Thursday, October 12, 2017

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 Update



Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 is quickly approaching. Artists and fans are preparing to descend on Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Smoky Mountain Convention Center from Oct. 30 - Nov. 2. Those who haven’t already booked their rooms are urged to reserve them today. Please call Creekside owner Rob Patz at 360-933-0741. Convention tickets are free but must be reserved at  creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com.


Creekside is hosting several great artists and events. Highlighting this year’s schedule are some of the best trios and quartets in Southern Gospel:


Brian Free and Assurance: This trio led by the unmistakable tenor voice of Brian Free, has been awarded and nominated often. A favorite of many, their latest Dove Award song, “Say Amen” has brought even more recognition. BFA is among the list of Top Five Diamond Award nominees for 2017.


Browders: This family has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Original songs and country vocals, along with members that love their audience, combine to produce a fantastic group of artists.


Hyssongs: The Hyssong family has seen their last few radio releases climb to the top of Gospel charts, including their latest hit, “Let the Hallelujahs Ring.” Engaging and down to earth, this family is a favorite wherever they present their three-part harmony.


Mark209: This Christian Country group has combined their distinctive harmony, style and humor to produce a sound that is welcomed from Elvis Week to Gospel Music Today. The quartet is a favorite at Creekside, and the emcee abilities of member Nate Justice always bring the audience to life.


Nelons: Kelly Nelon Clark is a legend in Southern Gospel, having performed on stage since the late 1970s. Her family joins her now to produce a sound as unique and identifiable as the Nelon name has always been. The Nelons are also Top Five Diamond award nominees.


Pine Ridge Boys: Since 1963, this traditional quartet has been gracing Gospel music stages with their seasoned vocals. Larry Stewart, Wayne Shuford, Ivory Luke and Steven Craps return to Creekside, one of their most appreciative audiences.


Soul’d Out: For more than a decade, this quartet has been bringing encouragement as well as evangelism to their listeners. Matt Rankin, owner of the group, has now added a four-member band, joining a growing number of Gospel music artists who travel with live music.


More Gospel Music artists: Also appearing will be the Sneed Family, Eagle’s Wings, the Williamsons, the Bates Family, Jason Runnels, Hope’s Journey, the Shireys, Day 3, the Drummond Family, the Connells, the Chordsmen, the Berry Brothers and Steve Bridgmon in addition to Gospel Music Today and many more.


Eric Bennett: Bennett is the original bass singer with the ever popular Triumphant quartet, a former pastor and a family man. Bennett comments, "One of the highest achievements is to be honored by your peers. I am truly honored to receive the Life Achievement Award from the SGNScoops Magazine."


Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff: This beloved couple will be returning to Creekside for the entire convention. Goff will present a Life Achievement Award from SGNScoops Magazine in a special service on Oct. 30. The pair will also host the 2017 Diamond Awards.


David Ring: Motivational speaker David Ring brings his presentation of resilience and hope during the evening concerts on Monday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Nov. 1.


Pat Barker: This popular bass vocalist, who has been a part of the Mark Trammell Quartet, Second Half Quartet and the Guardians – will be there to lead the Pat Barker University, offering training from vocal coaching to stage presence. The PBU is available to artists and attendees for a nominal cost on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call Patz at 360-933-0741 or Vonda Easley at 256-310-7892 to reserve your seat today. The fee is $25 per person.


Red Back Hymnal Mass Choir: The Board Of Directors of Creekside Gospel Music Convention have once again invited Charlie Sexton – along with his co-hosts, Troy and Tammy Burns – to present the ever-popular Red Back Revival. All of the artists at Creekside will gather on the stage to form a mass choir, singing from this time-honored songbook.


2017 Diamond Awards: Voting for the 2017 Diamond Awards Top 5 is now open at sgnscoops.com. Fans, friends, artists and industry personnel are all invited to vote and to encourage their supporters to vote as well. To vote, visit  sgnscoops.com/2017-diamond-awards.
The 2017 Diamond Awards will be held on Oct. 31, with Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff as guest hosts. The awards ceremony is a unique evening of recognizing the best in Gospel music.


