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How many more days until Creekside 2018?

Written by Staff on July 15, 2018 – 4:35 pm -

How many more days until Creekside 2018?

How many more days until Creekside 2018?

How many more days until Creekside 2018?

It’s only 15 weeks. 105 days. 2,520 hours. Time is ticking by!

Have you made your plans to attend yet?

The dates are: October 28 until November 1st. Be sure to put them in your calendar now if you haven’t already.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018, presented by Rob Patz and SGN Scoops Magazine, will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Creekside features music showcases, evening concerts, the Dr. Jerry Goff Honors, the 2018 Diamond Awards and CT Townsend Preaching. and midnight prayer.

For more information on Creekside 2018, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.

Creekside 2018 VIP

Creekside 2018 VIP

VIP tickets can still be obtained by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com




 

 

 

 

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Creekside welcomes Media to Appreciation Night

Written by Staff on July 11, 2018 – 10:36 am -

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (July 12, 2018) – Vonda Easley, of Hey Y’all Media, invites all media present at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention to a special Media Appreciation Night. This private media-only event will be held after the evening concert on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Vonda Easley would like to treat all media representatives to pizza in the showcase venue following the concert.

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Vonda Easley

“We are so excited at the number of DJs and media personnel that are making plans to be with us at Creekside 2018,” says Easley. “We just wanted to show each one that their participation in the outreach of our music does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!”

Media expecting to be present are asked to call Hey Y’all Media to register. Please call (256) 310–7892 or email vondaeasley@gmail.com to let Easley know you are planning on attending this event.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside features musical showcases, evening concerts, the Jerry Goff Honors, Thea 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir. Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.

For more information on Creekside 2018, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. VIP tickets can still be obtained by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

 

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Creekside 2018 VIP

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 6, 2018 – 3:23 pm -

Creekside 2018 VIP

Creekside 2018 VIP

Hey Creekside 2018 Southern Gospel fans! I want to invite you to this year’s Creekside Gospel Music Convention. It will be our sixth convention. Can you believe Coastal Media has now been producing and putting on Creekside for SIX years? Find out more on our Facebook page.

This is going to be a special year with exciting things going on all four days and we want to encourage you to purchase your $25 VIP ticket. That’s right. $25 for ALL four days. That works out to a little over six dollars a day. There is nowhere else that you can get such a great value and see so many fantastic Southern Gospel groups. And VIP means preferred seating, special gifts and entrance to backstage events.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The Convention runs from October 28 through November 1, 2018, and includes the Diamond Awards on Tuesday night. Click on our website for more information.

If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob Patz at 360 933 0741 or you can buy online at the link below, For hotel reservations please contact 360 933 0741.






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A Creekside Thanksgiving

Written by Staff on November 22, 2017 – 8:43 am -

 

The Nelons at Creekside With Diamond Award

The Nelons at Creekside

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 ran from October 30 until November 2, with more than 40 artists performing during daytime showcases and evening concerts.

Held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Creekside is growing larger with each year that passes. This year, some of the artists took time to tell us what they would be thankful for this year when Thanksgiving rolls around.

I’m thankful for so many things in my life. I wish I had time to list them all. I’m far more blessed than I deserve. I’m most thankful for God’s grace and mercy in my life. The Bible tells us that all good things come from Him. Whether it be our family, friends or earthly possessions. If I got what I deserved I would have nothing. It’s only by God’s grace, love, and mercy that I am able to be the husband and father that I get to be. It’s only by his grace that I am able to do what I love doing most for a living. Thank you, God, for Your grace. As the title track of our newest project says, I am truly “Beyond Amazed.” — Mike Rogers, Brian Free and Assurance

I’m most thankful for God’s unconditional love, my incredible family, the fact I get to do for a living what I love, and that I get to do it with some of the greatest guys ever — Eric Bennett, Triumphant

I am thankful for my husband, Sean Cook, and my mother, Judy Dittman, for all of their unconditional love. Also, I’m thankful for all of the new friends and fans that I’ve met. God has blessed me so abundantly. I love my home church and church family, I’ve learned that you don’t have to be blood to be family. With that I’m surrounded by the people that I love, and that is such a wonderful gift from God. — Dennise Nichole Dittman, soloist

Creekside Thanksgiving

The Williamsons’ daughters. The Williamsons performed at Creekside.

