Ripley, Mississippi (Jan 20, 2014) Gerald Crabb and Alisa Asbury of A&G Entertainment are pleased to announce plans are underway for Southern Gospel’s newest Gospel Music event, Gerald Crabb’s Gospel Fest. Gospel Music artists and fans will gather on Labor Day weekend 2014, August 28, 29, 30 and 31st, at the Dalton Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia to experience the best in Southern Gospel Music, Crabb-style! Gerald Crabb commented, “I am so excited about our first Gerald Crabb’s Gospel Fest. It will feature morning worship services that will include special guests, artist seminars, a talent search, and lots of great Gospel music. It will be very similar to the Crabb Fest that was held in years past in Owensboro, Kentucky. You will not want to miss this event.”
In the mid 90’s, Crabb Fest was launched in a church parking and grew into a four-day major event with the Saturday night attendances reaching 5,000 or more. Several artists such as Joseph Habedank and Josh Franks were discovered at Crabb Fest talent contests and many memories were made as the best artists in all of Gospel Music performed. “Everyone looked forward to Crabb Fest each year,” Crabb stated. “It was a great time to fellowship with one another, and to be spiritually uplifted as well as a time to enjoy great music. I believe Southern Gospel music fans are going to love that we are bringing back the spirit of Crabb Fest to our new event.”
During Gerald Crabb’s Gospel Fest there will also be afternoon showcases featuring regional artists. “We were thrilled with the response from artists from many states wanting to participate in this year’s event,” Alisa Asbury remarked. “These groups are greatly talented and have thriving music ministries. It is a pleasure to help them expand their fan-base and give them opportunities to take their ministries to a new level. We’re also excited to host a talent contest that will allow rising new artists a chance to expose their talents to industry professionals.”
The evening performance line-up is stellar. Thursday night’s concert will feature the Grammy award winning artist, Jason Crabb. On Friday evening, the Gaither Vocal Band’s new lead singer, Adam Crabb will perform along with Crabb Family vocalist, Terah Crabb Penhollow and the popular duo, Josh and Ashley Franks. Saturday’s schedule includes multi award winning Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Freemans and Weston and Christy Hinson. On Sunday morning, legendary Gerald Crabb will wrap up the weekend with a prayer breakfast and concert.
Ticket prices are $20 per day, $55 for a 3 day package, $80 for all 3 days plus Sunday morning’s prayer breakfast and concert with Gerald Crabb. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.daltontradecenter.com/ or call 1-877-772-5425. For more information about Gerald Crabb’s Gospel Fest, visit www.geraldcrabbgospelfest.com.