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    WELCOME TO MAIN STREET MUSIC HALL AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS!
573-348-9500
Main Street Music Hall
5845 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Thom "Gabby" Gumm

After 47 seasons of entertaining at Lake of the Ozarks as Thom “Gabby” Gumm, it’s not unusual to hear some say “I used to come here when I was a little kid and now I’m bringing my grandkids.” Still loving making people smile, his show biz journey began growing up in the tiny town of Weaubleau, MO, where music was a big past time for his family. His dad was an old time fiddler and his older brothers sang and played instruments. Thomas proved to have a terrific voice of his own which won him a spot on the Denny Hilton Country Shindig back in 1970. His sense of humor soon got him recruited to be the show’s comedian and the rest is history.

 


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Sandy Gumm

Celebrating her 44th year this year doing shows at Lake of the Ozarks, who would’ve known that what started out as a fun pastime would turn into a lifelong career for Sandy Gumm. In her hometown of St. Genevieve, MO at the age of 14 she began singing and playing banjo, guitar and bass in local bands with her brother Mike at the drums and her dad “Bucky” at the sound board. Just one month out of high school in 1973, her show career at Lake of the Ozarks began when she got a call from Denny Hilton to be a part of the cast of the Country Shindig. As it turns out, a job was the least of this providential move because that’s where she first met Thom “Gabby” Gumm and, 42 years ago they were married and have been sharing the stage and life together ever since.  

 

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Melani Biggers

The Music Hall welcomes Melani back for her 6th season. She was born and raised right here in central Missouri where she attended school at Stoutland High. Melani received district and state honors for both singing and playing the flute while attending high school. Then it was on to Drury University where she was a presidential scholarship recipient and a member of both the Drury Singers and Drury’s Chamber Choir. Along with the Drury Singers, Melani has toured many venues throughout Missouri including performances at the Missouri Music Educators Conference, twice. Melani’s biggest inspiration is her family, her parents and her 3 older brothers, who have always supported and encouraged her love of music. Her mom, Melva, taught her to harmonize at a young age and often encouraged her to sing special music at church. Melani enjoys the challenges and rewards that come from being a member of the Music Hall cast. In the off season Melani performs locally with her step-father in a duet called Kaleidoscope.

 

Larry Melville

This is Larry’s third year at the Music Hall. Larry recently retired from a twenty plus year law enforcement career that took him all over the United States. Larry is originally from the Kansas City area, and is excited to be back in his home state of Missouri. Larry began his professional singing career at World’s of Fun, where he performed at the Country Junction for four seasons. Larry has been blessed with a wide variety of performance opportunities which include: performing at the Folly Theater in Kansas City; singing for First Lady, Nancy Reagan; singing the National Anthem at Arrow Head Stadium and even several TV and radio jingles. He has also sang with several country, rock and top 40 bands throughout the years, opening for groups such as the Mama’s and Papa’s and Head East. Even with all these opportunities Larry’s favorite place to sing has always been in the church as part of a men’s quartet and serving on the praise team. Larry and his wife Tina met while singing a duet together at World’s of Fun and they have been married for 30 years. Larry and Tina have a daughter, Samantha, who is a cardiac nurse in Florida and is married to Aaron who is a realtor. Sam and Aaron recently became parents of Jackson and made Larry and Tina grandparents for the first time. Their son, Benjamin, is a sushi chef and also lives in Florida. Larry feels very blessed to be part of such a talented group and a member of the Music Hall cast.

Dan Schissler

Celebrating his 24th season with the show this year, Dan is an original member of the Main Street Music Hall and is our keyboardist.  More importantly, he is the Musical Director and is responsible for putting all the shows together during the course of the year.  Dan’s professional music career began at the age of 8 when he started playing the banjo and was soon playing nightly at the Shakey’s Pizza Parlors in the Kansas City area.  He later performed in the Stolling Dixieland Band at Worlds of Fun also in Kansas City.  In 1986, Dan moved to Branson where he played bass guitar for the Branson Opry House, the Buddy Green Show, Roy Clark Theatre, the 76 Music Hall, and toured with Toby Keith.

Dan’s other passions include trout fishing at Bennett Springs Missouri, and being part of the praise and worship team for Faithbridge United Methodist church, in Osage Beach. It has been an enjoyable honor to work with such talented people at Main Street Music Hall. Life just cant get better this.

