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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Eric Bennett to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2017

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Multi-award winning bass singer, Eric Bennett of Triumphant Quartet, will be honored with the Life Achievement Award from SGNScoops Magazine this fall at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017. Eric Bennett has been with Dove Award and Grammy Nominated Triumphant since their beginning in 2003, at the same time being nominated and awarded Favorite Bass Singer many times from different Christian outlets.
Eric Bennett is a former pastor who still has a pastor’s heart and has genuine compassion for both audience and artist alike. 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.” The Life Achievement award will be presented to Bennett at Creekside on Monday, October 30, by Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops Magazine and Dr. Jerry Goff.
Dr. Goff comments, “I am excited to participate in giving the SGN Scoops Life Achievement Award to a personal friend and a truly deserving artist and minister.” Dr. Goff and his wife Jan will be at Creekside for the entire Convention, October 30 through November 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge.

“I am excited to be able to honor my friend Eric,” says Rob Pat. “I invite all of our friends to join us at the end of October to show how much we appreciate everyone’s favorite bass singer.”

Tickets are free but must be reserved. 

We want to see you there “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, May 25, 2017

Sneed Family At Creekside 2017

Southern Gospel Music has a rich and storied history and one of its greatest traditions and treasures is the family singing group. Names like the Speers, the Sego Brothers and Naomi and the Hoppers have made indelible marks in the profession. Another family gospel singing group that is carving a distinctive and lasting niche in their own right is the Sneed Family from the rolling hills of Kentucky . "Consisting of the husband and wife combination of Jeff and Pam Sneed, their daughter and son-in-law Caleb and Amanda Cowan, along with their sons Seth and Jacob, they blend their Christ-centered lives, heart-felt music, and inspired songs together to create an anointed sound that blesses listeners.
The Sneed Family began its gospel music journey in 1982 as “Glory Bound” with four young men just out of High School. The group was founded by Jeff Sneed. Jeff met and married Pam Saylors who has become the predominant staple in the current group. Today they are living the dream night after night with their family, singing the songs that change lives. From early beginnings in a small Kentucky town, this group has flourished into their own niche. The Sneed Family has 100 percent become a family affair, rising to national success in such a short period of time.

In early 2008 The Sneed Family launched a brand new Christian Television Show called “Glory Bound Jubilee” seen in over 1 million homes each week. The Glory Bound Jubilee is a branch off of The Sneed Family’s road ministry, which goes into venues and churches across the country showcasing many of the testimonies of our Christian faith. The Show also brings the faces of Gospel music into the homes of believers and non-believers alike. The Sneed Family believes that this show is their part of the Great Commission.
Other than the Glory Bound Jubilee being such a success, The Sneed Family has acquired many accolades of their own. In 2012, The Sneeds made their first time appearance on the National Quartet Convention’s mainstage singing, “Victory is Sweet” and “ Hallelujah Square ”. The Songs which were sung on mainstage had the privilege of being in the Top 80 Singing News charts, which were the group’s first appearances. Early 2013 The Sneed Family received the honor of being chosen to host the first Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival on her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Also in 2013, The Sneed Family was nominated as the Favorite New Mixed Group in the prestigious Singing News Fan Awards.
Their highest accolade to date was being honored by the fans at the esteemed Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in April of 2014. They were voted Breakthrough Artist Of The Year and performed for the show along with Gospel Music's finest Artists.

The Sneed Family has a distinct style, a versatile performance, and a heart for ministry. Their desire is that God would use the message in their music to help lead many people to a “heart felt” salvation and ultimately a home in Heaven.

Tickets are free but must be reserved. 

We want to see you there “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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Host Hotel For Creekside 2017

“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

AMENITIES
24-Hour Reception Desk
Balconies Available
Banquet Facilities
Bus/Truck Parking
Coffee/Tea Maker
Cribs Available
Daily Housekeeping
Free Breakfast
Free WiFi
Hairdryer
Hot Tub Onsite
Laundry Services
Meeting Room
Onsite Parking
Pet Friendly
Pool - Outdoor
Safe Deposit Box

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hyssongs At Creekside 2017

Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs. Their energetic ministry combines family vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone) to delight audiences with their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful medium of music. The family’s classical music background, along with their harmony and specific chord structures, lend them a unique sound that has made quite an impact on audiences.

