Kings Island's Down Home Country

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:41 AM

Hey everyone --

As I'm sure you are aware, Kings Island's Ride Warriors Coaster Weekend is this weekend (May 9th and 10th) and card carrying Coasterbuzz Club members are on the docket to join all of us in what is certain to be the greatest event in the history of Kings Island! Remember that registration ends May 6th at 5:00pm and you must be registered in order to attend. Make sure you visit the following link for more information and to register for this exciting inaugural event!

http://www.visitkingsisland.com/events/event_detail.cfm?event_id=546&ec_id=15

The park has taken great consideration into allowing a lot of free time during the day to experience the park, see the shows and see what Kings Island has to offer. It's a great opportunity for people who aren't Kings Island regulars to have a great time while still being able to enjoy the hours and hours of ERT, the backstage tours and guest speakers.

One thing that I would encourage all of you to do is to take a break from all of the action and check out Kings Island's newest show Down Home Country. Down Home Country showcases some of the best country music from the past with such artists as Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Patsy Cline and many many others. Even if you're not into country music, this show is loaded with tunes that are easily recognizable around the world and is certain to be enjoyed by everyone. It is a testament to the fact that Kings Island is one of the most underrated parks in the world in terms of live shows and entertainment. If you skip it, you'll certainly be missing out.

Down Home Country is currently performed on Saturdays and Sundays in the Festhaus. The show times are 1:00, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, & 6:00.

I look forward to seeing you guys this weekend!

Ryan

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 1:27 AM

I went and saw that show on opening day and actually wrote a paper on it for one of my tcom classes critiquing it.

I thought the show was done very professionally and that, especially for opening day, everyone was right on cue!

I'm not a big fan of country music, but still found the show very entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:09 AM

I don't like country music at all. But I do like Panda Express, and I sat down for dinner while this show was going on. All in all, the performers were pretty good. But once they started singing Rhinestone Cowboy I ran screaming ;)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:23 AM

Given the nature of the event: Johnny Cash... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7K4jH7NqUw :)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 1:07 PM

I am not at all a country music lover, but I always grab a beer in the fest house and will check it out.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:47 PM

It's nice to see that they are finally getting some good shows back. In the late 80s and early 90s Kings Island used to be quite the place for shows. Then came Paramount, and they tried to tie in their existing movies and TV brands. We had things like Star Trek on Ice and Entertainment Tonight-semi live, and some bizarre under the sea fantasy show in the former dolphin stadium. I can honestly say that some of the absolute worst shows I had ever seen at any theme park were at Paramount's Kings Island. KI was in desperate need of a show package makeover, and I'm glad they finally got it. That park deserves it.

It also deserved a good B&M.

Now all it needs is a good full-service restaurant.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:52 PM

BoddaH1994 said:
...Down Home Country showcases some of the best country music from the past ...If you skip it, you'll certainly be missing out.

The best thing about my visit to Kings Island, with exception of some awesome rides, was that they didn't force anyone to have to listen to country music. The awesome classic rock playlist on International Street made my day. If people choose to be subjected to country music, they can go find it at not one, but two different live shows.

I live in rural West Virginia, and country music is everywhere. You can't get away from it. I have to take my I-pod to the grocery store. Kudos to Kings Island.

But by all means, go see this show if you find country music enjoyable. I'll be in line for Flight of Fear.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:56 PM

I just noticed that they are going to have 2 different country shows this year.

That's odd.

How about a modern rock show like the school of rock show they had a few years ago...that show was great.

I agree that the midway music is great this year. Much better than cedarpoints.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 1:13 PM

Well I guess it's only right seeing how that area is referred to as North Kentucky. :)

Country is NOT my cup of tea, or coffee, or milk, or....

-Tambo

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 7:51 AM

LostKause said:
The awesome classic rock playlist on International Street made my day.

I also really enjoyed that playlist. I can only hope that CP adopts some of it for this season.

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