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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hughes Brothers Christmas show a family affair in Branson MO

By Dave Woods
Joplin Globe new media and marketing manager

BRANSON, Mo. — Jason Hughes and his four performing brothers come by their love of music and entertaining naturally.

“My dad was a great singer and played the accordion and guitar by ear, and my mother was quite an accomplished clarinetist,” the 39-year-old father of seven said. “My mother and father loved to sing and play. They didn’t do it for a living; they just really enjoyed it a lot.”

As children, the Hughes brothers’ parents encouraged their boys to learn musical instruments, unafraid of a percussive clan.

“They kept a box full of rhythm instruments in the closet and would pass them out to all of us when we were just little,” he said. “We would play the (wooden) block and the triangle. It was a noisy household.”

In the Hughes family, they learned to love entertaining at an early age.

“People would ask us to sing for this or that,” Hughes said. “Somebody would see us singing together and ask us to do something else.”

Eventually, Mom and Dad Hughes stepped off stage and moved behind the scenes, leaving the performing to their talented boys. That was 30 years ago.

Today, the five performing brothers, their wives, dozens of kids and four adopted siblings — more than 40 in all and growing all of the time — bill them selves as “America ’s Largest Performing Family.” The fertile Branson brood entertains visitors at The Hughes Brothers Theater through Dec. 18 with a special Christmas show and the promise of another new offering next year.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Branson Still One of the Brightest Destinations for Holiday Fun, Music

In an article for the FloValley News (Missouri) Bob Lindsey wrote this...

There are a half-dozen or more family musical groups in Branson, but none as versatile or as large as the Hughes Brothers (or should we say Hughes Family), now in their 16th season in Branson. Ev eryone gets into the act: five brothers, their wives and 29 children. Mom and Dad are also in the House at the Hughes Theater, which the family owns and operates.

Unlike most of the other Christmas shows in Branson that mix other music besides the holiday songs, the Hughes Brothers show is all Christmas this time of the year with just the right mix of secular and religious music. The youngsters, even down to the smallest toddler, sing and dance and some play the violins and fiddlers, all with natural stage presence. Santa takes on a new role in this show as he explains the symbols of Christmas. website:

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Teen Sets Example In Weightlifting and Faith in Branson MO

Here's another Hughes Brother that were very proud of!  And he's in the show as well as running and designing the shows lighting.

By Whitney Butters for the Mormon Times

BRANSON, Mo. — While other teenage boys are practicing three-point shots, memorizing football plays or working on perfecting the curveball, David Dimitri Hughes heads to the same gym, day after day.

And it's paid off.

On July 10, Hughes lifted 360 pounds on the bench press at the Southern Power Lifting Federation Competition, earning him the world record in the teen 16/17, 148 lbs. weight class. With 13 state, three national and one additional world record, Hughes' list of accomplishments keeps growing.

"He just strives for being the best at whatever he does," Lena Hughes, David's mother, said.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

JEERK on stage in Branson

XOXO, Sweden has this to say about another show in our theatre, JEERK.

Five multi-talented Swedish rhythm artists/dancers/musicians with varied backgrounds have made a footprint in Branson this summer.

Swedish rhythm artist group JEERK is performing at the Hughes Brothers Theatre in Branson, Missouri until late October. (

The critics have raved about them since they started performing five years ago all over Europe – “The late Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly must be happy in heaven when they see something like this.” (LT, Ă–stersund) “These five young men can do anything that can be done on a stage, and they do it magnificently.” (Ystad Allehanda)

The entertainers bring rhythm from everything in their way - hockey sticks, barrels, musical instruments etc. They tap, sing, dance - yes, they are doing all on stage that can be named entertainment. (Think Blue Man Group meets Fred Astaire in a Rock ‘n’ Rhythm show...)

JEERK comes from Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Their show is filled with rhythms, energy and musicality.

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Check out a sample through youtube, as they did an impromptu performance at the Branson Tourism Center -

And our favorite, showmanship with small means -

Branson, MO, is considered "Live Music Show Capital of the World."

