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Good Gospel Comes to the Fair

October 04
00:00 2012

The Chronicle Dixie Classic Fair Gospel Fest

The Front Line Soldiers do their thing.

Tunesha Campbell sings.

Chronicle Staff Report

Beautiful weather and pitch-perfect music helped attract a healthy-sized crowd to the Dixie Classic Fair Clock Tower Sunday for The Chronicle’s first 2012 Gospel Fest concert.

Emcees Carmen Russell (left) and Debra Terry

The sound of gospel music stood out among a sea of fast rides, palate-whetting food and an assortment of other amusement park attractions.

More than half-a-dozen acts performed over the course of three hours. Each set themselves apart with a sound all their own. Their performances were rewarded with hearty applause and similar affirmations from a crowd that grew to standing room only by the time the music ended.

The second and final 2012 Gospel Fest concert will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Clock Tower. Sunday’s acts include Jeremiah Salter & Nu Praise, Pastor George Pass II & NEW, Peace of Mind, Ministry, Bishop Steve Williams & The Praise Singers and Raymond & Kim Larkin.

The concert is free with the price of admission to the Dixie Classic Fair.

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