• Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Creekside PosterIt’s almost time for Creekside and SGN Scoops is working hard to make sure the artists and the attendees have a terrific time. From November 2nd through the 5th, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will again welcome a host of wonderful Southern Gospel artists and fans, filling the auditorium of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.


This month, the special news is that Creekside will have a Jam Session each afternoon from Tuesday until Thursday, featuring the artists that are instrumentalists. Many of the terrific vocalists are great players and pickers and we want you to enjoy all of their talents in the relaxed, unstructured atmosphere of a backstage jam session. Watch for more details on the Creekside Facebook and website pages.


Many of the Creekside Gospel Music friends are returning, as well as some new artists. You will enjoy the music of The Freemans, The Hinson Family, Mark209, the Pine Ridge Boys, Jordan’s Bridge, the Hoskins Family, 11th Hour, the Williamsons, the Guardians, and more. Daily showcases with Vonda Easley and Ava Kasich will highlight special guest

The Guardians
The Guardians

artists like Ascension Quartet, Alliance Quartet, Exodus, John Lanier, Malachi, Billy Hodges, and others. There are many more surprises to come.


Creekside Gospel Music Convention welcomes the return of one of last year’s favorite events, Midnight Prayer. Fans and artists will gather together after the concerts before heading to sleep. The services feature prayer, music and fellowship. Everyone so enjoyed these services last year that Creekside is bringing them back from Monday night through Wednesday night.


2015 Jordan's Bridge
Jordan’s Bridge

We are excited to also welcome back WATC Channel 57, Atlanta, Georgia on Monday and Tuesday nights. They will join us to do a live taping of the evening concerts. Be sure you are present to participate in all of the events and then invite your friends to view WATC Channel 57 on the web at watc.tv/onlinestreaming/ at a date and time to be announced.


Creekside Gospel Music Convention begins on Monday night with the Lou Hildreth Honors. Each year, Lou salutes a member of the Southern Gospel Music industry for their contributions to Southern Gospel. Be sure you are there!


Jerry and Jan Goff
Jerry and Jan Goff

Diamond Awards logo 2015 with JGTuesday night we will present the 2015 Diamond Awards, hosted by Dr. Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner-Goff, with special appearances by Award nominees. You won’t want to miss this evening where we honor the best in Gospel music. The Diamond Award nominations are continue on the SGN Scoops website until September 15th, so hurry by to click on the link and vote for your favorites in The Diamond Awards Top Five – the final round of nominations. Make sure your voice is heard and vote today!


We need to remind you that Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved as soon as possible. Please make your plans to join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 2nd through 5th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Concerts begin on Monday night at 6:00pm. Tuesday and Thursday mornings, there will be artist showcases from 10am until 2pm. Wednesday morning, there will be free time for you to investigate the great eateries and shops of Pigeon Forge. Wednesday and Thursday nights we continue with great music and special guests, as well as the Red Back Hymnal Choir.


2015 Midnight PrayerIf you like to hang out with your favorite artists, the Exhibit Hall will be filled with artist booths and group members waiting to chat with you. New this year will be the SGN Scoops Social Media Booth. This is your go-to place to sign up for notification of future events, to talk with your favorite Social Media team member, or even to charge your phone. Digital media accessories will also be available in case you forgot something at home. Purchase your phone chargers, stylus pens and phone cables at this booth. You can even drop by to let us know what you want to see in future editions of SGN Scoops or on the websites. Be sure to visit the Social Media booth!


Keep watching our website and Facebook page for more exciting announcements. Don’t miss four days of great Gospel music, fellowship and fun. Tickets and accommodations need to be reserved. Please call Rob Patz to talk about reserving your room today.



This year we have VIP Packages, which include lodging, tickets and special events. VIP guests will be invited to a special backstage party as well. Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015 rates start as low as $176 Per Person (Based On Double Occupancy.) Don’t miss this time of great Gospel music, fellowship and fun. Artists and attendees, please call Rob Patz for more information at 360-920-4057 or email him at rob@sgnscoops.com.
Creekside Gospel Music Convention is held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com. For more information, latest news and artists scheduled to appear, visit the Creekside website here: creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com or our page on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.


Lorraine Walker

Raised in southern Ontario, Canada, Lorraine developed a love for music at an early age and enjoys listening to a variety of Christian, Country, Pop and R&B music. A love for writing and a need to share the love of Jesus through her thoughts have come together with an enjoyment of Southern Gospel, enabling her to contribute to SGM Radio website, SGN Scoops Digital, and the Southern Styles Show. Lorraine tweets at http://twitter.com/SGMRadioLorrain and blogs at http://sgmradio.blogspot.com/ and can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/walker.lorraine