Now in its 10th year, organizers are calling it a Missouri tradition. The Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing brings local talent and nationally recognized groups together for three days. The event, to take place April 3-5 at the Main Street Music Hall in Osage Beach, draws southern gospel fans from all over to hear their favorite artists.
Now in its 10th year, organizers are calling it a Missouri tradition.
The Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing brings local talent and nationally recognized groups together for three days.
The event, to take place April 3-5 at the Main Street Music Hall in Osage Beach, draws southern gospel fans from all over to hear their favorite artists.
“When we started the Gospel Sing and Crossover 10 years ago, one of our goals was to provide some wholesome, family-oriented events at the Lake of the Ozarks,” organizer Joel Pottinger said. “We’ve been successful beyond our dreams to that end. Both events have been a blessing to countless numbers of volunteers and to the thousands who have attended over the last 10 years.”
It all began as a part of the Crossover Christian Music Festival that is now held in June every year. After two years, the music festival branched off into separate events in order to appeal to different audiences.
This year’s lineup at the Gospel Sing will include The Booth Brothers, voted group of the year by Singing News Magazine; Greater Vision, made up of the tenor of the year and songwriter of the year; and The Hoppers, named soprano of the year and number one song on the national gospel music charts in March.
Other artists on the schedule will be the Ball Brothers, Gold City, Higher Power Quartet and Missouri’s number one southern gospel family group, the Lesters.
For ticket information call 348-3028 or 888-285-7464. On the Web: www.greatlakeoftheozarksgospelsing.com.
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The stars of the stage
Ball Brothers: The four brothers from central Illinois perform gospel harmony from classic a cappella hymns to original gospel songs. They are performing on the Martins Reunion Tour and are scheduled for shows across the country.
Greater Vision: The trio came together in 1990 and has been entertaining gospel music fans ever since. They have taken home many accomplishments for their music and even appear during performances at sea where they are booked on various cruise lines.
Higher Power Quartet: Starting in 1996, the group from Des Moines, Iowa, has eight recording projects available. They mostly travel the Midwest, performing in various communities while keeping up with their full-time jobs.
The Lesters: Gospel music runs deep for the family of four who grew up in the ministry. The group performs regularly across Missouri and appears in a number of lake area venues. Their latest album, “No Doubt”, was released in 2007.
The Crist Family: Traveling to venues in 25 states, the large group started in 1987. It wasn’t until July 2005 that the family’s first radio single hit airwaves. It charted No. 25 on the singing news chart. Since then, they have produced five CD’s.
The Booth Brothers: For 10 years, the trio has shared their harmony vocals with crowds. Their award-winning style has earned them multiple awards including Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year and other honors.
The Hoppers: The group has enjoyed tremendous success in the Christian music industry. Called America’s Favorite Family of Gospel, their current single is No. 1 on the singing news charts for March.
Gold City: Over the past 25 years, the group has won more than 60 awards. Their No. 1 radio songs “Midnight Cry,” “It’s Still The Cross,” “He Said,” “I’m Not Giving Up,” and “Calvary Conquers It All” can be found on any of more than a dozen albums.
Thursday, April 3
Friday, April 4
Higher Power Quartet
Saturday, April 5
The Crist Family
The Booth Brothers