Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents "Built To Amaze in the Quad Cities"

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Quad Cities - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents Built To Amaze!,? the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds.  Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance.

The show will make an appearance in the Quad Cities August 29, 30, 31 and September 1, 2014 at the iWireless Center located at 1201 River Drive in Moline, IL.  Show times are Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Labor Day Monday 1 p.m.  Admission prices are $15.00, $20.00, $33.00 and $66.00 per person.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 800-745-3000.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey also offer a variety of opportunities to explore the show on a more personal basis.  Come 90 minutes before showtime to see the Asian elephants at the Animal Open HouseSM.  

Or, arrive an hour before showtime for the All Access Pre-show.  This is your chance to feel what it's like to be part of The Greatest Show On Earth!  Step Right Up and be part of the All-Access Pre-show where Children Of All Ages are invited down to the show floor to try on costumes, learn circus skills, meet the performers and get their picture taken with the clowns! Then, enter for a chance to win an original pachyderm painting, which is painted right in front of you by one of the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants! All this and more when you arrive an hour early.  Admission is free with your ticket.  

And, if you want to make this event EXTRA special, check out the Circus CelebritySM seats.  These tickets provide you with premium seating on the arena floor - so close, you get pulled right into the heart of the action! You will be treated like a VIP from start to finish!

Circus Celebrities at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents Built To Amaze!SM are on the arena floor for four full acts; chauffeured around in specially designed seats that are PART of the show! Imagine looking straight up from your seat to see the performers directly above you, skillfully and cautiously walking the high wire, feeling the whoosh of the Human Cannonball on your face as she flies gracefully over your head, being inside the spectacle as The Greatest Show On Earth dances around you, just feet away from your seat!