cowell. “The success we’ve seen in Las Vegas with ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ has been a dream come true and we’re excited to bring ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ to Branson. We’re also thrilled to be working alongside Paul Dexter, our writer, director and production designer from ‘Raiding The Rock Vault’ to help continue our exciting brand.”

 

The Mansion Theatre, located at 189 Expressway Lane, has undergone a two-year renovation in preparation for the 2016 season. With 3,000 seats, the venue is the largest of its kind in Branson and features an expansive stage.

 

“Raiding the Country Vault” will perform 100 shows in 2016. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.raidingthecountryvault.com or www.themansiontheatre.com or call (866) 707-4100.

Rí Rá Las Vegas December Listings

Rí Rá Las Vegas December Listings

 

Locals Lunch and Dinner Special
Rí Rá Las Vegas continues to offer locals 40 percent off lunch and dinner menu items every Friday throughout December. Guests must present a valid Nevada ID to receive the discount. This special cannot be combined with other offers.

 

December Food and Drink Specials
This month, the pub extends the Whiskey Tour of Ireland ($14), which offers half ounce servings of four of the finest whiskeys, including Jameson Whiskey, Bushmills Whiskey, Redbreast and Michael Collins.

In December, Rí Rá serves up a little taste of heaven with their Irish Pork Carvery ($16.95). Select pork loins are crusted in wholegrain mustard and herbs and then roasted until tender. Served with butter-braised leeks, honeyed carrots and roast potatoes, the dish is topped off with rich whiskey gravy and includes a choice of Garden or Caesar side salad. Guests may also add on Irish Soda Bread Pudding for only $4.

Rí Rá Las Vegas Nightly Entertainment
Guests can enjoy live, authentic Irish music nightly during dinner and evening hours with many of the bands coming directly from Ireland.

Derek Dempsey & The Starr Brothers
Dec. 4, 5, 6 & 9 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 7 & 8 at 9 p.m.
Singer and entertainer Derek Dempsey, formerly of The Cray & Dempsey Experience, has joined forces with two brothers with immense skill, The Starr Brothers. The duo features Eric on drums and Nelson on bass and vocals. Derek Dempsey & The Starr Brothers’ performances will include comedy and fun. The group will perform a variety of music from traditional Irish to pop, rock, country and hip hop songs such as “Gin N’ Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

 

John Windsor
Dec. 10, 17 & 24 at 8:45 p.m.
A permanent entertainment fixture in Irish pubs throughout Las Vegas for more than a decade, John Windsor is a multi-talented performer who uses a signature personal touch to put a smile on the faces of his audience. Windsor provides nonstop entertainment throughout his sets by blending guitar, harmonica and amazing vocals into one spectacular performance.

 

Derek Dempsey & The Starr Brothers
Dec. 4, 5, 6 & 9 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 7 & 8 at 9 p.m.
Singer and entertainer Derek Dempsey, formerly of The Cray & Dempsey Experience, has joined forces with two brothers with immense skill, The Starr Brothers. The duo features Eric on drums and Nelson on bass and vocals. Derek Dempsey & The Starr Brothers’ performances will include comedy and fun. The group will perform a variety of music from traditional Irish to pop, rock, country and hip hop songs such as “Gin N’ Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

 

The American Diddle Idols
Dec. 11, 12, 13 & 16 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 14 & 15 at 9 p.m.
The American Diddle Idols is a pure Irish American party duo from New York City featuring musician David Barclow that mixes traditional Irish music and party rock with a variety of instruments.

 

The Shamrock Rovers
Dec. 18 at 8:45 p.m.
Playing the music of Ireland, The Shamrock Rovers features Seán Roche on vocals and guitar and Isaac Alderton on vocals and a variety of instruments, including the flute, uilleann pipes, whistles and tenor sax. Their music is a blend of Irish ballads and high energy Irish tunes delivered with passion and a clear love of music.

 

Currently recording in Belgium, the group has played shows in Ireland, the United States, Cyprus and the United Kingdom in the past six months. Their show includes traditional Irish ballads and tunes as well as contemporary songs delivered in their own inimitable style.

 

Hot Cockalorum
Dec. 19, 20, & 23 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 21 & 22 at 9 p.m.
Hot Cockalorum unites the diverse talents of seasoned New York musicians David Barclow (vocals, guitar and drums), Dan Lowery (flute, vocals and guitar) and Isaac Alderson (uilleann pipes, flute, saxophone and vocals). Taking the name and inspiration from the virtuosic music and wild storytelling of legendary Irish piper and folklorist Seamus Ennis, the trio brings the ancient dance music of Ireland into the realm of classic Irish rock and pop songs. Hot Cockalorum guarantees a night of great music and entertainment from its blistering-fast duets on flute and pipes to its original songs and Irish takes on a range of covers.

 

Cul an Ti
Dec. 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31 at 8:45 p.m.
Dec. 28 & 29 at 9 p.m.
Meaning “The back of the house,” Cul an Ti combines the talents of Cary Novotny (vocals and guitar) and Danny O’Hanlon (bass and percussion). Originally from the Midwest, Novotny and O’Hanlon met in Portland in the 90s and bonded over their passion for Irish music. Over the years, Cul an Ti have entertained fans at a variety of venues and festivals.

 

About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.  The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas.  Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850.  The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.

 

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