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Come One Come All to Calsonic Arena



In the world of circus, no one is bigger, or better, than Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. And now, in a daring move that combines the best of circus tradition with the most modern features of live performance, comes the All-New Hometown Edition of America’s longest running family entertainment. So don’t miss your chance to experience The Family Tradition That’s Anything But Routine when it comes to Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Hometown Edition is slated to play six performances March 12-14, and tickets go on sale Monday, February 16.

Performers representing seven generations of circus life and history will inspire shrieks of excitement, boatloads of laughs and awe-inspiring amazement. And best of all, you’ll be closer to the action than ever before. You may even find yourself sharing the stage with the circus stars.

? Witness the Espana family as they defy death with their daredevil acts and sky-high heroics and amaze audiences with graceful aerial maneuvers – all without benefit of a net!

? Sit ringside as intrepid host Ted McRae goes face-to-face with ferocious gators and giant snakes.

? Laugh at the antics of the world’s craziest clowns, including Jon Weiss, known to millions of fans from his popular appearances on the CBS hit “Amazing Race 4.”

? Marvel at the superhuman strength of Herkules and the unrivaled equestrian skills of the Kossaev Cossacks and take to the skies with the Tabares family on the flying trapeze.

? And of course, it wouldn’t be Ringling Bros. without elephants! Our precious pachyderms proudly perform with their partners for everyone’s pleasure!

Make a date with your family for a spectacular time filled with over-the-top thrills, frantic antics, live music and amazing animals. Tickets for all performances go on sale Monday, February 16 at The Celebration box office. The box office will be open all day on President’s Day. Tickets will be available from 8:30-4:30 daily. Tickets for each show are $18, $15 and $13.

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