Monday, May 17, 2010

Found on the blog - "Off To See The Country" - about their trip to Branson MO

"At 2pm we went and saw The Hughes Brothers, great show again. These brother's have more then 25 kids between them and they all are in the show. They aren't done having kids either so I think they are going to need a bigger stage soon. 8pm we went and saw SIX, 6 brothers that have amazing voices, no band but you would swear there was a band there. They are dubbed "An Orchestra of Human Voices" really a fabulous show. One story they told was that at 17 their mom was told she could never have kids. However she went on to have 10, yes I said 10, all boys. They said that the other 4 brothers were normal and had real jobs.
The RV park we are staying at is right in the middle of town, so all of the touring and shows we have seen have all been in walking distant."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hughes Brothers Show - Best Show in Town - Branson Mo

From a review on TripAdvisor...

"We saw the show last month...loved the show...loved the family...was by far the best show of all that we went to while we were there. Even beat out our old standby that we go to annually. Planning on taking the entire family to see the Christmas Show after Thanksgiving...all 26 of us!!"

"Hey we say THANKS and we're looking forward to seeing all 26 of you for our Christmas Show!" --- the Hughes Brothers

Monday, May 3, 2010

“Hughes Brothers is an awesome show”

From TripAdviser:
"Just a little note from Thibodaux Louisiana to let you know that we really loved your show. Yours was the first show we saw when we arrived in Branson on April 26th. All 6 of us are going to recommend it to anyone going to Branson. It would be hard to pick a favorite part of the show. It was all great. Thank you for promoting God and country and for recognizing the Veterans in you audience. I love violin music, and I must say Christina rocks!"

"Thanks, we appreciate your nice words and your support!"

Sunday, April 18, 2010

USA Today says this about the Hughes Brothers Show in Branson, Mo:

The family makes up the largest cast in Branson and owns the title of the "World's Largest Performing Family."

Monday, April 5, 2010

JEERK - Tap Dancing with Attitude in Branson MO

From the blog: On the Road with David and Rose...

Crazed and crazy. Boundless energy. Super talented tappers. Five deranged Swedes combine all this and more as JEERK – Rhythm Artist Group. We didn’t have a clue what we were in for when the owners of Branson Shenanigan’s RV Park (where we’re work camping) invited us to join them last night. We heard something about Swedish guys and tap dancing. Read the rest here:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Hughes Brothers Kin Really Fill Up A Stage

Story from Rancher Don and wife Marilyn...

The Hughes Brothers Kin Really Fill Up A Stage. Did you catch my little play on words there. Well keep reading and you will. Read the rest here:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hughes Brothers Show is at home in Branson Missouri

Patsy Bell Hobson (Ozarks Travel Examiner) writes this about the Hughes Brothers Show:

Hughes Brothers have been harmonizing and performing as a group since the youngest brother, Andy, was two years old. The brothers have been performing together in Branson for 13 years. They now range in age from 30 to 40.

The entire Hughes family packed up and moved from Utah to Branson, Missouri in 2000. All five of the brothers are married, their wives and their 27 children are all part of the Hughes Brothers Show. With the largest cast in Branson, they also carry the title of the "World's Largest Performing Family".
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Hughes Brothers Theatre in Branson Missouri

Patsy Bell Hobson (Ozarks Travel Examiner)writes a nice article about the Hughes Brothers Theatre...

Someone is always playing at the Hughes Brothers Theatre

The new Hughes Brothers Theatre, located on Hwy 76 in Branson, Missouri features three unique and cutting-edge shows – JEERK, SIX, and the Hughes Brothers Show.

The 1,000 seat theatre also features a Bistro serving soup and sandwiches, as well as balcony dining in the theatre. The historical theatre (originally the first theatre in Branson owned by a national star) has recently been renovated and sits in the heart of Branson’s theatre district.

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JEERK visiting local ticket outlets in Branson

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

JEERK visits the Branson Tourism Center outlet

Jeerk visits the Branson Tourism Center and as you see they are bringing some raw talent to the stage at the Hughes Brothers Theater. I understand they all play guitar and every song in the show features different talents and skills such as the bottles, walkers, stompin and rockin ... rhythm ... It is billed as "Jeerk Rythm Artist Group" March 22.
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Monday, March 1, 2010

“Love Remains” as Hughes Brothers provide a unique uplifting Branson entertainment experience

February 24th, 2010 by Gary J. Groman for Branson Tourism Center

The term “Keep it in the family” takes on new meaning at the “Hughes Brothers” show in Branson, Missouri. It means you will see Branson’s largest performing family with, depending on factors such as health, etc., 30 plus members performing during each performance. Just as important however, from an entertainment perspective, is it means laughter, great harmonies, excellent music, dancing, variety and just plain fun as, for a brief moment in time, your family becomes part of their family.