Mark McPheeters

Joining us for his 17th season at the Main Street Music Hall is guitarist Mark McPheeters. This versatile musician hails from Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Mark’s passion for music was kindled by a gift from his dad; he received his first guitar from his father at seven years of age and had been playing ever since. His earliest influence was the country and bluegrass music played at weekly jam sessions by several of his family members. Mark began playing professionally in 1985 and has toured all over the Midwest and southern United States, opening for such acts as Molly Hatchet, the Byrds and Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Mark also enjoys writing and recording his own music. The Music Hall is excited about another great season with this excellent musician as part of its cast.

 

Donnie Sloan

Main Street welcomes Donnie for his third season with the Music Hall cast.  Originally from St. Ann, MO, Donnie is a very talented musician who started his career in the second grade when he was cast as the “Little Drummer Boy” in the school play.  Donnie’s first band was a family affair that he shared with his brother and father in the St. Louis area, which is where he first met Sandy Gumm.  But Donnie was destined to play music in the lake area, because in 1973 he joined the cast of the Denny Hilton Country Shindig in Osage Beach, and shared the stage with Thom and Sandy.  Donnie’s talents eventually took him on the road a mere five years later in 1977, when he joined the Kendall’s.  He also had the honor of being sponsored by Ludwig Drums while he and the Kendall’s toured the greater 48 states, as well as England, Holland and Germany.  Later in 1983-1985 Donnie returned to the lake and played drums with the Ozark Jamboree, in Osage Beach.  Always in demand as a gifted drummer, in 1990, Donnie began a stretch that lasted over 20 years as a member of the Seconds Band, a versatile and talented group from the St. Louis area.  In the past six years, Donnie has kept busy playing for GCMA, Stovall’s and many more.  We are thrilled for Donnie to be back in the lake area, where he is right at home on the Main Street Music Hall stage.

TIffany Bryant

Tiffany is thrilled to be back with her Music Hall family! Tiffany took a break to raise her daughter Brooklynn who is a 2016 high school graduate. Brooklynn is attending the University of Arkansas. Tiffany has been performing for as long as she can remember. As a former Miss Missouri USA, countless opportunities shaped her life and the person she is today. Tiffany’s love of country music started back on the Sperber farm where her and her grandma would listen and sing along to Dolly, Loretta, Conway and so many more country greats. Tiffany has even passed on to her own daughter a love for Dolly Parton. When Tiffany’s daughter was much smaller she would belt out “Hard Candy Christmas” right in the middle of Wal-Mart! “Not many seven year olds know that song! My grandma would have been proud! LOL!” Tiffany works with her husband and family at their business, Bryant’s Osage Outdoors in Laurie, Missouri. Tiffany is so thankful to be back doing what she loves with people that she loves. “What a blessing!”

Eric Mitchell

The Main Street Music Hall is happy to have Eric Mitchell rejoin our cast this year for the Reelin In the Years show. Eric is a talented singer, songwriter and artist from Los Angeles California.

Even though Eric is an extremely talented artist, he turned down a scholarship to art school, choosing instead to travel while serving his country, in the United States Navy. It was during this time he realized singing was another gift God had given him. He also discovered that he had a flare for cutting hair.

After his tour of duty, he gave his heart to Christ and his newfound desire to sing became a mission to uplift, encourage, and inspire those who felt hopeless to have a deeper faith in God. He began singing in churches, prison ministries, homeless missions and other venues across California.
He turned his flare for cutting hair into a 12 year career as a hairstylist and salon owner. During that time he had the opportunity to work at Warner Bro Studio, working his magic on Eddie Murphy and numerous celebrities.

Eric is a dynamic performer that will capture the hearts of everyone. He and his lovely wife Susan are people you defiantly will want to talk to. Welcome back home to the Main Street Music Hall.

Jonathan Shinkle

Jonathan grew up singing at his father’s church in Jefferson City, Missouri.  During this time, he was exposed to many different types of music, which have influenced his personal style.  Jonathan attended the University of Missouri and started singing for the Main Street Music Hall days after his graduation in 2006.  He performed on the Music Hall stage for three years as the lead male vocalist; he enjoyed singing solo and group gospel, contemporary country and also did legend impersonations with bits of comedy.  In 2009 while performing one night here at the Music Hall, Jonathan met a pretty girl from Iowa in the crowd; two years later they married.  Jonathan now works as an insurance agent for Missouri Farm Bureau and still enjoys singing for churches and various organizations all throughout the state.  He and his wife Katee currently live in Jefferson City with their two children.

 
 

Call for Information
573-348-9500 or 800-348-9501

Main Street Music Hall
5845 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

DIRECTIONS: From Highway 54, take the State Road KK exit to Osage Beach Pkwy, then left.


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