After 10 Successful Years in Lebanon, Missouri
The Brumley Gospel Sing is Moving On, New Event to Take its Place.
Yesterday (Thursday, November 5) city leadership learned the Brumley Gospel Sing will be relocating to another city. The Brumley's expressed that they did not reach this decision lightly, Lebanon has been their home for the last 10 years. They feel they have received some of the best hospitality that they could receive from a community. Mayor Lyle Anderson praises Bob Brumley and his family and adds, "Bob Brumley and I have become great friends over the past 4 years. The Brumley Gospel Sing will be greatly missed and we wish them the best in all of their future endeavors,"
The Gospel Sing which came to Lebanon from Arkansas 10 years ago served as a catalyst to lay down the ground work for so many other events to come to Lebanon. With over 5,000 attendees year after year, it showed promoters that Lebanon is the perfect spot for their event and demonstrated the level of hospitality and willingness of the community to assist in any way to make their event a success, as the citizens of the community have done for the Brumley's. Lebanon Tourism director Bruce Conklin thanked the Gospel Sing for building a visitor base for the community. "The Gospel Sing assisted with our tourisms' growth and has helped to elevate Lebanon to a true tourist destination. Events, like the Gospel Sing help to bring visitors to our community allowing us to showcase the many treasures this community has to offer,"
This morning (Friday, November 6) city leadership met with Duane Garren who is familiar with our area and is working to seamlessly incorporate another event in August to continue bringing a quality Gospel Music event to Lebanon. Duane is a board member and emcee of the highly successful Memphis Quartet show, held in Memphis each June, and has emceed the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City, America's largest summer sing, in Branson since 2006. Chris Heard, City Administrator said, "We had a productive initial meeting this morning and are excited for this new chapter in our community's history.
On Monday November 16th starting at 7PM at the Civic Center we will be hosting a meeting with Duane and local business partners to start a dialogue for this new event for our community. Mayor Lyle Anderson added, "I am looking forward to working with Duane Garren and helping to fill a void that was left by the Brumley's."