Family Promise of Greater Johnson City
Family Promise of Greater Johnson City (FPJC) provides a local community-based response to homeless families with children. Through a network of local faith congregations and community agencies FPJC provides shelter, food, compassion, and assistance to neighbors in need. We are one of more than 180 affiliates of Family Promise across the country. We invite you to learn more about our programs and to get involved!
Bluegrass, Mountain Music, and More
December 01, 2013
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Northeast State Community College’s Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
Bank of Tennessee locations in Johnson City, Jonesborough, Blountville, and Colonial Heights
Campbell's Morrell Music
Call Family Promise @ 202-7805
At the door until seating lasts
Songfest 2013 will be located at Northeast State Community College Center for the Performing Arts (2425 Highway 75 Blountville, Tennessee 37617-0246). Seating will be limited. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning the first week in November. Proceeds from the ninth annual Songfest support the ministries of Family Promise of Greater Johnson City, formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Johnson City. Family Promise assists families facing homelessness in Johnson City and a six county surrounding region. The annual Songfest concert features a variety of gospel, bluegrass, country and regional acoustic musicians.
Returning to the Songfest stage this year will be Sunnyside, a four member bluegrass and gospel group, from the Jonesborough, TN area. Sunnyside will open Songfest as they did for our first three concerts in 2005-2007.
ETSU Bluegrass pride band
Following Sunnyside will be the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, which has participated for the last eight years. Audiences have thoroughly enjoyed being entertained by these talented students enrolled in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program.
Ed Snodderly, along with five regional musicians, will return to the Songfest stage again in 2013. Snodderly sings and plays both original and traditional songs. His regular participation in Songfest adds rich sounds and a vital partnership that has made the Songfest event an annual success.
Trey Hensley headlines this year’s concert. Hensley is a Jonesborough, TN native that started playing guitar at age 10 and performed on the Grand Ole Opry when he was just 11. Now, the 23 year old will bring his own brand of country, gospel and bluegrass music to the Songfest stage for the first time. Joining Hensley will be David Yates on fiddle and guitar, Glen Rose on Banjo and Tommy Starnes on bass.
The annual Songfest events are designed for 3 main purposes:
Songfest 2013 offers a variety of acoustical music. Many talented musicians in our region have been willing and enthusiastic about participating in the event. Past performances have featured Bluegrass, Celtic, Gospel, Spirituals, Old-Time and Country Music along with original songs written by regional musical artists. These skilled musicians excite the audiences with their talents and a blending of music that fascinates and entertains a wide variety of music lovers.
Thank you to our loyal sponsors and contributors. The generous financial support of these businesses and organizations has made Songfest an important community awareness and fundraising event for Family Promise.
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