The group has been singing together as a family for more than 20 years. In that time, the Hyssongs have received many accolades for their quality, inspirational Southern Gospel sound. The group was awarded the Singing News Fan Award for 2014 Favorite New Trio at the National Quartet Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN. They have consistently placed songs on the Southern Gospel Radio charts. They have had several charting songs, including three Top 10 songs, “I Was Blind, But Now I See” #7, “Lead Me To The Rock” #8 and “Prepare To Be Amazed” #7, and one Top 5 song, “It Doesn’t Get Better Than This” #4 on the Singing News chart. The Hyssongs were the cover story in an the March 2015 Singing News Magazine and have been featured in Christian Voice Magazine several times. Recently they were listed among ten artists by Absolutely Gospel.com as ones to watch in 2015 and voted Top 10 Trio by Singing News Fans. The group has also been featured on Paul Heil’s “The Gospel Greats” radio program.

The Hyssongs perform at more than 250 events each year throughout the United States and Canada. They minister in churches, auditoriums and on Gospel singing cruises, as well as on television and radio. Richard can be heard on his weekly syndicated national radio program called “Joy For The Journey”. He also hosts a weekly television program called “Southern Style Praise”. The Hyssongs have had the opportunity to sing to an audience of over 12,000 people on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention, perform at Renfro Valley’s All-Night Sing, annually perform at Dollywood, as well as Silver Dollar City. Through Compassion International, the group has also been privileged to sing in El Salvador, Central America.

Tickets are free but must be reserved. 

We want to see you there “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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Flashback Friday Creekside 2014

The Freemans On Stage At Creekside 2014 Is This Weeks Flashback Friday Creekside 2014

Tickets are free but must be reserved

We want to see you there “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, May 18, 2017

Creekside Video Break: The Bates Family

Our Creekside Video Break: The Bates Family


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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dennis Cook At Creekside 2017

Dennis Cook was born and raised in the Athens Ga. area. He grew up as a child in a little small town named Crawford Ga. until the age of eleven. During these years he attended a little country Church with his Mama and Granddaddy who was the song leader. He loved God, Family, and going to Church more than anybody Cook ever knew. Little did he know as he sat and watched him sing that God was preparing Cook for the singing ministry many years down the road. Cook's grandaddy was a Hero and the Christ like role model.

During the year of Cook's eleventh birthday, his family moved to the big city of Athens and did not attend Church for about a decade. During this time Cook began to wander far from God and no longer had his Granddaddy to give direction. God was the farthest thing from my mind but his mind was set on worldly pleasures.
But one very dark night during the spring of 1974 things were changed. Living in an Apartment on the 2nd floor, Cook had a dream that he walked out onto the patio and looked toward the eastern sky. All of a sudden the darkness opened up like a scroll and there was the face of Jesus. He was smiling down at Cook and the light that flowed from the King blinded him and Cook fell to his knees and said “Oh my God! It’s the end of the world and I’m not ready”.
Well needless to say, things were never the same after that night. Cook was invited to the Church known as White Hall Baptist where he presently attends. In November 1974, at the age of 22 years old, Cook repented of his sins and called upon the name of the Jesus Christ to be his Lord and Savior.
A few weeks later a few church members created a gospel group called the Joyful Hearts. In 1980,  Cook married Susan Hembree. In 1987, she gave birth to Katie who Cook calls the apple of his eye.
Since 2013, Cook has been singing as a soloist and in January 2014, Cook released his first CD entitled “I’m Bound for That City."
Later that year, Cook released his first single “Crying in the Chapel" to national radio. The tune hit number 12 on the SGN Scoops Top 100 Chart for November 2014 and has been in the top 40 for Three months.

Dennis released "One Pair of Hands" in 2015 to national radio and it climbed the charts to number 11 on the SGN Scoops Top 100 chart and remained in the top 40 for 6 month's.

You can see Dennis on television. He is a frequent guest on the Don Frost show on Channel 57 out of Atlanta!

