The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the all new Kelly Miller Circus on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Benld City Park with performances at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. The tent raising will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Circus Day. Support the Coal Country Chamber of Commerce and buy your tickets in advance and save.
Advance Tickets are available at: T.J’s of Benld, FNB Benld Banking Center, Benld City Hall, Michelle’s Pharmacy (Gillespie) and Gillespie City Hall. Advanced discount purchases can also be made online 7 days prior to performances at www.kellymillercircus.com or via will call at 800-334-5210 until the day of the event. Tickets purchased in advance are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (ages 2-12)/seniors (65 and over). Tickets purchased on circus day at the Circus Box Office will be $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. The 2018 season promises to be more exciting than ever with many new acts and entertainers to amaze and amuse you.
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus, founded during the Depression, is marking another milestone this year as it celebrates its 80th anniversary. Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has seen the passing of the millennium and still offers the same great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings. While the show in 1938 was little more than the Miller family, some ponies, and a couple of monkeys, they still moved about the country, as they do today, in trucks and went through the same routine each day of setting up and giving performances in a new town.
The all-new 2018 season will feature a host of international circus stars from all over the world. Our performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute performance. This year’s lineup includes an All-Star group of performers and entertainers that include: Rolla Bolla, Hula Hoops, Quick Change, Russian Swing and so much more.
Each morning the public gets an altogether different kind of show as the circus lot comes to life. Circus trucks pull onto the lot in the early morning hours, stakes are driven and the giant Big Top rises into the air. Best of all, the public is welcomed to watch this entire spectacle free of charge. A knowledgeable circus veteran will be on hand to explain the action and answer questions about circus life. Get your tickets, come and see the free show of setting up on Tuesday morning, and enjoy this renewed Kelly Miller Circus.
Questions can be directed to Mickey Robinson at 217-710-5218 or Margie at 835-2222. Tickets are also available at Hebenstreit Apartments in downtown Benld on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday.