Saturday, October 22, 2016

Don't Miss Veterans Salute and Talent Search on Monday, Tim Greene on Tuesday!

Creekside Gospel Music Convention: It’s Almost Time

Yes it’s almost time for Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge. We hope you have already made your plans to be there. The tickets are free but must be reserved through Creekside runs October 31st through November 3rd, 2016, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge. If you are still looking for accommodation, please contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations at or by phone at 256.239.7716. Daytime showcases and special events, afternoon exhibit hall and jam sessions, evening concerts and midnight prayer ensure that your days and nights will be filled with good Gospel music.

Extra Special Monday! Don’t Miss October 31st

Monday, October 31st will begin with a bang, as Creekside salutes our Veterans and holds the first Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search! Creekside will begin the day with an outdoor hotdog roast at the Ramada Inn - Smoky Mountain Convention Center at 11:00 and all our Veterans will be able to eat for free. And what better to accompany a hotdog than great Gospel music.

The Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search will be held outdoors at 11:00 a.m as well. The entry fee is $175. Everyone is invited to come out and support the contestants. There will be a Grand Prize and Runner-Up winner that will be announced at the Monday night Creekside Concert.

The Grand Prize package includes a six song EP valued at $3,000 and includes studio recording time at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS, engineer/producer, mixing/mastering, and two copies of the final mastered project. Studio musicians and product/CDs are not included. This incredible package also includes three months of full page advertising valued at $3,000 in SGNScoops Magazine plus three months of national radio promotion for one song by Hey Y’all Media and a featured interview on Vonda Easley’s radio show, Simply Southern, valued at $3,000. In addition, the grand prize winner will perform on Thursday night at the prestigious Diamond Awards show.

The Runner-Up package includes a certificate for $300 off a 10 song recording project at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS, one month of advertising in SGNScoops Magazine valued at $250, and a single digital song release by Hey Y’all Media valued at $99.

The Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search is open to all Gospel music artists, including solos, duos, and groups. Each participant will have eight minutes to showcase their musical talent via track or live music. The entry fee is $175. To register for the Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search, call Leslie McKay at (662) 312-4146.

The Monday Evening Concert Will be Better than Halloween!

Monday afternoon the Exhibit Hall will open, filled with artists’ booths and singers waiting to chat with you. The Hall will be open every day and is part of your free admission to Creekside. The evening concerts begin at 5:00pm with Scott Roberts and the Five O’clock Band! Following this will be a great lineup of Gospel music.

Some of the artists performing at Creekside include: Mark209, The Plath Family, The Riders, The Pine Ridge Boys, Shellem Cline, Alliance Quartet, Drummond Family, Heart’s Song, Sharps Quartet, Jordan’s River, Griffins, McKay Project, Surrendered, Chandlers, Connells, The Hyssongs, Ava Kasich, The Williamsons and more.

Our featured artist for Monday evening will be none other than Gold City Quartet. Since 1980, this Quartet has been one of the leading artists in Southern Gospel, with numerous awards and charting songs to their credit. Current members include Chris West - Bass, Daniel Riley - Baritone, Scott Brand - Lead, Thomas Nalley - Tenor, Bryan Elliott - Piano and Dillan West, Sound Engineer. Their latest charting songs, “Farther Along” and “Victory In Jesus” are off of their Hymn Revival album, with another project currently in the works.

And that’s not all...

Every Monday evening during Creekside week, we honor a leading member of the Gospel music community and this year we will honor Mr. Archie Watkins. For those of you who may not be familiar with this gentleman, he is one of the founding members of The Inspirations from Bryson City, North Carolina. SGNScoops is thrilled to join with host Dr. Jerry Goff in recognizing this distinguished gentlemen.

Many of Archie’s friends will be joining us that evening, to remember stories from days gone by and to indeed honor Archie by their presence. Among these will be Troy Burns and Eddie Deitz. We might even get Archie to sing a number or two. Don’t miss this auspicious beginning to Creekside 2016.

Tuesday, November 1: Extra Special Guest coming to Creekside!

Pigeon Forge will be the site for a special breakfast on Tuesday morning. Join us for Breakfast with Tim Greene, on November 1st during Creekside 2016. We are thrilled that Tim is planning to join us. For just $10, attendees will enjoy an intimate concert experience with one of Southern Gospel music's beloved singer/songwriters. More information can be found on the Creekside Facebook page:

This special breakfast will feature the music of this vocalist who began singing with his father Everette, brother Tony and sister Kim Greene Hopper in 1979. The Greenes still minister today, traveling and sharing the Gospel and Tim’s experiences of healing. "The Greenes are excited to be singing at Creekside Tuesday morning Nov 1," says Tim. "I know the Lord will do great things!"

The Diamond Awards Presentation on Tuesday Evening

The 2016 Diamond Awards will be presented on Tuesday night, November 1st, 2016, during a celebration hosted by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff. Special musical guests and industry personnel will be on hand for the gala. The winner from Monday’s Talent Search will also be performing on this special evening. The evening will not only be a time to honor the best in Gospel music but also the time to praise the Maker of music and life, Jesus Christ. Midnight Prayer will give you a chance to respond to the message in song.

Wednesday, November 2: Creekside Classic ‘16

Reserve your spot at the newest Southern Gospel Golf Tournament on Wednesday, November 2nd, for men and women of all ages. Reservations are $25 per person. Contact Russell Wise to register yourself or a team at 256-458-6943.

Following the Creekside Classic ‘16 will be the afternoon Jam Session with The Five O’clock Band. Wednesday night and Thursday night also have special events happening during the evening program, so plan to stay the entire time. Wednesday night we welcome special guests Freedom Quartet. Don’t forget to attend Midnight Prayer.

Thursday, November 3: More Great Music

Morning showcases, afternoon Jam Session with The Five O’clock Band and a special Evening Concert will finish Creekside 2016 with a bang! Hymn Sing Choir, Eagles Wings and the Chandlers are featured. Other surprises are in the works to make your attendance worthwhile and a chance to worship the Lord.

Fifth Anniversary VIP Passes Still Available

This is going to be a special year with exciting things going on all four days and we want to encourage you to purchase your $25 VIP ticket for ALL four days! That works out to a little over six dollars a day. There is nowhere else that you can get such a great value and see so many fantastic Southern Gospel Groups. And VIP means preferred seating, special gifts and backstage events. If you are interested in purchasing one of the few $25 VIP tickets call Rob today at 360 933 0741 or for information on purchasing online go to

What You Need To Know

Your Creekside fifth anniversary tickets must be reserved here:
For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook here: .