Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, MO kicks off their 2014 season with the popular World-Fest international festival. The festival runs April 5 – May 4, 2014 with new entertainment and tastes as well as some favorites from previous years’ festivals.
New this year is Emmy Award winning Benise, who will take park guests on a fiery tour of Latin music including Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, and Brazilian Samba. Benise and his guitar are accompanied by a live orchestra and a troupe of dancers with amazing choreography and lavish sets.
Other new entertainment this year includes Via Romen featuring Ukranian violinist Arkadiy Gips, Russian Gypsy guitarist, Vadim Kolpakov, Romani accordionist, Sergei Popa, and popular Russian vocalist Svetlana Portnyansky. Also new for 2014 is Spanish-inspired Festa de Espana with an interactive entertainment experience featuring living puppets, living statues, and street theatre.
Back by popular demand is Island Fire, presenting traditional music and dance from the Polynesian paradise islands of Tahiti, Samoa, and Hawaii and a feature performance from World Fire Knife Champion Anelu Iakopo.
Other acts returning for 2014 include Los Pampas Gauchos drummers and colorful folk dancers of Amamos Argentina, Ireland’s Premier Harpist and Grammy-winner, Dearbhail Finnegan, Robin Slater on silver flute and Irish bodhran, Ecuador Manta presenting traditional Andean music and Latin rhythms, and Alpine yodeler/instrumentalist Kerry Christensen.
When you are ready for some culinary delights, head down to the Frisco Barn for Tastes of the World, featuring an array of delicious entrees, desserts, and snacks with an international twist. Sample Caribbean Nachos with lime tortilla chips and spicy mango-pineapple chutney, Greek Antipasto Salad with feta cheese anda Mediterranean dressing, or a St. Patty’s Sandwich with slices of corned beef and shredded cabbage. Korean Tacos, Polynesian Calzone, Kielbasa Reuben, Chicken Yakisoba Pasta, Cherries Jubilee Crepes, and other options are also on the menu.
The park is open Wednesday-Sunday beginning April 5, closed Mondays and Tuesdays during the month of April as well as Easter Sunday, April 20. Visit the Silver Dollar City website for park hours and entertainment schedule.
This is a great time to take advantage of the April special at Cameron’s Crag Bed and Breakfast. Stay two nights Sunday-Thursday dates during April 2014 and receive one free ticket to your choice of several Branson shows. That gives you a full day to spend exploring World-Fest at Silver Dollar City and a day for a show, shopping, or other activities. Available show tickets for this offer are shown on the Packages and Specials page of the Cameron’s Crag website. (Sorry, Sight and Sound – Jonah is not included with this offer.) Call for reservations or book your stay and your show tickets online today!