Creekside Events: The Convention will begin on Monday with an open-air event and breakfast. Veterans will be honored with a free meal that morning. Showcases are held daily, and midnight prayer follows each evening concert. There will be a special breakfast with the Pine Ridge Boys on Wednesday and more events to be announced.


VIP Bracelets: These special bracelets will provide entry into the preferred seating section at each event. Wearers will also receive a Creekside gift bag and be the special guest at select backstage happenings. VIP bracelets can still be obtained from Creekside assistant, Vonda Easley, by calling 256-310-7892 or by e-mailing at vonda@sgnscoops.com.


Volunteering: Creekside organizers are always looking for volunteers to help spread the news on social media, be an extra hand during the event, and also praying that this will be more than just an event. Pray for all attending that God will turn this week into an incredible experience. Contact Easley by e-mailing at vonda@sgnscoops.com for more information.


Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 tickets can be reserved by visiting creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com. For more information on tickets, lodging and special VIP tickets, contact Patz at 360-933-0741 or rob@sgnscoops.com.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is an event like no other . It's an experience! #WeAreFamily


Tickets are free but must be reserved. “Most fans want to stay at the Ramada Inn, which is part of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, the headquaters of Creekside 2017,” says Patz. “We have an exceptional deal for attendees who book early. For those arriving on Monday the 30th and leaving Friday morning, the 3rd, the cost can be as low as $200 per person, based on double occupancy. That is an incredible at any time, but especially during a music event in Pigeon Forge. Plus you don’t have to worry about parking and one of everyone’s favorite donut shops is just down the road!” Call And Reserve Your Hotel Room 360 933 0741 Find Creekside Gospel Music Convention On Facebook HERE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Artists commit To Pray For Event

Pigeon Forge, TN, Creekside 2017 Artists commit to pray for event.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is an event like no other . It's an experience! "Yesterday, many of our Creekside Artists vowed to bathe this event in prayer", states owner Rob Patz.
The event will be held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the beautiful Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Tickets are free but must be reserved. “Most fans want to stay at the Ramada Inn, which is part of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, the headquaters of Creekside 2017,” says Patz. “We have an exceptional deal for attendees who book early. For those arriving on Monday the 30th and leaving Friday morning, the 3rd, the cost can be as low as $200 per person, based on double occupancy. That is an incredible at any time, but especially during a music event in Pigeon Forge. Plus you don’t have to worry about parking and one of everyone’s favorite donut shops is just down the road!” Call And Reserve Your Hotel Room 360 933 0741 Find Creekside Gospel Music Convention On Facebook HERE

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Midnight Prayer at Creekside 2017 Monday Night

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 welcomes the return of one of our favorite events, Midnight Prayer. Last year, fans and artists gathered together after the concerts before heading to sleep. They prayed and sang and had fellowship with each other, seeing hearts touched and lives changed. Everyone so enjoyed these services that Creekside is bringing them back in 2017.
Vonda Easley adds, ” I am so excited that midnight prayer is not only back, but back by popular demand. I am thrilled to be part of an event where artists can come together and pray for one another. Creekside is not just a Convention, it is an experience that you do not want to miss!”
This year , Steve and Metha Dover will be leading Midnight Prayer on Monday Night! Make plans Now to be there!
More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017, VIP bracelets, free tickets and room reservations can be found at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com.
Find Creekside On Facebook HERE

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Annette Bingaman At Creekside 2017

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Annette was the youngest of three children. She began singing in church with her older siblings when she was 6 years of age. Her Father preached the gospel; her Mother played the piano and wrote gospel songs, and Annette and her siblings would sing and introduce the songs to the congregation. At the young age of 10, Annette asked the Lord to come into her heart. Since that time, her life has been driven by her tenderness towards the Lord and her longing to touch others through her voice as His vessel. Annette's commitment to the Lord in the music included Children's Choir Leader for 8 years while singing in various mixed groups, singing solos, as well as playing many solos on her saxophone to open local church services. While living in Louisville, her outing she most looked forward to annually was the National Quartet Convention. She had a dream to one day sing on stage at the National Quartet Convention, but never dreamed that would take place.