From the shows warm up and humor by Jason Hughes to the shows finale “Love Remains,” the Hughes Brothers show is an amazing quality entertainment experience that is unique in Branson. The way the show is produced, choreographed, presented and particularly the way the talents of the various family members are integrated into the show results in a performance that is a true joy to experience with something for everyone and “then some.”

Want humor, well you get it from the “get-go” with this show. Jason Hughes provides the comedy lead from his warm up performance as he interacts with the audience and provides constant comedy interaction with his brothers throughout the show. It’s a warm subtle comedy that warms one’s heart while at the same time tickles the funny bone.

How about amazing vocals? Although, in the truest sense of the words, this is a family show that shares the amazing talents of the whole Hughes family, the main thread throughout, is the five Hughes Brothers Marty, Jason, Adam, Ryan and Andy and their dynamic harmonies and vocals. The music they sing covers a wide range of styles from their opening number “Brand New Day,” through a “Doo-Wop Medley” to “Danny Boy” and “How Great Thou Art” with lots more in between. These guys together, and individually, do a wonderful job not only singing, but adding their own unique style of presentation to each number.

Jason and Mara dancing to her original compositon "The First Dance."
A few personal favorites were “Goodnight Sweetheart” with solos by Ryan and Jason, “Chain Gang,” with a solo by Marty, and “Danny Boy,” with solos by Andy and Ryan. To say the least, it is also doubtful that anyone will every hear a rendition of “Old McDonald” and “The Saints Come Marching In” that’s any more memorable or funny than the performance they will witness and hear at this show.

One of the highlights of the show for this writer was the way the rest of the Hughes family was worked into the show. It starts early on as the wives of the brothers, Cindy, Mara, Vikki, Carina, and Becky are introduced and perform during the second number of the show “Hey Good Looking,” a wonderfully choreographed and performed number. As important however, to the overall entertainment experience for the audience, is the fact that it establishes the entertainment and professional standards which the audience can expect from the rest of the family outside of the brothers.

As illustrated by the beautifully choreographed performance of Jason and Mara to “The First Dance,” an original waltz Mara wrote; the violin or drum performances described later in this review; “I Want to Be A Cowboy Sweetheart” performed by Jessie or the performance of “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Joseph, Jacob and William, the performances by other members of this talented family fit in wonderfully with the overall entertainment experience of the show. Just to see this family performing together the way they do is a joy and an uplifting experience that all members of your family will not only relate to, but enjoy. The presentation of “Little Hands,” an original song written by Marty and all the “little hands” that help perform it is another example of just how special this show is.

This show has a great live band consisting of Ray Harris, Music Director, Keyboards, & Trumpet; Randy Luna, Music Arranger & Keyboards; Don Shelton, Guitar; Stanislav Chesnokov, Bass Guitar and RJ Jacob, Drums. In addition the Hughes family has some pretty accomplished musicians.

Adam does a great job playing a medley featuring “Maleguena” on the classic Spanish acoustical guitar. Sixteen year old, Kristina Hughes, did a simply beautiful performance of “Meditation,” on the violin. The violin and fiddle playing of Kristina, Aaron, Dallin, Derek, Jacob, William and Hannah, ages 16 down to 8, as well as the drum solo by Branson’s youngest professional drummer, 12 year old Jacob Hughes, were not only exceptionally done and entertaining, but is another example of the amazing talent this family has been blessed with.

This is a special show that has variety, music and humor presented in a unique and extremely entertaining manner by a wonderful cast. Yet, it is so much more, it is a living breathing testimony to a family spirit where “Love Remains” that is as uplifting to the audience as the entertainment of the show itself. It is a wonderful unique Branson entertainment experience.
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Swedish sensations JEERK will kick off an all-new show at the Hughes Brothers Theatre in March.

By Joshua Clark, Staff Writer for Branson Tri-Lakes News
Originally published Feb. 27, 2010

After a successful debt season at Silver Dollar City in 2009, Swedish sensations Jeerk will kick off an all-new show at Hughes Brothers Theatre in Branson, Missouri, on March 22. This group of “rhythm artists,” known worldwide for their one-of-a-kind stage show, will add yet another dimension to the Branson entertainment scene.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

International sensation JEERK to perform in Branson, MO!

