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Mr Bill

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Posted - 02/25/2009 :  4:40:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Location: Several venues around downtown Blairsville
Time: Not yet specified

Long before the first professional Southern Gospel Quartet in America hit the road in May, 1910, our mountains were filled with the sounds of music. Shape note to Rock, solos to choruses -- all will be performing on five stages around Downtown Blairsville. Music vendors and crafters are invited to the 3-day event. Free admission, donations appreciated. Check the website periodically for updated information.

Sponsored by Union County Historical Society and Downtown Development Authority of Blairsville.


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Posted - 03/25/2009 :  12:38:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit mistyinn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Update on Mountain Gospel Convention, May 15-17

Friday, May 15, Old Courthouse Hospitality Tent 5 to 8pm, Performances 6 to 10pm, featuring Shape Note, Convention Singing. The Historical Society will also dedicate a new Music Room exhibit.

Saturday, May 16, 11am to 6pm Stages at City Hall, Mountain Life Museum, Christian Life Center and Civic Center. Contemporary Christian will be at the Civic Center; Bluegrass will be at Mountain Life Museum (Mock House). Stages at City Hall and Christian Life Center for soloists, duets and trios. Vendors will be at Mock House.

Performances at the Old Courthouse will continue into the night.

Sunday, May 17, 1 to 6pm More of the same, at same stages.

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Posted - 03/25/2009 :  12:43:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit mistyinn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Seeking Recollections for the Program at Mountain Gospel Convention.

Please share your rememberances of convention style singing, singing school experiences and favorite performers!

Contact: Sam Ensley or Ed Reed at or call Linda McAfee or Edie Rich at 706-745-5493.

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Posted - 03/26/2009 :  08:12:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fabulous! Thanks for the info. This is gonna be so awesome!

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Posted - 03/26/2009 :  08:32:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wish we were going to be there for this! Perhaps next year!

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Posted - 04/11/2009 :  9:55:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit IluvGa.'s Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wish I was going to be there. I am so bored with this place. I can't wait to get out of here.

I just love this place,Blairsville. I can hardly wait to move there.I am a country girl at heart, and i am tired of this city here.However the weather is beautiful here right now. Getting used to the cold would be hard but as long as i have flannel shirtsGo to Top of Page

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