Trip Ideas: Get the Show on the Road
No trip to Missouri is complete without seeing a live performance. From long-running shows in Branson to touring acts at places like the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, you'll be wowed by Missouri's venues and the performers who play here. And note, the venues listed below are just a sampling of what's available to you in the Show-Me State!
Live Shows and Venues

Clay Cooper Theatre is home to several great shows such Clay Cooper, The Haygoods, Hot Rods & High Heels, Red, Hot & Blue and Mel Tillis.

Please visit our website for details, schedules and ticket information.

Branson itself is home to more than 40 theaters and hundreds of performers, with shows running the gamut, from country and gospel, to comedy, rock, dance and performance groups, and magic acts.

3216 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson MO 65616, 417-332-2529
Hours: Box office: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Explore the 18th and Vine area of Kansas City, a prominent hub for jazz musicians set in one of the most prominent cities in jazz culture. Stick around for an evening show at the Blue Room Jazz Club.
1616 E.18th St., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-474-8463
Hours: Mon. and Thu., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Home to performance groups such as the Kansas City Symphony, the Kauffman Center is a go-to destination for national performing acts and special events featuring internationally known performers and presenters. If you can't make it to a show, schedule a tour of this architectural wonder - you'll be glad you did
1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-994-7200
Hours: Tickets online, 24 hours
A classic concert venue, The Blue Note is ideal for people who don't like - or want to - sit down during the performance and who enjoy a wide variety of music. Situated in the heart of Columbia, The Blue Note is within blocks of other clubs, restaurants and popular night spots, so the fun doesn't have to end when the show does.
17 N. 9th St., Columbia MO 65201, 573-874-1944
Hours: Show times vary.
St. Louis is another city known for its great live shows and performance venues, perhaps none more famous than the Fabulous Fox Theatre.
527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63103, 314-534-1678
Hours: Offices: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
If your ideal night of music is more about toe-tapping than rock-n-roll, visit the Ozark Mountain Jamboree in Mountain View on Fridays and select Saturdays during the traditional vacation season (spring, summer and early fall).
5475 Route 60, Mountain View MO 65548, 417-469-3351
Hours: Fri., 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.