By Rick Kennedy, managing editor
Following a long line of Gospel and Christian acts in Hope in recent years like Kingdom Heirs, Triumphant, the McKameys, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, and Legacy Five, the storied Blackwood Quartet arrives at Hempstead Hall on Saturday, Sept. 22 starting at 7 p.m. to bring their message as part of a tour swing through Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.
Formed in 2012 by Mark Blackwood as a spiritual successor to the legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet, the modern version known as Blackwood Quartet has continued to sign the word of Christ and has performed gospel music around the world, including performing alongside Willie Nelson among others.
Also heavily-influenced by the Gospel works of Elvis Presley, the group will perform many of his legendary Gospel hits as well. Elvis had once credited the predecessor group, the Blackwood Brothers, for his love of Gospel music.
Dolly Henley, director of Hempstead Hall, said Thursday afternoon, “I’m happy for them to be here in Hope. I am looking forward to a great show from them.”
Henley said that advance tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for Students (K-College). Tickets at the door on Saturday will be $20 for Adults. For info visit hempsteadhall.com or call 722-8565.