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Shoji Tabuchi Announces Exclusive, Limited Engagement New Show for 2022 “An Evening with Shoji”

Branson, MO – 2020 National Fiddler Hall of Fame Inductee and world-renowned fiddler and entertainer Shoji Tabuchi has announced a one-year limited engagement of his new live show “An Evening with Shoji” at the Little Opry Theatre inside Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex.

“An Evening with Shoji” will begin the 2022 Season this Spring with performances at 8 p.m. This exclusive and new show will give Tabuchi fans an extraordinary opportunity to experience the incomparable Entertainer in the intimate setting of the Little Opry Theatre.

“It’s an idea that really took root during the Military Film Festival last November,” said Tom Forster, Senior Vice President of Theater Operations & Marketing. “We were honored to kick-off the festival with ‘Shoji Tabuchi: An American Dream’, a film that chronicles Shoji’s life story, which at its heart is the story of someone who first fell in love with country music and then fell in love with the Ozarks. What if we could do that LIVE?? What if we could unite that story and his legendary talent in the perfect venue?”

“An Evening with Shoji” will take cues from the film, walking audiences through Tabuchi’s awe-inspiring life story, his love for the USA and the Ozarks, and his experiences having played such an important role in the burgeoning sensation that was to become the Live Music Capital of the World.

“My family and I have been blessed to perform for millions for over 30 years here in Branson,” said Tabuchi. “I am so excited to create this new show experience, that is something so personal, so special, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.”

This unique evening with Shoji and his band will showcase an exceptional array of music from country, bluegrass, the 50’s & 60’s to gospel and patriotic plus many more. His multi-talented daughter, Christina Lingo-Tabuchi. will join him on select dates.

“This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a show that has been in the making for decades,” said Forster. “We’re truly privileged to have him with us, this type of personal storytelling and legendary entertainment is what the Little Opry was made for.”

Shoji Tabuchi : The King of Branson

In addition to being named to the National Fiddler Hall of Fame, Tabuchi is a past recipient of the prestigious Missourian Award, the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Award, and the Americanism Medal from Daughters of The American Revolution. Tabuchi is a two-time TNN Music City News Instrumentalist of The Year nominee; has been Ozark Music Awards Entertainer of The Year, as well as four-time Instrumentalist of The Year; and also has received the Branson Terry Awards Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Award. Tabuchi has performed countless times on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to standing ovations and been featured on numerous national TV broadcasts. In 2006, Shoji Tabuchi and his daughter, Christina Lingo-Tabuchi, were invited by former President George W. Bush to attend a special state dinner at the White House. While attending the event, at the request of former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, Tabuchi was unexpectedly asked, and honored, to perform.

 

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