Get Ready for Chinga 2015!
The Chingawassa Days committee is hard at work planning for the 2015 Chingawassa Days festival. Stayed tuned for updates.
We'll SEE YOU THERE!
Events for 2015
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FACT Marion County T-Shirts Now on Sale!
FACT of Marion County is selling t-shirts to help send county children to preschool. For more info or to order a shirt visit their page: http://factmarioncounty.org/product/chingawassa-days-t-shirt/
Casey Donahew Band to Liven Up Central Park for Chingawassa Days
MARION, KS – The Chingawassa Committee is pumped to bring live Red Dirt Music to
Marion, Kansas as part of the annual Chingawassa Days festival. Headlining Saturday night,
June 6th, the Casey Donahew Band promises to liven up the quiet and serene Central Park with their Mid-Western flavor of country music.
Texas tornado Casey Donahew kicked off 2011 with the release of his fourth studio album,
DOUBLE WIDE DREAM, on his own Almost Country Entertainment label. Armed with an indomitable, can-do spirit and a handful of new songs that instantly struck a chord with fans everywhere, the Texas native immediately debuted at #2 on iTunes Country Chart, #8 on iTunes overall Chart, #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart and #10 on its Country Chart and was also on iTunes’ coveted “Best of 2011” list and he hasn’t looked back since.
Selling out back to back concerts in Wichita, Kansas just a few months ago and venues across the states from Kansas to Alabama, the Casey Donahew Band continues to thrill crowds each week with a combined frenetic onstage energy and everyman likeability, and media outlets around the country are starting to catch on to what the fans have known all along – this guy knows how to rock it.
“We anticipate this band and this type of music to draw a young crowd from outside of
Marion County, folks that wouldn’t typically attend Chingawassa Days, “says Chinga Committee member, Tammy Ensey. “Casey Donahew is sure to please people of all ages. Our goal though is to bring the young folks in with Casey Donahew and please the more mature fans with our headliner band for Friday night.” Friday night’s headliner has not been announced yet.
Casey’s uproarious new video for his current HIT single, “Double Wide Dream,” debuted on Country Music Television (CMT) where it was a “World Premiere,” and spent a week in the #1 position on CMT.com’s homepage in “Today’s Top Videos”. A testament to Casey Donahew’s growing popularity, the song is a perfect example of the Burleson native’s ability not to take himself or anything else too seriously and just enjoy the ride – and what a whirlwind of a ride it is becoming for this Texas sensation as he skyrockets closer and closer to country superstardom!
“We are delighted to welcome Casey Donahew to the Marion area, as we know this band will put on a fantastic show for festival attenders,” says Clayton Garnica, Chinga Committee Chairman.
Buttons for Chingawassa Days go on sale for $25 in May and jump in price to $35 after May 31. $6 day passes are also available at the gate, but will not get purchasers in to see the spectacular show that we anticipate from Casey Donahew. For more details, follow us on Facebook at Chingawassa, Marion, KS.
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