The program for the June 29 event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta will include a live concert and panel discussion on “Gospel Gothic: Faith, Music & Meaning in the Christ-haunted South.”
The program will follow the format of a weekly radio show broadcast from Macon, Ga., that explores Christian faith through the themes of Americana music. “Gospel Gothic” is produced through a partnership between Macon’s Highland Hills Baptist Church and radio station 100.9 The Creek FM. It is hosted by Highland Hills pastor, Jake Hall, and Brad Evans and Wes Griffith, co-owners of 100.9 The Creek FM.
“Sin, grace and redemption all mark the message of the preachers, writers and musicians that have shaped the southern story,” explains Hall. “We designed‘ Gospel Gothic’ as a platform to explore faith, music and meaning. Through the space created by this partnership, the voices of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John find harmony with evangelists of another kind: Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt.”
The show during BNG’s dinner event will include an ensemble of Americana artists providing music interwoven with a conversation among show producers Jake Hall and Keith Gammons, along with Brad Evans and Wes Griffith, about the radio program’s concept and its approach to engaging listeners around music and faith.
Tickets prices are as follows:
• $35 per person if purchased by June 21
• $25 for young ministers under age 35 and theology school or college students if purchased by June 21
• $45 per person if purchased after June 21
• $280 to reserve a table of 8 @ $35 per person
(Dinner costs for all guests who purchase tickets in advance has been subsidized by BNG.)
A limited number of tickets will be available at the BNG exhibit on a first-come, first-served basis for $45 per person.
Click here to support BNG and “Conversations that matter” as a dinner Underwriter or Sponsor. These individuals, groups, churches or organizations help defray the costs of the meal and live concert. Underwriter contributions are $500 per table. Sponsor contributions are $350 per table. Underwriters and Sponsors receive two dinner tickets per table and are recognized from the podium, in the printed program and in BNG communications. If you prefer to pay by check rather than using the online form, contact Barbara Francis, BNG’s advertising director, at [email protected] or 804-698-0749.