Bluegrass jam is Saturday

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Little Sandridge Bluegrass Gospel Jamboree is set for Saturday at Little Sandridge, rain or shine.

Dwight Berry, event organizer, said no matter what the weather the Jamboree will go on.

“If it rains, we’ll go inside. If not, we’ll be outside under the shade trees,” Berry said and added laughing. “Either way, you might want to bring your funeral home fans.”

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The Little Sandridge Bluegrass Gospel Jamboree will get underway at 11 a.m. Saturday and close with “Amazing Grace” at 4 p.m.

“We’ve got three of the best bluegrass gospel bands from our area and two outstanding bands from outside the area,” Berry said. “The Benton Brothers and Company and the Monticello Bluegrass Gospel, both from Banks, will be our first two groups. Then, we’ll have the Bosheers Family from Leoma, Tennessee, the Seminole String Band from Seminole and Old Southern Gospel from Jack.”

Berry said there is a possibility that the Broken Strings Bluegrass Band from Victoria will also take the stage.

Admission to the Little Sandridge Bluegrass Gospel Jamboree is free and Berry said everyone who enjoys bluegrass gospel is invited to be a part of this first time jamboree.

Berry has hosted or co-hosted several bluegrass gospel singings at Little Sandridge over the years but this is the first bluegrass gospel jamboree.

“I feel like this is my ministry,” Berry said. “It’s through this music, these songs, that we can get the word out about Jesus.”

A barbecue lunch will be provided and Berry said Kimble and Charlotte Adamson and several area churches are helping him put dinner “on the table.”

“We just want people to come and hear the message of the music,” Berry said.

Seating will be provided but those who prefer lawn chairs are encouraged to bring them.

“We won’t charge admission but a free will offering will be received to help with the bands’ expenses and travel,” Berry said

Little Sandridge is located 19 miles south of Troy on Highway 123 toward Ariton.