Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aaron Wilburn this Saturday!



You won't want to miss Aaron Wilburn this Saturday, August 11 at 7:00!

He brings the house down with laughter…and he does it without four-letter words or making his audience feel uncomfortable. A feature on the Gaither Homecoming tour and videos, he has endeared himself to thousands of laughter-loving fans with his down-home brand of humor…as he talks about his southern roots, his family, his children, and his faith. It’s common to see a grandfather laughing along with teenagers and children…as Aaron says, “There is no generation gap with laughter.” Little would one expect that the same guy who brings people to tears with laughter also has written songs that have touched the lives of so many. His gift of songwriting has brought with it Dove Awards, as well as, two Grammy nominations. In the year 2005, Aaron was honored by his home state, as the Alabama Hall of Fame put an exhibit of his life and music on display in its honored halls—in the company of such notables as gospel singer Jack Hess and the Queen of Gospel Music, Vestal Goodman. They are surrounded by the likes of Tammy Wynette, Lionel Richie, and Percy Sledge, just to name a few. In 2005, David Johnson, of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, named Aaron Wilburn the official host/MC of the future Alabama Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Whether he’s on stage in an arena, surrounded by 15,000, or in a banquet setting for a corporation or church—Aaron Wilburn is at home. If you tell him, “I loved your act”, He’ll probably tell you-- “that’s no act—that’s who I am…” And to borrow his famous three words from him…he’s funny!!! Bless His Heart!!!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Andy Avery Next Saturday

You won't want to miss Andy Avery's concert and testimony next Saturday night. at 7:00.   The OWM Praise Tema will play at 6:00 with food from local restaurants for sale beginning at 6:00  Brend your lawn chairs and enjoy a great evening at the beautiful Linn Park Amphitheater.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Teen Dance

Attention all Teens:   Martinsville on the Move is sponsoring a Teen Dance this Friday, July 20, at the Linn Park Amphitheater from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Dalton Janssen will deejay.  The First Baptist Church of Martinsville will be serving free food and water.   So bring your friends and come for a fun time at the Park.  7th grade thru High School are invited.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Kevin Horner Live Saturday, July 14

     This Saturday, July 14, is going to be a treat for all of us!  Kevin Horner from Kansas City, MO, will be entertaining us through impressions, comedy and ventriloquism.  He receives high praise after his shows with people sending reviews such as "we laughed for a full hour", "our sides hurt from laughing so much," "Kevin Horner is a fantastic ventriloquist/Illusionist; hilarious and fun entertainment!!!
      Don't miss this fun evening of humor the whole family can enjoy.


Here is an excerpt from his website:
Kevin Horner is a veteran comedian, ventriloquist, and magician. His unique style, voices, and adaptability spans all ages and personalities. His timing, energy, and quick wit and reactions with all audiences is guaranteed to inspire uproarious laughter.
Kevin’s path started when he was approached to do bullying prevention programs in schools across the Midwest. The program entitled “Speaking Up For Those Who Can’t Speak Up For Themselves” was presented for over 15 years across the United States.
Kevin’s passion and ability to touch the hearts of audiences while making them laugh took him on the road to becoming a full time performer. Kevin has performed for Comicon, the Improv, Great Wolf Lodge, Whiteman Air Force Base, Fort Riley Military Base, Arkansas Tech University, as well as many other Corporate events, Schools, Libraries, Fairs and Festivals.
Kevin won the People’s Choice Awards at the One Way Street Puppet Festival in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Kevin was awarded Best Ventriloquist by Gig Masters in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Lloyd Wood Show this Friday, 7:00 p.m.

    You won't want to miss the Lloyd Wood Show this Friday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Lloyd's show is entertaining, family friendly and very professional.  And as all other events at the Amphitheater this summer--it is FREE!
      Local restaurants will be providing food for sale beginning at 6:00.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment.

FYI:  The Amphitheater is located in such as way that the whole area in front of it is in the shade by 7:00 p.m. which makes for a very pleasant temperature by the time the shows start.

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!