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Thunder Ridge Nature Arena Set to Open with Concert for Conservation


RIDGEDALE, Mo. (April 16, 2024) – Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, a decade in planning, development, and construction with the ambition to create America’s most beautiful outdoor amphitheater, announces its inaugural Concert for Conservation. This premier event, scheduled for May 21 at 5:30 p.m., offers a sneak peek into the breathtaking nature amphitheater and showcases spectacular talent.


CHRIS JANSON – Missouri’s own country music sensation.
JOHN ANDERSON – Newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS On their historic farewell tour.
CLAY SELF – Big Cedar Lodge’s own Grand Ole Opry entertainer.
THE PETERSENS – International, award-winning bluegrass band.

Guests can anticipate an evening filled with exceptional music, a family friendly “Fan Zone”, air show, parachuting flag ceremony, and fireworks display, all against the breathtaking backdrop of Missouri’s renowned Ozarks.

Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, envisioned by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, stands as a beacon for conservation. All venue proceeds go directly to conservation efforts to protect the land, wildlife, and natural habitats of the Ozark region. With its stunning views of Table Rock Lake and the Boston Mountains of Arkansas, the venue offers an unparalleled live entertainment experience for guests.

Building on its commitment to providing unforgettable experiences, Thunder Ridge will introduce “The Nature Tower” in late June. Rising 12 stories from the majestic Ozark ridge, the remarkable structure will house luxury tower suites, each two stories tall, complete with 5 bedrooms, private bars, outside decks, fireplaces, and unobstructed views of Table Rock Lake and the Ozark Mountains.

Concert for Conservation tickets will be available April 19 on Ticketmaster for $10 per person, with free parking provided for all guests. As part of Morris’ mission to create “America’s most beautiful outdoor amphitheater,” he donated 1,200 acres of land at the Thunder Ridge site, as well as all buildings, and infrastructure, permanently setting them aside as part of a not-for-profit foundation committed to the cause of conservation.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring Thunder Ridge Nature Arena.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Thunder Ridge Nature Arena’s website.

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About Thunder Ridge Nature Arena:
Thunder Ridge Nature Arena is a breathtaking outdoor amphitheater nestled in the heart of the Ozarks in Ridgedale, Missouri just a few miles south of Branson. Situated on over 1,200 acres of land dedicated to conservation, the venue offers stunning views of Table Rock Lake and the Boston Mountains of Arkansas. Thunder Ridge Nature Arena is part of the Johnny Morris Conservation Foundation, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

Media Contact:
Kristi Reedy
Marketing Director
Thunder Ridge Nature Arena
(951) 704-6896