The Petersens
The Petersens
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Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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If you’re looking for some encouragement in a chaotic world and an escape from the busy-ness of everyday life, you’ve come to the right place. The Petersens perform American roots music that lifts you up and brings us all closer together. They are known worldwide for their YouTube videos which have more than 150 million views. Watch them on YouTube or listen on iTunes or Spotify to sample their music. The intimate setting of the Little Opry Theatre combined with the family harmony and music makes The Petersens a show that cannot be missed.
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Jason W
2 contributions
Aug 2021
I've been involved in media for over 35 years, so I've seen tens of thousands of shows, and I'll admit I get a little jaded sometimes. When I get a show or performer that is hyped to me a lot before I see them, I set a high bar, and it's rarely reached. The Petersens were seriously hyped before I saw the show, from my friends who saw the show to people who had worked with them in the past.

I saw the show today, and not only did they meet the high bar I had set, they far exceeded it. The vocal harmonies were pitch perfect throughout the entire show (save Matt's voice cracking once during the encore.) Katie's song about not having a ring is a great example of simplicity in structure creating brilliant art.

I don't recommend many shows as being worth the money...I can think of maybe five in Branson all told I'd tell you pay full price to see...and I have to add the Petersens to that list. I will be back to see them again.
Written August 24, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad to know you enjoyed your visit with us, and we truly appreciate your support!
Written August 25, 2021
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Brad B
Hot Springs Village, AR1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
Planned our trip to Branson around this concert after watching YouTube videos of The Petersens. We had a great experience! The venue was a cozy setting, the songs were diverse showcasing their talent, they had a question and answer time, and we even got to meet them in the lobby afterward. This is a very gifted family! and Matt’s quick wit was refreshing as he interacted with the audience. We highly recommend this concert for couples as part of a date, and to families that want a good, clean show for their children! God bless the Petersens!
Written December 21, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much! We are so glad to know you enjoyed our show, and we appreciate your support in writing a review!
Written December 22, 2021
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David H
6 contributions
Aug 2021
We traveled from NC, a 17 hour drive to Branson. Of course this area is well known for it’s many different shows. We have followed this family for as long as they have been making music, so our choice of the one show we would attend was made before we arrived. They have live performances in the Little Opry Theater. There are no fireworks, smoke and mirrors, or fancy light displays, just down to earth music, which comes from the heart and at a grassroots level of what this country is all about! Their musical talents while playing Fiddle, Bass, guitar, banjo, and dobro(Emmett) was superb. Their youngest sister, Julianne, mandolin, was not able to perform today) but the harmonies of their group, entertained us with an almost surreal experience. At the conclusion they asked the audience if there were any questions and there were several, some pertaining to their personal lives, and they answered all with grace and poise. Ellen and Katie's voices blended with Matt, their brother as only family voices can blend. Mama Karen played the Bass fiddle, and a trumpet! Ellen is the only married sister (She married Michael of the Haygoods, billed as the #1 show in Branson), Katie, for reasons that defy logic remains not married(her choice no doubt).  She is a real prize for the right man! At the conclusion of the show, I didn't have a ?, but made a statement. I wished Ellen a happy year and one half anniversary (she married Michael in January 2019) and then said If Michael(I'm sure he is a prize for her) ever got out of line to remind him that the audience today had a choice of attending the Haygoods show or this show, and we chose the Petersen's show. Now we know the Haygoods have earned their rating as the #1 show Branson. Having said that, we would still choose and recommend this lovely family, who enjoy making music, and simply sing their hearts out!
Written August 8, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we appreciate your support!
Written August 9, 2021
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Lindsey W
44 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited Branson for the first time and specifically made a point to see the Peterson’s. The live show did not disappoint. All of the members have an amazing and unique gift/talent. I would recommend the show for all families and for any one visiting Branson must put the Peterson’s on their list of things to do. After the show, the whole band stayed around to sign autographs and talk with the audience; which really was special. Thank you to the Peterson’s for making the whole event memorable
Written July 6, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
We are so glad to know you enjoyed the show! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review!
