Gospel Music Concert & Event News from IMC
Praisefest Branson Returns To Mansion Theatre
Posted on January 18, 2016
Johnson City, TN - In 2012, the successful promotions team at IMC Concerts conceived the idea of presenting an exciting weekend of Gospel music in the Ozark Mountains town of Branson, MO, a city that is famously known for its diverse entertainment theaters. That first year, the event took place at state-of-the-art Mansion Theatre. The following year, organizers chose to move the event to the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre. Throughout the next few years the event grew to boast capacity crowds both nights in 2015.
Due to the overwhelming success of the event, IMC Concerts has announced plans to return to the Mansion Theatre for the 2016 event, which will take place March 17-19. “We are thrilled to be moving back home to the Mansion Theatre for this event,” states IMC President Landon Beene. “I love this location, because our attendees are able to stay in our host hotel. This makes for a convenient and enjoyable Praisefest event!”
Perfectly situated on Expressway Lane, the Mansion Theatre has a seating capacity of 3,000, considerably more than the theatre that served as home for Praisefest Branson in 2013, 2014 and 2015. On-site parking is free, and according to the organizers of the event, the Mansion Theatre has experienced a major renovation process.
The 2016 Praisefest Branson will take place March 17, 18 & 19 and will include performances by such popular recording artists as The Triumphant Quartet, The Collingsworth Family, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Tim Lovelace, The Booth Brothers, The Mark Trammell Quartet, The Jim Brady Trio and The Freedom Singers. In addition to nightly concerts on Thursday and Friday, morning sessions will take place on Friday and Saturday. Renown speaker, Dr. David Jeremiah, will be featured during Friday morning’s session. The weekend will also highlight brand new trio, Cana’s Voice, featuring TaRanda Greene, Doug Anderson and Jody McBrayer.
Accommodations have also been made for regular attendees who have already purchased tickets, as these individuals will be given comparable seating at the new facility. “All current ticket holders have already been reticketed,” Beene explains. “Any ticket holder is welcome to call IMC to review their new seating and ask about possible upgrades. Our goal is to ensure that they are satisfied with the comparable seating. We will do everything possible to make this transition a smooth one. We are confident all the changes we are making will prove to be of great benefit and allow this wonderful event to continue to grow by leaps and bounds.”
Make plans now to be a part of the 2016 Praisefest Branson. Tickets are on sale now, and complete information regarding the event is available at www.imcconcerts.com <http://www.imcconcerts.com> <http://www.imcconcerts.com/> or www.PraisefestBranson.com <http://www.PraisefestBranson.com> <http://www.praisefestbranson.com/>
Christmas Jubilee Tour - 2 Dates SOLD OUT a month in advance!
Posted on November 4, 2015
IMC Management has just announced two sellout Jubilee Christmas concerts in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Jubilee Christmas tour, featuring Greater Vision, Booth Brothers and Legacy Five, has been successful from day one, with sellout concerts in numerous cities across North America. This is the first time, however, two concerts have sold out one month prior to the event. IMC President Landon Beene stated, “IMC is thrilled to be taking this exciting, one-of-a-kind Christmas event to Canada this year! With the early sellouts in Calgary and Edmonton, be sure to purchase tickets now for a concert coming to a city near you!”
Managed and promoted exclusively by IMC Management, the tour will cover nearly 10,000 miles in 14 days, making stops in major cities across Canada and the West Coast. If you are planning to attend one of these memorable events, secure your tickets while they are still available. This is a concert full of fantastic harmony, joy and encouragement for people of all ages. You won’t want to miss it!
For more information on how you can purchase tickets to this must-see Christmas event, go to www.imcconcerts.com
To order tickets by phone, please call iTickets 800-965-9324
Praisefest Niagara Makes Move to Central Ontario!
Posted on September 15, 2015
Johnson City, TN - Following three wonderful years at the Scotia Bank Convention Centre in the picturesque Niagara Falls, Ontario, IMC Concerts has announced plans to move the event in 2016 to Central Ontario to the beautiful city of Markham and the brand new Global Kingdom Ministries facility.
