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Dustin Doyle with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Dustin Doyle with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Benson, North Carolina — Danny Mack Holland, President. The 97th State Annual Singing Convention, the oldest continuous Gospel sing will be held Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, 2017, in the Singing Grove, a beautiful city park at 400 East Main Street in Benson, North Carolina.

Everyone is invited to Benson for a wonderful weekend. Our website has important new information for 2017.

Visit us on Facebook at State Annual Singing Convention – Benson Sing. Call (919)894-4389 or fax (919)894-7394, or email here  or danny@neighborsassociates.com or rbest1951@embarqmail.com.

The following groups will each present thirty minute concerts on Friday, June 23, starting at 7pm: Called Out Ministries, The Hinshaw Trio, Potter’s Will, Two For Christ, Trinity Quartet, and The Shockey Family. (Order of appearance and time may vary.) There will be no competition on Friday night.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, our Saturday host group, will be featured in a special concert at 7 p.m. The Walters Family will be opening for Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at 6:30 pm on Saturday.

Many other talented semi-professional and amateur groups will appear during the weekend.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound to appear at State Singing Convention
State Singing Convention

A concert by our sixty-voice Convention Choir will follow Sunday afternoon’s competition.

As customary, round robin or general group singing begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and continues daily with only two exceptions: (1) during group competition (2) during the special Saturday concerts by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound and the Walters Family.

All groups are welcome and encouraged to sing in round robin sessions and in the contests. Please note that competition begins at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Competition categories are: duets, trios, quartets, families, church choirs, juniors, and live accompaniment.

The 2017 Convention is adding a new Bluegrass Gospel category into its lineup. Please call (919) 894-4389 or email  for competition details in the new Bluegrass Category.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of competition each day. Groups who enter competition on both days will be eligible for The Grand Champion Cup and the Consolation Cup. The song selection for Sunday must be different from the selection the group chooses for Saturday. Scores for both days will be used in determining the winners of the Grand Champion and Consolation Cups. Groups singing in competition are asked to fill out a registration form in the office in the Singing Grove by 1 pm each day. There is no online registration this year.

Please call, fax, or email us if you have questions. There are no solos due to time constraints. There is no entry fee to compete in the contests.

No admission is charged, and people are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

The State Annual Singing Convention, Inc. is a non-profit organization and all officers, directors, and staff are volunteers.

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