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Granum prepares to host 2013 Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree

Jon Bauer returns to the Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree this weekend.

Jon Bauer returns to the Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree this weekend.

A Juno Award nominee returns this weekend to a gospel jamboree in Granum.
Jon Bauer, whose 2012 album Forevermore earned the Juno nomination for contemporary Christian album of the year, headlines the Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree.
Bauer is a favourite at the Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree, having appeared several times over the years.
Bauer has a busy schedule, touring Canada, the U.S. Europe and Asia for about 175 shows throughout the year.
Bauer has released six independent albums that generated 12 Canadian radio hits, including a No. 1 single and six Top 5 singles.
Since 2005 Bauer has gained 30 Covenant Award nominations and five awards from the Gospel Music Association, including male vocalist of the year.
Forevermore was the 2012 Gospel Music Association worship album of the year and was contemporary Christian album of the year in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
Bauer just released his latest album, Roots of Worship, and will perform songs from the new release at the gospel jamboree.
The 2013 Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-28 at Granum’s Granview Park.
Master of ceremonies for the weekend is TV news anchor Darrel Janz.
The jamboree gets under way Friday, July 26 with a supper at 6 p.m., followed
by a concert at 7 p.m. featuring the Keepers of the Faith, Canada’s Double Portion, Jon Bauer, the Gripping Family and The Rawlings.
Jon Bauer will stage a children’s program from 7-8 p.m. in the Homesteader.
The Gripping Family, Canada’s Double Portion and the Joyful Melody Trio get the music started with a family concert at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27.
An afternoon concert is set for 1 p.m. featuring Keepers of the Faith, Jon Bauer, The Keister Fiddlers, Joyful Melody Trio, and The Rawlings.
A children’s program featuring Jon Bauer will be held at 1 p.m. in the Homesteader.
Supper is planned for 5 p.m., followed by an evening concert at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Gripping Family, Jon Bauer, Canada’s Double Portion, Joyful Melody Trio, Keepers of the Faith and The Rawlings.
A youth concert featuring Cities Under Fire begins at 10:30 p.m.
A free pancake breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 28 by the Granum Christian Reformed Church, followed by praise and worship at 9 a.m. and an inter-denominational church service at 10 a.m. with The Keepers of the Faith sharing their story.
For more information visit www.gospelmusicjamboree.com.

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