Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival

IMC Concerts presents

Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival

Legacy Five, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Mark Lowry, Collingsworth Family, Booth Brothers, Freedom Singers, Southern Raised

Friday 5.12 - Saturday 5.13

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$79.00 - $99.00

Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival
Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival
2 DAYS, 3 GREAT SESSIONS

Friday - 7:00 PM
Booth Brothers
Legacy Five
Southern Raised

Saturday 2:00 PM
Mark Lowry
Legacy Five
Freedom Singers

Saturday 7:00 PM
Collingsworth Family
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Legacy Five
Legacy Five Bio:
When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December of 1999, Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern Gospel Quartet singing. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that day, they have made a major mark on the Southern Gospel Music world. Immediately audiences responded overwhelmingly to their four-part harmony and their ability to effectively communicate the message of Christ. Since the quartet’s formation, they have established and maintained a firm place at the top of Christian music.

Mark Lowry Bio:
Lowry was born in Houston, Texas to Charles, an attorney, and Beverly Lowry. He often uses anecdotes of his young life in his comedy, as well as speaking of his experience with hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder in his performances. Lowry is a self-described "Poster Boy for Hyperactivity".

Ernie Haase & Signature Sounds Bio:
Forget your normal Gospel Quartet. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) have broken the mold. Their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News with groundbreaking originality has blazed a trail that will go down in gospel music history. Across Europe they have been nicknamed the “Ambassadors of Joy” because of the message of hope and joy that permeates their performances.

Collingsworth Family Bio:
Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family.

Booth Brothers Bio:
With their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, the Booth Brothers have been sharing their faith and their music fulltime since 1998. These men get their musical influences from a wide range of performers-from the Eagles to the Gatlin Brothers to legendary gospel greats such as Bill Gaither and Mosie Lister. But their inspiration comes straight from God. Ronnie and Michael grew up with the sound of music in their home. Raised in Tampa, Florida, their father, Ron Sr., sang in several southern gospel groups, including the Rebels Quartet. Ronnie and Michael began traveling with their father as the Booth Brothers in 1990. Father and sons ministered together for the next eight years, singing wherever God opened the doors.

Freedom Singers Bio:
Throughout history, there have been men and women who were willing to sacrifice their lives rather than compromise their faith. The Freedom Singers' story is one that will inspire you with a fresh, modern day picture of faith in a God that is still in control of a world gone mad.

Southern Raised Bio:
Southern Raised, a group of award winning kinfolk, trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass soaked Ozark Mountains. They have created a Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meets country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical. They’re talented, they’re energetic, they’re Southern Raised. You will hear Beethoven’s 5th like never B4, as the two genres become one at the hand of Southern Raised and when the siblings croon a ballad, it is nothing short of breathtaking. Be prepared to expect the unexpected as classical meets bluegrass and new life is breathed into the music and your soul.
Legacy Five
Legacy Five
When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December of 1999, Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern Gospel Quartet singing. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that day, they have made a major mark on the Southern Gospel Music world. Immediately audiences responded overwhelmingly to their four-part harmony and their ability to effectively communicate the message of Christ. Since the quartet’s formation, they have established and maintained a firm place at the top of Christian music.



Legacy Five has enjoyed more success in their short career than many groups experience in decades. In their first ten years, The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel music’s leading fan and trade publication, has nominated Legacy Five for some 75 Singing News fan awards. Year after year they are recognized as one of Gospel music’s favorite southern gospel groups. The Southern Gospel Music Association honored Legacy Five with Recording of the year and they have had 2 Dove Award nominations.

Legacy Five has been featured on numerous video tapings of the Gaither and friends Homecoming Video series, which has sold multiple millions of copies worldwide. They have also appeared on In Touch, with Dr. Charles Stanley, as well as In Touch Ministries’ sponsored cruises. Legacy Five is also regulars at Dr. David Jeremiah’s Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. Viewers across America have seen Legacy Five on TNN, TBN, Sky Angel, INSP, GMT, The Odyssey Network and a host of local channels.



The rich four and five part harmony that Legacy Five has become noted for are the result of a masterful weaving together of five unique and versatile talents. Glenn Dustin sings the bass, Scott Howard sings the baritone, Scott Fowler sings the Lead, Gus Gaches sings the tenor and Trey Ivey is the group’s pianist
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Forget your normal Gospel Quartet. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) have broken the mold. Their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News with groundbreaking originality has blazed a trail that will go down in gospel music history. Across Europe they have been nicknamed the “Ambassadors of Joy” because of the message of hope and joy that permeates their performances.