Perfectly situated just 20 miles from downtown, Toronto, Markham lies just across Lake Ontario from Niagara Falls, which has served as the host city for Praisefest for the past three years. “We are very excited about this move,” states IMC Concerts President, Landon Beene. “There are a variety of reason for the move, but the greatest and most important reason is for the convenience of the fans who attend the event. The new facility is larger, which will allow us to increase seating, and the seating will be much more comfortable for attendees. The facility offers 1500 large, cushioned, theatre-style seats, as well as state-of-the-art staging and production. We think attendees of Praisefest Niagara will be very pleased with the move.”
According to Beene, the move will appeal greatly to Southern Gospel music lovers from northern Ontario, making the commute very convenient for those who live in the northern portion of the province. Located just off Ontario Hwy 407, Markham makes for an easy commute for those driving in from southern and western Ontario, as well as upstate New York. Those choosing to fly in have easy accessibility from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
Moving Praisefest Niagara from the heavy tourist area of Niagara Falls to the city of Markham will also provide attendees with huge savings on lodging and food. “With any tourist area, like Niagara Falls,” Beene states, “there are financial challenges in trying to find affordable lodging. Additionally, the cost of food can be extremely high, and we realize that this makes an impact on event attendees. In Niagara, attendees also incurred parking fees, and we have been able to eliminate parking fees at the Global Kingdom Ministries facility. So we are very excited about the savings we believe long-time attendees will find with the move to Markham.”
The 2016 Praisefest Ontario will take place May 19, 20 & 21, 2016 and will include performances by such popular recording artists as Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Triumphant Quartet, Legacy Five, Gordon Mote, The Erwins, Taranda Greene and many others. The event will also include wonderful showcases like the Gospel Music Hymn Sing, the Best of Ontario, as well as the only Ontario appearance of the Cathedrals Family Reunion.
Accommodations have also been made for regular attendees who have already renewed their annual seating, as these individuals will be given comparable seating at the new facility. “Our representatives at IMC Concerts will be reaching out to those individuals,” Beene explains “to insure that they are satisfied with the comparable seating. We will do everything possible to make this transition a smooth one. Additionally, we have transferred the reservation process to iTickets.com <http://itickets.com/> , allowing attendees to purchase their seating in Canadian currency to help save money with the conversion rate. We are confident that all the changes we are making will prove to be of great benefit and allow this wonderful event to continue to grow by leaps and bounds.”
Merging many of the most popular Southern Gospel recording artists from the US with some of the finest singers Ontario has to offer has made Praisefest Niagara eastern Canada’s most exciting Southern Gospel event. Make plans now to be a part of the 2016 event. Tickets go on sale October 5, and complete information regarding Praisefest Niagara 2016 is available at http://www.imcconcerts.com/event.php?id=94
2015 Jubilee Christmas Tour Dates and Info Announced
Posted on August 18, 2015
IMC Management Announces Plans For 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour
Johnson City, TN - Following FOUR straight years of tremendous success, IMC Management has announced plans for the 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour. The Jubilee Tour features three of Southern Gospel Music’s most recognized artists, The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. The 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour will begin November 30 and feature 15 concerts, with stops for the first time is such Canadian provinces as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. It has been two years since the Jubilee Christmas Tour made stops along the West Coast, and this year the event will return to Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California.
What began as a light-hearted lunch conversation between three friends, has become one of the most popular concert tours in Gospel Music. Managed and promoted exclusively by IMC Management, The Jubilee Tour brings three of the most popular names in Southern Gospel Music together for a unique and unforgettable concert experience. The event has proven to be very popular in cities across the North America, with sell-out concert attendance in numerous cities in recent years.
The evening allows each group to be featured during the first half of the program, then the second half brings the three groups together for a Jubilee spectacular filled with Christmas classics. The unscripted and spontaneous format is both entertaining and inspirational, providing audiences with a most enjoyable, must-see evening.
The Jubilee Christmas Tour concerts feature material from the multiple Christmas Jubilee recordings and have delighted crowds throughout the Holiday season. Since that first year in 2012 when the Tour first kicked off, The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five have been uniting to bring Christmas cheer to Gospel music lovers throughout North America. This year promises to bring more Holiday cheer.
