Join us at the John F. Studdard Memorial Gospel Concert each year for a night of bluegrassy, toe-tapping worship in the historic Gem Theater! Talented bluegrass bands play favorite gospel hymns in a new, bluegrass style. Special to the Gospel Concert, all performing bands play together for the last act, creating a melody of genuine worship.
John F. Studdard was a founding member of the popular Hiwassee Ridge bluegrass band. He was a member of the Etowah Arts Commission and Founder/Coordinator of the Cousin Jake Memorial Bluegrass Festival. His love of bluegrass was well-known through his assistance with other bluegrass events throughout the region. ( May 11, 1949 – Dec. 20, 2008 )
Join us on March 5, 2016 for the 22nd Annual Cousin Jake Bluegrass Festival, and March 4, 2016 for the John Studdard Memorial Gospel Concert. Line-ups to be announced soon, but you know it’s always a good time with plenty of good ol’ bluegrass.read more
In March 2015, prepare to join us as we combine the Cousin Jake and Studdard Memorial Gospel Concert into a SPECTACULAR TWO-DAY EVENT! Details are being finalized, so check back soon for details!read more
Toe-tapping, bluegrass worship is the theme of the annual John F. Studdard Memorial Gospel Concert. Join favorite local bands Just Us and Reliance, with bluegrass ensemble By the Way for a night of energetic gospel like you’ve never heard it before. Be sure to stay until the end for special group hymns, featuring all of the bands playing together! Order Tickets Church Group Promotion: New for 2013 we are offering FREE reserved seating for group ticket ordersSimply check the box on the order form and we’ll take care of the rest....read more
February 18, 2012 7pm @ the historic Gem Theater Come to the John F. Studdard Memorial Gospel Concert on February 18 in the historic Gem Theater for a night of bluegrassy, toe-tapping worship! Favorite bands Grasstowne and Just Us will play favorite hymns in a new, bluegrass style. Grasstowne Just Us $10 a ticket. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE or call 423-263-7608 *** John was a founding member of the popular Hiwassee Ridge bluegrass band. He was a member of the Etowah Arts Commission and Coordinator of the Cousin Jake Memorial Bluegrass...read more
Come to the John F. Studdard Memorial Gospel Concert on February 5, 2011 for a night of bluegrass, toe-tapping worship! Bands Missionary Ridge and Just Us will play for the night. Only $10 for both! Join us for great music, fun fellowship, and an all-around good time! Concert begins at 7pm at the Gem Theater (tickets available at the door starting at 6pm) *** John was a founding member of the Hiwassee Ridge bluegrass band still performing. He was also a member of the Etowah Arts Commission, Coordinator of the annual Cousin Jake Memorial...read more