Hersheypark, in Hershey, The Sweetest Place on Earth, will be unveiling many new and exciting live shows in 2013. Windish Music & Productions is creating seven live shows for the 2013 summer season, plus four seasonal shows during Hersheypark in the Dark and Christmas Candylane. This includes a brand new show in the Hersheypark Amphitheatre featuring the famous Hershey product characters in an interactive game show slated to open Memorial Day weekend.

“We are thrilled to start another season with Hersheypark as a partner,” says Michael Windish, executive producer, Windish Music & Productions.

“We strive to offer unique and entertaining shows to our Hersheypark guests year after year,” said Kevin Stumpf, General Manager, Attractions & Entertainment at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R). “We are grateful to have creative collaborators like Windish Music & Productions and look forward to engaging visitors together throughout 2013.”

From drumming “chocolate factory workers” to an all-female rock band themed after the famous Hershey’s York Peppermint Pattie, Windish Music has been producing live shows at Hersheypark since 2007. Personally, Michael Windish boasts a history with Hersheypark dating back to 2003.

“I was a drummer for Park shows and worked my way through the Entertainment department as an intern, writer, and director,” Windish continued. “Eventually, my company took on a life of its own. We are based in West Chester, PA, but I like to think that our company was ‘built on chocolate’. We are excited to continue our successful partnership with Hersheypark in 2013. These fun, live productions will reflect the creativity and hard work of both the Windish and Hersheypark teams. Both are dedicated to creating an amazing guest experience!”

Windish grew up 10 miles from Hershey in Harrisburg, PA, and was a season pass holder as a child. He currently plays drums with Chubby Checker.

In addition to the Hershey product character show, Windish Music will produce Cocoa Rhythm Factory (drummers), Ed-ZOO-Cation Team (jugglers), Pattie & The Peppermints (All-Female rock band), Choc-A-Pella Singers, Chocolate Covered Band (Brass), and a Dueling Piano show.

For more information, please visit www.windishmusic.com or www.hersheypa.com.