Main Street Music Hall
5845 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065 View Map
Thom "Gabby" Gumm
After 46 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.
Gabby Gumm & Matt Gumm
Many long time patrons recall those days when after two hours of craziness, Thom would surprise everyone when he took the spotlight on the “cabin” porch and brought the house down with a serious ballad like “You Gave Me a Mountain”. Many a song and giggle have passed since those days and Thom is still bringing the house down with his talents. Forty one years ago, he married his sweetheart and stage partner, Sandy, and they’ve had the blessing of three highly talented children in their own right, Lisa, Jamie and Matt. In his leisure time, Thom enjoys fishing, golfing and will most likely be found in camo, bow hunting turkey in the spring and deer in the fall. With so many friends at Main Street Music Hall, both on stage and in the audience, he says “God has truly blessed me. I’m very thankful.”
“Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been at the Music Hall for 21 seasons!” Back in 1996 Wendy won the PFI Western Wear Country Music Showdown in Springfield, MO, which lead her directly to the Music Hall stage. Wendy is a graduate of MSU with a degree in Dietetics, also a Minor in Psychology and Chemistry. During her years at MSU she was a 3 year member/captain of the Sugar Bear Dance Squad, sang with the Bruin Pride Jazz Band, performed for President Ronald Reagan and then VP George H. Bush, and sang with Mo. Gov. John Ashcroft. Wendy has a very active life, as she is blessed to be the mother of 5 children and wife to a wonderful husband and father. Her oldest son is now a college graduate with a degree in Mathematics, emphasis in Actuarial Sciences. The whole family are members of Sonlight Christian Fellowship Church (SCF) in Camdenton, where Wendy leads worship. Her family is proud to play a key role in orchestrating the community event called FREEDOM FEST, every 4th of July on the SCF grounds. She also enjoys ministering and entertaining for various groups and churches. Wendy says, “Being a part of the Main Street Music Hall cast has been a tremendous honor and privilege. It really is hard to believe the years have passed so quickly.” She is an enthusiastic entertainer, so from Gospels to various impersonations, you can be sure Wendy is going to give it her all!
Wendy Warner Singing Billie Jean
Wendy Warner Impersonating Edith Anne
Wendy Warner as Michael Jackson
Celebrating her 43rd 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, 41 years ago they were married and have been sharing the stage and life together ever since.
Among their many blessings are 2 beautiful daughters, (great singers themselves) Lisa and Jamie, moms of Jesse, Taylor, Emma, Aidan and Marissa and Jamie’s husband, Robert. Then along came their son Matt(chew) Gumm, a chip off the old comedian block. Matt is now doing comedy at the Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson where he met and made Katie a part of the Gumm family and now their first baby girl will make three in mid-July! With all these amazing blessing, Sandy will tell you that none of them compare to knowing Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Everything else is sweeter because of Him, including the opportunity to stand on stage with such a great cast of people and entertain you at Main Street Music Hall.
The Music Hall welcomes Melani back for her 5th 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.
This is Larry’s second 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 29 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.
Celebrating his 23rd 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.
In 1993 another Music Hall came calling, and for the past 21 years Osage Beach has been the place he calls home. Being a part of the Main Street “family” is very important to Dan and we in turn are grateful for his commitment, talent, and for all his many contributions. Dan is also a dedicated member of the worship band at Faithbridge Church in Osage Beach.
Joining us for his 16th 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.
Main Street welcomes Donnie for his second 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 five 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 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 will be attending the University of Arkansas in the fall. 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 Walmart! “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, Bryants Osage Outdoors in Laurie, Missouri. Tiffany is so thankful to be back doing what she loves with people that she loves. “What a blessing!”
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.
The Music Hall is so glad to have the many talents of Vince Normand, running lights, sound, video editing an now, singing onstage as well! Born in Watson, LA, Vince grew up with parents that played and worked in the music industry, but as a young man he was all about sports. Then on a visit to see his dad in Branson something “clicked” and he fell in love with music. His interests initially focused on the technical side of music but it didn’t take long before he was invited on stage to sing. Fresh out of high school, Vince was hired as a lighting technician, working for several big names in Branson: Mickey Gilley; Moe Bandy; Yakov Smirnoff; 76 Music Hall & Pierce Arrow. This also led to Vince working with artists such as Gary Allan and David Allen Coe, even a heavy metal band called Jackyl. In 2000, Vince moved to Lake of the Ozarks to help Trent Wideman co-direct and open the show Country Lights. Vince became a part of the Music Hall crew in 2003, but during the 2014 season Vince was featured as a vocalist and the crowd loved it! Vince also enjoys being involved at church, helping with the music, sound and video, as well as leading worship.
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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.