Circus History is deep rooted in French Lick with the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus once owned by Ed Ballard. An African elephant herd of three girls will be retreating at Wilstem Ranch, only 7 miles from French Lick.
Join Dorothy and her beloved friends to take part in a magical journey on a real train ride down the Yellow Brick Road through the Land of Oz! Along the way enjoy live onboard entertainment featuring Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion. Help them defeat the Wicked Witch of the West before arriving at Emerald City and experience the thrill of meeting The Great and Powerful Oz during a live stage show! SEE WEBSITE FOR DATES AND TIMES
Connie Smith Her genius for phrasing, perfect diction and an extensive vocal range has delighted fans and fellow country singers for decades. Considered one of the best country female vocalists ever, Connie Smith loves to sing and that intensity captivates her listeners when she belts out a song. Smith strikes a traditional country mood that keeps her music in listener’s hearts. In 2012, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame – county music’s highest honor. Connie is a frequent performer at the Grand Ole Opry and has been called “The Rolls-Royce of Country Singers.”
Known as a man of few words, Jamey Johnson’s country songs are legendary for the meanings and emotions they evoke. He’s been called “one of the greatest country singers of our time” by the Washington Post. Johnson, an eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is comfortable belting out a honky-tonk tune or singing his searing lyrics with intense and heart-felt emotion. He has received critical acclaim for his music and song writing abilities and has performed with fellow country singers Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Vince Gill, George Strait, Alison Krauss and Merle Haggard.