"The Sweeney Family Band"
Saturday March 18th at 4:00 p.m.
Performs at 6:00 p.m. on 3/17.
Many words of praise have been written about most all singers and performers. Chris McDaniel is no exception. The difference in Chris and many others is the fact he has lived up to all the good things written about him. Hearing and seeing him sing and perform is something all will enjoy and will remember.
Chris has been singing almost as long as he has been walking. From the age of five until present day, his singing career has continued in an upward direction. From singing in church at an early age, to later performances at fairs, festivals, and on cruise ships, his talent has carried him into areas of entertainment he once only dreamed of entering.
At an early age, Elvis Presley highly impressed Chris with his singing voice, songs, and stage performances. Chris watched, listened, and learned. “In a way, Elvis was my teacher”, he says. He later began doing tributes to Elvis, which continued for over 10 years in his home state of Florida. “I was certainly not Elvis, nor did I try to be”, Chris says, “I was Chris McDaniel doing Elvis music. If some thought I might sound like Elvis, it was a compliment.
But I was Chris McDaniel in those days, and still am”.
After years of doing Elvis tributes, Chris felt it was time to do his own thing, sing his own songs, and pursue his own dreams. In 2002 he joined forces with ERIC HORNER, former guitarist for SHANIA TWAIN, TANYA TUCKER and LEE GREENWOOD. The collaboration produced songs that became some of his bigger hits. His song, “Imagine Me”,
released and promoted by MMG Records went to #1 worldwide on the independent charts. It was also featured along with songs by TOBY KEITH and other top artists on radio’s Promo Only discs. “I was amazed at having my song played so much”, Chris said. “I was getting emails from all over the world. It was a very exciting time for me”. Chris began playing to sold out crowds and shared the stage with such top artists as LEE GREENWOOD and others. He performed on the ALABAMA JAMBOREE, numerous Nashville television shows such as NASHVILLE REVUE, NASHVILLE ON STAGE, was a featured artist on benefit shows such as BUCKETFUL OF RICE food program that feeds the hungry worldwide, and others. After moving to the Atlanta, Georgia area in 2005, Chris did a benefit single in 2006 titled “Country From The Heart”, with his friends LEE BOGAN, Conway’s grandson, TRE TWITTY, and country legend, RONNIE McDOWELL. Other Chris McDaniel releases such as “I Keep Tellin’ You Heart”, “Like A Daddy”, and “She’s Hot Like That”, have continued to push his career even higher.
While his influences like ELVIS, CONWAY, and others shine through in his performances, Chris McDaniel is original. When listening to him sing his hits like “Imagine Me” or “I Keep Telling You Heart”, no one can argue he isn’t. There is no doubt if ELVIS was alive today he might possibly be proud of CHRIS McDANIEL. This is a man who loves to sing and perform. He has talent, and will be around for years to come.
As of 2016 Chris Is back on the road with his Tribute To The King show, reliving the music of Elvis. It's his Interpretation of the music and not an impersonation of Elvis/ The show is not a direct copy of the Elvis show. A variety of songs are covered in this new show.
Jon Simon "Comedy Hypnosis" Show
Come and be part of the "Comedy Hypnosis" Show. Shows on 3/10, 3/11, 3/14, 3/16, 3/17 and 3/18 at 9:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.
"Circus of Illusion" Starring Steven Marcus
Show Times: 6:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Monday -Friday and Saturday and Saturday 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Join Master Magician Steven Marcus, as he fills the bill with entertainment that fascinates fairgoers of all ages. Equally skilled at sleight of hand and larger illusions, Steven brings elegance, class and a sly sense of humor to his family-friendly shows. His fresh, dynamic approach to entertainment wins audiences over and keeps them wanting more. Phenomenal mind reading, incomparable magic, amazing illusions and, ever-delightful audience involvement are the order of the day when you experience the, Circus of Illusion!
"The High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean"
Show Times: 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and Saturday and Sunday 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean Show tells a salty tale of pirates on the search for Treasure Island, where a fortune in gold and jewels are said to be buried in the sand. A 22-minute show featuring springboard and tower diving, comedy and clown diving, and of course the amazing high dive into a pool that is only 9 ½ feet deep.
Glenn Orndorff as "Elvis"
Performs at 6:00 p.m. 3/11, 8:00 p.m. 3/13, 2:00 p.m. 3/18.
"The Firefighter Training Show"
The Firefighter Training Show plays off every childs curiosity to one day be a "Firefighter - Hero."
The show allows volunteers from the audience, usually kids but we can use adults, to become our firefighter trainees(audience participation show). After being fitted in fire jacket and helmet the new trainees are introduced to the audience as their next generation of heroes and the volunteer firefighters are divided into two teams.
When the alarm tones sound calling engine one to duty it's all trainees on deck. Each firefighter trainee/team gets to complete the basic tasks at our simulated fire scene: laying out fire hose, attaching it to the fire truck and putting on a nozzle. Using a real fire extinguisher to squirt water at simulated flames in our smoke rescue building in hopes they can knock the flames out of the window putting out the fire then enter the smoke filled building to make a heroic style rescue, demonstrating how to crawl low under smoke.(we use an odorless, non-toxic, white smoke; smoke dissipates in about 1 to 3 minutes) The dialog between our fire chief the audience and the new trainees is riddled with humor and educational information such as, in case of fire "Get Outside and Stay Outside" only firefighters attempt rescues. In between fire alarms the fire chief also introduces important fire safety lessons "Don't Hide,Get Outside" and "Crawl Low, Under Smoke".
What comes off as entertaining and fun today may save a life in the future. Throughout the show the audience is encouraged to cheer on our new trainees, as the shows activities become a friendly competition between our volunteer firefighters. The winner or team that wins our competition is our 1st place team and as a reward they get to climb tower one and aim its water cannon at which ever part of the audience they feel wasn't cheering them on during the earlier events. The show ends with our fire tower water cannon shot. (fun paper streamers shot high into the air over an audience expecting they're about to get 3000 gallons per minute wet)
Nobody is left out of our show. After tower ones suprising water cannon shot the audience is invited to stay and all the kids can practice "crawl low, under smoke" through our smoke-rescue facility, touch and feel real fire fighting equipment . All post show activites are free except kids size fire hats or other firefighter related toys/safety coloring books we may offer for sale.
Our extensive set of props and stage effects include: professional costumes, up beat music, alarm sound effects, flashing lights, smoke rescue building, fire extinguishers, fire hose & nozzles, fire hydrant, fire hose fountain, fire tower, streamer launcher and the kids size fire truck. All kid size and kid friendly equipment that produce big size fun.
Each show lasts approximately 20-30 minutes and involves 4 audience members, usually kids. Post show we operate the smoke-rescue facility letting all the kids practice "crawl low, under smoke" and offer good fire house hospitality for an additional 5-15 minutes.
We have uniforms for age 2 through adult so anyone could become our next fire fighter trainee.