UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPEECH
& HEARING CENTER

The Grascals -
Bluegrass Music
10/21/17 7:00 p.m.


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The Grascals make music that is
entirely relevant to the here and
now, yet immersed in traditional
values of soul and musicianship.
It’s a unique sound that has
earned three Grammy®
nominations and two Entertainer
of the Year awards from the
International Bluegrass Music
Association, as well as national
media attention that seems to
perpetually elude acts
entrenched in niche genres.
Such appearances include The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox
& Friends, The Late Late Show
with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’
The Talk. All the while, stages
that represent the strongest
bastions of tradition continually
welcome them, as evidenced by
the
over 150 performances on
the Grand Ole Opry.
Honors
also include performing twice for
President George W. Bush and
at President Barack Obama’s
inaugural ball at the Smithsonian.

Performance Highlights -
The Grand Ole Opry
Kennedy Center
Radio City Music Hall
Ryman Auditorium
MerleFest
Wintergrass
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Country Gold (in Japan)
Stagecoach Festival
…and more

Opening performances for -
Dolly Parton
Dierks Bentley
Brooks & Dunn
Vince Gill
Patty Loveless
Sarah Evans
Big & Rich
Kenny Rogers
Charlie Daniels
…and more

The Booth Brothers -
Gospel Music
10/28/17 7:00 p.m.

Ronnie, Michael, and Paul love
Southern Gospel music. They
believe it touches the soul and
offers encouragement and hope.
By singing and ministering to
audiences through word and
song, these gentlemen are
fulfilling God’s call on their lives.

Most recent awards:
2016
Male Group of the Year
Absolutely Gospel Music
Award

Tenor of the Year - Michael
Booth
Singing News Fan Award

Lead of the Year - Ronnie
Booth
Singing News Fan Award

Trio of the Year
Singing News Fan Award

Artist of the Year
Singing News Fan Award

Southern Gospel Album of
the Year - "Still"
Dove Award

Lip Sync Battle -
11/4/17  Time - 7:00 p.m.

Area First Responders will be
challenging each other in hopes of,
not only taking home the coveted 1st
Place Winner trophy, but a sizeable
cash award for their own department.  
There will also be cash awards for
2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place winners.

The premise is simple – participants
(groups of 4 or more) mime the vocals
of popular music while performing on
stage in front of an appreciative
audience. The fun comes from seeing
just how enthused our local firemen,
EMT’s, policemen, etc., are to impress
the crowd and win a prize. The great
thing about a lip sync is that you don’t
actually need any real talent, just a
desire to perform.  We strongly
encourage creative costumes
because the crowd is there to enjoy a
show and their response will be
considered in the selection of
winners.  Everything is in the spirit of
fun and all performances (lyrics,
dancing, costumes, etc.) MUST be
“family-friendly”.  

(More information to follow)

The Hoppers -
Gospel Music
11/18/17 7:00 p.m.

The Hoppers have been a mainstay in
the field of gospel music for more than
50 years. Claude and Connie Hopper
began making their way around North
America on a bus in 1957 with The
Hopper Brothers & Connie.

Over the years, the Hopper Brothers
and Connie welcomed and parted
with musicians and singers who went
on to acclaimed service in the gospel
music. Eventually Connie and Claude’
s two sons, Dean and Michael, joined
them full-time as lead vocalist and
drummer to form The Hoppers. Kim
Greene’s powerhouse soprano voice
was added to the group in 1989, after
she and Dean were married.

With classic family harmonies that
stay true their southern gospel roots,
their sound has progressed to new
heights with each recording.
Throughout the ‘90s, the group began
to see their songs achieve
widespread success with number one
Southern Gospel hits including: “Milk
and Honey,” “Here I Am,” “Anchor to
the Power of the Cross,” and ”Mention
My Name.” Since that time, The
Hoppers have received numerous
accolades including Mixed Group of
the Year from the Heart’s Aflame
Awards, Diamond Awards, Singing
News Fan Awards, and the Southern
Gospel Music Association.

The Hoppers have been nominated
for GMA Dove Award four times, and in
1998 Connie was presented with the
prestigious Marvin Norcross award,
which is given to those with excellence
in “Devotion to family, service to
Church, and contributions to the
Gospel Music Industry.” Singing News
Fan Award for Musician of the Year
has been given to Michael, and Kim
has consistently been awarded the
Singing News Fan Award for Female
Vocalist and Favorite Soprano for well
over a decade.
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
CHRISTMAS MUSIC
12/16/17 7:00 p.m.

From its formation in 2003, Ernie
Haase has built Signature Sound into
one of the most popular and beloved
quartets in all of Southern Gospel
music. The group has traveled all over
the world, offering energy, excitement
and encouragement through its
powerful brand of gospel music.
EHSS continues to gain fans all
around the globe with its unique
performances and unmistakable
four-part harmonies. EHSS is one of
the most celebrated quartets in
Southern Gospel History mentioned
with the same "trailblazing" reverence
as groups likes The Statesmen
Quartet and The Cathedral Quartet.

EHSS has sung and sold to millions
worldwide, a feat that has not been
accomplished by any other Southern
Gospel quartet. From concerts in
Latvia and India to South Africa and
New Zealand, events all around North
America, TV appearances on ESPN
with NASCAR, multiple NBA
appearances singing our National
Anthem, and even a specialty tour of
historic American theaters in support
of the EHSS Broadway project
featuring Les Misérables legend J.
Mark McVey, Signature Sound is a
world-renowned quartet that spans a
wide variety of genres and cultures.