Mike Bishop - emcee, vocals, producer
MIKE was born in Wilson, Arkansas, a small delta town on the banks of the Mississippi River just 40 miles from Memphis, Tennessee.
Coming from hard working parents and being right in the middle of eleven children, he
experienced the struggle of everyday people making a living out of the rich Delta soil.
Being so close to Memphis, Mike
was introduced to all kinds of music and saw it as his
ticket out of the cotton fields of northeast Arkansas.
learned to play drums, and after playing in local bands, got his
first "real music job" entertaining at DOGPATCH USA, a small theme park south of Harrison, Arkansas.
Falling in love with the idea of entertaining people on vacation, and with his
"soon to be bride" whom he
met also working at the park, Mike
home in the Ozarks and has been here ever since.
Today, he is not only producer and emcee of the Pine Mountain Show, but directs the marketing and overall management of the facility.
He is also very involved in the community where he has served as a member of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Mayors Tourism Task Force, the Tourism Advisory Council, the Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association, and is an active member of the Eureka Springs Tourism Cooperative.