Gospel legends on stage in Franklin

A weekend of gospel music will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, and continue through Sept. 4 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Concerts will begin at 7 p.m. on both days.

Saturday’s concert will feature The Inspirations and The Primitive Quartet, and Sunday brings back The Inspirations and The McKameys.

The Inspirations, based out of Bryson City, have sold more than 1 million records, charted more than 60 hit songs, and have been awarded numerous awards.

The Primitive Quartet has performed together for 38 years. Their old-time Southern Gospel music features four-part harmony and instruments such as the mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar and acoustic bass. They are based out of Chandler, but travel 50,000 miles each year spreading the gospel through song.

The McKameys are a professional Southern Gospel group from Clinton, Tenn. They perform 150 days a year and travel all over North American. They have had 24 number one singles and in 1999, were honored by their record label, Horizon, for having the most number one hits in the history of Gospel Music.

Tickets start at $10. 866.273.4615 or greatmountainmusic.com.

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