SGNScoops is proud to present the Creekside Gospel Music Convention next week, October 29,30,31 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The three day event will feature some of the best in Southern Gospel Music as well as celebrations of milestones and achievements in the Gospel Music Industry. WATC Channel 57 out of Atlanta will capture the highlights of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and will air a special program in December. Below is a description of the activities and events of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and remember ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
On Monday evening at 7:00pm, we will celebrate 75 years in Gospel Music with Mrs. Lou Wills Hildreth! This celebration will include performances by special guests and will be hosted by Tim Lovelace. This evening will be a great night of honoring a living legend in Gospel Music and everyone is invited!
Before the Lou Hildreth Celebration begins at 7:00pm, there will be a “Pre-Show” at 5:30 pm. This Pre-Show will include artist performances by Phil Cross, Promise, Channing Eleton and more. An evening concert will follow Ms. Lou’s Celebration and will include performances by Declaration Trio, The Youngs and others.
On Tuesday morning, the fellowship continues! There will be a 9:30 a.m. chapel service and then an afternoon musical matinee will take place. From noon until 3:00pm, artist performances will include The Williamsons, Omega, Christy Sutherland, Ann Downing, Logan Smith along with many more.
The Diamond Awards Show will be presented on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. For the last several months, fans voted for their favorite artists and groups in 23 different categories. The final five nominees, along with the winner of each category, will be announced. Special artist performances during the Diamond Awards Show will include the Ball Brothers, David Bryan, Gerald Crabb, Phil Stacey, Watts, Rowsey, Bean and others. The evening will also feature the debut of a brand new group, Crosby Lane. The night’s special event will be hosted by soloist Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers.
The Diamond Awards Pre-Show will begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday afternoon and will continue until the Diamond Awards begin at 7:00pm. Following the Diamond Awards, performances from many artists and groups will continue until 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning, October 31, the Chapel Service will begin at 9:30am with a short devotion and time of worship. The afternoon concert, from noon until 3:00pm will feature David Bryan, Pine Ridge Boys, Ava Kasich, Renaissance Revival, The Griffins and more. From 3:00pm – 11:00pm, the fellowship and music continues with an Evening Concert showcasing Lindsay Huggins, Rhonda Frye, Lisa Herald, In His Image Quartet, Faith’s Journey and others. For a complete schedule, visit: http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/p/2012.html (Schedule is Subject to Change)
In addition to the celebrations, awards and gospel music, SGNScoops has partnered with a local ministry. All guests and participants are encouraged to bring good used clothing, house-hold items, toys, books, cds and more to benefit LIVE-IT. LIVE-IT is a local non-profit ministry serving widows, orphans and the less fortunate in the Sevier County area. Items collected will stock LIVE-IT’s thrift store. All items sold will directly fund ministry needs. For more information about the out-reach project, visit: http://www.sgnscoops.com/2012/10/08/creekside-gospel-music-convention-announces-outreach-project/.
The exhibit area of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center will be filled with artist and vendor booths. This is a great chance to meet your favorite artists as well as purchase a variety of products.
Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night. Reservations can be made by phone or online. By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/.
Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”