GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS
IMC Concerts announced their annual Southwest Gospel Music Festival is relocating to the Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ for 2020. The festival dates are Monday, January 6 through Wednesday, January 8.
The Gatlin Brothers announced the release of a new running/walking shoe that will be sold to help benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). The national non-profit organization provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars, camps for kids, casework assistance and a 24/7 helpline.
The Alabama-based Clearvision Quartet announced the impending departure of baritone Chris Fugatt, who joined the group just last year. Fugatt will remain with the group through August.
Television producer, preacher, singer, songwriter, and trumpet player Dr. Jerry Goff passed away on Friday, July 12. His memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, July 20) in Powder Springs, Georgia and will be streamed live starting at 2 PM on the websites of television stations WGGS and WATC. Dr. Goff’s interment ceremony will be held Tuesday, July 23 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gospel musician Dwayne Friend passed away on Wednesday, July 17. A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, July 20) in Mountain Grove, Missouri.
Former Watchmen Quartet, Messenger’s Quartet and Calvary Messenger’s Quartet lead singer Arthur Negre passed away on Sunday, July 14. A memorial service was held for Mr. Negre yesterday (Thursday, July 18) in Purdy, Missouri.
Please let us know if any significant upcoming releases are missing from this list. Note, the dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and/or large online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.
2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – High Road
2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Tribute Quartet
2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Karen Peck & New River
2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Brian Free & Assurance
2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Wilburn & Wilburn
2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Nelons
2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – The Sound