Downtown Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and the Joy Theater there will be the venue for the re-imagined Darin & Brooke Aldridge Festival to be held on April 12 and 13, 2013. The popular duo and their band from nearby Cherryville, NC will host a two day event boasting outdoor elements as well as two concerts in the restored Joy Theater in King's Mountain. The event will feature two indoor concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings as well as a free outdoor concert and street event next door to the Joy Theater on Saturday afternoon. Tickets for both indoor concerts cost $20.00 and may be obtained by calling 704 472-7762, or on-line from http://TicketsNC.com.
Featured performers for the indoor concert at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain will be the Kingsmen, described to me as the Cadillac of gospel quartets. Their web site says, "If there's one group whose name inspires thoughts of pure, passionate, solid and true music, it's The Kingsmen. They've encouraged and uplifted listeners with their unique style since the conception of the group in 1956. With countless records and compilations sold, Grammy nominations, four Dove Awards and an induction into the "Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame"-class of 2000, "The Christian Music Hall Of Fame" in 2008, this certainly solidifies The Kingsmen as Christian music's most predominate Quartet. The momentum has not stopped as the group continues to help define the Southern Gospel genre for a whole new generation of music lovers, perhaps more so than any other group.