They are back and ready to take the stage by storm to bring their audiences an exciting, unforgettable experience as only they can. Returning to the stage at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Missouri, after a phenomenal concert season last summer is the dynamic trio comprised of Brydon Brett, Garon Brett, and Aaron Ellsworth.
Collectively known as Prince Ivan, they are bringing their “A game” this season with a brand new show featuring some of their classic songs from last season, as well as, some brand new material which they are sure the audiences will love. Fans will also be delighted to know that this year’s concert series expands beyond last year’s strictly summer dates and includes dates beginning on Friday, 22 April 2016, being opening night and running through August.
In an interview with Branson Tri-Lakes Daily News, Brydon Brett commented, “We couldn’t be happier to be returning to Branson in 2016. 2015 was just the beginning for us and we were so grateful for the support. We think our friends and fans in Branson are going to be excited about what we have planned for them in 2016.” When the guys first appeared on the Branson music scene in 2015, neither of them could have possibly expected the response that they received from not only locals but from people nationwide as well. Brydon continues, “We had so many of our local and regional fans show up this last year — some even coming to every single concert. But what blew us away was the fact that we had people coming from Minnesota, Kentucky, Texas, Utah, and all over just to see us. We weren’t expecting that.”
The band’s overall vision is to produce a fresh new sound that people of all ages, in particular, the youth who listen to mainstream radio, can appreciate and relate to. The music that the band performs is not only fun to listen to but is suitable for all members of the family – from the youngest to the oldest.
Last year the band was brand new and just starting to get their feet wet. The main objective last year was to become established as a band and to make a name for themselves. Judging by the success of last season, they more than accomplished their goal. Unfortunately, there were many people last year who did not learn of Prince Ivan until their concert season was over. Brydon further commented, “So much of what we concentrated on last year was getting open, which was really quite a feat to pull off. We had such a short time to get everything together, get the band together and things like that. This year, we’ve had more time to tighten things up and get the show going back toward the original vision we had for it. The plan was to ‘attack’ the world of mainstream music in 2017, so this year is all about the infrastructure, and getting the act the best it can possibly be.”
The band also has future plans to take the show on the road. Brydon also commented about that, “We have the vision to take our message of love, joy and unity to as many people as we can. We always talk about going from our Mom’s basement to Madison Square Garden, and that is exactly what we plan to do. We’re excited to continue that journey in 2016 with our tour schedule and our concerts in Branson.”
Through May, fans can catch Prince Ivan’s show at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Missouri on Friday evenings at 10:30 p.m. During the summer, show time will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays. The band will also be performing a few shows at Branson Landing, and will also be featured at the annual SYTA – The Voice of Student & Youth Travel® Conference in Orlando, Florida in August.