From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems to his Country Music Association Award-winning country hits, Charlie Daniels has left an indelible mark on America’s musical landscape. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior, Charlie Daniels has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career.

Exile has topped both the pop and country charts with successful hits, including “Kiss You All Over,” “Nobody’s Talking,” and “I Could Get Used to You.” Exile celebrates its 55th anniversary with the No Limit Tour, which also will feature Rhonda Vincent, who achieved success in the bluegrass genre with songs like “I’m Not Over You” and “When the Grass Grows Over Me.”

Jukebox Saturday Night is a musical review of the great Big Bands during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Performances celebrate America’s Swing Era, featuring the greatest hits recorded by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford and many others.

The band Lonestar will take the stage with members Richie McDonald, Dean Sams, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater. Lonestar has charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, including hits like “Amazed,” “I’m Already There,” “No News,” “My Front Porch Looking In,” and “Mr. Mom.”

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Segnosaurus and, every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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