The State Annual Singing Convention is a free event that brings thousands of people to Benson every year. It has grown to become one of the largest and oldest gospel sings in the United States.
This event celebrates southern gospel music, presenting headline acts, past winners (there won’t be a competition this year), community choirs and the Convention Choir.
The State Annual Singing Convention will take place June 25th to 27th, 2021, in a one-block oak grove located at 400 E. Main Street, Benson.
- Friday, June 25th: 7 p.m.
- Saturday, June 26th: 9 a.m.
- Sunday, June 27th: 10:30 a.m.
Some seating is provided, but you’re encouraged to be a lawn chair.
There’s no charge to attend the Sing.
Friday, June 25th
- 7 p.m.: Welcome 7:00p.m.
- 7:05 p.m.: Community Choir #1
- 7:30 p.m.: Community Choir #2
- 7:55 p.m.: Community Choir #3
- 8:20 p.m.: Community Choir #4
- 8:45 pm.: Wilmington Celebration Choir
Saturday, June 26th
- 9:00 a.m. Welcome – Meet and Greet Session for Sing Board members (past and present) and their families, former staff volunteers, past singers and past sponsors. Sponsored by the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce
- 10:00 a.m. The Joys
- 10:25 a.m. The Whitman/Gore Family
- 10:50 a.m. PALS for Christ
- 11:15 a.m. The Blythe Family
- 11:40 a.m. The Master’s Hands
- 12:05 p.m. The Horrell Family
- 12:30 p.m. Crimson Cross
- 12:55 p.m. Hickory Grove Quartet
- 1:20 p.m. The Oxendine Family
- 1:45 p.m. Trinity Quartet
- 2:10 p.m. The Crusaders
- 2:35 p.m. The Griffins
- 3:00 pm The Dunns
- 3:25 p.m. Called Out
- 3:50 p.m. The Hinshaw Family
- 4:15 p.m. Full Reliance
- 4:40 p.m. Tate and Martheiah
- 5:05 p.m. Divine Intention
- 5:30 p.m. The Montgomery Family
- TBA Wesley Pritchard and the Fayetteville Community Church Worship Team
- TBA Ernie Hasse + Signature Sound
Sunday, June 27th
- 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – Mark Trammel
- 12:00 p.m. Round Robin Singing
- 1:00 p.m. Mark Trammel Quartet
- 2:30 p.m. Convention Choir
- 3:10 p.m. Memorial Service & Dignitaries
- 3:30 p.m. The Temple Choir
- 4:00 p.m. The Hoppers