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  Live music is an integral part of living the "Lake life." From large, marquee music venues to smaller, more intimate stages, the Lake of the Ozarks offers music lovers the perfect setting to experience and appreciate great live shows all year long.
The newly reopened Ozarks Amphitheater hosts an impressive summer concert series.
The Lake of the Ozarks is home to three large venues dedicated to live musical performances. The newly reopened
Ozarks Amphitheater, located off Highway 5 in Camdenton, is an impressive, open-air venue that seats over 10,000 spectators. The  amphitheater, which was recently purchased and renovated by the same people that own and operate the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver, Col., held its grand opening in mid-June. Throughout the summer months, the Ozarks Amphitheater offers a big-name concert series, featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Kentucky Headhunters, The Guess Who, Warrant and Molly Hatchet, to name just a few. For more information on the Ozarks Amphitheater or to order tickets for the upcoming concert series, please visit

Picklehead's Road House,
Picklehead's Road House hosts big name bands as well as up-and-coming acts.
located in Sunrise Beach, is a newer addition to the Lake's music scene and hosts big name artists throughout the summer season such as Head East, Bret Michaels and 38 Special, as well as up-and-coming acts. Picklehead's boasts a four-story entertainment complex complete with a large outdoor stage, multiple dining options and a zip line. For more information on Picklehead's, or to view the upcoming shows, visit

The talented cast at Main Street Music Hall performs classic radio hits during the Reelin' in the Years show.
The Main Street Music Hall, located in Osage Beach, has been a Lake of the Ozarks staple for over 20 years and features live musical entertainment and variety shows year-around. Visitors looking for an authentic Ozarks experience will surely enjoy the Best of Main Street Opry variety show, which combines the slap-stick comedy of Thom "Gabby" Gum with musical performances from the talented cast, impersonations and beautiful costuming. For those looking for more of a throwback vibe, the Reelin' in the Years show will be more their speed. Reelin' in the Years has been a big hit with audiences over the last four years and features live renditions of some of the most popular music from the '60s, '70s and '80s, along with period costume changes. And, visitors to the Lake area during the holiday season can enjoy the Christmas on Main Street show, which features holiday carols, gospel hymns, musical impersonations and more.  The Christmas show is offered on weekends beginning in November and continuing through December. The three shows offered at the Main Street Music Hall are regularly updated with new songs, skits and costumes, so audiences can expect a different entertaining performance every year.
The Liverpool Legends are always a favorite at the 
Lake of the Ozarks. 
Every March, the Main Street Music Hall is invaded by the Grammy-nominated Liverpool Legends, the highly-acclaimed Beatles tribute band hand-selected by the late George Harrison's sister, Louise Harrison. The show takes audiences back in time, giving them the full Beatles experience as these professional artists faithfully recreate the "Fab Four's" performances throughout their career.  Wardrobe changes represent different eras of the band's history and then continue on through the years of the band members' solo performances. Vintage video footage of the Beatles serves as the backdrop for the live performance and audience members are invited to fill the area of the theater near the stage, lending a "live concert" atmosphere to the show. For more information about the Liverpool Legends, please visit
The major marquee venues aren't the only way to enjoy an evening of great live music at the Lake. With over 200 restaurants and bars throughout the area, there is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing how one should spend their evening when visiting the Lake. Many of the Lake's eateries and night spots feature live music on any given night during the summer season, and most weekends throughout the rest of the year, making it easy and delightful to catch a great band at a favorite spot. From rock and roll to jazz, country to bluegrass, music lovers can take their pick.


H. Toad's Bar and Grill hosted legendary rock and roll act Cheap Trick in 2014
All the different restaurants and bars are too numerous to list, but there are several noteworthy venues with dedicated stages that regularly attract great groups and large crowds.   H. Toad's Bar and Grill at Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa and Yacht Club, located in Lake Ozark, hosts live music four nights a week. H. Toad's has featured well known acts like Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, Nelly, Dr. Zhivagas, the American Hitman Band, as well as many popular local bands. For a complete calendar of upcoming events, please visit Shawnee Bluff Winery, located in Lake Ozark on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, as well as Shawnee Bluff Vineyard, located near Eldon, both feature live music every weekend. The Vineyard has hosted legendary acts such as the Charlie Daniels Band, Three Dog Night, the Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis and Lorie Morgan and many others. For more information on both locations, as well as a listing of upcoming concerts, visit And, Dog Days Bar and Grill, located in Osage Beach, features two live stages and also hosts one of the most popular musical events at the Lake: AquaPalooza. A completely free event, AquaPalooza is part on-the-water concert and boating party rolled into one and always attracts crowds in the thousands to enjoy the water and the great bands. For more information on Dog Days Bar and Grill, and for a complete listing of upcoming events at Dog Days, please visit For more information on AquaPalooza, please visit


For a detailed listing of all the summer concerts and events going on at the Lake, check out the new "Get Down Guide" at  Visitors can also stay up-to-date with the goings-on at the Lake by utilizing the event calendar on, or by liking the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau's Facebook page,
For more information about all the fun activitiesattractionsdining and lodging options at the Lake of the Ozarks, call the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) at 1-800-FUN-LAKE, or visit the CVB's award-winning website,


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