Big Smith Video - Live at Branson Landing

Branson Landing launched the Free Summer Concert series this weekend.

As a special treat, Dan Lennon helped arrange for the fire and water show display to continue on the hour while Big Smith jammed.

Just a few differences this year. Vonda Sheets was present, but without a six pack of cheap beer and with a new paper that launched today. Mayor Raeanne Presley was not present this year, nor irate as she was last year by the fact the Branson Landing allowed people to bring their own beer.

At the opening two years ago, Rick Huffman took the first sip of beer while handing out with Ms. Missouri. But the Branson Edge planted "Butinhouser" to mark the first recorded tall can beer ever consumed on Branson Landing property.

This is a historic weekend for Branson. Patriotism is celebrated - as always - but with a special treat this year as Women Veterans are being honored. Last time the event was held. I embedded myself with the first female US Military General.

The stories that come out of this event are inspiring.

For the Branson Landing, we experimented with Video with a multi-function digital device that can simultaneously shoot film while taking snapshots.

Check it out by pushing play above. The second photo shot is posted below.