This year promises to be the best and most innovative season ever, according to Will Nichols, producer of the free weekly musical production.
“Once again we’ve booked some of the best Southern gospel, bluegrass, and inspirational country artists, plus we’ve added shows featuring Christian country/Southern rockers Tim Chastain and Eight Days After, as well as the Christian Indie-Rock sound of They Came Running,” said Nichols.
So far headliners include Josh Neyman, Between the Lines Bluegrass, One Goal Bluegrass Gospel, Evidence Pure Gospel, Robby Hopkins, Mountain Cove Bluegrass, Notchey Creek Bluegrass, Shields of Faith, Fredonia Bluegrass, Benny Berry, Ron Brewer, Lakeside Bluegrass Gospel, Mercy River, Reliance Bluegrass, Deeper Faith, Just Us Bluegrass, Mercy Call, Wess Adams-Full Posse, Lonesome Mountain Boys, The Blaylock Family, Welcome Valley Boys, Restored Trio, Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, Ron Sample, Crimson Ridge, The Hymnsmen, De Anna Withrow, and The Troy Burns Family from Bryson City, N.C.
“Cindy Dival, our bookings director, is doing a fantastic job lining up exceptional talent,” said Nichols, who appears as ”The Gospel Gun” when announcing for the show.
“At this point we only have three or four open dates left for the entire year.”
“Food is another welcome addition to the Friday night events,” said Nichols.
“SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding will kick off the first week with a donation chili supper starting at 5:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Plus, we are seeking to partner with other churches and nonprofits who want serve a preshow meal to raise money for their organizations. They can either sell tickets or accept donations.”
Award-winning singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett and Southern gospel artist Amy McAlister will both return as regulars, as well as the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale.
The Jubilee, a ministry of the Cleveland Cowboy Church, is designed to be both entertaining and inspirational, as well as to attract both Christians and nonbelievers. The mission is to introduce people to Christ and the Christian message.
“It’s a work in progress and a group effort,” Nichols said. “We’re always looking for ways to make the venue more appealing to performers and to the audience. We welcome individuals from other churches, organizations and from the community who want to be a part.”
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is free and open to the public.
A love offering is taken for the headliners.
The shows start at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, in the Dockery Heights Subdivision, between Blackburn and Blue Springs roads.
Online: ClevelandCowboy Church.com