In 2009, Annette relocated to the southern Illinois area where she currently lives with her husband, Charles, and their beautiful White-Silver german shepherd, Dolly. Although Annette had always felt the Lord had a special work for her to do in the music, the opportunity to reach out and touch hearts throughout the world was not offered to her until her move to southern Illinois. Annette's dream to sing at the National Quartet Convention was fulfilled in 2014 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; where she sang two songs from her first southern gospel CD entitled "Listen to the Still Small Voice". Annette has since released two nationwide radio singles, "I'll Trust You with Tomorrow" and "Splinters from the Cross" (now rapidly climbing on the charts) Annette has sang several times on main stage at The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Annette has sang at many local church events, revivals, and charity events. She also performs at local assisted living centers / nursing homes and has a deep love for the elderly and shut-ins. She remains committed to the work of the Lord. Wherever Annette goes, she touches hearts, and many comments are made concerning "feeling her conviction" through her voice. She remains focused on drawing as many people to the Lord as possible.

Annette is well known for presenting concerts wherever doors are open for her. She has been noted locally to be the "Parking Lot Gospel Sing" artist, reaching out to touch hearts even when not behind church doors. Annette is also noted for the versatility of her voice - from traditional southern gospel to country gospel to blues gospel.

Tickets are free but must be reserved. “Most fans want to stay at the Ramada Inn, which is part of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, the headquaters of Creekside 2017,” says Patz. “We have an exceptional deal for attendees who book early. For those arriving on Monday the 30th and leaving Friday morning, the 3rd, the cost can be as low as $200 per person, based on double occupancy. That is an incredible at any time, but especially during a music event in Pigeon Forge. Plus you don’t have to worry about parking and one of everyone’s favorite donut shops is just down the road!” Call And Reserve Your Hotel Room 360 933 0741 Find Creekside Gospel Music Convention On Facebook HERE

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Creekside 2017 Video Break: Berry Brothers

Crreekside Video Break: Berry Brothers





Tickets are free but must be reserved. “Most fans want to stay at the Ramada Inn, which is part of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, the headquaters of Creekside 2017,” says Patz. “We have an exceptional deal for attendees who book early. For those arriving on Monday the 30th and leaving Friday morning, the 3rd, the cost can be as low as $200 per person, based on double occupancy. That is an incredible at any time, but especially during a music event in Pigeon Forge. Plus you don’t have to worry about parking and one of everyone’s favorite donut shops is just down the road!” Call And Reserve Your Hotel Room 360 933 0741 Find Creekside Gospel Music Convention On Facebook HERE

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Smoky Mountain Convention Center Excited About Return Of Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  - Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 is once again being held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. from Oct. 30 - Nov. 2. The four-day event will feature musical guests such as The Nelons and Mark209, and special speakers David Ring and Pat Barker. Southern Gospel vocalist Eric Bennett will be a special honoree during the week and the  Diamond Awards will also be presented.

"We are absolutely thrilled to host the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at
The Smoky Mountain Convention Center again this year." says Pete Smith, owner of the Convention Center. "We get nothing but rave reviews over the entertainment. The only problem we have is keeping the staff out of the SMCC because they love listening to the great music. I wish all of the events we host were as much fun as Creekside."

One of the great features of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center is that it is attached to the Ramada Inn, host hotel for the event.

“Most fans want to stay at the Ramada Inn, which is part of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, the Headquarters of Creekside 2017,” says Patz. “We have an exceptional deal for attendees who book early. For those arriving on Monday the 30th and leaving Friday morning, the 3rd, the cost can be as low as $200 per person, based on double occupancy. That is an incredible at any time, but especially during a music event in Pigeon Forge. Plus you don’t have to worry about parking and one of everyone’s favorite donut shops is just down the road!”

Creekside 2017 will host over 40 Southern Gospel and Christian Country artists for daytime showcases, evening concerts, midnight prayer and the 2017 Diamond Awards. Tickets can be reserved at the website creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com. Accommodation specials at the Ramada Inn can be obtained by calling 360-933-0741. For more information on tickets, lodging and special VIP Tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.