Songfest to benefit Family Promise

Songfest 2013

Bluegrass, Mountain Music & More

To Benefit Family Promise of Greater Johnson City (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Johnson City)

Johnson City—November 14   Songfest 2013 will be held on December 1, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast State Community College Regional Center for the Performing Arts located at 2425 Highway 75 Blountville, Tennessee 37617-0246.   This will be Songfest’s 9th Annual Event. Performing will be the talented Trey Hensley Band, and returning to Songfest will be Sunnyside, the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, and Ed Snodderly and friends.

Tickets are now available for pre-sale at Campbell’s Morrell Music and six area Bank of Tennessee locations: 3 locations in Johnson City, and the Jonesborough, Blountville, and Colonial Heights locations.  Tickets are also available at Family Promise of Greater Johnson City’s office. Tickets can also be purchased by credit card by calling Family Promise of Greater Johnson City 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.  Family Promise of Greater Johnson City 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 annual volunteers and the more than 40 area faith congregations that support its efforts. Family Promise of Greater Johnson City is a program that is “Keeping Families Together.”

Trey Hensley is a Jonesborough, TN native that started playing guitar at age 10 and performed on the Grand Ole Opry when he was just 11. Now, the 23 year old will bring his brand of country, gospel and bluegrass music to the Songfest stage for the first time. Joining Hensley will be David Yates on fiddle and guitar, Glen Rose on Banjo and Tommy Starnes on bass.

Major sponsors of Songfest 2013 include: Champion Chevrolet of Johnson City, 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: