Bailey's 28th Winter Gospel Music Convention has 6-day Palmetto run

HERALD STAFF REPORTFebruary 1, 2014 

PALMETTO -- Bill Bailey's 28th Winter Gospel Music Convention will be Monday through Saturday in Palmetto next week at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Boulevard in Palmetto.

More than 40 of gospel music's top artists will appearing throughout the week along with keynote speaker -- Dr. David Jeremiah.

This event, the largest southern gospel concert in the nation during the winter, also marks Bailey's 28th anniversary promoting southern gospel concerts throughout the southeast.

The schedule:

• 7 p.m. Monday: The Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Dove Brothers, Freemans and Dixie Echoes

• 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: Tony Gore, Allen Family, Declaration Trio; 7 p.m. Sandi Patty, Jason Crabb, Gold City and Nelons

• 1:30 p.m. Wednesday: Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion (Original Inspirations); 7 p.m. Collingsworth Family, Triumphant Quartet, Talleys and Tim Lovelace

• 1:30 p.m. Thursday: Dr. David Jeremiah, Greater Vision; 7 p.m. "Jubilee Night!" with the Booth Brothers, Legacy Five and Greater Vision

• 1:30 p.m. Friday: The Booth Brothers with guest bass vocalist, Gene McDonald; 7 p.m. Booth Brothers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, McKameys and Old Paths Quartet

• 1:30 p.m. Saturday: Harvesters Quartet and Sneed Family; 7 p.m. Mark Trammell Quartet, Perrys, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River and Browns.

General admission tickets are $17 per night or $90 for a six-night pass. Children ages 3-11 are $5 per night at the door only. Advance tickets are on sale at Family Christian Store and the Happy Gospel Church office in Bradenton and Yoder's Restaurant & Gift Shop in Sarasota.

Tickets are not required for matinee concerts. Love offerings received.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for matinees and 5:30 p.m. for evening concerts.

Information: 941-756-6942 or

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