Today, I’m thankful for our two crazy little girls, Sadie and Olivia. These girls constantly keep us laughing. If there’s one thing I’ve learned after being in ministry for so many years, it’s that there’s a time and a season for everything. There are times to be serious and ministry-minded, and there are times to just act silly and have fun. I’ve got two constant reminders of that. Smile, people. It won’t crack your face … or maybe it will. I dare you to look at these pictures of our girls and not smile. Our girls are the fulfillment of my favorite scripture, James 1:17, “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” They’re precious to me every day, but today, I’m just glad they haven’t learned to take life too seriously. — Lisa Williamson, The Williamsons

I’m thankful for my family most of all, my friends, the Godly men I travel with and what God has done in my life when I didn’t deserve anything. I thank Him every day for all these blessings. — Brian Free, Brian Free and Assurance

Day Three is thankful for the call God placed in our hearts one year ago to form Day Three. Together, Amy Dunnam, Bo Sullivan and myself get to blaze a trail for His kingdom work. God is faithful. It’s been an amazing one-year journey, and we are looking forward to many, many more. –Scott Washam, Day Three

I am thankful for my wife, Amy, my three boys, and all of my singing buddies that travel this country sharing the message of Jesus. God bless, from The Riders. — Jason Oxenrider, the Riders

Gospel Truth Trio is thankful to God for me being one year and two months cancer-free. — Kelly Carter, Gospel Truth

I am thankful for being able to be thankful. — Dennis Cook, soloist

I’m thankful for all the people who support me in my ministry and for the songs God continues to give to me. On another scale, I’m thankful for the things we often take for granted – food, clothing, shelter, family, ability to walk, see, and hear – because, inevitably, nearly every day I’m reminded of all those who don’t. Be thankful for the opportunities you have to bless others. — Kristen A. Stanton, soloist

I am thankful to know I am a child of the King. That’s the most important thing in my life. Then, after God, family, etc. — Sheila A. Blackwell, Creekside volunteer administrator

I just want to say I am thankful that Jesus saved me and delivered me from the pit of bondage. I have to put Him first, because He won’t come second to anything or anybody. Also, I am thankful for my wife and daughter and also to my parents and all my supporters of my ministry who always encourage me to do my best and don’t let others get me down. This is the season to come together in unity as a family and friends and let Jesus be our everything in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from the Madden family to yours. — Harley Madden, soloist

(I am) so thankful for you and the many friends who have shared this fabulous journey in gospel music. Let us keep on spreading the message of salvation in Jesus Christ. For my husband Howard, our son, daughter, and grandchildren, I am forever thankful and blessed. — Lou Hildreth, member of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Hall of Fame

Above all, I am thankful to be a child of the King. I am also thankful and honored to be used by Him as a vessel to touch the hearts of many. I am thankful for the gifts He has bestowed on my life with the amazing family I was born into, my two amazing boys, and the gifts of singing and playing my saxophone. Last but not least, I am so thankful for the many amazing friends I have made along this journey over the last almost six years now. — Annette Wallender-Bingaman

(I am) so thankful for healing from third stage cancer. After that the chemotherapy and radiation cut the blood supply off from my hip sockets and they died – it’s called necrosis or something – I was in the wheelchair three years. They said I’d never walk again … but God. Then, during one major surgery, they paralyzed my vocal cords. I could only whisper. They said I’d never sing again … but God. — Sharon from Out of Ashes 

