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Thunder Ridge Airshow Coming July 4th and 5th

Another show announced for the new Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in Ridgedale will combine entertainment and precision flying with a salute to our country. 

The Thunder Ridge Air Show will take place on July 4th and 5th which will feature many flying groups headlined by the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team. 

Cory Mullins and Chris Phelean with the Full Throttle Group, during an interview on KRZK’s “Ozark Now” program, said the show is a natural fit with the backdrop of the Thunder Ridge Nature Arena highlighting the groups taking part in the air show. 

In addition, the Haygoods will perform the National Anthem to begin both days’ events accompanied by the Fastrax Parachute Team jumping with the largest American Flag flown under a parachute. Also, rising country music star Austin Snell will perform on July 5th. 

Ticket sales for the general public begins Friday at 10:00 am through Ticketmaster. 

The interview from Ozarks Now along with the full release on the Thunder Ridge Airshow are below:

Witness the sky come alive above Table Rock Lake as the Thunder Ridge Airshow makes its debut at the brand-new Thunder Ridge Nature Arena July 4-5, 2024. This one-of-a-kind experience will feature heart-pounding aviation thrills from America’s most skilled aviators plus a special Friday night musical performance from country music rising star and U.S. Air Force Veteran, Austin Snell.

Headlined by the prestigious U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team, this two-day Independence Day spectacular will showcase the awe-inspiring capabilities of the most feared aircraft in the world today, along with more than a dozen world class performers who will thrill audiences with gravity-defying stunts, precision flying demonstrations and heart-pounding aerobatics. This event will be a salute to our country’s military both past and present and will be the first event of its kind during the inaugural season at the breathtaking new Thunder Ridge Nature Arena.

On July 5th, amidst another action-packed day of airshow performances, attendees will enjoy a live concert by rising country music sensation, Austin Snell, followed by a spectacular drone light show.

Both days will feature Branson’s own, The Haygoods, singing the National Anthem with the Fastrax parachute team jumping with the largest American flag ever flown under a parachute.

Thunder Ridge Nature Arena seamlessly blends the natural beauty of the majestic Ozarks with architectural excellence, offering the perfect venue for an unforgettable aviation experience.

"With the stunning backdrop of Thunder Ridge Nature Arena and the exhilarating line-up of performers, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer for aviation enthusiasts and families alike," said Cory Mullins, President and CEO of Full Throttle Group, the organization behind the Thunder Ridge Airshow.

Thunder Ridge Airshow is honored to partner with Folds of Honor, a distinguished charity dedicated to providing scholarships to family members of fallen or injured military and first responders. A portion of the proceeds raised from this event will go directly to Folds of Honor to be used for their scholarship program, ensuring that the legacies of our nation's heroes continue to be honored and remembered.

Tickets for the Thunder Ridge Airshow will go on sale starting April 19, at 10:00 am CDT via Don't miss your chance to be a part of history and experience the excitement of Thunder Ridge Airshow this 4th and 5th of July! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Fusing hard-rocking sonic aggression with the deep-feeling confessions of a country troubadour, River House Artists/Warner Music Nashville’s Austin Snell is an emerging country talent for whom the rules have never really applied. A Georgia native and Air Force vet who grew up on a steady diet of Nickelback, Three Doors Down, Creed and Alan Jackson, the Nashville newcomer has bucked Nashville’s “10-year town” moniker, arriving in 2022 and quickly starting work to make “grunge country” a household name.

With distorted, dark-energy guitars, thundering drums, and a wounded vocal at the end of its emotional rope, his gritty debut single “Excuse the Mess” has now racked up more than 20 million streams and landed elite playlist placements across Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and more, as the trackco-written with Presley Aaron and Christian Yancey leads the charge into Snell’s opening chapter. The rising star now counts 155 million global career streams to his credit, plus a rare SiriusXM Highway Find accolade – the same one bestowed on now-superstars like Maren Morris and Luke Combs. He is also the second artist ever chosen for SiriusXM’s Artist Accelerator program.

With a growing touring footprint that has put him on the road with country’s brightest stars, he’s set to drop another handful of hard-core country rockers as 2023 goes on. Mixing blacked-out rock aggression withlate-night country reflection – plus a bit of an electronic buzz – “Pray All the Way Home” (co-written by Snell, Andrew Baylis, Michael Whitworth, Cam Walker) points the way ahead for one of Nashville’s most exciting new talents, proving once and for all: Some rules are really more like suggestions.

● U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team
● Titan Aerobatic Team ● P-51 Mustang “By Request”
● Team Fastrax Skydiving Team
● Sam Graves P-40 Warhawk
● Racers Jet Team
● Rad Aerosports Jet Waco
● Tom Larkin Mini Jet
● Kyler Fowler GO-EZ
● Shetterly Squadron
● KC Flight Formation Team
● Brian Correll
● Matt Younkin
● Rich Dawes Jet Provost

TICKETS Tickets for the Thunder Ridge Airshow will go on-sale to the public this Friday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Tickets will be available through the event website at

ABOUT Full Throttle Group
Our mission is to honor the valor and sacrifice of service veterans while inspiring and empowering future generations through awe-inspiring airshows and captivating events. These experiences allow us to give back to those who served our nation, fostering a legacy of support and gratitude, while also advancing educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Join us as we work towards building a brighter future for aspiring minds and celebrating the selfless service of our veterans. Full Throttle Charities, Inc. (Full Throttle Group) is a Missouri 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to this cause.

Thunder Ridge Nature Arena Surrounded by thousands of acres of Ozark Mountains, Thunder Ridge Nature Arena combines the beauty of the great outdoors with best-in-class service and the biggest names in live entertainment. Envisioned by Bass Pro Shops founder, Johnny Morris, this 18,000-seat amphitheater will open Spring 2024 and is located at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. Managed by ASM Global, the world's leading venue management company and producer of live event experiences, Thunder Ridge Nature Arena is the Midwest’s premier event destination for artists and guests. Learn more at

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