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The Blackwoods Show

The Blackwoods are a part of country music and gospel history and have been performing for over 80 years. Their story began in 1899 when the Blackwood String, consisting of one sister and seven brothers, played their mandolins, fiddles and guitars in local gatherings around their home in Mississippi. Over the years the Blackwoods have been awarded eight Grammys, 27 Dove Awards, five All-American Music Awards, the Publishers Choice Diamond Award and the coveted Living Legend Award in Gospel Music. They’ve performed with country music legends Johnny Cash and June Carter, Dolly Parton, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band, Frankie Avalon, Cher and Sammy Davis Jr. Today generations of Blackwoods take the stage at the Dutton Family Theater, keeping their name and legacy alive.

The Blackwoods Show

The Blackwoods Show

Pure Family Harmony

Pure Family Harmony

The Blackwoods Show The Blackwoods Show
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The Blackwoods Show Experience

Take your seat in the Dutton Family Theater, located in the heart of Branson’s theater district on “The Strip” and experience the Blackwoods Show, featuring their famous harmonies, huge hits and heart-warming stories of the gospel group’s musical journey that spans over 80 years. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the Branson Theater’s concession area located in the lobby. In the Dutton’s gift shop, Abby’s Tourist Trap, shop gifts and keepsakes related to the Blackwoods Show and Branson, MO.

The Name

Family harmony, excellence in musicianship, first class entertainment and dedication to their talent sums up the Blackwoods. Bringing this Branson show to life at the Dutton Family Theater are RW Blackwood Jr, son, grandson and nephew of founding member of the Blackwood brothers quartet established in 1934 and wife Donna. Backing the dynamic duo is their daughter Andrea Blackwood Carter and close friends Michael Frost, Jonathan Lee, Denny Yeary and internationally acclaimed gospel singer, Del Delamont.

The Legacy

During the Blackwoods Show, enjoy hand-clapping, high energy entertainment as the award-winning gospel group take you on an incredible musical journey of their family’s history as gospel music performers and entertainers. Video footage of the original Blackwood Brothers and the Blackwood singers and songs that made them a household name are featured throughout the show.  

A Tribute to Veterans 

The Blackwoods’ performance doesn’t stop with stories from their hearts and their own chart-topping hits though. A solid tribute that honors our veterans and country wraps up the Branson show.

Shopping at Abby’s Tourist Trap

If time permits explore Abby’s Tourist Trap in the Dutton Family Theater, carrying a wide variety of souvenirs, supplies and snacks.  Shop everything from pens to key chains, t-shirts to mugs related to the shows at the Dutton Family Theater and Branson, Missouri. Be sure to look for the Duttons’ famous in-house fudge sold in the gift shop. It has become a trademark of the Dutton experience and is sold in an assortment of flavors that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Travel Tips

-          The Dutton Family Theater is ADA compliant.


-          The Blackwoods Show lasts approximately two hours.


-          The Dutton Family Theater is a comfortable and relaxed environment. Its dress code is casual.