Creekside Thanksgiving

Donna Bledsoe Journey and Ben Journey at Creekside

(I am) so thankful for my salvation and for my 95-year-old mom who is still with us and mostly thankful for God allowing me to be Ben’s mom. Even though he is challenged in many ways with Autism, God has a plan. Ben is perfect in God’s eyes. — Donna Bledsoe Journey, the Journeys

I am thankful to be alive … having almost lost my life in 2011 … every day is a precious gift to me that I will never take for granted. — Debbie Seagraves, soloist

I am thankful that God has allowed me the opportunity to live my dream of singing gospel music full-time. I’m also thankful for the three men I get to travel and stand with every night and minister as God has called us to do – Larry Stewart, Wayne Shuford, and Ivory Luke. Thank you all for your love and support, and thank you God for your love and care for all your children. — Steven Craps, Pine Ridge Boys

I’m thankful for my family, my beautiful wife Christa and my 3 children – Kaleb, Kristen, and Aaron, as well as our granddaughter Adelyn. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to serve in the ministry with Mark209 and thankful for all of our supporters. — Jimmy Reno, Mark209

I am thankful for my Lord and Savior. I am also very thankful for my family, friends, church family and the group I sing with. I am also very thankful that the Lord is using my voice to reach the lost and encourage others. Most of all, I am thankful for the mercy that God showed towards me, that led to my salvation. We serve an awesome God. Happy Thanksgiving to all. God bless you. — Sandy Joyce, Jordan’s Crossroads

Creekside: Mark209 wins 2017 Diamond Award

Mark209 wins 2017 Diamond Award at Creekside

Every year, Thanksgiving is a horrible reminder of the loss of our two boys on Nov. 20, 2011. So not just this year but every year, I am thankful for Romans 8:28. I’m thankful that even when we cannot see why God allows things to happen in our lives that He always has a plan. If not for the loss of our boys back in 2011, Gail and I would not even know what SGNScoops is. We would have never met all of the amazing people that we have come to know in gospel music. We would not be ministering with Bobby and Amy Richardson. I could go on and on. But in summary, I am thankful for Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” — Rocky Smith, 4 the Right Reason

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Pat Barker University comes to Creekside 2017

Written by Staff on April 11, 2017 – 8:18 am -

 

Pat Barker, a well-known bass singer and Gospel music personality from Alabama, has begun to share his wealth of experience to aspiring singers and accomplished artists alike. These sessions of training and encouragement are called the Pat Barker University. Offering vocal coaching to stage presence, Barker touches on everything the artist needs to present Christ.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 is thrilled to be able to present the Pat Barker University to artists and attendees for a nominal cost on a first come, first served basis. Barker presented this seminar at the Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Ala., and those who present were satisfied.

Pat Barker and Rob Patz

Pat Barker and Rob Patz, Coastal Media CEO and publisher of SGNScoops

PBU attendee Charlie Sexton said recently on Facebook: “If it is anything like the one at Oxford, it will be extraordinary. I encourage everyone that can to attend. Well worth the money!”

Creekside 2017 is being held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from October 30 through November 2. The Convention will include daytime showcases, evening concerts Monday through Thursday, the Diamond Awards, artist breakfast and midnight prayer. Fans are encouraged to contact Rob for hotel reservations by e-mailing hotels@sgnscoops.com, or at 360 933 0741. Go online to creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com for more information.

Rob Patz of Creekside says, “I am so excited that Pat is coming to Creekside to present PBU. I know everyone will learn something and return to the road with renewed enthusiasm. He might even teach me to sing bass!”

Artists and guests will enjoy the Pat Barker University and will be allowed to attend on a first come, first served basis. Please call Rob at 360-933-0741 or Vonda at 256-310-7892 to reserve your seat today. The fee is $25 per person.


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One Day Only❤️ Black Friday Creekside Special!

