Eureka Springs, ARÂ The Multi-award nominated Williamsons from Wetumka, OK will join Grammy Award winning Jason Crabb for a â€œSave the Passion Playâ€ benefit concert held in Eureka Springs, AR on Friday, March 22, 2013. The concert will be held in the park amphitheater and will begin at 7:00 pm.
Tickets for the event can be obtained at www.thegospelstation.com or www.greatpassionplay.org. Proceeds will help support the 2013 season of The Great Passion Play. Donnie Williamson commented
â€œThe Williamsons are privileged to be part of such a worthy cause. Countless hearts have been touched and saved from their experience at the Great Passion Play.â€
The Williamsons are part of The Gospel Station Family and Friends. The Gospel Station Network is the largest group of privately owned Gospel radio stations in the country. In December The Gospel Station accepted the task of saving The Great Passion Play from closing at the end of the 2012 season. With less than two weeks before foreclosure was to take place The Gospel Station team along with The Williamsons and other Family and Friends artists began raising funds to save the park. Over $75,000 was raised in that short amount of time which was enough to insure the performances would continue another season.
Donnie Williamson stated â€œThe Great Passion Play has shared the story of the Passion of Christ to more than seven million people over the years. With Godâ€™s help it will be used to share the message with many more. Plans are also in under way to promote Gospel music to park attendees.â€ Donnie continued â€œThe Passion Play Production will also be doing a regular dinner program at the Park during the summer. We will also be making occasional appearances at the amphitheater throughout the season.â€
The Williamsons are based in Wetumka, Oklahoma and have been recently nominated as â€œBreakthrough Artist of the Yearâ€ and â€œFavorite Group of the Yearâ€ in the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards and are among the top ten finalists in the Singing News Fan Awards as â€œFavorite New Mixed Groupâ€. Find out more about The Williamsons at www.williamsonsmusic.com.