Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Battle Creek

One of our favorite country bands, Battle Creek, performed at the Linn Park Amphitheater on Saturday night, October 1.  Even though the crowd was not as large as we had expected, all who came enjoyed a beautiful fall evening under the stars with excellent music.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


Mackville will be playing tonight at the Linn Park Amphitheater at 7:00 p.m.  You won't want to miss this great bluegrass/gospel band from Atwood, Illinois.  The concert is sponsored by Kitchen Seeds of Arthur.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Our Hometown Christmas & Firemen's Auxiliary Parade of Lights

      You won't want to be anywhere else than the Linn Park this Saturday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m  Much Christmas fun is being planned and free food--hot dogs, cookies and hot chocolate--will be available.  There will be a bonfire and firepits to keep you warm.  A live nativity will be presented twice during the evening with a LIVE CAMEL!  Caroling, led by the Martinsville Bible Church worship team, will fill the air with beautiful music as we are reminded of Christmas's past and the true meaning of Christmas.  It is going to be a fun, old-fashioned Christmas celebration, so bring your family and your lawn chairs to enjoy this memory-making time.
     The Firemen's Auxiliary Parade of Lights will follow at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Our First Talent Contest Was a Great Success!

     Sixteen talented people of all ages registered for the Talent Contest that was held yesterday.  Two of them had to cancel at the last minute because of illness, but there was still a great variety of acts to entertain the audience.  The weather was perfect!  Even though showers seemed eminent the rain held off till after the show and the overcast skies made sitting on the lawn a fun, comfortable event.
    Acts competing included a trio, two piano solos, a clarinet solo and several different singing solos--some playing guitars, some singing to CDs.  Dylan Schneider won first place singing "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."  Garrett Biggs came in second singing an original song he wrote, and Kurt Williamson won third place as he sang "Suffer In Peace."
     Great fall desserts were baked and served by the Festivals & Events Committee.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teen Dance Friday Night

There will be a Back-to-School Teen Dance on Friday night at the Amphitheater beginning at 7:30.  Shadow Wallace will doing the music.  Spread the word to your Jr. High and High School teens.  Invite your friends & neighbors.  This will be a fun night with prizes, great music, and the opportunity to spend time together.  The concessions stand will be open.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

This Saturday--Redneck Pool Party & Movie Night

Don’t Miss 
 The First Annual
 Redneck Pool Party
This Saturday!!
         August 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
                  at the Linn Park & Amphitheater

     Plan to bring you children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews and neighbors to enjoy Martinsville On The Move's first annual Redneck Pool Party this Saturday (August 8) beginning at 5:30 in the Linn Park & Amphitheater.  Saturday morning we will be building a swimming pool (maybe a wading pool) out of straw bales & a tarp.  The Martinsville Fire Department has agreed to fill it for us so the water will be warming during the day. There will be other smaller pools, sprinklers to run through, water games, water balloons--including a water balloon launching contest, a pinaqua (Do you wonder what that is?  Come find out), water toys and lots of bubbles for blowing.  The concessions stand will be open selling barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, candy and drinks. This is going to be a very fun afternoon/evening!  You won't want to miss being there.  Wear swimsuits or old clothes.
       If you don't want to get wet, bring your lawn chair and watch the fun.  

      Immediately following the Pool Party will be the last Saturday Night Movie in the Park, featuring "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" at 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mackville to Perform Tomorrow Night

      Mackville, a popular bluegrass/gospel band from Atwood, Illinois, will be performing at the Linn Park Amphitheater tomorrow night, Sat. Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.   This concert is being sponsored by Kitchen Seeds of Arthur, IL in conjunction with Martinsville on the Move.
       See more information about the band on their website: here
       Bring you lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful evening of live music under the stars.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Marie McGlone & MillCreek Station This Saturday at the Linn Park Amphitheater

     Clark County’s very own Marie McGlone and her band will be giving a concert from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Linn Park Amphitheater.  Marie has developed her own unique bluegrass/country sound.  which has been influenced by spending a great amount of time in Nashville and in East Tennessee,  She has been performing at festivals, charitable benefit shows, nursing homes, schools, churches, parties, weddings, radio shows, and fiddle contests in four different states since she was 7 years old. She has placed or won contests in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois, including divisional championships in Illinois in 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2013.  She is also the current divisional Illinois State Champion. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Teen Dance Last Night

     The teens had a wonderful time at the Teen Dance last night.  Thanks to Victor Herrera for providing the music and fun lights, and to the Martinsville on the Move volunteers--especially Crystal Plummer & Roxanne Toner--for sponsoring a fun evening for those who attended.  It appears the kids would like to do it again.
    Don't miss "Facing the Giants" at tonight's Saturday Night Movie in the Park