A donation dinner to benefit SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding will precede the show and start at 5:30.
“By The Way is not your typical bluegrass group,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly show. “The band is comprised of some of the best pickers from some of the best groups around.”
Musicians from The Mercy River Band, The Bluegrass Travelers and the Liberty Boys, as well as a few select members unique to By The Way, get together to form a band known for sweet harmony and musical prowess.
“This will be the second time By The Way has headlined the Jubilee,” said Nichols. “And their show last year was definitely one of the best of the season.”
By The Way is comprised of Ivan McNelly, singing lead and baritone vocals, along with Eric McNelly on guitar and singing lead and baritone vocals. Junior Peak carries tenor vocals and Keith Greer plays the mandolin and shares the lead vocals. Ronnie Richmon plays the banjo and Cullis Orr helps fill out the group sharing lead vocals and playing the harmonica. Hannah McNelly plays fiddle and Nathan McNelly and Riley Peak play guitars.
“There is no admission to the jubilee and the public is invited. It’s a casual, come-as-you-are event,” said Nichols.
“And each week we give away some terrific door prizes. We pass the hat to help the band and to help with expenses.”
Regulars on the jubilee include Southern Gospel singer Amy McAlister, singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, “The Wild Man” Danny O’Boyle and the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale, said Nichols..
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads. The address is 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, TN 37323. The show features both gospel and moral secular music performed in a variety of genres.
For more information visit ClevelandCowboyChurch.com.