Written by scoopsnews on November 25, 2016 – 7:54 am -

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The date is October 30-November 2nd is the date for Creekside 2017. Here’s a little “special deal” on Black Friday for the Creekside Family and possible newcomers to the 2017 event.

Tickets are $25 each. Today, you get 2 for $25.

More information on Creekside 2017: Here

 

 

 


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Book Today For Creekside 2016

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 21, 2016 – 10:03 am -

Book Today For Creekside 2016

Book Today For Creekside 2016

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Creekside Gospel Music Convention is coming up quickly and you need to make your hotel reservations today! Held from October 31st through November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Creekside 2016 features many of your favorite Southern Gospel artists such as The Williamsons, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff, Hope’s Journey, Gold City, The Hyssongs, Lindsey Huggins, The Shirey’s, The Chandlers, and more.

The time to book your accommodations at one of Pigeon Forge’s finest lodgings, the Ramada Hotel at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, is NOW! Rates start as low as $182 per person (based on double occupancy) for reservations call Salina at 256 239 7716.
Don’t miss the special events happening every day and night, from the Creekside Honors, Diamond Awards and Fellowship, to daytime showcases, afternoon jam sessions and midnight prayer. For more information click on the Facebook page.
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BIG NEWS: Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2016 – 3:47 pm -

creeksidebannerPigeon Forge, TN (September 19, 2016) – Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, announced the addition of the 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search to the exciting lineup of the 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. Held from October 31st through November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Creekside encompasses evening concerts, daytime showcases and the 2016 Diamond Awards. 

“After the event in Vernon, we knew we had to bring the Talent Contest to Creekside. I am so excited to be able to work with Dennis and Leslie McKay and Vonda Easley on this endeavor,” remarked Rob Patz.

The Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search will be held outdoors at the Ramada Inn – Smoky Mountain Convention Center on Monday, October 31st at 11:00 a.m. The entry fee is $175. Everyone is invited to come out and support the contestants. There will be a Grand Prize and Runner-Up winner that will be announced at the Monday night Creekside Concert.

The Grand Prize package includes a six song EP valued at $3,000 and includes studio recording time at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS, engineer/producer, mixing/mastering, and two copies of the final mastered project. Studio musicians and product/CDs are not included. This incredible package also includes three months of full page advertising valued at $3,000 in SGN Scoops Magazine plus six months of national radio promotion for one song by Hey Y’all Media and a featured interview on Vonda Easley’s radio show, Strictly Southern, valued at $3,000. In addition, the grand prize winner will perform on Tuesday night at the prestigious Diamond Awards show.

“Recently in Vernon, Alabama we saw and heard some of the best talent out there. I expect no different for the Creekside Convention and I am so excited to see who I will be promoting next on radio,” commented Vonda Easley of Hey Y’all Media.

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The Runner-Up package includes a certificate for $300 off a 10 song recording project at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS, one month of advertising in SGNScoops Magazine valued at $250, and a single digital song release by Hey Y’all Media valued at $99.   

“When Rob and Vonda approached us about taking this to Creekside, we were excited about the idea. There are some incredibly talented singers and musicians out there. We saw that at Vernon and are looking forward to working with the winner of the Creekside event to produce a project that will showcase their talent,” said Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records/Studio 115A.

The Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search is open to all Gospel music artists, including solos, duos, and groups. Each participant will have eight minutes to showcase their musical talent via track or live music. The entry fee is $175. To register for the Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search, call Leslie McKay at (662) 312-4146. Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved here: Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention 


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Melody Harden joins Rob Patz and Events Team

Written by Staff on August 29, 2016 – 1:52 pm -

Melody Harden

Melody Harden

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (August 29, 2016) – Rob Patz, publisher of SGNScoops, is pleased to announce the addition of Melody Harden to the Events team. Harden will be responsible for Group Sales and Tour Buses for events such as Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Christian Country Expo. 