“We are very excited to take the Christmas Jubilee Tour into new territories and back to the West Coast,” IMC President Landon Beene states. “In 2013, the Tour enjoyed multiple sold out events, which was a first for Southern Gospel Music in nearly a decade, so we know Gospel Music lovers on the West Coast will be excited that the Christmas Jubilee Tour is returning.”
IMC will partner with successful Canadian promoters, Wayne Dyck, Bill Griffin and Don Miller to bring the Christmas Jubilee Tour to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia for the very first time. “Western Canada’s Gospel Music fans are enjoying the growth of Quartet style, harmony driven music often referred to as Southern Gospel,” Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, Inc President, Wayne Dyck, states. “Blooming Canadian groups and fans are encouraging full-time Gospel groups to come to Canada with their music, and we are delighted to play a part in bringing this very powerful Christmas presentation, featuring solid, traditional Christmas centered music to Western Canada. A full production presentation brings the rich meaning of Christmas with lighter moments and powerful traditional music, which is absolutely what this season of the year is all about. We are blessed and delighted to have this meaningful Christmas concert series come our way to give the Christmas season a strong presence in the Christians’ calendar.”
The Western Canadian Jubilee Christmas Tour will be featured on December 1 in Winnipeg, MB, December 2 in Regina SK, December 3 in Saskatoon SK, December 4 in Edmonton, AB, December 5 in Calgary, AB and December 9 in Chilliwack, BC.
Tickets will go on sale for all US Dates beginning September 14, with a exclusive pre-sale to IMC and artists email subscribers on August 27. Canadian dates are ON SALE NOW! Additional information, including the complete 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour schedule is available at http://www.imcconcerts.com/tour.php?id=111
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IMC CONCERTS ANNOUNCES NEW BROTHERHOOD TOUR DATES FEATURING ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND AND THE BOOTH BROTHERS
Posted on August 10, 2015
Johnson City, TN - What do classic hit songs like “Stand By Me,” “He Saw It All,” “Get Away Jordan,” “Still Feelin’ Fine,” “Oh What A Savior,” “What Salvation’s Done For Me,” “Trying To Get A Glimpse,” and “I Played In The Band And Sang In The Choir” all have in common? The answer - these hit songs are ones Gospel Music lovers can expect to hear as multi-award winning groups Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Booth Brothers bring the Brotherhood Tour to multiple cities nationwide.
Collectively they have enjoyed more than 100 accolades, industry honors and fan awards. Over they past decade they have received multiple Grammy and GMA Dove Awards, as well as countless Singing News Fan Awards. Since bursting onto the Southern Gospel music scene, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Booth Brothers have each firmly established their place atop the Southern Gospel Music genre’s ladder of success.
During 2015, the two groups have united to bring The Brotherhood Tour to numerous cities throughout the US, including a very successful run in February to the West Coast, with stops in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. “We have been so excited by the tremendous response we have received in bringing these two artists together,” IMC Concerts President Landon Beene states. “They are both so unique and diverse, but flow together extremely well on stage and compliment each other. Audiences have embraced this union. It is such an electrifying experience, and we have been thrilled with the overwhelming response.”
“For many years I have had the privilege to be involved in bringing the very best in Christian music to the West Coast,” states long-time West Coast Christian concert promoter, Terry Garland, “and it was an honor and thrill to see an event like The Brotherhood Tour come to the West Coast. Each tour date in February proved to be first-class. The fans absolutely love it.”
As a result of the overwhelming response to the February concert dates on the West Coast featuring Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Booth Brothers, IMC Concerts has announced plans to bring The Brotherhood Tour to at least eight additional cities during October and November.
Continued success is expected for this exciting musical collaboration this fall, as the Brotherhood Tour will make stops in Kentucky, Missouri, Colorado, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio and Illinois. “We are very happy to be able to share this wonderful night with Southern Gospel Music lovers in the nation’s heartland,” Beene explains. “We selected cities where these two artists are fan favorites, and we are expecting a wonderful response.”
Tickets will go on sale for the Fall Brotherhood Tour on August 24, 2015 at 10:00 am Eastern Standard time. A complete Brotherhood Tour schedule is available at www.imcconcerts.com