LIVE OAK — One of the most popular events at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is the Ted McMullen Music Legends Show. The fall edition is this weekend here on the banks of the historical Suwannee River.
Performing Friday and Saturday evening will be Ted McMullen, Keith Thrift as Conway Twitty, Dale Bennett as Loretta Lynn, Penny Hannah as Wynonna Judd, Calvin Smart as Johnny Cash, Leamon Nipper as Merle Haggard, Texanna as Patsy Cline, Diane Johnston as Lorrie Morgan, Bobby Long as Willie Nelson, Trese Hill as Tammy Wynette, Kathy Stafford as Shania Twain, Anthony O’Neal as John Anderson and closing this wonderful event Saturday evening will be Ted as Elvis with a fabulous show in full Elvis costume.
For those that have never seen this show, be prepared to be awed. When Keith Thrift (as Conway Twitty) and Dale Bennett (as Loretta Lynn) take the stage Saturday evening, memories will go wild. When someone thinks they are hearing Johnny Cash, it’s Calvin Smart. When Bobby Long walks on stage, people will just know it’s Willie Nelson in person. Anthony O’Neal performs as John Anderson and does he ever sound like him.
Ted McMullen, known as “TeddyMac Elvis” on stage, is one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in America. He pays tribute to Elvis in the 70s as he performs in beautiful copies of Elvis’ performance outfits as he croons Elvis’ most popular songs for an adoring audience. As an Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA), Ted McMullen carries out Elvis’ tribute to his fans of accepting a rose from female fans (and sometimes male fans) in exchange for a scarf he’s worn while performing…and he gives each one a kiss on their cheeks as he accepts the rose. The roses are purchased at the show. The kisses are free.
Friday night it’s the pre-party with all the Legends’ artists performing in casual dress. McMullen will be the emcee both nights. Saturday night it’s the big show in full costume for artists.
Weekend tickets on sale at the SOSMP main office at $17 for both nights in advance only until noon Friday or $11 per night at the door. Call 386-364-1683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure tickets now between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Please do not leave until “Elvis” has ended the show with his last song and left the stage. It’s a breathtaking finale and brings the audience to its feet with tears throughout the Music Hall.
Doors open Friday and Saturday night for Legends’ events at 5 p.m. The Friday night show is from 7-10 p.m. On Saturday night the show is from 6-10 p.m.