2015 was a good year for Dennis Cook Ministries. In the spring Dennis won FGMN's Male Artist of the year. Later in the year Cook was voted Lighthouse Gospel Music Soloist of the Year. The next year in 2016, Cook won Lighthouse Gospel Music Soloist and Male Vocalist of the year.
Cook's unique style includes about 80% of songs that are the old Elvis Gospel songs or songs with that Elvis flavor. Many have claimed that Cook is a "spittin-image" of the Elvis gospel style. But Dennis does not like to be considered an Elvis impersonator. Cook says he just grew up in that era and loves those old songs and how Elvis did them.

Dennis Cook truly loves the Lord with all his Heart and wants to serve Him in every way. Cook loves people and putting a smile on their face. But most of all, his main goal is to see a soul saved.

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 16, 2017

Great Moment At Creekside

Great Moment At Creekside 2016 Tim Maze and Tina Miller of Canaan's Crossing receive the Diamond Award for Bluegrass Album of the Year.

Come be with us for Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 in Pigeon Forge Tn October 30 to November 2

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hopes Journey At Creekside 2017

Hopes Journey is a story of faith.  It is the story of how a mother and daughter Vonda Easley and Ashley Easley Franks saw a need for people to be encouraged through Gospel music and they started a journey together.  Here you have the seeds of a vision.  This mom and daughter believed that Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.  Hopes Journey was born.

Through the years the dream has continued to grow and evolve until today Hopes Journey is one of the fastest rising groups on the entire Gospel music scene.  The calendar is full, the sound is fresh and the “touch” of the Holy Spirit on this group is evident to all.  Vonda Easley (group owner and manager) is a first class songwriter and her writing has really taken off.  The group’s last radio single, Listen to My Heart (a song Vonda co-wrote with award winning songwriter Jeff Steele) became their first ever NATIONAL chart song.  Not only did it chart nationally in The Singing News Magazine but when the song fell out of the charts (as all songs eventually do) two months later it RE-APPEARED on the chart two months later for another national run!  One long time observer said “this just doesn’t happen on the radio charts!”  It DID happen with Hopes Journey and they believe it is a harbinger of things to come in the future as God just keeps blessing this ministry.

Hopes Journey has been the singing home for many wonderful singers in the past.  They have all contributed in some way to the ministry of the group. The current Hopes Journey line-up is Vonda,Cody McCreary and Andrew Utech.  The anointing is fresh; the songs are powerful, well written and convicting.  Are you invited to just hear another group?   No, you are invited to “catch the wave.”  If you haven’t heard Hopes Journey lately then you might say you haven’t heard them at all!

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


Friday, May 12, 2017

Free Tickets For Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017

Creekside 2017 takes place from October 30 through November 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 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

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Creekside Video Break: Day 3

Day 3 Our Creekside Video Break 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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Creekside 2017 Welcomes David Ring


David Ring preaching

Few individuals have felt the crushing blows that have besieged David Ring since birth. He was born to lose. On October 28th, 1953, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, David was born with Cerebral Palsy. Orphaned at age 14, he was cast about from family to family with nowhere to call home. He endured constant physical pain, humiliating public ridicule and constant discouragement. Yet in the face of these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, David emerged not victimized…but victorious!
Life was worse than hopeless to him until his relationship began with Jesus Christ who taught him self-respect and acceptance of his physical challenges. To most, physical challenges of this magnitude would prove to be a tombstone. For David Ring, this coming of age was and remains a milestone.

You’ve never heard a speaker quite like David Ring. Although difficult to understand at first, you will soon find yourself captured by his quick wit and warm personality.

Whether giving a motivational message at a sales convention, or inspiring church leaders, David always focuses on an individual’s need to conquer the personal challenges an adversities of life. As you hear David Ring, you will laugh…and cry. You will be amazed at his triumph over odds. You will be moved to consider your own life. As one who has not been stifled by his physical limitations, he clearly stakes his challenge to everyone. “I have Cerebral Palsy–what’s your problem?”
David Ring preaching
As a nationally known speaker since 1973, David shares his story with over 100,000 people each year at churches, conventions, schools and corporate events. He has been featured on numerous occasions on several nationally televised programs.
David's newest book, "Ring" will be out in Books Stores in the Fall of 2014.


David and his wife, Karen, make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. They are the parents of four children, April, Ashley, Nathan and Amy Joy. They are Poppy and Bella to two Grandsons. Carter David and Cooper Solomon Stephens and a Granddaughter, Alexandra Jane Stephens.

