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Welcome to the 94th
Annual Singing Convention

and Talent Search

 2014 FORMAT

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The 2014 Format.

Benson, NC

June 20 22, 2014

Free Admission
No Entry Fee



"God has blessed us with one of the oldest and largest gospel sings in the United States."

-Danny Mack Holland
President State Annual 
Singing Convention


The State Annual Singing Convention, which brings many thousands of people to Benson each year, began modestly in a tobacco warehouse here in 1921. About 200 people listened to two choirs that day. 

The singing is held outdoors in downtown Benson on 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. Saturday and Sunday the singing starts at 10 AM with the Round Robin Singing.

Restrooms and dressing rooms are provided for the 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 are plenty of motels in the area.  Ample parking for buses is designated behind the stage area.

Over 50 amateur and semi-professional and professional groups will appear this year.

Benson is located one mile south of the intersection of I-40 and I-95.  Take I-95 to exit 79 (highway 27/50).  If you are on I-95 North, turn right at the traffic light onto 27/50, and if you are going I-95 South, turn right at the light onto Main Street.  Go less than 1 mile and the Convention Center (shown above) is on the Left in a large oak grove.

 Contact information for the Singing Convention

Phone 919-894-4389 or Fax 919-894-7394