The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce announced today that country music singer, Kayla Adams, of Kalispell, will kick off the Mountain Madness Airshow with an appearance at the air show’s Pre-Flight Party on Friday, Aug. 29.
In addition, Maj. Jason Curtis, a Kalispell native and graduate of Flathead High School, joins this year’s air show ranks. Curtis will be flying the Number 6 Jet as the opposing solo in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performance during the air show.
Currently living in Nashville, Adams still calls Kalispell her hometown. After time spent in California, Adams made the move to Tennessee to further her burgeoning career. She is currently on a radio promotion tour promoting her new single, “Sober and Sorry.” A music video for the song was recently shot on location at Casey’s in Whitefish.
“Participating in the festivities brings me full circle,” Adams said in a prepared statement. “I am a big fan of the airshow and the weekend event benefits many of the people who supported me from the beginning. Performing for family and friends is always a huge blessing.”
Curtis first saw the Thunderbirds flying over Kalispell in 1995. Flying is a family tradition for Curtis, as his grandfather and father were pilots in World War II and Vietnam, respectively. Curtis entered the Air Force in 2004, was recently promoted to Major, and is in his second year with the Thunderbirds. He will perform both days of the air show, tentatively scheduled to fly between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
“We’re honored to have such incredible local talent this year” air show director Chris Parson said in a prepared statement. “Kayla and Jason are heroes to our community and they have both done so much in their fields. Their participation in our event creates a very local feel for the Montana community.”
The 2014 Mountain Madness Airshow will be the Aug. 30 and 31. To kick off the weekend, the Pre-Flight Party will be held at Depot Park on Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. Admission to the Pre-Flight Party is free and the public is welcome. Food vendors will be on site and the Thunderbirds will be available to sign autographs.
The following two days, Glacier Park International Airport will host to the main event; gates are open from 10 a.m. to 5.pm. Tickets range from $15-$100 and are available along with more information at montanaairshow.com.
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