Gospel music lovers get ‘treat’

February 10, 2017 GMT

Gospel music lovers are in for a treat as Billy’s Entertainment presents their third benefit concert on Friday, Feb. 17. Held at the historic Coliseum Civic Center in downtown Corinth, the doors will open promptly at 5:15 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Featuring beloved singers like Nashville, Tenn. gospel artist Ivan Parker and his son, guitarist Josh Parker, also of Nashville, a portion of the concert’s proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Memphis. The Parker’s will headline the event with J.C. Johnson (Bass), Steve Parrish (Baritone), Casey Johnson (Lead) and Jacky Feazell (Tenor) of the Iuka Southern gospel group “Unity 4”. Other performers will include Booneville High School student Kadyn Knight of Prentiss County and Dale Fulks, a cook at The Pitstop of Corinth. “Each entertainer or group will perform two to three songs,” said promoter Billy Hancock. “I recommend that those purchasing regular tickets show up early to ensure they get a good seat.” The cost of regular admission is $12 per person or $15 per person at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $20 per person which is well worth the extra money, according Hancock. Advance tickets can be purchased at the following ticket outlets: Mattress Gallery of Corinth, The Pitstop of Corinth, Kim’s Auto Repair & Towing of Corinth, New Life of Corinth and New Albany and Knight’s Awning, Windows & Doors of Booneville. “VIP tickets entitle you to reserved seating,” he said. “This is a great option because many arrive up to an hour and a half early to get the seats they want. Those who take advantage of this deal will be able to arrive when they want and know that their seats will be waiting for them.” Those wishing to give additional funds to St. Jude may do so via donation jars that will be set out. “We have some wonderful performers coming and are so excited about this lineup,” said Hancock. “We hope everyone will come out and support us as well raise money for children who need it most.” (For VIP tickets and more information, contact Billy Hancock at 662-664-1836. The historic Coliseum Civic Center is located at 404 Taylor Street in downtown Corinth.)