Hitting Their Notes
Robinson Family band
draws a crowd for their shows
perform at a reception hall
near Carrollton, Ky.
CARROLLTON, Ky. (Junr 2012) When you plan
for an evening with The Robinson Family, you can expect to be fully
entertained, well fed and loved. This family band from Sanders, Ky.,
has been entertaining the masses in Mexico, Canada and the United States
for 35 years, and they dont plan on stopping any time soon.
Husband and wife duo, Jackie and Mary Ruth, began creating music with
their five children many years ago in New York, cutting their first
album where most identify as the birthplace of American creativity Nashville,
Tenn. Thirty-five years later, the two now travel with son, Mark, his
wife, Sharon, and their three grandchildren across the nation entertaining
the grand kids to the grandparents.
The Robinson family doesnt just stop at banjo, guitar, key boards
and drums, though. They offer their customers, or as they like to say
family, a full meal cooked by none other than their very
Robinson Family of Sanders, Ky.,
consists of (from left) Mary Ruth,
Jackie, Sharon and Mark Robinson.
Every night at The Kentucky Jamboree Dinner Theatre, theres
something different offered. Dishes such as chicken-fried steak or lasagna
can be seen on the menu followed by home cooked, made from scratch desserts.
The majority of fans who attend The Robinson Family Kentucky Jamboree
Dinner Theatre are part of large tour groups from surrounding states.
Bus tours from Indianapolis, sometimes bringing up to 130 people, frequent
the events. Guests also come from Georgetown, Ky., and Cincinnati, but
individual parties are more than welcome to attend their scheduled events
You can even choose to book the family to come to your wedding, reunion
or corporate event. The Robinsons can bring with them a professional
performance stage, a light and sound stage, a 50x60-foot pavilion and
200 chairs. If you would like to see them perform before you book them
for your event, you can catch them at the many fairs and festivals they
In the past, The Robinson Family and The Kentucky Jamboree Dinner Theatre
had only offered afternoon shows with lunch beginning at noon. This
year, however, the family is offering evening shows at The Historic
English Schoolhouse just outside Carrollton, Ky.
Its fun playing so close to home now, Mark Robinson says.
The people who come to the theatre leave feeling like our friends.
The Robinson Familys first evening show will be May 25, but for
the fans who are still interested in midday entertainment, they will
have the traditional noon show on May 9, also at The Historic English
The Robinson Family has kind of adopted The Schoolhouse as their
home explains owner David Finley. The schoolhouse, located at
3589 Hwy. 389, has been operating as a venue for all sorts of events,
from weddings to reunions, since 2010. The newly renovated facility
can hold up to 225 people, so theres plenty of room for the entire
family to come see The Robinson Family this May.
To make reservations for The Kentucky Jamboree,
call (502) 750-2241 or visit: www.KentuckyJamboree.com.
To book an event of your own at The Historic English Schoolhouse, call
(502) 751-9485 or visit: www.Schoolhouse1929.com.
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