On Sunday, May 21, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® said its final farewell to a sold-out crowd of incredibly enthusiastic fans. The response they gave to everyone who made the show possible – performers, staff and crew – was heartwarming. Though it was difficult to say goodbye, my family and I were heartened to send off The Greatest Show On Earth® in the celebratory and positive fashion that this American treasure deserves.
We want to thank all of our fans for supporting Ringling Bros. over the years. In the fifty years that my family has been producing Ringling Bros., more than one quarter of a billion people have come to see the show, and we’ve been privileged to have been able to share the joy of Ringling Bros. with you.
We hope you enjoy this video, which captures the spirit of the performers, the excitement of the crowd, and the passion and emotion of the entire event. We believe it shows what made Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey truly The Greatest Show On Earth®.