NEW Music Video!!!

That is right! Yankee Doodle, our latest music video, is now up on YouTube at and our website for you to enjoy! Each music video has a story behind it, and this was a roller coaster ride! We have so many people ask us for the behind the scenes stories that we thought we would include this one for you here! So grab a cup of tea, sit back, and read on… 

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The problems began even before the video shoot started! My location idea fell through two days before the video shoot. With just two days before filming, how would I possibly find “the perfect location”? After praying about it and doing tons of research late that evening, I had my dream spot! I messaged the owner, and Heather from Weddings at the Homestead called the next morning. (Talk about a quick response!) Just a few hours later, Heather was showing me their Century farm - better than I had wished for PLUS everything was in tip-top shape. AND she was happy to let us film there (the NEXT DAY) on Valentines Day! (If any of you need a great location for a reunion, wedding, or party, keep Weddings at the Homestead in mind! They are amazing to work with and their location is steeped in history, vintage charm, and cool-factor!)

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Uh oh. What would you do if your movie shoot outfit did not show up in the mail as promised? And you had no notice in advance? And it needs to be a dress in a very specific style and color of red? It is not a good feeling. But at least you would still have until midnight to do something about it, right?
So, after my visit to Weddings at the Homestead, I start the search, eventually heading to Springfield to find a dress that matched the look and style we were creating. The dress alterations were finally finished after midnight, and we all got a few hours sleep before loading up and driving over to the video location. Who needs much sleep when you are running on adrenaline while filming the next day?

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The big FALL: Many of you know that our brother Luke had several major surgeries last year on his ribs. In the movie, Luke jumps off a hay bale with a stunt violin and lands close to the camera. The only problem was that when he jumped off, he landed TOO close to the camera! In order to miss smashing it, Luke went flying and everyone’s heart stopped!!! I have never been so close to such an impressive fall! Thankfully, Luke was totally fine and the violin did not even have a scratch! On the bad side, his clothes were a MESS and we still had half of the movie to film! Abigail to the rescue! Under her capable hands, many mud and grass stains magically disappeared off of his suit coat and WHITE pants. Betcha can’t even tell! Luke even rigged up a way to wire his broken button back onto his suit coat! 

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Filming can make people hungry - very hungry! So when Heather from Weddings at the Homestead drove in with pizza, cookies, and drinks it was cause for celebration! (Thanks, Heather!)

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Picture above: The Johnson Strings with Jeff and Heather from  (They are the best and were super sweet!)
Special thanks also goes to Mark for his sound expertise! Click here to watch our new music video!

After a long day of filming, what would you do? How about celebrating with ice cream, of course!
Now when you head over to watch “Yankee Doodle”, keep an eye out for the outdoor fireplace and chimney. It used to be owned by the original Sheriff of Branson - a baldknobber! How cool is that? Also, if my memory serves me correctly, the old cabin, circa 1888, used to be a two room cabin that housed 14 children! Talk about a lack of personal space! And for the guys out there, I would be remiss if I did not mention the 1950s Chevy 2 ton flatbed truck - it is a beauty!


With that, I better sign off for now. Keep your eyes peeled for the next update and hopefully we will see you soon!
Laura for The Johnson Strings

Season Pass Available Now!

We are excited to announce that we are now offering a SEASON PASS! For all those who love to visit us throughout the year, this is a great way to save money, plus it is a great place to spend all your evenings off, right? ;) Adult season passes are $74 and Child/Teen season passes are $37. For less than the cost of two visits, see The Johnson Strings all season long INCLUDING our Christmas shows! Buy now and save! Call 417-231-2420

P.S. If you've already bought a ticket from us and come to our show this year, don't worry! The price of that ticket will apply towards your season pass!

Missouri Mud Cookies Are Calling Your Name!

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Happy show season! That is right - it has begun again, bigger and better than before! This year’s new 2018 show is chock full of fun surprises and unique musical twists! (Have you ever heard Stars and Stripes on the banjo? Or seen a comedic Scott Joplin rag that squeezes 6 people onto just two pianos?) We will have soaring musical renditions of favorite theme songs like Fiddler on the Roof interspersed with true family stories. If you like singing, come hear our a capella rendition of The Lord’s Prayer and the many other vocal numbers and gospel favorites sprinkled throughout the show. How about some fast and furious trick fiddling? Let’s hear it for the fans of the Orange Blossom Special! Get inspired - we would love to have you join our family and enjoy a wonderful evening of music and laughter! 

Got a sweet tooth? Be sure to check out the NEW made-from-scratch concessions available at our show! Certified chef Karen is making fresh Missouri Mud Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Almonds, and Amish Sugar Cookies this season. 

New article about our show!

Many TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers have done stories or articles on our show. Here is one of the latest:

Sunset Realty Services - - You can read their article by clicking here:

Besides being a realty service, they also have lots of info about Branson attractions on their website.

Branson Christmas!

PURE JOY! Be sure to experience The Johnson Strings Christmas show this November and December! Listening to strings at Christmas - what could be more fitting for the season?

Come see this family of 8 award-winning musicians and vocalists cut loose in a fun-filled Christmas show that will steal your heart! Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano, Mandolin, Banjo, and Vocals! Enjoy amazing cookies and brownies made from scratch by our in-house chef!
***Call 417-231-2420 for tickets!***
At the historic Majestic Steaks building theater- 2849 Gretna Rd. behind the Tanger Outlet Mall in Branson, MO. Click here to purchase tickets: 

Sit back and relax during special renditions the Hallelujah Chorus and the Nutcracker. Clap along to banjo and mandolin on Jingle Bells and see trick fiddling on The Orange Blossom Special. Experience a stirring patriotic tribute and then listen to the celestial sounds of What Child is This, done in a way you've never seen before! See four people play one grand piano (that's 40 fingers on only 88 keys), and then listen to Silas sing O Holy Night. That's only the beginning! We'd love to see you at our Branson Show! The Johnson Strings Christmas!

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Thank You!


*THANK YOU* FOR YOUR AMAZING RESPONSE! We’re excited to be starting our 5th week of shows in Branson! Looking forward to an EXCITING rest of the year right here! 
Here is what people have been saying about THE JOHNSON STRINGS… On TRIP ADVISOR: 

“The first song we saw these people perform locked them into being our favorite musical group ever!” -Dale P

“Unbelievable. The talent overflows. Creative takes on old favorites, exciting, hard to believe they are new. Must see show.” -Fritz B

“A must see for true music lovers! What a wonderful musical experience by an amazingly talented family. While we love the traditional Branson shows, this one is special. To put together a night of excellent strings, sharing all genre of music, made this a very special night out. If you truly love MUSIC, do yourself a favor and make reservations now.” -Forrest B

“Excellent Entertainment. Went with a friend, I normally wouldn't think to book a show with violins, cellos, a big bass and a grand piano. But I'll admit this was a superb show! An extremely talented family, no doubt about it. I'll definitely go back to see this show.” -Rich G

“Johnson Family is Fantastic. This is is the most multi-talented family i have ever seen or heard.They are superb musicians and vocalist. This is a must see show. Looking forward to their Christmas show also.” -Marv C

...And that is just the word from a few people! Stop in at the Majestic behind the Tanger Outlet Mall at 2849 Gretna Rd. Branson, MO to see for yourself!
Call 417-231-2420 or 319-983-9127 for tickets!


We're Opening a Theater in Branson!

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It's official! We are opening a theater in BRANSON, Missouri! Excitement is at an all-time high as we prepare to start off this season with a bang! After years of touring on the road and traveling to perform for our wonderful fans in person, it's time for a new adventure. Right now we are putting the final touches on our incredible theater remodel project, and rehearsing for our dynamic debut show in Branson! 
Our SHOW opens Thursday, JUNE 8th at 7:30 pm at the Majestic! Tickets become available for purchase on May 12 at 1:00 pm!
More info at our website: