The 87th annual Singing on the Mountain is this Sunday, June 26th at historic Grandfather Mountain and makes an exceptional day trip for locals or a memorable event for those vacationing in the area. It is held in MacRae Meadow at the base of the mountain.
All Day Family Entertainment
The inspirational, daylong event kicks off with music at 8:30 AM, with a wealth of Southern Gospel performers providing exceptional entertainment. This tradition is free of charge and sure to stir the emotions through the sheer energy and conviction of the performers and regular attendees who will again make their way to the old-fashioned gospel “Singing“.
This year’s event is a tribute to Robert Hartley and Tony Greene , two men instrumental in the ongoing organization of the “Singing” who passed away during the previous year. Tim Greene will deliver this year’s sermon
Singing on the Mountain attracts Gospel music fans and performers from near and far. Started in 1924, the event occurs on the fourth Sunday in June. The exception was in 1963 when the Reverend Billy Graham preached the 1 PM sermon in August.
Many have attended regularly and witnessed God’s miracles there, such as the parting of the storm clouds when the Reverend Graham reached the podium to deliver that years’ sermon.
The mountain itself attests to the majesty of God’s creation and offers plenty of activities and amenities for an entire vacation. The beauty of nature is at ones’ fingertips; with trails, wildlife and breathtaking views; such as the one from the Mile High Swinging Bridge.
Towering as the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the mountain is named for its appearance, that of an old bearded man. In 2008, Grandfather Mountain became North Carolina’s 34th state park, keeping with the wishes of the previous owner, Hugh Morton.
Performers: Then and Now
Such notable performers as Johnny Cash have entertained at the “Singing” in previous years. His 1974 performance drew a record crowd to the event. The heritage of this event includes frequent performances by the late Arthur Smith and his band The Crackerjacks, Boots Randolph and Roy Acuff.
This year’s performers include:
‘¢ The Tim Greene Trio
‘¢ The Primitive Quartet
‘¢ The Hoppers
‘¢ George Hamilton IV
How to Get There
Directions for those wishing to attend may be found at VisitNC. Further information about the “Singing” and events and activities at Grandfather Mountain may be found at their website.
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