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Gospel Music Weekend Comes to Michigan

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 10, 2019 – 1:26 pm -

Gospel Music Weekend Comes to Michigan

Gospel Music Weekend Comes to Michigan

If you’ve never visited the beautiful state of Michigan in the summer, mark your calendar and
plan your visit for next summer.
Rob Patz and Coastal Events are excited to announce that a brand new event is hitting the
state of Michigan in 2020. Gospel Music Weekend—Michigan is coming to Ann Arbor June 4-
6, 2020.

As part of what he considers a grassroots movement, Patz is bringing twelve events to twelve
states over the next two years in addition to his anchor convention, Creekside, taking place
this year on October 27-31 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. “I want to see gospel music grow,
and I believe that the way to do that is at the local level. We are super excited to see
Michigan embrace this event, and we are already anticipating a great weekend.”
Taking place in the eclectic southern Michigan college town known primarily as the home of
The University of Michigan, Gospel Music Weekend-–Michigan will feature some fantastic
artists from the Great Lakes Region, such as Diamond Award winning Gloryway, Michigan’s
own Justified Quartet, Diamond Award nominee Cami Shrock, as well as some of the
Creekside family of artists including The Dodrill Family, Livin’ Forgivin, Ezekiel’s Call, Harley
Madden, Matchless Grace and Kristen Stanton. Gospel Music Weekend—Michigan will also
be showcasing other talent from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio and introducing artists from
outside the region to the state of Michigan. Concerts are slated for Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday evenings as well as daytime showcases, chapel services, and the popular Midnight

Gospel Music Weekend Comes to Michigan

Gospel Music Weekend Comes to Michigan

Gospel Music Weekend – Michigan is also going to be a host location for a Creekside Artist Search. With over one hundred artists currently on a waiting list for Creekside Gospel Music Convention, this will be an incredible opportunity for artists from across the country to be considered for a coveted spot on the Creekside artist roster. The winning artist will sing on the main stage of the Saturday evening concert in Ann Arbor and be afforded the chance to also sing on the main stage at Creekside 2020 as part of the pre-concert festivities. This event will be taking place on Saturday, June 6, 2020, and is open to all artists.

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If you are an artist wishing to participate or if would like more information, please send an email to

Ann Arbor, Michigan, is conveniently located on I-94 and US 23 and is only thirty minutes
from Detroit Metro Airport. For more information on Gospel Music Weekend – Michigan or
Creekside Gospel Music Convention, please call Rob at (360) 933-0741.

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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend: Where is Vernon?

Written by Staff on August 26, 2017 – 9:49 am -

McKay Project to appear at Vernon Alabama's Southern Gospel Weekend

McKay Project to appear at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

Through social media, folks have seen the fun we have at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, and they say, “Hey, I want to come to Vernon.”

However, then, they follow it up with, “Where is Vernon?” I just have to laugh.

Every time I describe where Vernon is located, I always find myself thinking about the things I have come to love about Vernon. It is a wonderful town with southern charm and a down-home feeling of community that is just part of the South. It is the kind of town where everyone is your neighbor. It’s the kind of town that is perfect for an event like Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, which will be held from Sept. 8-9. We are excited to host more than 20 Gospel artists from across the country for two days of great concerts, fun, and fellowship that can only be found in a community like Vernon. It’s like magic.

Vernon is steeped in history, and I did a little checking to see just how far back the city of Vernon goes. Vernon is the county seat of Lamar County, but the county hasn’t always been called Lamar. It started out as Jones County and was abolished in 1867. Then, in 1868, it was established again as Sanford County, but that was done away with. Finally, in 1877, the county was named Lamar County. Just like the county, Vernon wasn’t always the name of the town. It started out as Swayne but was changed to Vernon in 1868 in honor of Edmond Vernon, who also served as the first mayor. I found copies of old newspapers online with news and happenings for Vernon, and it has always been a thriving town with lots of life.

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