Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 17, 2015 – 8:02 am -
Praisefest Niagara Makes Move To Central Ontario
Johnson City, TN – Following three wonderful years at the Scotia Bank Convention Centre in the picturesque Niagara Falls, Ontario, IMC Concerts has announced plans to move the event in 2016 to Central Ontario to the beautiful city of Markham and the brand new Global Kingdom Ministries facility.
Perfectly situated just 20 miles from downtown, Toronto, Markham lies just across Lake Ontario from Niagara Falls, which has served as the host city for Praisefest for the past three years. “We are very excited about this move,” states IMC Concerts President, Landon Beene. “There are a variety of reason for the move, but the greatest and most important reason is for the convenience of the fans who attend the event. The new facility is larger, which will allow us to increase seating, and the seating will be much more comfortable for attendees. The facility offers 1500 large, cushioned, theatre-style seats, as well as state-of-the-art staging and production. We think attendees of Praisefest Niagara will be very pleased with the move.”
According to Beene, the move will appeal greatly to Southern Gospel music lovers from northern Ontario, making the commute very convenient for those who live in the northern portion of the province. Located just off Ontario Hwy 407, Markham makes for an easy commute for those driving in from southern and western Ontario, as well as upstate New York. Those choosing to fly in have easy accessibility from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
Moving Praisefest Niagara from the heavy tourist area of Niagara Falls to the city of Markham will also provide attendees with huge savings on lodging and food. “With any tourist area, like Niagara Falls,” Beene states, “there are financial challenges in trying to find affordable lodging. Additionally, the cost of food can be extremely high, and we realize that this makes an impact on event attendees. In Niagara, attendees also incurred parking fees, and we have been able to eliminate parking fees at the Global Kingdom Ministries facility. So we are very excited about the savings we believe long-time attendees will find with the move to Markham.”
The 2016 Praisefest Niagara will take place May 19, 20 & 21 and will include performances by such popular recording artists as Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Triumphant Quartet, Legacy Five, Gordon Mote, The Erwins, Taranda Greene and many others. The event will also include wonderful showcases like the Gospel Music Hymn Sing, the Best of Ontario, as well as the only Ontario appearance of the Cathedrals Family Reunion.
Accommodations have also been made for regular attendees who have already renewed their annual seating, as these individuals will be given comparable seating at the new facility. “Our representatives at IMC Concerts will be reaching out to those individuals,” Beene explains “to insure that they are satisfied with the comparable seating. We will do everything possible to make this transition a smooth one. Additionally, we have transferred the reservation process to iTickets.com, allowing attendees to purchase their seating in Canadian currency to help save money with the conversion rate. We are confident that all the changes we are making will prove to be of great benefit and allow this wonderful event to continue to grow by leaps and bounds.”
Merging many of the most popular Southern Gospel recording artists from the US with some of the finest singers Ontario has to offer has made Praisefest Niagara eastern Canada’s most exciting Southern Gospel event. Make plans now to be a part of the 2016 event. Tickets go on sale October 5, and complete information regarding Praisefest Niagara 2016 is available at www.imcconcerts.com.
Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 19, 2015 – 10:05 pm -
CRABB FAMILY Unveils Plans For REVIVE OUR NATION Tour
Global Promotions Presents 10 City Tour Featuring Beloved Musical Siblings
Nashville, TN – During an on-air appearance on the Solid Gospel Radio Network, The Crabb Family – Aaron, Adam, Jason, Terah and Kelly – collectively announced the Revive Our NationTour.
Kicking off in San Antonio, Texas, the tour will make stops in a total of ten cities, delighting audiences and stirring souls as only The Crabb Family can.
The Revive Our Nation tour is about one thing: turning hearts back to the Father!
“In each of our own ministries, there’s been a stirring – a strong moving of the Holy Spirit drawing people to the Father,” says Jason Crabb. “This year, we felt – as a family – that God is calling us to revival, not just in a church setting, but in each life on a daily basis. God’s people are hungry for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and we are excited to share what God has been doing in our lives!”
Earlier this year, The Crabb Family celebrated 20 years of ministry with the Platinum Tour. Paul Pitts, promoter, comments: “In 2015, the Crabb Family played to sold-out, standing-room-only crowds night after night. We expect this next year’s tour to be no different.”
Supported by special guest Mike Bowling, this will be an evening to remember – promising to refresh, renew and revive the soul and spirit!