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 9, 2017

Kristen Stanton At Creekside 2017

Kristen sings with both passion and power through an anointing by the Holy Spirit.  She believes in sharing her heart and message through each of the songs she sings.  No song is unintentional and every song builds upon a greater message.  You will be entertained, encouraged, uplifted and blessed at one of her concerts.  You will also hear the Gospel.  Every time.

 "That's what it's all about.  It is the only reason I do what I do.  You can be entertained at home watching a movie.  You can be encouraged by reading a book.  But I pray that people will see God and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in a new light and that they will experience Him in a new way."

"I was saved when I was 4 years old.  I've been in church my whole life.  I went to a Christian college.  I don't have the experiences of walking away from God and how He brought me back.  But I DO have the experience of how God continuously reveals Himself to me... of how He answers prayer.   I want people to understand who God is so that they can be more of a reflection of Him.  My goal is to help others see God in a way that meets every need in their life."

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

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Nelons featured artists at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  – Rob Patz of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, is proud to announce the addition of the award-winning Nelons to the Creekside 2017 schedule. Creekside takes place at Pigeon Forge from Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Tickets are free but must be reserved.
“It is a joy for The Nelons to be at Creekside this year!” says Kelly Nelon Clark. “We have been friends with Rob Patz for many years and can’t wait to see him and all of you there!”
“Kelly and her family are sweet people and great friends,” says Patz. “We are thrilled to welcome the Nelons to Creekside and we know our audience will love them. We encourage all of the Nelons’ friends and fans to join us in Pigeon Forge for a time of singing and fellowship. It’s more than just a music event. It’s an experience you won’t forget.”
Creekside 2017 guests also include motivational speaker, David Ring; Pat Barker, who will lead his Pat Barker University; and Mark209, who are favorites at Pigeon Forge. These join 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 also be obtained by calling 360-933-0741. For more information on tickets, lodging and special VIP Tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Creekside Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday to November 2014 SGNScoops Magazine cover about Creekside Gospel Music Convention

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Purpose At Creekside 2017

Romans 8:28 (KJV) -- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his "purpose".

This scripture is where the group name "Purpose" came from. As children of God, we ALL have a purpose...we just need to be serving the Lord through that purpose

The purpose of Purpose is to share the gospel of Christ through song. It is our desire to share "our stories" of what God has done in our lives to others! Through our sharing, we give all praise to God for Who He Is!


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 2, 2017

The Connells At Creekside 2017

This family group is made up of Chris and Karen Connell, and twin daughters, Hannah and Heather.

Chris and Karen traveled extensively during the nineties with the Southern Gospel group known as “The Genesis Quartet” The course of that ministry was changed when Chris was called to Cornerstone Baptist Chapel in Waco, GA as pastor. After serving churches in GA, AL and TN over the past 25 years, the family now resides in Jacksonville, AL. Chris is currently serving as pastor of Fairview Heights Northside Baptist Church in Anniston, AL. In addition to church work, the family feels a calling upon their lives to carry the message of the gospel through song.

The twins, are coming into their own in the area of ministry and have a real heart for sharing their God given talents. Through the close family harmony and testimonies of God’s grace and mercy, the family wishes to spread the good news that Jesus saves! The music is Southern Gospel and true to the tradition and inspiration of the standard hymns with a progressive flavor.



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

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Name Pigeon Forge

People often ask how did they come up with the name Pigeon Forge this is what we found from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia HERE


