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Branson earns new accolade from Missouri House of Representatives

BRANSON, Mo. – The City of Branson is now officially the Live Entertainment Capital of Missouri, according to a Missouri House of Representatives bill that was passed this week.

The bill, sponsored by Representative Brian Seitz of Taney County, garnered widespread support from both Republicans and Democrats in the house in an effort to honor Branson for its contributions to the culture and economy of Missouri, according to a release from Representative Seitz’s office.

“Branson has long been synonymous with world-class entertainment, drawing millions of visitors each year to experience its unique charm and hospitality,” remarked Rep. Brian Seitz. “By officially designating Branson as the ‘Live Entertainment Capital’ of Missouri, we are not only celebrating its cultural significance but also laying the foundation for sustained economic prosperity for our state.”

House Speaker Dean Plocher agreed, saying, “Branson is a gem in our state’s crown, offering unparalleled entertainment experiences that showcase the best of Missouri hospitality and creativity. With the passage of HB 2320, we affirm Branson’s status as a premier destination for live entertainment, further solidifying its position as a key driver of economic growth for our state.”

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(Story by Emilee Kuschel,

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