On Saturday, the savory smell of BBQ won’t be the only thing soaring through the air…the seaplanes will be arriving to participate in our Seaplane-A-Palooza flying competitions. You don’t want to miss the crowd favorite “melon bomb drop” contest! Following the contests and back by popular demand, will be one of Central Florida's hottest country bands, HAYFIRE! They are sure to get you moving and grooving to your country favorites! Immediately following Hayfire, when night falls and the stars come out, professional pilots Louis Horschel, Jerry “Jive” Kerby and Nate Hammond light up the sky with their jaw-dropping, action-packed routine full of loops, rolls with wing-mounted pyrotechnics as they dance across the sky! After the fireworks, move your eyes to the stage and enjoy a special performance by Nashville singer/songwriter KYLIE MORGAN! Kylie just released her brand-new song “Independent With You” in response to overwhelming fan demand on social media. Kylie was also named as one of VEVO’s 2021 DSCVR Artists to Watch. The only country artist to make the list, the program highlights 19 of the world’s top emerging artists poised to break out over the next year. Don’t miss this opportunity to sing along with Kylie to some of her hits like “I Only Date Cowboys”, “Cuss a Little” and “Break Things”.
Saturday, May 14th: 11am– 10pm
• BBQ, Food & Merch Vendors
• Family Fun Zone in Tavares Square
• Seaplane Contests (11:00am)
• Hayfire performs
• Twilight Airshow & Fireworks (8:00pm)
• Headline - KYLIE MORGAN! (8:45pm)
o Seating is limited / Bring a chair or blanket
o Parking available in the parking garage @ 200 N. Sinclair Ave.
KYLIE MORGAN bio:
The Oklahoma native starting writing songs at the age of 12 and gained national attention from music producers and television executives after releasing her music independently. This early success led Kylie to begin making regular trips to Nashville, crafting her voice and polishing her songwriting. When she turned 19, she made the decision to call Music City home. Recognizing Kylie’s unique talent, the SMACKSongs team signed her to their roster under the guidance of GRAMMY Award-winning songwriters, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. To give fans a glimpse into her upbringing and passion to pursue music, Kylie returned to her hometown of Newcastle, OK to film her “Hometown Heartland” series. An avid yoga enthusiast, Kylie has earned her official Yoga Alliance Certification and participates in yoga daily. While stuck at home and unable to tour, Kylie created the #namasteathome series where fans can participate in short yoga flows/light workouts. Kylie was previously selected as one of three artists for the CMA KixStart program and was named as one of VEVO’s 2021 DSCVR Artists to Watch. The only country artist to make the list, the program highlights 19 of the world’s top emerging artists poised to break out over the next year. As part of the program, Kylie recorded acoustic performances of “Shoulda” as well as “Cuss A Little”. Kylie has been named to several Artists to Watch lists including CMT, SiriusXM On The Horizon, Taste of Country and Pandora. Kylie has previously toured with artists including Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kip Moore Gavin DeGraw, Brett Eldredge and Billy Currington. Kylie released her debut EP Love, Kylie June 11. Kylie co-wrote all six songs on her new EP and was produced by Shane McAnally and Ben Johnson.
HAYFIRE has played all over the great state of Florida. We have been on stage with some of the biggest names in Country Music. We are known for our superb vocals and upbeat energy that gets any crowd going. Our trio of singers are upfront and blend well together for great harmonies with a modern, southern-tinged sound that is instantly familiar and fun. HAYFIRE is the HOTTEST country band in Florida, with nearly 100 years combined experience in ALL areas of the entertainment industry. We have one of the most current setlists around, playing hits from artists like Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Sugarland, and Miranda Lambert. Not to worry though, we still play some of the classics! We even play some top 40, Classic Rock, and Oldies.
Twilight Airshow Pilot - Jerry “Jive” Kerby bio:
Jerry "Jive" Kerby is a retired US Air Force fighter pilot having flown the F-15C Eagle and F-4 Phantom during his 23-year active duty military career. He currently flies the T-28 Trojan, T-33 Shooting Star, L-39 Albatross, and Wild Blue...the RV-8A that wants to be a fighter jet.
Twilight Airshow Pilot - Nathan K. Hammond bio:
Nathan was born into the airshow world, his first flight at 2 weeks old on his mother’s lap. Raised in upstate New York, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was his childhood playground and a major influence from day one. Fascinated by the thrill and excitement at the weekly airshows, Nathan’s approach to safely demonstrate aircraft for the crowd’s entertainment was developed.
Soloing as a teenager, Nathan now has over 7,000 hours of experience as an Airshow, Corporate, and Factory Demonstration Pilot as well as holding an aircraft mechanics license. Following the family legacy that began at the Aerodrome, Nathan continues to fly’s the museum’s collection of early pioneers and World War I aircraft. He has truly flown everything from Jenny’s to Jets!
25 years ago, Nathan established, what would become, a deep-rooted involvement with a deHaviland Chipmunk, then known as the Pepsi SkyDancer. Flown at airshows by Steve Oliver and used to skywrite by Suzanne Oliver; SkyDancer thrilled over 45 million airshow fans. Enamored with the aircraft’s graceful appearance and love of aerobatics, Nathan joined the crew, quickly advancing as a lead ferry pilot and team crew chief at airshows across North America.
After years of coaching and mentoring; the closely held and highly guarded art of Skywriting was passed onto Nathan. His first message was a true test, written overtop 100,000 NASCAR fans and broadcast on live TV. From that moment, a new legacy was born. Nathan’s skywriting has received recognition on National TV and major news outlets for his work at Airshows, festivals, and sporting events.
In 2016, with a well-established airshow career, Nathan took full control of SkyDancer and re-named the ship GhostWriter, in reference to his skywriting persona; visible message and seldom seen scribe. Today, Nathan flies GhostWriter in an action-packed routine full of loops, rolls, and verticals, held tightly in front of the crowd. When night falls and the stars come out, he lights up the sky with 200lbs of wing-mounted pyrotechnics, as he dances across the sky.