The name "Pigeon Forge" comes from an iron forge built by Isaac Love (1783–1854) sometime around 1820. The name of this forge referred to its location along the Little Pigeon River, in the vicinity of what is now the Old Mill. The name of the river comes from the flocks of passenger pigeons that frequented its banks at the time of the first Euro-American settlers' arrival.[4]
For centuries, the Cherokee used the valley where Pigeon Forge is now located as a hunting ground. A Cherokee footpath known as the "Indian Gap Trail" crossed the Great Smokies from North Carolina, and passed through the Pigeon Forge valley en route to its junction with the Great Indian Warpath in modern Sevierville (US-441 closely parallels this ancient trail, although it crests the mountains at Newfound Gap rather than Indian Gap). From Sevierville, the Warpath headed west toward the Overhill Cherokee towns along the Little Tennessee River.[5]
The Indian Gap Trail brought the first Europeans to the Pigeon Forge area in the early 18th century. Along with hunters and trappers from North Carolina, traders from Virginia had passed through the valley before 1750.[4] Sometime after 1783, Colonel Samuel Wear became one of the first permanent Euro-American settlers in the Pigeon Forge area. Wear, a veteran of the American Revolution, erected a stockade near the confluence of Walden Creek and the Little Pigeon River (what is now Pigeon Forge City Park) in 1792. This "fort" provided a safe stopover for the early pioneers in the Sevier County area. Wear would later serve as a member of the committee that drafted Tennessee's state constitution.[6]
In 1785, the Cherokee signed the Treaty of Dumplin Creek, ceding much of what is now Sevier County to the United States.[7] Among the first to take advantage of this was Robert Shields (1740–1802), who received a survey for a tract of land in the Pigeon Forge area from the Watauga Land Office in 1786. Shields, who like Wear was a veteran of the Revolution, established a small fort along Middle Creek (near what is now Dollywood).[8] Shields' son would later write that the fort was 100 feet (30 m) long and 16 feet (4.9 m) wide, with 12-foot (3.7 m) walls constructed with "heavy logs." The fort contained living quarters for six families, with a common kitchen at one end and a common living room at the other. As his family grew, Shields constructed separate houses for his children, one of which was purchased by Horatio Butler in 1797 and remained with his descendants until being torn down in 1994.[8]
Although the Shields Fort was too far from the main Cherokee trails to ever experience a serious assault, the Wear Fort straddled the Indian Gap Trail, making it a popular target for small bands of Cherokee warriors. After the Cherokee attacked his fort in 1793, a frustrated Wear led a band of 60 frontiersmen across the northwestern Smokies into the Overhill Cherokee region. The frontiersmen attacked and destroyed the town of Tallassee (near modern-day Calderwood Dam), killing at least fifteen Cherokees and capturing several others.[4] In 1794, the Cherokee fired on Wear and his two sons just outside Calvin's Blockhouse (near Maryville), although the Wears escaped unharmed.[9]

While treaties negotiated at the Tellico Blockhouse in 1794 and 1798 brought calm to the region, sporadic fighting between Cherokees and the settlers continued. One notable incident occurred in 1802, Tavenor Runyan (1787-1802), the son of Isaac Barefoot Runyan (1749–1845) and Margaret Rambo[10] (who had settled near the heart of modern Pigeon Forge), was killed by a Cherokee warrior. The recently elected Governor Archibald Roane was forced to personally intervene to prevent retaliatory strikes.

The Drummond Family At Creekside 2017

The Drummond Family is thankful to be working for the Lord. We’ve been traveling the southeast sharing God’s love in word and song since April 1996, 20 amazing years. Many things have changed in those years but not the call of God, which is without repentance. Our vision is deep and stronger than ever before. We believe that God placed a calling upon our lives to carry the Gospel. Our goal is to reach as many as possible in the final days, to see the lost saved, hearts mended, broken homes restored, the sick healed, and to fulfill His calling on our lives-to share his message in song and word. No other music can touch and move the heart like the power of a gospel song.

We are a close-knit family based ministry. Pat Drummond is our manager, and is an Ordained Minister.  He also sings, plays drums, and takes care of everything we need including keeping the bus running & getting us where we need to be, and generally does anything that needs to be done. After being involved in music since the age of 12, he have seen many things over the years, but one thing that has not changed is God’s great power and the love for his children is still the same. Pat has a vision to see the lost soul saved and broken hearts healed. Pat’s wife, Michelle “Chelle” Drummond, plays spilt keys carrying the bass part, writer, graphic designer, web master and road manager (to say the least). Chelle is a great prayer warrior and much of the success of the group can be directly attributed to her efforts both physically and spiritually. Chelle’s anointed songwriting continues to touch lives everywhere we go. One of the latest penned by her and Pat gives great hope with the song, Hope in the Valley. Their daughter, Meagan Pledger, is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and a graphic designer, designing most of the graphics for the ministry. Meagan’s songwriting continues to bless hearts and touch lives. Her vocals as a 27-year-old singer are touching youth each week as we travel.  Our son, Bo Drummond, is a vocalist, lead & steel guitarist for the group.  Bo has recently come back on board traveling with the family.  He works in the studio as a producer, engineer, and musician for Studio D Productions. His love for music began at a very young age, and has travelled for many years carrying the gospel in song. Bo is also a songwriter and has just co-written the groups latest radio song with Cody Boyett titled “I Stand.”  Ron French is the newest member of the group.  Ron is a vocalist, songwriter, and musician. Ron has played many years on the road playing guitar and drums, and for the past few years, he’s enjoyed a great solo ministry as well. Ron’s heartfelt anointing will touch you as he plays and sings.  We are pleased to welcome Ron to the DFM.  Chastity Drummond handles product for the family, and is a great prayer warrior.  You will also see our grandchildren, Lilly, Travis, and Luke doing many things as they work with the family.

