Bevy of gospel concerts coming to Atmore

Published 9:24 pm Friday, April 19, 2013

Looking for some good old fashioned, uplifting gospel music? You don’t have look far or travel long distances. In the coming weeks and months a plethora of gospel bands and musicians will be hitting stages at churches all over the Atmore area.

The music will begin Sunday at Gaines Chapel AME, where the Men’s Singing Aggregation of Mobile will be in concert. The music will begin at 3 p.m. The event, sponsored by the church trustee board, is open to the public. The concert will take place at the church location at 122 Carver Avenue.

The music will continue Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church when the southern gospel group, The Dixie Echoes, will perform. The Dixie Echoes have been performing their brand of southern gospel music all over America for close to 50 years after forming in 1960. The Echoes have also appeared on television shows aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network, including their famous stint on The Gospel Singing Jubilee show. Bethel member Alvin Owens said the public is invited to join the congregation for the show, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the church location at 5191 Highway 21.

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The concert is free of charge, but a love offering will be collected. For more information on the upcoming show, contact Alvin Owens at (251) 368-1074.
Days after The Dixie Echoes perform at Bethel, The MaHarreys will take the stage at Cross Point Baptist Church, located at 166 Jack Springs Road.

The MaHarreys also have a rich history, having performed gospel music for more than 30 years.

The concert will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28. The group performs a wide variety of music ranging from southern gospel to bluegrass and contemporary praise and worship songs.

For more church events and announcements for the Atmore area, see the calendar on page three of today’s edition.