Branson, Mo.

Herschend Family Entertainment

HFE operates (22) entertainment properties in 10 states

Project Type

  • Corporate


  • Audio
  • Video
  • Lighting
  • Acoustics
  • Rigging


  • Branson, MO


Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFE) owns, operates or partners in 22 properties in ten states. Some of those properties include Branson, Missouri’s Silver Dollar City theme park, Showboat Branson Belle lake attraction, Talking Rocks Caverns and White Water Park. HFE is an operating partner with Dolly Parton in the Dollywood Company which operates the Dollywood Theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country water park in Pigeon Forge TN and Dixie Stampede dinner attractions in Branson MO, Pigeon Forge TN and Myrtle Beach, SC. In Georgia, HFE operates Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park in conjunction with the State of Georgia, and owns Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta.

Brawner & Associates (now Paragon 360) and Sounds Great/SG Integration (acquired by Paragon 360 in 2013) has been working with HFE since 1990 as their primary supplier of audio, video and lighting design and installation throughout many of its park properties. In addition to the various indoor and outdoor theater venues, Paragon has provided sound reinforcement and audio special effects for countless rides and attractions in the parks in addition to distributed audio throughout the properties.

Attractions, Indoor & Outdoor Theaters & Events

Today Paragon 360 has multiple active projects going on for HFE everyday. Some of the bigger projects over the years have included:

  • Audio systems for the 4,000 seat premier Grand Palace Theater, Branson, MO
  • Audio, video, lighting & rigging systems at Showboat Branson Belle
  • Lighting & scenic work for the 4D effects theater at Stone Mountain Park
  • Audio, video & lighting work for Celebration City theme park
  • Opening of Grand Exposition section of park at Silver Dollar City
  • Multiple audio, video & lighting upgrades at flagship theaters
  • Elaborate, networked, digital audio systems for multiple attractions
  • Large-format outdoor audio systems for 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheater
  • New exterior audio systems for Silver Dollar City’s Uptown Christmas
  • High performance, networked audio systems for Time Traveler, Silver Dollar Cities newest Coaster

Paragon 360 also provides lighting design services for many of the company’s largest theatrical productions. In 2019, Paragon 360 is working on new, networked, digital distributed audio systems for a section of the Silver Dollar City park that is being fully renovated as well as new audio systems for the parks infamous, 100’ Christmas tree centerpiece production. New LED walls are also being provided for new theatrical Christmas productions opening in November, 2019.