Written July 7, 2021
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Gabriel Hoskins
Louisville, KY6 contributions
Apr 2021
Last year for our 28th anniversary my wife and I were supposed to go on a cruise, but then Covid. We postponed the cruise until this April and our 29th anniversary but, again, the cruise was canceled. Could anything good come from Covid? As it happens and most unexpectedly, the answer is a resounding YES; The Petersen's began posting their music on Youtube. I discovered them last April when they posted their first-ever Youtube concert. My wife and I were instant fans. When our cruise canceled again we decided to celebrate our 29th anniversary with an 8-hour drive from our home to Branson Mo to enjoy, live, the music, and the family that had so impressed us. Wow! We attended both the bluegrass and the gospel shows. The family, and Emmet on dobro, are so gifted and the music is so...genuine. Each voice is beautiful, each instrument skillfully played. Whether it is bluegrass or gospel, The Petersen's give the songs a unique touch. This is music, joyful and melodic. It is fun, moving, and inspiring, and then all of it all at once! Personal favorites for me are "Beulah Land", "I Am The Man", "Swallow Tail Jig", "All My Tears", "Country Roads", and the hauntingly beautiful original by oldest sibling Katie titled "California". During our visit, we had the opportunity to speak briefly with Katie and Matt, and mother Karen. The humorous and kind people they are on Youtube and onstage are the same kind people met in person. The Lord has blessed this wonderful group. If you are planning a trip to Branson I could not more strongly recommend enjoying an afternoon of music with the Petersen's. Should the Petersen's play near you then it should be counted as a loss to not hear them live. Whatever opportunity you might have to hear this wonderful group then take advantage of it. You'll be glad you did!
Written April 29, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Happy Anniversary!
Written May 3, 2021
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Eric M
1 contribution
Jun 2022
The Petersen Band was fantastic. Our daughters have listened to them for about three years after we stumbled across them on Youtube. This band has appeal across all ages groups. Looking around the room the children loved it as well as the grandparents. After arriving home, our three daughters decided that they were the "Little Petersen Band" and each of them became one of the sisters: Katie, Ellen, and Julianna and sang all of their songs. If you enjoy bluegrass or Americana, this is a great show. The sisters are also very sweet and took a photo with our daughters after the show. They skipped the lines to talk with Matt and Emmett but I'm sure they are nice too!
Written June 13, 2022
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to know you enjoyed your visit with us, and we appreciate your support!
Written June 13, 2022
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emsiess
Cleveland, OH121 contributions
Apr 2021
Saw the Petersen's in Wilson last week and greatly enjoyed seeing their show. The audience was packed and they put on a 2 hour show covering most of their own music and much of their famous covers. They even took requests from the audience. No masks were required and that made it even better. What a terrific family band. Emmit's dad was running the sound board and the Petersen's dad even did a number on the piano. It was fun and enjoyable family entertainment. All the people around us loved the show. We hope to see them again in Michigan late in the summer since they don't get close to Ohio this year. I highly recommend their show, their family comedy was fun and enjoyable and the people in Wilson were very nice to us treating us like family. Go see them and their American Roots show since they are so much better than what is out their touring.
Written April 22, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and appreciate you making the drive to see us!
Written May 3, 2021
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Jerry B
Branson, MO29 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The show contained 90 minutes of Christmas favorites that would please anyone. The Christmas songs were played with a bluegrass favor. The show was a sellout. I recommend getting your tickets early. Lastly, the crowd enjoyed the show so much that the band had to come back to the stage for an encore.
Written November 5, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to know you enjoyed your visit with us, and we appreciate your support!
Written November 8, 2021
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Jim B
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies, excellent arrangements, and great fun. Amazing range of emotions—from nostalgic, to romantic, to bluesy, to fun. Great cover song choices and beautiful originals. Very entertaining. Very intimate setting—perfect size. They even meet and greet in the lobby after the show. I enjoyed meeting dad. I shared with him a story of how just a few weeks before the show I had played YouTube videos of the Petersens singing Beula Land and Farside Banks of Jordan for a woman in my neighborhood and her brother who was on hospice in the final stages of lung cancer. They were tremendously encouraged and appreciative. The lady shared with me days after her brother passed that those songs brought them great joy and comfort in a time of suffering. Dad insisted I repeat the story to his kids, and had my wife and I wait for his daughters to come and speak with us. It was hard as we were kind of tearing up telling a sad story, but he insisted that his kids hear how their music can be a blessing to others, a ministry as well as entertaining. He was so proud, but also, wanted so much for the kids to know how their gifts should be used for Christ’s kingdom work. Well, the girls sweetly endured my little story, but I got the impression by their kind reaction that they are well aware that they are blessed to bless others. Thank you Petersens—you truly bring comfort and joy!
Written June 19, 2021
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and also for sharing your story with us! We are so glad to know you enjoyed your visit with us - on stage and off - and appreciate your support so much!
Written June 21, 2021
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jrcekc
Edmond, OK375 contributions
Apr 2022
We have seen and heard many groups and shows in Branson and there is not one close to being as good and entertaining as The Petersen Family. They are so talented and interact with the audience from start to the finish. I never had considered Blue Grass music but after experiencing the Petersen Family I have become a Blue Grass fan. The venue is small and very appropriate for the Petersens. There is not a bad seat in the theater.
Written June 9, 2022
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PetersenBluegrass
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we appreciate your support!
Written June 13, 2022
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