About five times a year, the Central Savannah River Area Southern Gospel Music Association has an old-fashioned gospel sing featuring groups and soloists. This month, there will be two nights of music at the Flowing Wells Worship Center.
“We go all over into South Carolina, Georgia and different places,” said Maxine Whisnant, a past vice president of the group, and one of the performers for the event at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday at the center at 1233 Flowing Wells Road.
Those scheduled to perform include Your Hope, Linda Jones, Kingdom Heirs, The Centurions, All For Him and the Powell Family. In all, 13 different acts will perform during the two nights.
While people attend to hear the music, Whisnant said it’s also a good time for people to get together for fellowship.
Admission to the concert is free, but an offering will be accepted.
“We do this to promote the word of God,” she said.
The purpose of the association is “to build and promote a Southern gospel music preservation of the accomplishments of our music, its people and its ministry,” according to the organization’s Web site.
Members meet about once each month. In addition to the singing events, which are open to the public, there are regular meetings as well as special events for members only. Members have an annual cookout and Christmas party.
In the past, the group has had all-day music events on a Saturday, but Whisnant said it works out better for people’s schedules to have them over the course of two nights.
The next sing is scheduled for Sept. 14 and 15 at the White Oak Campground, and Nov. 16 and 17 at Grove First Baptist Church in Grovetown.
For more information, visit www.csra-sgma.org.