Gaither Homecoming to return to WCU for September concert

by Jun 26, 2014A&E, Happenings0 comments

CULLOWHEE – The Gaither Homecoming Tour will bring a full evening of entertainment and music to Western Carolina University’s Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.

The award-winning gospel band featuring Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, David Phelps, Adam Crabb and Todd Suttles performs to packed houses worldwide. “I’ve always said it all starts with a great song, and we are fortunate that each concert includes great songs that have stood the test of time,” Gaither said.

Gaither and his wife, Gloria, have written more than 700 gospel songs, including “He Touched Me,” “Because He Lives” and “There’s Just Something about That Name.” Most of their recordings have gone gold or platinum, and they regularly appear on television networks around the world.

The tour stop at WCU will showcase the songs on the Gaither Vocal Band’s latest recording, “Hymns.” Joining the Gaither Vocal Band will be The Isaacs, The Nelons, Buddy Greene, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams.

Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30. Ticket prices are $73 for platinum seating, $36 for artist circle seating, $26 for regular reserved seating and $23 for seniors and children. Groups of 15 or more can reserve regular seating for $21 per person.

Info: Visit or (828) 227-7677. To purchase tickets, call 828-227-7722 or visit the Ramsey Activity Center box office.