“We are excited to have Melody join our team!” says Patz. “We have such a strong staff throughout SGNScoops and all of our ventures, and I know with Melody’s skill set and background in Gospel music events, she will make the team even stronger. I am thankful for her willingness to join us at Coastal Media.”
“I look forward to joining Rob Patz and his team,” Harden comments. “I hope to leverage my experience within the Christian music industry. I will continue building relationships with artists and guests to assure they receive the best experience possible.”

SGNScoops presents Creekside Gospel Music Convention from October 31st

Creekside 2016

Creekside 2016

through November 3rd at Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge. Tickets are free but must be reserved. For ticket information visit the website at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com. For more information see the Facebook page www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. VIP passes still available. For reservations and VIP passes contact Salina Clay at hotels@sgnscoops.com or call her at 256-239-7716.


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2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention Wrap-Up

Written by Staff on November 19, 2015 – 12:54 pm -

 

Freemans

Freemans

November has arrived and with it the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music

Guardians

Guardians

Convention! Held from November 2nd through 5th, it was a wonderful experience for all involved. We hope that those of you who attended are already making plans for next year. If you didn’t make it, keep watching the SGN Scoops and Creekside websites for all the details for the 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention!

There are so many people who contribute to Creekside, that it is

Hinsons

Hinsons

 

impossible to name them all. However, we will begin by thanking our wonderful artists who came and gave of themselves during the week. These artists include:

11th Hour John Lanier The Connells
2 Determined Jordan’s Bridge The Drummond Family
Alliance Quartet Keith Stapler The Epps Family
Billy Hodges Kelly Coberly The Freemans
Broken Vessels Kristin Stanton The Guardians
Clear Vision Quartet Mark 209 The Hinson Family
Common Love McKay Project The Hoskins
Crosspointe Mercy Rain The Hyssongs
Dave Williford Nicki Ellison The Riders
Dave Mumford Pine Ridge Boys The Schofields
Exodus Redeemed Trio The Sharps
From The Ashes Revived Quartet The Sneed Family
Glad Heart Sara Hambrick The Webb Quartet
Glory Way Quartet Sojourners Quartet The Williamsons
Hope’s Journey Surrendered Three Bridges
Jerry and Jan Goff Terry Collins Tim and Lana Chandler.
Jim Sheldon The Branscombs Tina Wakefield
Watts Rowsey and Bean Jerry and the Singing Goffs Ava Kasich
Jerry and Jan Goff

Jerry and Jan Goff

We were thrilled to welcome all of the special guests and surprise artists that entertained us at various events. The Lou Hildreth Honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs on Monday night as well as the 2015 Diamond Awards held on Tuesday night were arranged and produced by many who are associated with SGN Scoops. The Tuesday and Thursday Showcases were put together and hosted by Vonda Easley and Ava Kasich. On Wednesday, Jason Runnels and Hope’s Journey hosted a special reception for the Pine Ridge Boys, and we appreciate all who were involved with the administration and procuring the refreshments for it.

Creekside Honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Creekside Honors Jerry and the Singing Goffs

From the Jam Sessions to the Evening Concerts to the Midnight Prayer services, so many people worked tirelessly to set in motion Creekside for this year, and you are all so valued and respected for your abilities and dedication.

SGN Scoops would also like to thank Patricia Mathis and WATC TV, Ken and Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today, the SGN Scoops Social Media team, all the volunteers and the staff of SGN Scoops who assisted in any way with the Convention.

The Sneed Family

The Sneed Family

This event was constructed prayerfully and thoughtfully, and after four years we can see the growth and the touch of God on Creekside. We are so thankful that He is part of our gathering and we pray He will always be an integral part of all that is done through Coastal Media, SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention. See you next year!

The Williamsons

The Williamsons

Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Jerry and the Singing Goffs

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley

Mark209

Mark209

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The 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be October 31 through November 5 at Pigeon Forge, TN. Start making your plans today. Be sure to watch postings on the Facebook pages of SGN Scoops and Creekside for all the latest news!


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