NEW CREEK, W.Va. — The Rolling Acres Gospel Jubilee kicks off the summer music season June 19-22 at the Rolling Acres Gospel Music Park on state Route 93 in Laurel Dale.
The 36th annual gospel jubilee opens June 19 at 7 p.m., featuring the Gold City Quartet, Dave Powers and local musician Bob Shrout.
Since its inception in 1980, Gold City has set the standard for male quartets. The Alabama-based group has garnered numerous No. 1 songs, fan and industry awards. In nearly 40 years of ministry, Daniel Riley, baritone, has assumed the management role and leads the group.
Chris West anchors the group with his rich bass voice. Lead vocalist is Scott Brand. Tenor Thomas Nalley rounds out the sound of the quartet. Accompanying the group on piano is G.W. Southard.
Dave Powers has been singing for over 25 years. In his teen years, he heard many Southern gospel singers and began to love the sound of the quartet style music. He attended a Gold City Quartet concert and knew during that concert he wanted to sing for the Lord.
When he moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1988, Powers started singing bass with The Towne Singers and had the opportunity to travel overseas and do many concerts.
In 2003, he began singing background with David King and the Royal Express doing numerous “Elvis” concerts and had the honor to share the stage with the legendary Jordanairres.
Powers continued on his own in 2011. In 2015, he shared the stage with the Southern gospel quartet The Kingsmen at the Rolling Acres Music Park.
Also performing June 20 are the Kingsman Quartet, Hymns 4 Him and Tom Cohenour; June 21, The Chuck Wagon Gang and Richard Kiser; and June 22, The Pine Ridge Boys and Choraliers & Pearl and The Richters.
All services are held in a large pavilion and a concession stand is available. To reserve a spot for on-site camping, call 304-788-5866.
Visit www.rollingacresmusicpark.com for the latest updates on the summer season.