Alexandria, IN (July 15, 2021)
The Mabee Center on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, will be the setting for the Gaither Vocal Band Reunion Live Concert Event on Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16. Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host this spectacular weekend of music, laughter, memories and encouragement as many prestigious Gaither Vocal Band alumni, along with current group members and several musical guests will come together for this special reunion event.
In 2008, Gaither gathered Gaither Vocal Band alumni to produce the Gaither Vocal Band Reunion Volume 1 & 2 DVD and CD collection. The two CDs debuted in 2009 in the top two positions on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Album Chart, marking not only the Gaither Vocal Band’s first No. 1 on the Christian Album chart, but also their first No. 1 debut on that chart, as well. The DVDs of the same title debuted in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Music Video charts, as well.
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A decade later, in 2018, the legendary singer/songwriter gathered his former members once again for an historic event in Greenville, SC, hosting the first ever Gaither Vocal Band Reunion Live Concert event. Due to the overwhelming success of that event, plans were made to host a second reunion in 2020; however, as a result of the global pandemic the event was force to be postponed.
Now, three years following the inaugural Reunion Live event, Gaither will bring together many of those alumni again for an exciting concert experience. “When I first formed the Gaither Vocal Band back in 1981,” Gaither shares, “I never could have imagined the endless talent that would come and go as the group evolved and personnel changed. I’ve made some wonderful friendships over the past 30 years, along with some great music. We had such a wonderful time in Greenville in 2018 that we felt we needed to do it again. I’m so excited to be able to gather those friends together again for this incredible music event on the 30th anniversary of when the group officially organized.”
The Gaither Vocal Band alumni scheduled to be featured during this Tulsa Reunion weekend include Mark Lowry, David Phelps, Michael English, Russ Taff, Marshall Hall, Buddy Mullins, Lee Young, Jim McDonald and Jon Mohr. The weekend will also include the present GMA Dove Award winning Vocal Band quintet, featuring Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles and Reggie Smith. The event will also feature several very special guests who have been a part of the Gaither Vocal Band legacy including Gordon Mote, Gene McDonald, Wesley Pritchard and Shane McConnell, as well as multi-Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb and popular vocal group, The Booth Brothers. Additionally, noted author and speaker Andy Andrews will be featured. The weekend event will feature Friday and Saturday evening concerts, as well as a special session on Saturday morning.
“For almost 45 years, the Gaithers have entertained Tulsa audiences with their incredible style of Southern Gospel,” Tony Winters, Mabee Center General Manager shares. “The Gaithers have performed at the Mabee Center more times than any other artist in our history and we are extremely excited to have them back here October 15 & 16 for the Gaither Vocal Band Reunion.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 23, 2021.