The Petersens: Branson’s Bluegrass Show

The Petersens are an award-winning bluegrass band from Branson, MO. They are in their sixth season of shows and currently perform at the Little Opry Theatre in the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. In 2015, the band received international attention when banjo player, Ellen Petersen, competed in the singing reality TV show, American Idol, and placed in the top 48. The family has played at hundreds of festivals and churches throughout the United States and in 2015 completed their first international tour in Ireland. Audiences will be entertained as the band performs bluegrass standards, gospel favorites, and are sure to laugh at the sibling humor on stage. The intimate setting of the Little Opry Theatre and The Petersens are sure to make you feel like a part of the family.

A Bluegrass Christmas


Christmas is in full swing in Branson and we are thrilled to join in the festivities with our bluegrass Christmas show! The first half of our show still has all the bluegrass favorites, but the second half has all new Christmas material that we were thrilled to debut last Sunday. We have added standards like Silent Night and Joy to the World as well as some great bluegrass Christmas songs like Santa Train by the great Patty Loveless. We will only have four Christmas shows at the Little Opry, but we have added some extra tour dates out of town in Osage Beach, Bowling Green, and Pella, Iowa. As some of you know Ellen has been working on her MBA at Missouri State and as a project for a management class she had the band work up Joy to the World to post on YouTube.

Sitting by the fire place practicing for our Christmas show


We have loved adding all these classic songs to the show and hope you get the chance to come see us at the Little Opry Theatre!

The Petersens are Listed on TripAdvisor!

This year we have really been working hard to promote our Branson show at the Little Opry Theatre. We are so thankful to have a steady job (as musicians that is no easy feat) and the intimacy that the Little Opry provides is unmatched in Branson, MO. We were recently listed on TripAdvisor as an attraction and started out as #395 out of #384 (not even sure how that is possible hahahaha). The last time I checked the concerts and shows category we were #61 out of #158! We greatly appreciate everyone taking the time to rate us and if you haven’t already done so click HERE and help us out.


The Petersens Travel to Canada

As many of you can imagine, us Petersen siblings stay pretty busy. Between a minimum of four shows a week, high school, college, grad school, and working at our schools (yay for free tuition and no school debt!) we don’t have a lot of time that’s not strictly scheduled out. Four years ago we started doing this thing we called the #sibtrip. The #sibtrip is a vacation for the siblings that has absolutely no agenda. We take ourhammocks, instruments, and a map and drive wherever we feel like for a week. We have ended up in Ohio for some roller coasters at Cedar Point, we have busked on the streets of View more →

Show Coupon


Coming to the Little Opry?

We would love to have you come to our show at the Little Opry and as a special gift for visiting our website we have a coupon for you! Simply show this image to the ticket counter in the Branson IMAX and they will give you $3 off your ticket. It’s that easy. 

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