The Nelons Present An Evening of Tribute to Benefit the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Nelons present an evening for SGMA
The Nelons present an evening for SGMA

Pigeon Forge, TN (June 22, 2016) – The Nelons will present a concert celebrating Southern Gospel Music in the metro Atlanta area at North Lanier Baptist Church on July 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM.  The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) and the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame Museum announce that the benefit concert is designed to ensure the past, present and future of Southern Gospel music.


Members of the SGMA Board of Directors, Kelly Nelon Clark and Travis Bridgeman are collaborating on the event.  They will produce the evening in an effort to bring awareness of the value that Southern Gospel music has brought to the lives of many generations.  Joining the Nelons for the concert will be The Bridgemans. Well-known Georgian, Melvin Klaudt will host the evening.  Klaudt is the host of a regionally broadcast television program, “Just Keep Singing” which airs weekly.


Event organizer, Travis Bridgeman said, “This museum and the SGMA represents the very best of those who brought the Gospel through music in the past.  The SGMA believes it is our responsibility to leave a legacy for the future while encouraging the next generation to be bold in their stand for leading souls to Christ”.


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Speaking of her father, 1999 SGMA Hall of Fame inductee, Rex Nelon, Kelly Nelon Clark said, “I’m so proud of the legacy of my father, Rex Nelon.  Because of his efforts, I now stand on a stage with my daughters and husband to share Christ.  Supporting the SGMA is a passion, we are honored to bring this concert to our friends in Georgia”.


The event is open to the public, and does not require a ticket.  All proceeds are designated for SGMA and Museum.  The SGMA is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.  For those unable to attend, but wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, text any amount to: 865-264-2258.


The Southern Gospel Hall of Fame Museum is a centerpiece of Dollywood, an entertainment complex located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Visitors to Dollywood will find the Hall of Fame Museum just inside the main entrance.  Along with educational exhibits, a gift shop offers patrons an opportunity to purchase items to encourage their faith.


The SGMA invites everyone to demonstrate his or her support by becoming an SGMA partner.  Partnerships can be obtained at the Hall of Fame Museum or online.


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