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Blackwood Quartet New Year’s Eve Concert

Written by Staff on December 24, 2015 – 12:42 pm -

Blackwood Quartet

Blackwood Quartet

On New Year’s Eve this year, Rhea County will have a rare treat to see a Las Vegas entertainer perform live. Elvis Tribute Artist Justin Shandor can usually be found performing at Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas with the Million Dollar Quartet. Justin is considered to be one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the entire world. In 2010, Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis named him “World’s Ultimate Elvis”. In 2013 Justin performed “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the Late Show with David Lettermen.

The Blackwood Quartet will also be at the December 31st concert. The Blackwood Quartet, led by Mark Blackwood, is one of gospel’s music’s most beloved quartets. The group has a long history in gospel music as Mark’s Grandfather and Uncles started the group back in 1934. Mark also works as a record producer where he has won two Grammy Awards for records he produced for the Blackwood Brothers. In recent years, the group has because popular with the Elvis community to the point that about half of their concerts are with Elvis Tribute Artists or associated with Elvis in some way. This came about because the relationship Mark’s father Cecil and cousin Ron had with Elvis. They group up in church with Elvis and remained friends with him after he became hugely famous.

Elvis Tribute Artist Justin Shandor

Elvis Tribute Artist Justin Shandor

The Legacy Tribute Band from Chicago will joining Justin Shandor and the Blackwood Quartet. Members of the Legacy Tribute Band work almost exclusively in Elvis shows on a full time basis. They travel all across the country to various Elvis shows and festivals.

Tickets are still available for this great show in Evensville, Tennessee at Rhea County High School. There are VIP/Meet and Greet tickets available with preferred seating for $30. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The December 31st concert starts at 7. Contact Jim at 423-718-2682 for tickets or e-mail

The Official Website of the Blackwood Quartet.Some groups have a story. The Blackwoods have a legend.

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