Come To The Grove For Great Gospel Singing

Good Gospel Singing

Beginning Friday at 7pm

Jun 20

Come To The Grove For Great Gospel Singing

Round Robin Singing

Begins at 10am on Saturday and Sunday

Jun 21

Come To The Grove For Great Gospel Singing

Singing Competition

Beginning Saturday at 2pm

Jun 21

Come To The Grove For Great Gospel Singing

Memorial Service

Sunday at 1:30pm

Jun 22
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Welcome to the State Annual Singing Convention

June 26-28, 2015

The State Annual Singing Convention, which brings thousands of people to Benson each year, began modestly in a tobacco warehouse in 1921. About 200 people listened to two choirs that day. Since that time, the State Annual Singing Convention has grown and become one of the largest and oldest gospel sings in the United States.

The singing is held outdoors in downtown Benson in a beautiful one-block oak grove. Some seating is provided; however, spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

There is no charge to attend the Sing or for contestants to enter the Sing. Singing begins at 10a.m. Saturday and Sunday with round robin singing.

Restrooms and dressing rooms are provided for contestants. The professional sound system is provided and maintained by B. B. Nations. The Gospel Museum is open and free to the public on Saturday and Sunday. There is plenty of lodging in the area. Ample parking for buses is designated behind the stage area.

Over 50 amateur, semi-professional and professional groups are expected to appear this year.