August 9, 2012

America's Favorite Old-Fashioned Big Top Circus Coming to Memphis

Miss Simone and her amazing single trapeze will be in Memphis on Thursday, August 16th when the Scotland County Rotary Club brings the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus to town for two shows.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Scotland County Rotary Club, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America's Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Memphis, Missouri on Thursday, August 16th at the Scotland County Fairgrounds with two scheduled performances at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Now in its 28th edition, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. This authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus has been featured on National Geographic's Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Arizona Highways Magazine. It has also been featured on the A&E Special: Under the Big Top and most recently, On the Road with Circus Kids, a Nickelodeon special featured on the Nick News Program.

Bring your friends and family out circus morning to watch as a familiar place in your town is transformed into a bustling Circus City. Activity swirls around the grounds as animals are unloaded, the Big Top is erected, and rigging is prepared for performances later in the day. Enjoy the magic and tradition of the American Circus with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. the public can watch the raising of the Big Top, then stay for the free tour. This presentation offers a unique face-to-face opportunity for families, schools, and interested community members to meet and learn all about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus family and includes a walking tour of the circus grounds. Learn interesting facts about our performers, the history of our show and the different species of animals in our Circus Family. In this presentation we will also address topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care all of our animals receive.

In recent years the Tent Raising and Morning Tour has become a popular program for families and interested community members. It is presented in a way everyone, young and old can learn many interesting facts about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Family and now we have a brand new tent! This is a special part of Circus Day that should not be missed.

On circus day, the performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute show. This year's lineup includes an All-Star group of performers and entertainers that include Miss Simone and her amazing single trapeze, Miss Lana's Feathered Friends, Miss Paulina on the Web, The Big & Little Act, The Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, Angel Perez with juggling, The Silverlake's sizzling whips, Karina and her hoola hoops wizardry, and The Perez Russian Swing, all with original music written by the talented, Matt Margucci from Los Angeles, California. Our performers are sure to amaze, delight and entertain the audience members of all ages beyond your wildest imagination. The costumes alone are certainly a WOW! factor alone.

Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance at Bank of Memphis, Hair Co., Roses Do It Best Hardware and Cook's Mens Store. Prices for advance tickets are $6.00 for children ages 2 to 12, children under 2 are always free, and $9.00 for adults. On show day tickets will be $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.

For more information or to purchase tickets with a credit card call 866 BIG TOP 6. Advance tickets will be available at this number till 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

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