Here’s a trivia question for you. How many quartet gospel groups on the road today perform at various County or State Fairs? The question is not how often they perform at the ‘fairground.’ For many programs across the south are often held in buildings and fields at the local (or state) fairground. But, how many gospel quartet groups actually perform while the Fair is going on?
There may be a few, if that many. Well, there is one quartet gospel group that has the privilege of performing tonight (as the main musical event) during the 100th Anniversary Celebration of The Halifax Virginia County Fair in South Boston, Virginia. That’s right a quartet gospel group will actually headline the Music program at the Fair. That group was none other than Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites.
Doc and the guys will perform tonight at the Fair’s Grandstand, 1188 James D. Hagood Highway (U.S. 360), South Boston, Virginia. The Grandstand seats 2,500. It is safe to say that the attendees are in for a special program tonight. The Hi-Lites are the kind of group that could make even fairgoers stand still and rejoice in the Lord.
Think about it, what other group on the road today have the repertoire from which they could draw to be entertaining and yet minister to fairgoers. One can only imagine that the Hi-Lites will probably sing “Hold On (to what you got),” “Just One Lifetime,” and of course “Love Train.”
This is the group’s first time performing at a County Fair. We are certain they will leave the crowd wanting more ‘good’ gospel quartet music.
PS: Let us know of any gospel quartet groups performing at local, county or state fairs in your part of the world.