Branson's Praisefest 2020 is a 3-day event consisting of 4 sessions to be held at The Mansion Theatre in Branson from March 12 to March 14, 2020. As one of the most anticipated shows in Branson, the new Praisefest 2020 in spring was announced by the prominent concert promotions company IMC. The planned events can be both enjoyed in the morning and the evening. The evening sessions on Thursday and Friday beginning at 7 p.m. while the morning sessions on Friday and Saturday will start at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 1:00 p.m.
The IMC's successful promotions team conceived the idea of presenting an exciting weekend of Gospel music show in Branson, known to host world-class entertainment shows. The first year of the successful event also took place at the state-of-the-art Mansion Theatre. Due to the overwhelming success of the event, which has been held each spring annually for the past seven years, promotions company IMC has also announced plans to produce Branson's Praisefest 2020 in the fall. The fall event will take place on October 26 through 28, 2020, even at the Mansion Theater.
IMC President Landon Beene had said that "We think this new event will be a great choice for people who have told us their schedules simply will not allow them to come to our spring event." "We also believe many of the people who attend Praisefest Branson every year in March will want to come back again for the Fall Retreat because they love it so much."
The Praisefest Fall Retreat features performances of famous recording artists such as Great Vision, The Triumphant Quartet, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, The Whistnants, The Perrys, Brian Free & Assurance, The Nelons, The Ball Brothers, Joseph Habedank and The Erwins. This Fall Retreat features renowned speaker Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, and will also include famous singer/songwriter and Christian comedian Mark Lowry.
The Spring Praisefest 2020 show in Branson is happening on March 12, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and features some of the best performers, and some of them include the Booth Brothers and Greater Vision. Booth Brothers believe that the gospel music they will present will touch the soul and offers encouragement and hope. By singing and ministering to audiences with gospel music, the brothers are fulfilling God's call on their lives.
The three brothers, Ronnie, Michael, and Paul, are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their music. This trio has received many awards over the years that include Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year, Best Live Performers, Artist of the Year, and many others.
Greater Vision has inspired the audience since December 1990 with their rich vocal blend and their ability to communicate the message of the gospel. Then, they have established a permanent place at the pinnacle of Christian music. The group has become the most awarded trio in the history of gospel music.
The group's founder, Gerald Wolfe, serves as Pianist and Emcee. The multi-award-winning Songwriter, Rodney Griffin, sings the lead part for the trio.
A prolific songwriter and gospel music's favorite tenor, Chris Allman, sings Tenor. The newest member of the group that joined April of 2017, Jon Epley as the Baritone singer.
Greater Vision's latest recording, "You've Arrived," was produced, Trey Ivey. The new CD features brand-new songs written by both Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman, along with other well-known writers. More than 175 times every year, Greater Vision presents the gospel, through music, in a way that has endeared them to audiences around the world.
The next event of Praisefest in spring will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and also includes many performers, and one of them is Southern Raised, a family band from the Branson area. Southern Raised was awarded 2nd place in the 2009 National Single Mic Championship Competition at Silver Dollar City. Their travels have taken them from the Heartland to the Atlantic Coast. Their music style is best described as bluegrass that is rooted in the value of family, fellowship of friends, hard work, taking care of one another, and the need for the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Their music reflects the precious values that are still alive in the Ozark hills. From toe-tapping to soul-stirring bluegrass, you'll hear pure family harmony that'll warm your bones, make you grin, and heartfelt singing that'll make you shout glory.
The next Praisefest event in spring that will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. will also feature many performers, including Mark Trammel Quartet and The Collingsworth Family. Leading the Mark Trammel Quartet is a legendary baritone, Mark Trammel. With 44 years of experience in gospel music, Mark was voted by the subscribers of the Singing News Fan Awards as a Favorite Baritone of the Year in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame for the second time.
Since the first engagement of The Collingsworth Family together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan, in August 1986, the band has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family. Their boundaries of influence have expanded until they have sung and played all over the United States (as well as internationally) into their 33rd year of ministry. Their constant attention to cutting-edge arranging, musical excellence, and a proper balance of spiritual emphasis are the keys to their success.
During the Saturday morning event of Branson's Praisefest in Spring that will start at 10:00 a.m., it will also feature many performers that include Legacy Five, a southern gospel quartet formed by former Cathedral Quartet members Roger Bennett and Scott Fowler. Founded in 1999, shortly after the Cathedrals' long career ended, Roger Bennett, who considered Glen Payne, his mentor, was interested in continuing to tour with a gospel group, and former Cathedrals baritone Scott Fowler shared that interest.
Praisefest 2020 is one of the shows in Branson where gospel concert fans are sure to enjoy the 3-day concerts of different gospel brands at the Mansion Theatre.