The first Gospel Legend Concert will be held at the Sahara Temple, 820 S. Main St., June 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free to attend, although an offering will be accepted, according to organizer O.C. Remley.
Remley wanted to give back to the Gospel groups within the community for all they have done and he figured the concert is the way to thank them.
“They’re at every church event singing and giving praise, and they never ask for anything in return, they are just always their praises God,” he said.
The concert will feature the Holcombs, Men in Black, Thomas Sisters and Webb Sisters.
According to spokeswoman Dee Holcomb, the Holcomb Brothers consisted of Mike, Danny, Terry and the late Tommy Holcomb Sr. After the death of Tommy Holcomb Sr., Daniel and Matt Holcomb stepped up to continue the legacy of the group now known as the Holcombs.
The group has received nationwide recognition. They were featured on the Grand Old Opry and have been singing southern style Gospel music since the 1970s.
Men in Black
According to a press release, the Men in Black consists of 55 men from churches throughout the city. Adrian Allen was responsible for starting the group.The group has performed at various events and helped in providing clothing and food for the needy during holidays.
“We’re always together as a group, why not start our own group?” Allen was quoted as saying in the press release.
The Thomas Sisters consist of Angela and Shalisha Thomas, who have been singing together for almost 15 years, according to a press release. The sisters sing a mix of traditional and contemporary Gospel and say they are two young ladies with old souls.
The Webb Sisters include Georgia, Betty, Delories, Doris and Eloise. The sisters have been singing together for more than 40 years, beginning in their local church choir. In 2008, the sisters released “I’ll Be Happy,” their first CD.