Main Street Music Hall
5845 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065 View Map
Thom "Gabby" Gumm
After 44 years 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. Thom 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. Thirty-nine 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. After 12 years of serving Camden County as 2nd District Commissioner, he is now enjoying a little more 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, Time really does fly when your having fun!" Back in 1996 Wendy won the PFI Western Wear Country Music Showdown, in Springfield, Mo, which lead her directly to the Music Hall stage. Now 2014 will be her 19th season with the Main Street Music Hall. Wendy is a graduate of MSU with a degree in Dietetics, 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 family are members of Sonlight Christian Fellowship Church in Camdenton, where Wendy leads worship. She also enjoys minister and sing to various groups and churches. "I know in my heart the path that lead me here was directed by the Lord," says Wendy. "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 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 41st 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 Ste. 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, 39 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. With all these amazing blessings, 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.
Melani, was born and raised right here in central Missouri where she attended school at Stoutland High and currently attends church at Highpoint Baptist church. 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 is looking forward to the challenges and rewards that will come with being a member of Main Street Music Hall cast, and we are excited to welcome her for her third season!
Larry has been singing his whole life, and is now enjoying his first season at the Main Street Music Hall . Larry is originally from the Kansas City area, but has lived all across the U.S. from Virginia to Montana 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 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 have been married for 28 years. Larry and Tina have two great kids. Their daughter, Samantha, is an RN, and lives in Florida with her husband Aaron, who is serving in the military. Their son, Benjamin, is a chef and also lives in Florida.
Celebrating his 20th year 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 Strolling 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 20 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 14th season at the Main Street Music Hall is guitarist Mark McPheeters. This versatile musician hails from Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Mark's gift for music started with a gift from his dad; he received his first guitar from his father at seven years of age and has 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 the 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 it’s cast.
Rick was born a pastor's son and began playing music in church at a very young age. Desiring to be like his father, Rick first picked up the guitar, however, he soon realized his passion for playing the piano as well. Because of Rick's love for the Lord, ministry, and music many opportunities have opened up for him including: Minister of Music, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor. Rick's musical talents have been utilized in recording studios such as: Nashville, The Bill Gather Studios, Branson and various others across Missouri. He has also accompanied many gospel artists which include: The New Horizons, Bruce Haynes, & The McGruders. Even though this is Rick's first season with the Music Hall, his experience of being an entertainer at the lake extends back to the Denny Hilton Country Shindig & even the Ozark Opry. Forty years ago Rick married the love of his life, Vicky, and they have been blessed with two wonderful daughters, Nikki & Mikale. Both girls are now married with children of their own. Over the years Rick and Vicky have loved the Music Hall, and now Rick says he is very honored and excited to share the stage with such great friends and amazing talent. "God has been so good to me!"
Main Street welcomes Donnie for his first season with the Music Hall cast. Originally from St. Ann, Missouri, Donnie is a very talented musician who started his career in the second grade when he was cast as the "Littler Drummer Boy" in a 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 & 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.
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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.