Going to see the Great American Gospel Caravan on the road?
Let our Sandi Duncan-Clark tell you all about it!
On March 11, 2011 fans waited in line at Marathon Church Auditorium in Greenville, S.C., for more than an hour before doors opened for the all-star concert, The Great American Gospel Caravan. Then the lights dimmed and artists gathered as a choir on stage, singing â€œThis Great Caravan Keeps on Rolling Along.â€ We were transported back in time, to Sunday mornings when many families throughout the country dressed for Sunday school, to the music of the Florida Boys, the Blackwood Brothers and the Chuck Wagon Gang. The wait was worth it and the evening just got better!
The Great American Gospel Caravan, brain-child of Dee and Danny Kramer, along with Charlie Waller, and business partners, Norman Bond and David White, was launched in 2008. The anticipation and excitement for the Greenville concert grew steadily, since this show was filmed to air on the weekly Great American Gospel Television Show.
Emceed by Gospel music legend, Ed Oâ€™Neal, the event opened with soloist Chelby Lynn, followed by one of most exciting new family bluegrass Gospel groups, The Punches Family. The remainder of the evening featured the Encouragers, the Proclaimers Quartet, the Florida Boys with Charlie Waller, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and the Dixie Melody Boys. Southern Gospel music, stories and comedy made for a delightful evening of Christian entertainment.
Danny Kramer shared that more than a dozen Great American Gospel Caravan concerts are on tap and a 2013 Great American Gospel Cruise is in the works as well. He stated, â€œWe are also in negotiation with the Alee Shriners organization to host the 2012 Waycross All-Night Sing, on June, 30, 2012 in Waycross, Georgia.â€
Great American Gospel consists of radio distribution, concert promotions and the weekly television show aired on the Daystar Network, NRB Television Network, TCT Network and Christian Television Network. The program is viewed all across America and in more than 200 countries worldwide, via satellite. â€œWe are so excited by the response to the television show and look forward to expanding the coverage as the Great American Gospel Caravan concerts happen,â€ Danny stated.
Be sure to watch for the Great American Gospel Caravan when it comes to your area!
Photos of the concert courtesy of Lynne White