"You make me proud to be from this great land."
Harry Connick Jr., 2015
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Keith Urban, 2015
Branson’s Bluegrass Show
The Petersens are an award-winning bluegrass band in their eighth season of shows 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 toured throughout the United States, Canada, and recently completed their second international tour to Ireland in July. 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 will make any audience feel like a part of the family. Click HERE for tickets and more information about our show. For a complete list of show dates for our Branson show and special performances, click on the Show Dates tab.
Branson’s bluegrass family makes strong showing at SPBGMA international bluegrass championship Each February the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) hosts an event drawing bluegrass musicians from around the world to the Bluegrass Music...read more
It seems like there is never a dull season for the Petersens. The band could not be more excited for 2018 with its brand new Branson show schedule, Ellen free from graduate school, and another Canadian tour in the works. Julianne is currently a sophomore at Gloria Deo...read more
CD Release Party for Shenandoah The Petersens are excited to announce the completion of "Shenandoah", their newest album. To celebrate the nine-month project, The Petersens' Sunday, October 22 show has been designated as the Shenandoah CD Release Party. At this...read more
Summer Kicks Off with Bluegrass & BBQ Katie returned from Nicaragua, Julianne's cast came off, Matt graduated from college, Ellen is finishing final exams, and The Petersens are ready for some BLUEGRASS! There could be no better way to kick off a summer of music than...read more
The Call to Nicaragua I have been extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to spend the past three months serving in Nicaragua. I had been praying for a chance to serve in a Latin American country for several years and studied Spanish in high school and college...read more
Winter Season Comes to an End It’s March! Wow! It’s hard to believe the winter season has come and gone. We just finished our first weekend of the regular season schedule of Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5 PM. During January and February, we worked up a lot of...read more