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Magic by Chaz
Magic by Chaz, an experienced magician, will be entertaining Festival in the Pines audiences for three shows.
He has worked extensively on the East Coast and has performed for businesses, resorts and entertainment facilities throughout the nation. Chaz may also be seen by festival-goers as he roams through Carson Park as the Old Traveling Show Medicine Man.
David provides a cornucopia of entertainment including comedy, voice tossing, storytelling and music. Enjoy the wisecracking antics of Simon Spencer, America’s grouchiest farmer; Leonard Cribble and the totally clueless Lars Gunderson. David has performed at state fairs throughout the Upper Midwest and has entertained for some of the largest corporations in the world.
Karate American Demonstration
A live demonstration of karate skills.
Ultimate Performance Gymnastics
Ultimate Performance Gymnastics, which is located in the Chippewa Valley Industrial Park on the north side of Eau Claire, will be performing a demonstration at Festival in the Pines. Ultimate Performance Gymnastics, which was established in 2012, teaches children of all ages how to do a variety of gymnastics exercises with state-of-the- art equipment and highly experienced trainers. The business is owned by Lynn Wingert, who has 40 years of gymnastics experience.
This Eau Claire native has appeared at Festival in the Pines numerous times since 1996. He covers a variety of unique topics during every performance.
Matt’s shows feature a light-hearted acoustic sound, dazzling harmonica work, and laid-back originality. With his rich baritone voice and different view of everyday life, Matt demonstrates that he is more than just a "guy with a guitar."
Mike Richson and The Not Guilty Band
This group has been performing for more than 40 years and specialize in playing hits from the 1960s. Mike Richson, a Wisconsin native since 1964, grew up in the era of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, etc. He provides vocals and plays lead guitar. Jeff Hilgert, who started playing drums at the age of 11, has performed with bands from the Chippewa Valley, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Scott Nelson plays bass guitar.
Rocky Mountain Band
Bruce Larson and The Rocky Mountain Band plays the best new country hits along with some of your all-time favorites. Not only do they do cover songs, but Bruce Larson and Corey Weisenberger both sing originals. Recently, Larson was picked up by Grass Roots Promotions out of Nashville, TN, to release his new song, "Fishin' Pole Dancin'", which can be heard on country radio stations across the nation. Reese Moats plays drums; John Neitz is the lead guitarist; James Sonnentag plays keyboards; and Bill Nogosek is on steel guitar.
Check out the band on Facebook or call Shannon for more information on how to have The Rocky Mountain Band entertain at your party, wedding or corporate outing.