New company, UPSTREAM, Inc., designed to produce and promote good, clean, high quality entertainment and media worldwide.
May 13, 2013, Branson, MO — Popular Branson-based entertainment family, The Bretts, have announced the official formation and launch of UPSTREAM, Inc. – an entertainment and media company designed to produce and promote good, high quality family entertainment and media worldwide. “Our goal,” says co-founder Tom Brett, “is to positively impact the culture and values of society through entertainment and media. We want to transform the lives of individuals and families by providing high quality, values-based arts and entertainment. Our vision is to create mainstream quality in an upstream way – to show that you can sell out theaters and shelves without ‘selling out.’”
UPSTREAM, Inc. is the culmination of many years of vision and planning. “We’ve had this idea for a long time and we are so excited to finally launch,” says co-founder Brydon Brett. “We really feel inspired to do this and have plans to release other products and services, produce new groups and artists, and mobilize other artists in the coming years all with the same mission to fill the world with good, high quality family entertainment and media.”
The Bretts view the launch of UPSTREAM, Inc. as part of something much bigger. “We see a movement and a need in entertainment and media for something good and wholesome,” says Tom Brett. “We believe millions of people all over the world want an alternative to the often degrading and negative influences so prevalent in entertainment and media today.” The Bretts also believe that Branson, MO has the chance to play an important role in the rollout of this movement. “A lot of people are concerned with the direction Branson is going,” says Brydon Brett. “Branson has had an incredible past and we believe it has an even brighter future ahead. The magic of Branson is God, family and country-centered entertainment. We can’t think of a better place from which to launch our plans and our company than Branson.”
About The Bretts
Having appeared on worldwide television and in more than 3500 unforgettable live performances around the globe, The Bretts deliver high energy, high-caliber professional entertainment to audiences of all ages. Known as one of Branson's "absolute MUST-SEE" shows, The Bretts consistently make their daytime performance the place to be on the Strip. As singers, songwriters, dancers and musicians, each of the Brett family members has the talent to deliver a full-length solo performance, but together The Bretts are captivating, exploding onto the stage with a moving display of music, dance, lights and artistry that has inspired audiences across the world for years. The Bretts are now celebrating their 15th season in Branson, MO with an all-new production called The Bretts CELEBRATE Show at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Visit www.thebrettsshow.com.
November 10th, 2012. The Bretts, Branson’s Best Morning Show, announced their second “Bretts For Vets” award winner during their show. After Andrea Brett recited her famous poem “I Am A Veteran,” Tom Brett joined her on stage to present the second annual “Bretts For Vets” award.
The “Bretts for Vets” award is a special recognition given to veterans, active servicemen, or anyone else who demonstrates exceptional patriotism and devotion to their country. This year’s award goes to the College of the Ozark’s Patriotic Education Travel Program. The program focuses on teaming up WWII veterans and students to revisit battlefields last seen over 70 years ago. The students walk with the veterans as they relive their experiences, and pass their stories of courage and sacrifice onto the next generation of Americans. The students are selected through a very competitive application process. They and the veterans travel at no cost to
them. Dr. Fred Mullinax, who first came up with the idea for the program, accepted the “Bretts For Vets” award on behalf of the college. Also in attendance were five WWII veterans, two holocaust survivors, and six C of O students whom had gone on one or more of the trips. When asked why the travel program was selected, Andrea Brett said “I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for our WWII Veterans. There is something very special about them – a unique humility and sense of gratitude. I’ve never met one who was willing to brag about their service – it was always just “my duty.” Each year there are fewer and fewer of these vets with us and I think it’s so important that somehow their legacy lives on. That is why I think the Patriotic Education
Travel Program is so awesome. It unites the rising generation with the “Greatest Generation,” and gives them the opportunity to learn firsthand from these wonderful veterans. Hopefully these students will carry what they have learned and felt on these trips into their roles as our future leaders.”
For more on “Bretts For Vets” visit – www.BrettsForVets.com
For more on the Patriotic Education Travel Program CLICK HERE
September 12, 2012. The Bretts Show, Branson’s Best Morning Show (BransonShowAwards.com & BransonCritic.com), welcomes back their youngest member Garon Brett. For two years Garon has been in Bogota, Colombia serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I am excited to be back in Branson continuing the work I was doing in Colombia, which was to improve people’s lives and help them want to be their best selves,” says Garon, “only this time it will be through music and entertainment.”
Garon is scheduled to rejoin the family on stage on Thursday, September 20th, 2012. Of Garon’s return to the show, his brother Brydon comments: “It is going to be great having Garon and his signature style back on the stage with us. I am excited for what he will bring to the new Brett brand.” Garon himself is a very gifted singer/songwriter. In 2011 a song he co-wrote called “Billboard Girl,” won grand prize in the NSAI/CMT Songwriting Contest, against some of the nation’s top writers. Garon’s return adds another exciting dimension and even more power to The Bretts already award winning show. “It is great to see how much the family has improved while I was away. The creativity of the music and overall production are astounding” says Garon, “It gives me a feeling of excitement for the near and distant future. This is really just the beginning of something great.”
For more information on Garon and The Bretts Show please visit www.TheBrettsShow.com or call 417-336-3100 to reserve your tickets now.
Branson entertainment family returns home after 14 successful performances at one of Germany’s largest Christmas festivals, Triberger Weihnachtszauber.
January 13, 2012, Branson, MO - The Bretts just returned from a very successful Christmas festival in Triberg, located in the Black Forest region of Germany. The festival is known as “Triberger Weihnachtszauber,” or “Triberg Christmas Magic,” and is one of Germany’s largest Christmas festivals. Over 40,000 people attend the festival each year in the little tourist town of Triberg. While there, visitors enjoy Germany’s largest waterfall, festive decorations, great food, and non-stop performances from entertainers that come from all over the world.
The festival, now in its eighth year, runs from December 25th to the 30th, and was started by Thomas Weisser and Reiner Huber. “Thomas and Rainer are both visionary men, with a very professional setup,” said Brydon Brett. The Bretts performed 14 variations of their 2011 Christmas and regular season Branson show on both indoor and outdoor stages over the six day festival. “It was a lot of work performing and rehearsing, yet fun and relaxing,” said Brydon, “The chocolate, food, and sightseeing were all great as well. It is very beautiful over there, but the German people were the best thing about the trip. We just love the people over there.”
A large variety of acts shared the stages with The Bretts, ranging from local German stars to fire shows and gospel groups, which included another Branson favorite, Voices of Glory. “This was our fourth time to perform at the festival, and it looks very positive that we will go again this year. We are excited to be back in Branson, and are preparing for an exciting 2012 show. We feel refreshed and ready for a great year!” said Brydon. The Bretts 2012 show opens on April 16th at the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.
More info about The Bretts visit: www.brettfamily.com
More info on Triberger Weihnachtszauber visit: http://www.triberger-weihnachtszauber.de/
To see videos of the festival: Video 1-Click Here, Video 2 – Click Here
To see photos of The Bretts performing: Photos 1 – Click Here, Photos 2 – Click Here
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