BRANSON, Mo. â€“ YMR Music Productions, LLC. announced the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention at a press conference this past Friday, November 6, 2009 held at the Boxcar Willie Inn in Branson, Missouri.
The Branson Gospel Music Convention is to take place beginning Monday evening, June 28, through Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Branson Convention Center across from Branson Landing. Concerts will run every night, with matinees offered Tuesday through Friday and will feature over 150 gospel music artists from across the country, as well as exhibitors from the southern and country gospel music industries, Christian radio stations and retailers, record companies, and television broadcast stations.
For the 2010 endeavor, the organizers of the convention will be joining extensively with Branson and Ozark based businesses to bring awareness of the convention and its artists to the local area.
â€œWe love the city of Branson and all it has to offer,â€ says Rod Burton, co-owner of YMR Music Productions and himself a gospel artist. â€œWe are excited about bringing the music that we love to this great place during a time when the families of artists and audiences alike will be able to enjoy all that the convention and the city offers.â€
The convention ticket prices are held to a low, family-friendly rate. A tour coordinator has been brought on staff to bring in fans from across the United States and Canada.
â€œWe are pleased to offer fans an exciting time of music and ministry at an affordable rate,â€ Burton continues. â€By working with local Branson contacts, we are working to make their trip an unforgettable vacation that will also include tastes and sights from around the city and the excitement of the 4th of July celebrations that are held.â€
YMR Music Productions, LLC. is partnering with both national and local businesses to promote the convention. They announced partnerships with Faith and Family TV, Sky Angel TV, SGM Radio, and SGN Scoops Digital Magazine.
Locally, the convention has already partnered with several Branson favorites: Dinoâ€™s 24 Karrot CafÃ© will serve as the official place for dining and fellowship during the event, while Julianoâ€™s Catering and Event Planning will be the official caterer. The Branson Tourism Center will be will be selling tickets for the event, and Lakeside RV will be the official campground for artists and audience buses and RVs.
â€œThe city of Branson has been so welcoming to us,â€ says Kelly Burton, co-owner of YMR Music Productions. â€œAfter holding the convention here in 2009, we formed connections with many wonderful businesses and people. We are excited to continue developing relationships and promoting this great place.â€
In addition to the convention, YMR Music Productions, LLC. is also hosting a series of concerts called â€œGive the Gospel,â€ which will be held in select cities across the country, headlining national gospel groups and local favorites, and benefiting local charities.
â€œWe believe the message of the gospel is the most important thing we offer,â€ Rod says, â€œAnd part of that message is showing kindness in a tangible way to the people who need it most.â€
The first of these events took place Friday, November 6, 2009, at the Cowan Center, 500 Elm Street, Lebanon, Missouri. Featuring Ron Blackwood and the Blackwood Quartet, Rod Burton, and locally-based Ascension Quartet, the concert profits will benefit the Pregnancy Support Center of Laclede County.
More information about the Branson Gospel Music Convention can be found at http://www.bransongmc.com or by calling (708) 960-0111.
More information about YMR Music Productions, LLC. can be found at http://www.ymrmp.com or by calling 708-960-0111.