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'American Idol' grandson to perform at festival

“American Idol” contestant Dan Marshall, 23, will perform June 3 at Chingawassa Days in Marion. His grandmother, Margie Bernhardt Schwartz, lives at Marion County Lake.

Dan performed March 20 on “American Idol”. He was in the top 14 and voted top 10 by fans.

His rendition of “Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance” brought impressive remarks from Garth Brooks.

Lionel Richie said he wanted four tickets and backstage passes when Dan goes on tour after he sang, “Stuck on You.”

Luke Bryan said Dan was one of the best-sounding country artists in the competition.

After growing up at Chesapeake, Virginia, Dan graduated from Virginia Technical University, where he played football as a linebacker.

Dan will perform at 6 p.m. on the main stage at Central Park.

Last modified May 18, 2022