Rhythm Artist Group takes the stage at Hughes Brothers Theatre

Branson MO (Wednesday, February 24, 2010) JEERK, international sensation and Sweden’s top Rhythm Artists, kick off their action-packed show in Branson on March 22, 2010, at the Hughes Brothers Theatre. Known world-wide for their innovative and thrilling one-of-a-kind stage show, JEERK adds another exciting twist to the outstanding Branson show mix.

Jeff Topper, Director of Sales for the Hughes Brothers Theatre says, “From the Hughes Brothers Show to SIX and now JEERK our theatre is showcasing cutting edge entertainment. JEERK is a new breed of entertainment – versatile, unexpected, innovative and very hip.” The ingredients of the JEERK show include tap dance, percussion, singing and humour mixed together by five brilliant performers – Nikke, Reggie, Xet, Bobo, and Tymac. Swedish news Ystads has this to say, “These five young men can do anything that can be done on a stage, and they do it magnificently.”

The JEERK show is a world of rhythms where the performers transform anything into a musical instrument; a plastic barrel, a hockey stick, a walking chair…and mix this with playful humour. Topper adds, “JEERK’s personal touch is endearing to the audience. Their clever combinations of dance are fresh and versatile while reminiscent of the fun antics we’ve always enjoyed from the dance greats.” Lanstidningen County Chronicle says, “The incredible show with JEERK gets top grades. The late Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly must be happy in heaven when they see something like this.”

JEERK, finalist in the Big E Awards for Best Show, has stomped across the stages of Sweden as well as Istanbul, Frankfurt, Basel, Milan and Bucharest. Their TV credits include the opening ceremony of the European Athletics Championship, the Eurovision Song Contest and the popular dance show Dansez Pentru Tine in Romania. Their international success brought them to the United States for their first appearance last year. At Silver Dollar City JEERK discovered Branson and American fans discovered JEERK. Now fans will be able to see JEERK on the world-famous 76 Highway, fondly known as “the strip”. As Bobo says, “The crazy Swedes are back in Branson!”

For schedules, tickets, and other information call 800-422-0076, 417-334-0076 or visit Learn more about JEERK at

This award-winning Rhythm Artist Group brings a whole new twist to the Branson Show Scene. After sweeping Europe with their original brand of entertainment, JEERK brings their extraordinary mix of tap dance, percussion, singing, and humor to the Hughes Brothers Theatre. JEERK transforms anything into a musical instrument and sings, plays, taps, and drums it into a personal demonstration of impressive musicality. It’s an unexpected explosion of dance with a hip and modern twist, delighting visitors of all ages -- just like the fresh and versatile antics of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr., and other dance greats. As the County Chronicle said, “The incredible show with JEERK gets top grades. The late Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly must be happy in their heaven when they see something like this.” JEERK consist of five talented young men – Nikke, Reggie, Xet, Bobo, and Tymac.

About the Hughes Brothers Theatre
Hughes Brothers Theatre located on Hwy 76 in Branson, Missouri features three unique and cutting-edge shows – JEERK, SIX, and the Hughes Brothers Show. Shows are performed February through December, 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 8:00pm. The 1,000 seat theatre also features a Bistro serving soup and sandwiches, as well as balcony dining in the theatre. The historical theatre (originally the first theatre in Branson owned by a national star) has recently been renovated and sits in the heart of Branson’s theatre district.

Another Unique new show comes to Branson Missouri

February 24, 7:09 PMBranson Tourism Examiner by Pat McGrath Avery

The Hughes Brothers Theatre adds another new show to their successful line up. Joining the Hughes Brothers Show and SIX for the 2010 season is the award-winning JEERK. Coming to Branson from sold out crowds in Sweden and throughout Europe, the show delights audiences with its innovative rhythms. The five performers offer tap dance, percussion, singing and humor. Swedish news Ystads said, "These five young men can do anything that can be done on a stage, and they do it magnificently."

JEERK consist of five talented young entertainers - Nikke, Reggie, Xet, Bobo, and Tymac.

They came to the US last year and performed at Silver Dollar City. They return to Branson this year with performances starting on March 22. For schedule and ticket information visit or call 800-422-0076. Catch a preview and learn more about JEERK at

It looks like a great year for Branson entertainment.