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Montgomery Gentry to headline annual Chingawassa concert

Montgomery Gentry to headline annual Chingawassa concert

Montgomery Gentry is one of the biggest acts that has been recruited to the Marion summer celebration, according to Clayton Garnica, Chingawassa chairman. Even though winter is just around the corner, Chingawassa Days 2018 is heating up following the announcement that Montgomery Gentry is the headline act. Clayton Garnica, Chingawassa Committee chairman, said their board believes this show is one […]

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Music sets the tone

Music sets the tone

LindsayEll415 The 20th annual Chingawassa Days at Central Park in Marion was considered a success by organizers. Jenna Brunner, a committee members, called the event “hit another home run.” Brunner estimated some 1,500 people attended the three-day event June 3-5, including vendors, volunteers and buttons sold. “We have heard nothing but great things about Phil Vassar,” she said. “He was […]

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Chingawassa Days buttons on sale for first weekend in June

Chingawassa Days buttons on sale for first weekend in June

Country singer Phil Vassar will be the featured performer at the June 4 Chingawassa Days concert. Chingawassa Days is less than a month away and organizers are making final preparations. As in year’s past, the event will include children’s activities, vendors, live entertainment, a beer garden and much more. Sheila Hett, Chingawassa Steering Committee public relations, said buttons for the […]

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Chingawassa Days books Christian band as June 3 opening act

The Chingawassa Days committee announced last week that Cloverton, a Christian band based in Manhattan, is booked as the opening act Friday night, June 3. The band includes Lance Stafford lead vocals and piano, twin brother Layne Stafford on bass guitar, Rains Wall on drums and Connor Giles on guitars. The group launched themselves into the Christian music scene in […]

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Chingawassa signs Gile for Saturday opening act

The Chingawassa committee has announced that Jared ?Pete? Gile has agreed to be the opening act scheduled to appear on the Chingawassa Days? Saturday night stage. ?A small town troubadour, that?s who I am and what I do,? said Gile, who is a 2002 graduate of Kansas State University with dual degrees in wildlife biology and aviation. Gile said his […]

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Ell booked for Marion festival

Ell booked for Marion festival

County singer Lindsay Ell?s most popular songs include, ?By the Way,? ?Shut Me Up? and ?Trippin? on Us.? Country singer Lindsay Ell will be the main act scheduled to appear on the Friday night concert at the Chingawassa Days Festival in Marion, June 3. The festival committee announced the booking last week. ?There is no doubt this bright new country […]

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Vassar booked for Chingawassa Days

Vassar booked for Chingawassa Days

Phil Vassar The Chingawassa Days committee announced last week that country star Phil Vassar will be the headline act Saturday night when the annual festival takes center stage June 3-5 in Marion. Sheila Hett, of Chingawassa Steering Committee, said the group is excited about Vassar. ?It?s an understatement to say we look forward to welcoming Phil and his band to […]

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CHINGAWASSA MUSIC & FUN

CHINGAWASSA MUSIC & FUN

?Everyone had a great weekend’ Lead singer Casey Donahew and his band drew an estimated 2,000-plus people to their featured concert Saturday night in Central Park. Another popular draw was Hells Bells, an AC/DC tribute band that performed Friday night. Patty Decker / Free Press Organizers were pleased with the overall attendance and events at this year?s 19th annual Chingawassa […]

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Casey Donahew Band booked for Marion?s Chingawassa Days

Casey Donahew Band booked for Marion?s Chingawassa Days

Casey Donahew (foreground, middle) will take the stage with his band as the Saturday headliner concert June 6 during Chingawassa Days. Courtesy photo The Casey Donahew Band has agreed to headline the Chingawassa Days festival Saturday evening concert June 6. The band will enliven the quiet and serenity of Central Park with its ?Red Dirt Music? mix of Southern rock […]

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New leadership bringing new vision

New leadership bringing new vision

The city adopted a simplified design for its highway signs during 2014, as part of the city?s new outdoor marketing campaign. Free Press photo A lot can change in one year, but for the city of Marion, the transformation has affected the governing body and all departments. According to Todd Heit?schmidt, Marion?s first-year mayor, last year?s growth was centered around […]

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