The One Man Band, Marc Dobson puts on an inspiring performance playing instruments Marc has created. He performs on event grounds in multiple locations using a motorized and self-powered wagon loaded with 3,000 watts of modern sound equipment. His repertoire aims at every age covering songs from the 60’s thru to today with a mix of Rock, Country, Pop and more. With improv comedic antics, no two shows are alike which maybe is why Marc has been performing yearly at many fairs since the inception of his One Man Band.


The One Man Band perform in 3 basic ways:

  • Roving Show is freely strolling through event grounds while performing. This requires an assistant to drive the motorized sound wagon behind Marc.

  • Street Show, is what Marc does best! Set in a large pedestrian area, street shows work better near impulse buy vendors like food concessions.

  • Stage Show, on or in front of other events as the main show, pre-show or in-between. The sound wagon is powerful enough for most grand stand events, community stages, banquets and more with the ability to move out of the way quickly.


  • Performance area has to be safe.
  • Marc performs within 50 feet of Sound Wagon.
  • Minimum 8 feet floor to ceiling and flat, level and hard performance areas. Smooth pavement or concrete preferred. Performance cannot be on a steep hill, bumpy area, wet areas or ground that sinks like sand.
  • Nightly storage:
    – for 27” W x 6’2” L x 6’ H Sound Wagon,
    – for 21″ W x 5′ L x 3’4″ H PVC Pipe Instrument
    – with one, 20 amp electrical circuit for recharging.

“… definitely a crowd pleaser, very entertaining, and easy to work with. We enjoy having him.”

Sandra Brannen,
North Carolina State Fair.

Marc is a great crowd pleaser and an easy person to work with. A joy to have at the fair.

C E Happy Norris, CFE ,
two-time Florida Federation of Fairs President & Fair Manager,
Lake County Fair, FL.

Are you paying our fairgoers? Everyone loves you, appreciate what you’re doing.

Ken Ross,
2012 NCAOAF President & Fair Manager,
Pitt Co Fair, NC. 

Yes, we will want your return next year.You have a special talent, and are very good at it.

John Harms,
Iowa State Fair Vice-President & Fair Manager,
Great Jones Co Fair, IA.

Thank you, Fair Publishing House, Nancy Smith Assistant Manager of SC State Fair and IAFE for the Associate Seeding Change Award for the 2014 SillyFace Photo Fundraiser.

We’ve never had an entertainer at our fair get more compliments than The One Man Band, Marc Dobson.

Sandy House,
Fair Manager,
Wayne Co 4H Fair, IN.

On behalf of the State Fair of West Virginia team I want to thank you for your awesome performances! I’m thankful that I saw you at the North Carolina Fair meeting and that you had our dates open. Your show is unique, engaging and entertaining to all age groups. Because of this, you are the perfect fair act! Thank you for being so easy to work with and we hope to see you again in West Virginia!” Sincerely,

Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe,
Virginia State Fair Vice-President, 2013 Chair of IAFE and past
CEO State Fair of WV.

Marc Dobson – The One Man Band is a unique talent that always receives great response from my audiences. He is extremely personable, on-time, cooperative and a true showman performing live on his instruments, as well as vocals. He attracts a crowd – and is sought after wherever & whenever he appears. I would highly recommend his services for any fair or festival looking for a unique, portable act that entertains all ages.

Bob Nichols,
Associated Entertainment Network, FL.

Gig Trail

Where has the One Man Band stomped?

State Fairs:

  • CNE – Canadian National Exhibition
  • Florida State Fair
  • NC Mountain State Fair
  • Nebraska State Fair
  • North Carolina State Fair
  • South Carolina State Fair
  • State Fair of West Virginia


  • Brevard County Fair
  • Citrus County Fair
  • Clay County Fair
  • Cocoa Beach Pier – New Years Eve 6 years & running
  • Florida RV Super Show
  • Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival
  • Jest Fest, Gainesville
  • Key Lime Pie Festival, Cocoa Beach
  • Lake County Fair
  • Lakeside Villages Concerts Series
  • Lego Land Christmas
  • Pasco County Fair
  • South West Florida and Lee County Fair
  • Space Coast Music Fest
  • Space Coast Sea Food Fest
  • St. Pete Pier – July 4th

Indiana Fairs:

  • Jay County Fair
  • Noble County Fair
  • Wayne County 4-H Fair

North & South Carolina:

  • Dixie Classic Fair
  • Got To Be NC Fest
  • Historic Morganton Festival
  • Lee Regional Fair
  • NC Pickle Festival
  • Pitt County Fair
  • Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair
  • Western Carolina State Fair

Ohio Fairs:

  • Auglaize County Fair
  • Clermont County Fair
  • Defiance County Fair
  • Cuyahoga County Fair
  • Mercer County Fair


  • Albion Area Fair
  • Butler Fair
  • Fayette County Fair
  • Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair
  • Lycoming County Fair


  • Chesterfield County Fair
  • Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
  • Madison County Fair
  • MID Atlantic Power Festival
  • Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival


  • AL – National Peanut Festival
  • CA- Alameda County Fair
  • CT – Danbury Fair
  • IA – Great Jones County Fair
  • NE – Gage Agricultural Fair
  • NM – Curry County Fair
  • NV – Clarke County Fair
  • WI – Monroe County Fair
  • WI – Tomah Tractor Pull
  • WY – Fremont County Fair

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