Kenneth Donald Rogers—an American country-music star, photographer, producer, actor, and fellow with a nice beard—has won three Grammys and more than a dozen American Music Awards for his sweet, stirring crooning. Though he won't be toting his dozens of awards, Mr. Rogers will be bringing an impressive showcase of selections from his extensive collection of country hits. To prep the crowd for the main event, The Herndon Brothers—a local act lead by Ray Herndon, a country star known for livin' the dream—will layer the crowd in hometown vibes from their wide library of inspiring and honest tracks.
A celebration of electronica, hip-hop, rock, and other musical styles, N9NE Fest is an immersive sensory experience with a musical lineup (starting at 7 p.m.) that includes mash-up artist Girl Talk, hit-making crew Far East Movement, and genre-bending twosome Silver Medallion. With the bands providing the soundtrack, festivaliens can soak their groove things in water-park features including the 1,500-person foam pit similar to those used in ancient Persian matrimonial ceremonies. Two enormous water slides will also be on hand, signifying the historical bond between pop music and Newtonian physics, while towers on each side of the stage will illuminate the proceedings with a light show. Foam-fatigued revelers can refuel courtesy of beer and food vendors, and shuttle buses ($4.99 roundtrip) are available to escort festivalgoers to and from the park.
Studio Movie Grill takes two of humanity’s favorite seated pastimes— eating and watching movies—and combines them into a cinematic dinner theater. In addition to currently released films, Studio Movie Grill also offers alternative and specialty films, as well as films for kids and families. Check out their full menu and current movies to see how this marriage of delectable diversions could play out.
The legend feeds on superstition. Many buildings avoid numbering a 13th floor for fear of welcoming disaster or deterring those susceptible to paranoia. Yet even when the number is lacking the floor still exists, so many contractors have taken to hiding it underground. There, the dead walk alongside those seeking asylum from society as well as rats, snakes, and spiders.
When the brave enter the 13th Floor Haunted House, the elevator that meets them at the front of the line heads down instead of up, revealing a subterranean network of expertly orchestrated haunts and special effects. Hollywood-quality makeup and effects transform a 60,000-square-foot labyrinth into a world full of torment. Fear-stricken explorers run through a chainsaw forest and an asylum packed with bloody, screaming patients. From cobwebbed graveyards to a disorienting tilted room and open elevator shafts, the ghoulish settings leave explorers panting and ready to trade in their night light for a spotlight.
After the 13th Floor, groups stumble up into a second grisly site: Zombieland. This post-apocalyptic world presents a city swarming with more than 100 undead that pursue trespassers past dilapidated storefronts and street intersections, craving a meal of human flesh with a light caesar salad. Paired with the haunted underground, this panoramic experience earned the 13th Floor a spot on Hauntworld.com's Top 13 Haunted Houses in America in 2011.