Scott Keo in Branson Tri-Lakes News
“Legends in Concert” at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, which features look- and sound-alike artists paying tribute to the most iconic artists in music history is rolling out a new lineup just in time for the fall. The new lineup features tributes to George Strait, Marilyn Monroe, the Blues Brothers, Elvis Presley and making his Branson debut, a tribute to Michael Buble.
“The audience is going to find they cannot tell the difference between listening to a recording of Michael Buble and our man Scott Keo,” said production manager Robb Horton. “This cat is absolutely fantastic and he nails it.
“He just flat out nails it.”
Keo’s tribute to the Canadian crooner includes several hits from the catalogue including Buble’s take on the Queen classic “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” as well as “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Home” and “Sway.”
Once again returning to the “Legend’s” stage is Larry Turner, who is performing his tribute to the troubadour from Texas, George Strait.
“Larry has been crossing the country playing concert venues and festivals doing his tribute to George Strait, and people are really raving about it,” Horton said. “He has performed in this venue several times and is definitely a Branson ’Legends’ favorite and he is always a great addition to the show.”
Turner’s tribute to Strait includes songs like “The Fireman,” “Check Yes or No” and “I Cross My Heart.”
Stacey Whitton, fresh off her run as Katy Perry during the “Legends in Concert” summer lineup, will switch characters and stay on for another two months to perform her tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
“This act has the moves, the voice, the class and the timeless hilarity,” Horton said. “Everything that Marilyn Monroe was, Stacey recreates on that stage.”
In addition to the trademark comedy featured in the act, Whitton also performs “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” and “Heatwave.”
While Bucky Heard and Justin Clark continue as the Blues Brothers, the Branson’s resident Elvis in the show Dean Z. is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina until Nov. 1. Fellow Elvis Tribute Artist Leo Days will take over for the duration of the fall schedule.
Days made his Branson debut earlier this year as a member of the ensemble cast of “Elvis Lives,” performing a tribute to the King of the 1960s, mostly the “movie years.”
This time around, Days will tackle some of Presley’s more iconic material, going from the “68 Comeback Special” through the jumpsuit era.
“Leo does a fantastic jumpsuit tribute,” Horton said. “Whereas Dean Z. took us from the 50s through 68, Leo takes us through to the 70s, and boy does he do a stellar job at it
“He just shines in it,.”
Days will perform tunes like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Suspicious Minds” and several other hits from Presley’s vast catalogue.
Having more contemporary artists like Buble helps the show, which changes four times a year, give the new demographic of visitors exactly what they want.
“With the new lineups we’ve had for this year including Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Adele and now Michael Buble, the show can truly spread through generations,” said general manager Jeannie Horton. “Moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas, the children and grandchildren will all have someone they want to see.”