Gospel music fans rejoice with free festival this weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:16

WFMV a locally owned Glory Communications Station presents, Familyfest 2013, Sunday May 26th at Columbia’s Finlay Park! South Carolina’s largest and longest running outdoor family festival and Memorial Day Tribute takes center stage at 4pm inside Columbia’s beautiful Finlay Park.

Gospel music fans from across the state will gather in the Capital City for the 19th annual free concert and festival featuring national recording artists and many of South Carolina’s most popular church and community choirs. Grammy-nominated and Stellar-Award winning gospel artist Tye Tribbett headlines this year’s concert along with Eddie Robinson, South Carolina’s own award-winning songwriter.  Attendees will enjoy a feast at the enormous food court with vendors offering everything from Bar-b-que to fried fish and more, plus rides and activities for children in the popular ‘Kids Korner!’

Familyfest 2013’s Memorial Day Tribute to fallen veterans recognizes the contributions of our veterans and their families to our country. The South Carolina Combat Veterans Group will conduct the Posting of the Wreath ceremony at approximately 6pm on May 26th.

Familyfest 2013 promotes education with the presentation of Future Leader Scholarships! This community initiative is a collaborative effort supported by community, church, corporate sponsors from around the state.  Since 1998, the Future Leader Scholarship has assisted more than 83 College-bound students and awarded more than $135,000 in scholarship awards-all through Individual giving, donations from churches, and support from our corporate sponsors.