Media Contact: Danny Holland

Benson, NC (April 16th, 2015) - The Ninety-fifth State Annual Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 26, Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, 2015, in the “Singing Grove,” a beautiful city park at 400 East Main Street in Benson, North Carolina.  There is no entry fee to compete in the contests. No admission is charged, and people are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The State Annual Singing Convention, Inc. is a non-profit organization and all officers, directors, and staff are volunteers.,

The following groups will each present thirty minute concerts on Friday, June 26, starting at 7 p.m.:  Full Reliance, The Hinshaw Family, Master’s Hands,  Hearts Song , Trinity Quartet, and The Griffins (order of appearance and times may vary). Gold City Quartet will be featured in a special concert on Saturday at approximately 7:00 p.m.   Adoration Quartet will be opening for Gold City at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Many other talented semi-professional and amateur groups will appear during the weekend. 

There will be no competition Friday night. Competition is on both Saturday and Sunday with junior and senior groups including duets, trios, quartets, families, and church choirs competing for trophies beginning at 2 p.m. All groups are welcome and encouraged to sing in the contests.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Trophies will be awarded for Saturday winners at the end of competition on Saturday, and trophies will be awarded for Sunday winners after competition on Sunday.  Groups who enter competition on both days will be eligible for The Grand Champion Cup and the Consolation Cup.  The song selection for Sunday must be different from the selection the group chooses for Saturday.   Scores for both days will be used in determining the winners of the Grand Champion and Consolation Cups.