Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cornfields & Crossroads are coming!

      Our schedule for 2018 is now complete!
      We are excited that Cornfields & Crossroads have agreed to finish out the summer 'Gatherings in the Park' on August 25, 2018.
      The following is from their website:
    "Cornfields And Crossroads is a high energy band based out of Indianapolis 
that has along history in entertaining audiences all around the Midwest. We 
strive to lighten the hearts of music lovers through traditional, contemporary 
and gospel bluegrass music and even a few originals everywhere we go.
    The band is made up of seasoned musicians who have long histories in 
bluegrass music. Darrell, Dan, Joe, & Mark are playing some of the most 
exciting hard driving and sometimes the softer side of bluegrass in the 
Midwest, their distinctive style and enjoyable stage show bring audiences 
to their feet everywhere they go."

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Great Line-up for 2018

    Great events are planned for the summer of 2018 at the Linn Park Amphitheater!  These will include:  Lloyd Wood, who was very popular last year, so he will be returning for the opening night of Heritage Days (held the weekend before the Fair - June 8-10.)  Martinsville’s very own, Trouble & Company, will be back. Their talent and energy never fails to amaze us!  Kevin Horner, a three time People’s Choice award winner for ventriloquism, will be here.  Aaron Wilburn a comedian, songwriter, musician, who travels with the Gaither Homecoming Tour will return—he was here 3 years ago when M.O.M. and the Fair jointly sponsored him as the closing act of Heritage Days/opening act of the Fair.  All who came to hear him went away refreshed after a night of laughter.  Of course, The Redneck Pool Party will be back by popular demand.  Battle Creek will again play during the Party.  They were such a great addition last year!  And Andy Avery, a talented musician who played with Journey for a short time, will give a concert in which he will include a powerful testimony of God’s intervention in his life.  
     We will also be sponsoring a Teen Dance in July.
     Miss Barlow’s, Sadie’s and Sweet Norma Jean’s will be providing food at all the events sponsored by M.O.M. next summer.  They were a great addition last summer so we asked them if they would be willing to come to every event next year.  Each was excited to participate, so we will have great food and great entertainment.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Singing Cowboy will be at Linn Park Saturday Evening

David Davis, a nationally known horse trainer and singer, will be at Martinsville’s Linn Park, on Saturday, August 12.  Mr. Davis will lead a horse ride through Martinsville before the show.  Experienced horsemen are invited to  join him for the ride, which is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. The ride will begin at the Littlejohn Grain Elevator parking area east of the Martinsville Community Library at 5:00 p.m. Horse trailer can be left there for the ride.
The evening’s show will start at 6:30 and will include Mr. Davis demonstrating his amazing talents in working with horses followed by a concert.  Mr. Davis, a singer and songwriter, is also known for his Force Free Horsemanship method of training for Free-style Reigning, Tandem and Roman Riding, Cowboy Dressage, Colt Starting, and Trick Performances.  He has also been a leader in the Cowboys for Christ organization since 1988.  Admission is free, so bring your lawn chair and enjoy the unique show. 
Miss Barlow’s and Sadie’s, Martinsville’s hometown restaurants, will be set up in Linn Park, with food available for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m.  Dine in the park while you visit with friends and neighbors before the show. 

The Pool Party was a success!!

With the ring from David Schiver's grain bin supporting the straw bales I believe we have found the perfect pool structure!  Only 3 years to figure it out!😊







The water balloon launcher was very popular!
It was fun for all ages!
How about that Redneck Hot Tub in the bed of a pick-up truck!
The Pinaqua was fun!

Of course, the 85 foot Slip n Slide was a great hit!
Giant bubbles were impressive!




Battle Creek's music was a perfect addition to a perfect evening of fun!







Thursday, August 3, 2017

Redneck Pool Party This Saturday!

Don't miss the Redneck Pool Party this weekend!  We love this fun event!  This year we are also featuring Battle Creek, one of our favorite bands.  The Party starts at 4:30 with the band beginning to play at 5:00.

 If you don't want to get wet, don't worry, we will have a "water free area" for those wishing to watch the band.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a great evening of music.

For the rest of you, come prepared to have a great time--straw bale pools, Redneck "hot tub" in a pick-up bed, an 80 foot slip n slide, water balloon launchers, pinaqua, water blasters, a toddler pool play park and more!

There will also be grilled hot dogs, chips, cookies, popcorn, & drinks for purchase.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Teen Dance Was A Success!

       About 40 teens gathered last night at the Linn Park Amphitheater to dance to the music of DJ Dalton Janssen.  They appeared to be having a great time in spite of the heat.  I captured these photos in the dark with my cell phone so they aren't the best but you can see they were enjoying the evening.  There is a possibility we will sponsor another dance this year, depending on feedback from the kids so if you know anyone who went and would like to do it again, let us know. Email mville62442@gmail.com with any comments, suggestions, etc.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Remaining Summer Events

      The Martinsville Public Library will be sponsoring 2 events open to the public at the Amphitheater in the next few weeks.  On July 20, the Phoenix Theater will present Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories at 6:00 p.m. and on August 1, David Lusk will be here with "Leggo My Magic Show"  at 5:00 p.m.
        On July 22, Bryan Headley, also known as The Singing Blacksmith, will be bringing his blacksmithing equipment for a demonstration as he uses his talents for blacksmithing, songwriting, guitar playing and singing to educate and entertain.  Bryan has appeared on Rural Heritage on RFD TV, Ag Life, PBS and many radio shows.  This looks to be a very interesting and informative evening!  Food will be available for purchase from Miss Barlow's and Sadie's Restaurant.
       And then on August 5 the event families have been waiting for--the Redneck Pool Party beginning at 4:30.  One of our favorite bands, Battle Creek, will be playing during the Pool Party and food will be available for purchase.
      On August 12, David Davis, the Singing Cowboy, will be bringing his trained horses to Linn Park for a demonstration of his horse training skills at 6:30 p.m.  He is also a talented singer/song writer who will be giving a concert after (or during) the demonstration.  What a unique opportunity to enjoy an evening outside.  Food will be available for purchase from Sadie's Restaurant and Miss Barlow's Cafe.
      So mark your calendars for lots of summer fun!

Mackville was great!

        Last night's concert was great!  I love Mackville's sound!  They are a laid-back, comfortable group to listen to and their harmonies are terrific!  This was their third year for them to play at the Amphitheater.  We are grateful to Kitchen Seeds of Arthur for sponsoring them.  Hopefully, more people will get the vision to sponsor an event so we can fill more slots on the program and thereby have more and varied events all summer long.
     

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Great Line-up of Events!

     If you missed The Lloyd Wood Show, you missed a terrific concert!  Everyone is talking about it!  In fact, there have been so many requests, we are going to invite him to come again next year to kick-off Heritage Days.
         Sadie's, Miss Barlow's and Sweet Norma Jean's provided delicious food, so we are hoping they will be available to provide food for other events this summer, also.
      Thanks to the Martinsville Public Library and some fortuitous connections at Heritage Days, we have a varied line-up of events at the Linn Park & Amphitheater this summer.  Check out the schedule, mark your calendars, bring the whole family, and come out to support those who work so hard to bring quality entertainment to our area.   (Note the different starting times for each event.)