Songfest (12/2) to benefit IHN

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Songfest 2012

Bluegrass, Mountain Music & More

To Benefit Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Johnson City (IHNJC)

Johnson City—November 7, Songfest 2012 will be held on December 2, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast State Community College Center for the Performing Arts. This will be Songfest’s 8th annual event. Performing will be the talented group, Lou Reid & Carolina, the Dennis Cove Band, the ETSU Old Time Band, and Ed Snodderly.

Tickets are now available for pre-sale at Campbell’s Morrell Music, eight area Bank of Tennessee locations in Johnson City (3 locations), Gray, Blountville, and Kingsport (3 locations) and at IHNJC. Tickets can also be purchased by credit card by calling IHNJC at 423-202-7805. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Very limited seating may also be available at the door until the event is sold out. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Songfest brings the community together for an afternoon of family fun and entertainment while supporting a local faith-based ministry. IHNJC shelters, feeds, and provides support to homeless families with children in a six-county area. These families benefit from the work of the ministry, its 1200 volunteers and the 40 area faith congregations that support its efforts. IHNJC is a program that is “Keeping Families Together.” The social service and business communities are equally involved in the work of IHNJC.

Lou Reid & Carolina’s most recent album, Callin’ Me Back Home has been named the # 1 album for November 2012 by Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Bluegrass survey and the song “Carolina Moonshine Man” is currently # 1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart. “Carolina Moonshine Man” has also been # 1 on Bluegrass Music Profiles chart for 3 months as well as # 1 on Bluegrass Today’s weekly chart. On the evening before Songfest, Lou Reid & Carolina will be performing and recording a live 20th anniversary DVD at the Down Home in Johnson City.

Major sponsors of Songfest 2012 include: Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Harold Dishner State Farm Insurance, Mountain Empire Oil Co. (Roadrunner Markets), Mountain States Health Alliance, Oakland Square, Walmart of Elizabethton, and Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church. For more information visit