Welcome to the 94th
Annual Singing Convention
and Talent Search
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June 20– 22, 2014
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
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
round robin singing and continuing until
the beginning of the competition.
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
Over 50 amateur and
semi-professional and professional groups will appear this
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.
information for the Singing Convention
Phone 919-894-4389 or Fax