51st Annual Columbus Fire Department BBQ and Gospel Sing kicks off June 30

Published 1:07 pm Monday, June 17, 2024

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Four nights of food, fun, and music at Columbus Veterans Park


COLUMBUS—The 51st annual Columbus Fire Department BBQ and Gospel Sing will take place on Sunday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. each night. Performances will take place at the Columbus Veterans Park, located at 50 Gibson Street. The concerts are free to public, although loving donations are accepted.

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This popular event will feature 16 southern gospel and bluegrass groups from the local and national scene across four nights in a beautiful setting.

Various food sales will be available each night, including the Columbus Fire Department’s famous BBQ on the last two nights. The department has been selling the BBQ as a fundraiser for over half a century.

The artists performing on Sunday, June 30, include legendary songwriters Greg and Brooke Day, Mainline, the Price Trio and New Chosen. The following evening, Mike Upright, Fields of Grace, Golden Valley Crusaders and The Right Side Bluegrass will perform.

On Tuesday, July 2, the lineup will feature the King James Boys (2023 IBMA nominees) along with Reggie Saddler, Colt Creek Bluegrass and the Atkins Family

On the final night of the Gospel Sing, Wednesday, July 3, Issacs Well, Edify, and Joyful Sound Trip will perform, along with Brian Birchfield, performer of many Top 40 singles

In case of rain, the event will move to inside the Firehouse next to the park. Organizers ask attendees to bring a lawn chair and enjoy highly acclaimed gospel and bluegrass for another fun-filled event.

For more info, call (828) 817-3722.


Submitted by James Metcalf