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


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Creekside Facebook Page

Hey Creekside Gospel Music Convention Friend! Did you know there is an official Creekside Facebook Page? You can find it HERE. Click on the page and read all the fun and exciting Creekside Gospel Music Convention news. Be sure to invite all your friends to stop by as well. You can do that HERE 

Creekside Creekside Gospel Music Convention is more like #WeAreFamily 


Friday, April 28, 2017

The Chordsmen Quartet At Creekside 2017

In the late 70's three brothers The Chordsmen Quartet was formed by three brothers, Thomas, Gary and Keith Jennings. The group traveled for 15 years all over SC, NC and Ga. spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in churches and concerts. As life goes, changes came and the group had to leave the road. Now after all of these years Jerry and Harold Jennings, Thomas's two sons, "Renewed" the family group in 2013 and God has been blessing them way beyond their wildest dreams. Starting with nothing but the two of them and a strong commitment and love for The Lord, they are now an award winning ministry with two other gentlemen that have the heart for ministry. Jerry says " We may not be the best singers in the world, but nobody loves The Lord and loves to minister more than we do."

The Chordsmen have been honored to sing with some great singers in this business and have made some great friends in many areas. In 2015 they were voted Male Qt of The Year in the Lighthouse GMA out of Hickory NC, and we're invited to sing on the NQC Artist Showcase at the convention in Pigone Forge TN. Now in 2016 they are nominated for Group and Male Quartet of the year in the LGMA and will be singing at Song Fest 2016 in Spartanburg SC in September. Randy Leslie, the groups baritone singer and bass player says, "Our goal is not to glorify us, but to glorify God in our songs and in our personnel lives to the best of our ability."

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 0741Find Creekside Gospel Music Convention On Facebook HERE


 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Berry Brothers At Creekside 2017


The Berry Brothers have been involved in gospel music since childhood.  Their family has a rich history of ministry.  Their father, Clyde Berry, has been a pastor for over 40 years.  He was a member of the Berry Quartet, a popular quartet from Fredericktown, Missouri in the 1950's and 1960's.  The Berry Quartet was made up of Clyde and his brothers.
The mother of the Berry Brothers, Phyllis (Rogers) Berry, is a talented pianist who comes from a singing family as well.  Her father was a member of the Rogers Quartet from Fredericktown, Missouri.  Phyllis, her father, Glenn, her Uncle Lindell and sister, Janice Durbin were a part of the quartet in the 1950's and 1960's.
Out of these diverse talented families have emerged several preachers, music ministers, and gospel groups.

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Daytime Showcases

A highlight of Creekside Gospel Music Convention are the daytime showcases during the Convention at Pigeon Forge which runs from October 30 through November 2.

“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, April 25, 2017

Reservations open now for Creekside 2017

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee   – The momentum for Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 is growing as the roster begins to grow and special events are put into place. Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media, sponsor of Creekside, urges fans to book their lodging now. Creekside 2017 takes place from October 30 through November 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

David Ring To Speak At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – David Ring, the enthusiastic encourager with the opening line: “I have Cerebral Palsy — what’s your problem?” brings his presentation of resilience and hope to Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 in October. Ring will be speaking during the evening concerts on Monday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 1 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
David Ring has used his unique story of endurance to challenge audiences across the nation,” says Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media, sponsor of Creekside. “You can’t escape David’s joy or his eagerness to communicate this life-changing message. We are absolutely thrilled that he is coming to Creekside and we encourage all those who need victory in their lives to make plans today to join us.”
Creekside Gospel Music Convention is offering free tickets for the four-day event from October 30 – November 2. Tickets must be reserved at the website creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com. The Convention also features daytime and evening concerts, the 2017 Diamond Awards, midnight prayer and other special events. For more information, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.
Find Out More About Creekside HERE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pat Barker University comes to Creekside 2017

Pat Barker, a well-known bass singer and Gospel music personality from Alabama, has begun to share his wealth of experience to aspiring singers and accomplished artists alike. These sessions of training and encouragement are called the Pat Barker University. Offering vocal coaching to stage presence, Barker touches on everything the artist needs to present Christ.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 is thrilled to be able to present the Pat Barker University to artists and attendees for a nominal cost on a first come, first served basis. Barker recently presented this seminar at the Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Ala., and those who present were satisfied
Pat Barker and Rob Patz
Pat Barker and Rob Patz, Coastal Media CEO and publisher of SGNScoops
that it was time well spent. 

PBU attendee Charlie Sexton said recently on Facebook: "If it is anything like the one last month at Oxford, it will be extraordinary. I encourage everyone that can to attend. Well worth the money!"

Creekside 2017 is being held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from October 30 through November 2. The convention will include a Monday morning outdoor breakfast and showcase, evening concerts Monday through Thursday, afternoon showcases, the Diamond Awards, artist breakfast and midnight prayer. 

Fans are encouraged to register for the free tickets and contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations by e-mailing hotels@sgnscoops.com, or at 360 933 0741. 

Go online to creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com for more information.

Rob Patz of Creekside says, "I am so excited that Pat is coming to Creekside to present PBU. I know everyone will learn something and return to the road with renewed enthusiasm. He might even teach me to sing bass!"

Artists and guests will enjoy the Pat Barker University and will be allowed to attend on a first come, first served basis. Please call Rob at 360-933-0741 or Vonda at 256-310-7892 to reserve your seat today. The fee is $25 per person.

For more information click on the Creekside facebook page here.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 Updates and Info


The sixth annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention is coming soon to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Join us from October 30 - November 2, as we listen to Southern and Country Gospel music, enjoy the parks and trails of the Smoky Mountains and have fellowship with other fans and artists of Creekside at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. During the convention, you will experience showcases Tuesday through Thursday afternoons, the Diamond Awards, evening concerts and midnight prayer.

Free Tickets
Tickets are free but must be reserved. Contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations by e-mailing hotels@sgnscoops.com, or call her at 256-239-7716. Go online to creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com to keep up with everything that is happening.


Diamond Award Nominations
The 2017 Diamond Award nominations are now open on the SGNScoops web site. Everyone is invited to the web site to enter the nomination area and list their choices for each Diamond Award category. The nominations will be closed shortly, and the top - 10 artists will be tabulated. Keep watching the SGNScoops website for the chance to pick your favorites from the top-10 nominees. Fans, friends, artists and industry personnel are all invited to vote and to encourage their supporters to vote as well. To vote, click on www.sgnscoops.com/2017-diamond-awards.


The 2017 Diamond Awards will be held on Oct. 31, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. Guest hosts will be Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff. The awards ceremony is a unique evening of recognizing the best in gospel music. Be sure to be there for all of the surprises.


More Great Events
Last year, the Monday morning open-air showcase began the week, with a free breakfast for veterans, a talent contest and hot dog roast. It was also the first time for the Creekside Classic Golf Tournament. Keep watching for more exciting announcements and to become involved in every event. More information is available at www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.


VIP Bracelets
We want you to be a Creekside Very Important Person. For only $25, a VIP bracelet will be your entry into the preferred seating at each event, and you will also receive a Creekside gift bag and be the special guest at select backstage happenings. Purchase your VIP bracelet today from Vonda Easley by calling 256-310-7892 or by e-mailing at vonda@sgnscoops.com.

Are you bringing a Bus?
If you're planning on bringing a bus or RV to Creekside 2017, please contact Larry Stewart, he is handling our parking. Contact here: larry@pineridgeboys.com


For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside page on Facebook at facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.

Photographs courtesy of Robert York, Michelle Drummond, Meagan Pledger, and Creekside Gospel Music Convention.