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“On a Spiritual High,” a concert featuring the Kevin Wilson and Silver City bands, will be held at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Cumming Playhouse. For more information or to purchase tickets, which are $15, visit www.playhousecumming.com.
Two Christian musical groups will take to the Cumming Playhouse stage next week.
The Kevin Wilson Band and Silver City Band will present a concert called “On a Spiritual High” at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 8.
Linda Heard, executive director of the Cumming Playhouse, said the concert is being presented by Forsyth County Commissioner Patrick Bell.
“[He] approached us and asked to produce it to promote Kevin Wilson and spotlight one of our local groups,” Heard said. “We hope the show is a success.”
Bell, who is producing the show, said he learned about Wilson while on a church mission trip two years ago.
He said his church visited the Red Bird Mission in eastern Kentucky, which offers a school, medical facilities and other assistance to poor families in the area.
Bell was helping a man there with home repairs, he said, when the man started playing one of Wilson’s albums. Wilson, it turned out, had attended the Red Bird Mission School.
“We were all like, ‘Wow, this is tremendous music,’” Bell said.
He later contacted Wilson, and told him he would like to help support his career.
“I told him how much I’d love to have him come to our church, and the more we talked, I realized he needed to perform for a larger group,” Bell said.
From London, Ky., Wilson has released four albums with the latest titled “A Place to Forgive Me.” He has dedicated his life to a full-time music ministry, Bell said.
“He’s pretty popular in that [eastern Kentucky] area,” Bell said. “I just want to help him get more exposure to a larger area.”
“The music he does is tremendous. The tune is like contemporary country music, but the words are very wholesome … it’s the kind of music you want your kids to listen to.”
Silver City Band will also perform.
The group is a country gospel group from the Silver City community in north Forsyth.
According to Bell, the group has been performing for years to sellout crowds across the Southeast.
Tickets to the show are $15 each. Bell said the two groups will provide “a great family afternoon.”
“Audiences can expect to walk away with a warmth they’ve not felt,” he said. “[The music] is just heartwarming.”