The Crabb Family Revive Our Nation Tour Dates:
JANUARY 8, 2016 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
JANUARY 9, 2016 – LAKE CHARLES, LA
JANUARY 15, 2016 – JACKSONVILLE, FL
JANUARY 16, 2016 – MOBILE, AL
JANUARY 29, 2016 – BIRMINGHAM, AL
JANUARY 30, 2016 – CARTERSVILLE, GA
FEBRUARY 5, 2016 – TYLER, TX
FEBRUARY 6, 2016 – CORDOVA, TN
MARCH 11, 2016 – NORTH AUGUSTA, SC
MARCH 12, 2016 – SPARTANBURG, SC
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available at $38.00 for each night which includes artist circle seating, a private meet & greet with the entire family and a special commemorative family photo. General admission tickets will be $20.00. One guitar autographed by the entire family will be given away at each concert.
Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 13, 2015 – 1:15 pm -
JOYMASTERS & NEW DOVE BROTHERS COME TO KENNESAW
A Gospel music world where groups often sing with pre-recorded tracks, there still exists originality: a group who sings with live musicians playing as their backup. For 47 years, the Joymasters have stayed true to their foundation. A foundation built on the desire to deliver God’s message through the gift of music. Never succumbing to the industry’s evolution to the modern business principles of “hiring out”.
THE JOYMASTERS along with the NEW DOVE BROTHERS are coming to Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw, GA – August 22 – 6:00 pm. For tickets call 770-617-0359, they will also be available at the door.
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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 4, 2015 – 8:32 am -
Creekside 2015 Showcases
This year, Creekside is offering a VIP wristband for those fans who want a more up-close and personal experience. For $25, the wearer will receive VIP seating, special gifts, and an invitation to a VIP party. This wristband is valid for the entire Convention, November 2nd through 5th, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Fans are urged to order their wristbands early to avoid disappointment
To order your Creekside 2015 VIP wristband or to learn more about VIP lodging packages, phone Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.
Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2015 – 10:49 pm -
Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest 2015 Makes Final Preparations
(Dalton, GA) A&G Entertainment is making final preparations for Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest 2015. Gospel music fans will gather July 9th-12th at the Dalton Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia to enjoy some of the best artists and groups that Gospel music has to offer.
“We were pleased with the outcome of last year’s Gospel fest,” Crabb stated, “but we’ve been working hard all year to make 2015’s event even bigger and better. This is going to be a great opportunity to get together with family, friends and church groups to enjoy a great week of music. My prayer is for this event to be spiritually uplifting for everyone.”
Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest will feature morning chapel services with Gerald Crabb and also daily regional artists showcases. This year’s event will also include workshops on artist development, music business and songwriting.
The line-up for the evening concerts is stellar! On Thursday night, father and son duo Wilburn & Wilburn along with Terah Crabb Penhollow and Gaither Vocal Band’s Adam Crabb will take the stage. Friday evening, Grammy award winning artist, Jason Crabb is the featured artist and on Saturday night The Freemans, Christy and Weston Hinson along with Brian Free and Assurance will perform.
Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 11, 2015 – 8:41 am -
Gospel Music Hymn Sing Tour Announced
Following the overwhelming response to the “Gospel Music Hymn Sing” DVD, IMC Concerts and the Gospel Music Hymn Sing Foundation have announced plans for a 9-City, Gospel Music Hymn Sing Tour Gospel Music Hymn Sing this Fall. The Tour will include six events in October and four in November, and will make stops in 6 States.
Just as on the popular DVD, the concert events will focus on
Gospel Music Hymn Sing Tour Announced
congregational singing of familiar hymns and classic Gospel songs, led by host, Gerald Wolfe, and accompanied by a live band, directed by pianist, Stan Whitmire. The events will also include a mass choir at each concert, and featured solos by well-known Gospel artists, including Greater Vision, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Jim Brady Trio, TaRanda Greene, and the Mylon Hayes Family.
Gerald Wolfe, host for the Gospel Music Hymn SingTour, summed up the idea for the tour by saying, “Our goal is to rekindle the unique worship experience of congregational hymn singing that millions of people have loved for generations. We also want to introduce a new generation to great hymns and Gospel songs that strengthen our faith, and give us a deeper understanding of the love of God.”
The Dates and Cities for the Gospel Music Hymn SingTour are: October 22 – Marion, IL October 23 – Peoria, IL October 25 – Conroe, TX October 26 – Hope, AR October 27 – Wentzville, MO (St. Louis area) November 19 – Morristown, TN November 20 – Nashville, TN November 21 – Bartlett, TN (Memphis area) November 22 – Atlanta, GA