Friday, September 1
Performance: Friday September 1, 2023 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
It’s truly a family affair when The Browns hit the stage with their music. The musical stylings of Adam, Michaela, and Andrew exude excitement on the stage and offer an experience to all who hear them. The Browns deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song that engage audiences of all ages.
The Browns have been touring across the United States since the group began 22 years ago. The heralded group began on the local and state level and has expanded and grown into a national and international touring group.
The Browns received the prestigious honor of Top 10 Mixed Group of the Year and have been awarded the Top Horizon Group of the Year.
The group has just finished their newest recording, “BRAVE” as a StowTown Recording artist, with Dove Award winning producer, Wayne Haun. The Browns newest radio single “Take Me Back” is climbing the national charts.
In 2015 the family bought and restored a hundred year old historic building into a state-of-the-art live music theater, in their hometown of Le Mars, Iowa. They have since added more buildings to the Browns Hospitality Group including a gift shop, event center buffet experience, and bed and breakfast. They welcome thousands of tourists and Brown music lovers to Le Mars each year.
From singing over 30 shows at the Americana Theatre in Branson, MO, to Dollywood Theme park stages, to singing on over 10 Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise ships this award winning family will inspire you with their close-knit family harmony and talent. The Browns love what they do, love each other, and the audiences to whom they sing!
Saturday, September 2
Performance: Saturday September 2, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Singer-songwriter Steve Scott, Sr., comes from a musical family. As a young man he was introduced to bluegrass music by his father, Albert Scott. The two of them formed the Bluegrass Gospel-Aires and performed in several states throughout the 1970s. Upon Albert’s passing in the early 1980s, Steve went on to perform in several other bands, all the while introducing and teaching bluegrass music to his sons and nephew. Eventually, they banded together and formed Steve Scott & The Scott Brothers featuring Steve Sr. on guitar and lead vocals, his sons Stevie Scott on banjo and vocals and Brian Scott on mandolin and vocals, along with nephew Israel Daniels on bass. The band is a crowd favorite wherever they appear. In addition to Steve’s skills as a bandleader he is also a well-known bluegrass promoter in NW Ohio, operating the Bluegrass Opry Barn at Oakwood (Paulding County), as well as promoting the Van Wert County Bluegrass Festival which is presented at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, held the third weekend of September every year.
Sunday, September 3
7eventh Time Down – Free Concert!
Performance: Sunday September 3, 2023 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thank you to our event partner and sponsor, WBCL!
Monday, September 4
Shows at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
“90% Comedy. The other half is magic.”
Once described as “the Zach Galifianakis of magic,” Michael’s greatest asset is the ability to combine comedy and sleight-of-hand technique to form an evening of pee-in-your-pants entertainment…or so he was told by one little old lady. After seeing his show, renowned stand-up comic Brian Regan said, “I love the part where you harpooned the guy in the chest!”
In 2015, Michael was hand-picked to create the role of the “Magic Maker” in the World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Magic to Do, and can be heard on the Original Cast Album, available on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify.
Currently, Michael is a highly sought after consultant for Fortune 500 Companies, as he helps connect them with their employees and clients in an astonishing and memorable way. Some of his clients include Workday, Carnival Corporation, CBS, bioMérieux, and UPMC Health Systems. Additionally, Michael performs on cruise ships, at Universities, comedy clubs, and private functions all across the world.
He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his beautiful wife, Sarah, their perfect daughters, Rosalind and Sloane, and scruffy Double Doodle, Aurora.
Shows at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
After a brief explanation, Mike will invite a “committee” upon the stage. He’ll perform a few interesting exercises and tests and then soft low music will begin. Mr. Bishop will begin suggesting changes in the demeanor of his subjects…
They will begin to noticeably relax, their heads will droop, their eyes will close, they’ll slump in their chairs. Their bodies will become so heavy that they will lean into each other. Often, members of the audience will go under too.
And Then … Pandemonium
Mike will begin with group suggestions: Feeling hot or cold, smelling weird smells, seeing things that aren’t there. Soon the committee is blaming certain members for foul odors and things that aren’t possible.
“She pinched me!” “Where’s my belly button!” “I have 11 fingers!” Their comments fuel the audiences laughter. Shoes become headphones for one participant and others think they just got married! One is dismayed to discover that she cannot say her name.
Through it all, the volunteers become more and more suggestible so that they will actually go back under in a split second.
When the music stops, free-form dancers find they cannot move; they are stiff as a board. The music resumes and they are released. Feet stick to the floor, arms become rigid and immovable. Adults start talking like 3 year olds. —-
And the audience laughs on!
Just When You Think It’s Over …
The committee is dismissed back to their seats where the post hypnotic suggestions get the laughter going again. A friend’s nose grows to be very long. The volunteers outwardly ask “when is the show going to start?” or “how did I get on stage”.
Finally The Show Comes To An End.
The volunteer committee receives the applause and recognition they truly deserve. “You have just witnessed what happens when the imaginary becomes real.” Afterward, Mike stays to talk with the volunteer subjects and answer questions.