Red, White and Boomer!


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Marc Dobson will headline the live entertainment at Senior Life’s free Boomer Bash & Senior Expo.

Photo Courtesy of Marc Dobson

Do you remember the movie “Mary Poppins?”

“Mary Poppins” was a 1964 American musical-fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers.

One of the movie’s main characters is Bert, a cockney jack-of-all trades and Mary Poppins’ closest friend. Bert was played by the versatile actor Dick Van Dyke.

One of the movie scenes shows Van Dyke playing several musical instruments — a one-man band.

Now fast forward to 2018 and meet another one-man band — Marc Dobson of Cocoa Beach. Only this time picture this person performing on steroids.

Dobson will headline the live entertainment at Bluewater Creative Group’s free Boomer Bash & Senior Expo. The expo, which has a patriotic theme of red, white and blue, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Brevard Veterans Center on Merritt Island.

According to his website, Dobson says he can perform 9.1 instruments: Vocal, harmonica, guitar, sub-guitar (the point one), bass drum, snare drum, hi-hat, crash cymbal, trash cymbal and hi-hat tambourine.

Dobson also claims he performs a “musical illusion.” All of his performances are live, mistakes included, and his mission is to define the term “One-Man Band” by refining his skills, perfecting his musical rigs and becoming the most popular one-man band in the world.

In addition to the live entertainment, there will be a Red, White and Blue Dress Contest for best costume and a chance to have your photo taken and application submitted for a chance to be featured in the 2019 Boomer Guide. Red, white and blue attire is required.

There also will be a chance to win a grand prize, King Center for the Performing Arts tickets and many more prizes.

Since the expo is being held at the Brevard Veterans Center and Museum, located behind the Merritt Square Mall at 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, those attending will get free admission to the museum. The museum includes war memorabilia, vehicles, weapons, medals, tanks, uniforms and aircraft.

Besides the museum exhibits, visitors will get a chance to browse the many information booths, find out about social groups and check out the medical screenings and talk to health specialists.

For more information about the Boomer Bash & Senior Expo, call 321-242-1235 or go to boomerseniorexpo.com.