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.)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Lloyd Wood Show

      You won't want to miss Friday night (June 9) of Heritage Days featuring Lloyd Wood at the Linn Park Amphitheater.  This event is being sponsored by The City of Martinsville.  It will be a great, fun, family-oriented evening of country music, comedy and impersonations.  Great food provided by local establishments--Miss Barlow's, Sadies, Sweet Norma Jean's and the Wood-fired Bread & Pizza Company will be available for purchase.  There will also be free barrel train rides for children.   So bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful evening!

2017 Photo Contest

Announcing the first annual Heritage Days Photo Contest!

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.