Saturday, April 12th from 4pm until 9pm
On Saturday, April 12th at the beautiful Georgia National Fairgrounds 15 Hot Air Balloons will create unmatched beauty and majestic entertainment! Open to the public at 4 pm, bring the whole family for an afternoon of Hot Air Balloon tethered rides, kids zone, food vendors, and live music on the entertainment stage! Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs so you can spread out and bask in the glow of the Hot Air Balloons at dusk. Adults are only $5.00 and children under 6 are free!
Tethered balloon rides are subject to wind and weather restrictions. Tethered rides are $10, and children under 12 years of age or under 42” must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent present to sign the liability waiver. Quantities are limited.
$10 wristband for unlimited play by Kathy’s Rock in the Kid’s Zone.
The Swingin' Medalions
|The Swingin' Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960's. Their musical roots came from listening to the early rhythm and blues acts. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin' music. After a few years of touring colleges from the Carolinas to the Louisiana Bayou, John McElrath took the group to Arthur Smith's Studio in Charlotte North Carolina, to record "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)". The song became a million seller in 1966, and has been a party classic for college students for decades. "She Drives Me Out Of My Mind" and "Hey, Hey, Baby" were top 40 hits in 1966 and 1967, but "Double Shot" remains the signature song of the Swingin' Medallions.
The members of the Swingin' Medallions have changed over the past thirty years, with John McElrath being the leader and only member to be performing today. The personnel of the band has always included around eight members with at least a four piece horn section. The high energy party style stage performance of the first Medallions has been passed down to the band that performs today. The present Medallions stage show has coined them the name "The Party Band of the South."