Southern Gospel Picnic – Pat Barker and The Martins

A sunny sky, a light breeze, Gospel Music and the Ozark hills – combined, they are the making of a perfect summer day.  Thursday night in Echo Hollow fell under that category, the weather was perfect.  Clouds sheltered us from the oppressive heat of the sun and a breeze wafted our way, ah…September had arrived. …

Southern Gospel Picnic – Mark Bishop and Legacy Five

“Mark Bishop has been known down through the years for great Gospel Music,” said Duane Garren, emcee for Echo Hollow.  “You keep asking for him and we keep bringing him back – Mark Bishop!”  Mark walked on stage and kicked off Wednesday night at the Southern Gospel Picnic with his #1 song, Listening For The…

Southern Gospel Picnic – MTQ and KPNR

The Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City was already underway when we came back from our “Pacific Northwest Tour.”  Monday morning we rose early to be at the city in time for the first show with the Mark Trammell Quartet in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and stayed on for the evening concert in…

The Opera House and The Heritage Hall

Being located in Missouri is quite handy when one of SGM’s largest events comes to Branson every year.  Yep, I’m talking about Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic!  Once again, the park brought in sixty artists to seven stages over the course of eleven days.  I count myself blessed to have been able to be…

Sunday With The Whisnants and Greater Vision

September first dawned on a Sunday morning and though fans of SGM hated to admit it, the Southern Gospel Picnic was drawing to a close.  Sunday was the second to last day of the festival.  Who would have thought you could have so much fun in the heat?  LOL  Ah, but you can!  I tried…

From Morning To Evening…

The lights dimmed low as a power point screen descended in front of the stage in the Red Gold Heritage Hall.  Seconds later a promo video from Humana began to play.  I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the location of the screen held my curiosity more than what was running on it. …

The Barn, The Hollow and The Singing

  “Just think of the blog,” said Pat Barker with a mischievous grin on his face.  At that moment, the only thing I could think of, or maybe, trying to think of, was why a perfectly sane girl from Missouri was going on a ride that was sure to make her sick.  It was a…

Three Theaters, Two Quartets and a Trio

Eleven Days of Southern Gospel Music.  Sounds like heaven, eh?  For me, the last day of this great event at Silver Dollar City was on the first Saturday in September.  Even though the Southern Gospel Picnic had two more days to go, this one was the last day that I would attended.  So, who occupied…

The Echo of a New Bass Singer

During the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, fans had the delightful opportunity to see Legacy Five sing with their new bass singer, Matt Fouch, in Echo Hollow.  Among the thousands of people who were swarming the amphitheater, this lone blogger found herself a front row seat on the right side…