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Annual Festivals & Concerts


Annual James D. Vaughan Festival

Some of the best-known gospel musicians in America appear in Lawrenceburg, TN in July of every year to honor the Father of Southern Gospel Music.

The annual James D. Vaughan Festival is held at the Crockett Theatre in downtown Lawrenceburg, TN.

The festival is held to  benefit the James D. Vaughan Museum in Lawrenceburg.  Vaughan is considered the founder of Southern Gospel Music.

The City of Lawrenceburg has been recognized by the Gospel Music Association, the state of Tennessee and the U.S. Congress as the "Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music".

Main Street Lawrenceburg and the Lawrenceburg Lions Club sponsor the event.

For tickets and more info please call 1-800-547-6500


Big Jim Hamil was the emcee for the event.

Tom Crews, Curator, welcomes visitors to the Museum while in town for the festival.  
Left to Right :
Tom Crews, Gerald Crabb, Foxy Griffins, Billy Todd, Monty Gilliam, Bobby Alford and sitting at piano, Stewart Varnado

Scenes from prior festivals

Hovie Lister & The Statesmen Quartet

Jon Kelly and Hovie Lister

Jon Kelly introduces James G. Freeze, of Oasis Productions, producer for
The Kellys

Hovie Lister visits museum while in town for the concert.

Photos Courtesy of Birdsong Photography, Lawrenceburg, TN

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