(Sarasota, FL). Stockton resident Tim Martinez was inducted in the Circus Ring of Fame over the weekend. He was one of the many inductees in the Advanced Professionals category along with over 90 recipients. The ceremony happened at the Circus Sarasota Tent at Nathan Benderson Park on February 5th, 2022.
Tim Martinez of Stockton worked as a National Promoter for the circus. He and over 90 former attendees were enshrined in the Advanced Professionals group. “It was an honor to be a part of the production of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Those memories and all the friendships I made are what I will always treasure and it was incredible to be a part of the ceremony.”
The Advanced Professionals are the people behind the scenes who do everything from selling tickets, promotion, media buys, public relations, booking, settlement and creative services. There is a long time saying, “Without the business, there is no show,” and these people are the ones who make the circus happen in each city and venue. This class includes those that worked on the Ringling Bros. shows from 1970 – 2017 when the circus ended its 146 year run and were responsible for selling over a quarter billion tickets over that period of time.
The new inductees to the Circus Ring of Fame will join the 150 honored since 1987. All of those recognized have made a significant contribution to the art and culture of the circus.