The group's founder and leader, Ernie Haase, was a long-time member of the famous Cathedral Quartet, headed by the late George Younce. Ernie's roots are deeply planted in the rich legacy of music that is both meaningful and thoroughly entertaining. After the Cathedrals bade farewell to their five-decade run in the music industry, Ernie's passion for gospel music led him to a new beginning.

In 2003, he gathered a group of like-minded men who shared his love for God, great harmonies, time-honored songs and energetic performances... and together they have become one of the most influential forces in southern gospel music. Inspired by their heroes, loved by their audiences and blessed by the Lord beyond their dreams, Ernie (tenor), Devin McGlamery (lead), Doug Anderson (baritone) and Ian Owens (bass) perform more than 100 shows yearly in North America and abroad. In 2012 they will have a major tour of Australia and New Zealand, as well as two visits to Europe and a first tour of India.

EHSS' first DVD release (early 2007) soared to the top of Billboard Magazine's Music Video Chart and simultaneously topped the Contemporary Christian Music Video Chart. That same DVD (Get Away Jordan) achieved Gold sales status, and the project's accompanying audio release topped both the CCM and Southern Gospel Audio Charts simultaneously.

In 2008, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound won Gospel Music Association Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for "Get Away Jordan." The "Jordan" album has also been certified Gold. In 2009, they won another Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Dove Award for "Reason Enough" from their "Dream On" album.

Released in the fall of 2008, the "Dream On" DVD debuted at No. 1 on the Contemporary Christian Music Video Chart and at No. 3 on the Billboard Music Video Chart. "Dream On" was nominated for a 2010 Grammy in the category of "Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.”

In 2010 they again debuted a DVD (A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet) at No. 1 in the Billboard Music Video charts. No.2 and No.3 respectively were the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Not bad musical company!

EHSS' success continues with each new release, but perhaps their most rewarding achievement is the new generation of gospel music lovers emerging across the globe. The group's contagious energy spreads through entertaining performances ... bringing listeners around the world their refreshing approach to gospel classics and new material that is uniquely Signature Sound.
Mark Lowry
Mark Lowry
Mark Alan Lowry (born June 24, 1958) is a Christian comedian, author, songwriter, and singer, best known for co-writing the song "Mary, Did You Know?" Lowry performed with the Gaither Vocal Band from 1988–2001 and, in January 2009, he re-joined the group along with other "GVB" alumni Michael English and David Phelps. Lowry has recorded twelve albums, both music and comedy.

Lowry was born in Houston, Texas to Charles, an attorney, and Beverly Lowry. He often uses anecdotes of his young life in his comedy, as well as speaking of his experience with hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder in his performances. Lowry is a self-described "Poster Boy for Hyperactivity".


When I was a kid, my hyperactivity was always getting me into trouble. Most people figured I would grow up to be a criminal. A little voice inside me convinced me I was a failure, that I would never amount to anything. I had what's known today as A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder). Back then, they called it B.R.A.T. And I wasn't your normal brat. I was the type of kid that when people met me, they knew why some animals eat their young.

—Mark Lowry
Collingsworth Family
Collingsworth Family
Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family.

Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family. Their boundaries of influence have expanded until they have sung and played all over the United States (as well as internationally) into their 26th year of ministry. Their constant, persistent attention to cutting-edge arranging, musical excellence, and a proper balance of spiritual emphasis are the keys to success God has helped them tap.

Phil & Kim’s actual base of ministry began during their college days. Phil is a 1986 graduate of God’s Bible School & College, Cincinnati, OH. This is the famous, 100+ year old college that is well-known within Christian education ranks for having been the American college where Oswald Chambers (“My Utmost For His Highest”) taught. Phil also completed professional trumpet studies at College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and earned a Bachelor of Sacred Music degree with a double major in trumpet performance and music education. Kim attended Union Bible College, Westfield, IN where she was very instrumental in arranging most of the music that was performed by the college’s traveling music groups.

Since that time, many ministry opportunities have come across their pathway. They have always maintained a public performance ministry, which for the first fourteen years included doing music presentations for church camps and extended-length revival campaigns. They have also held the positions of Ministers of Music, Hobe Sound Bible Church, Hobe Sound, FL; Director, Music Division, Union Bible College, Westfield, IN; and Phil was Dean of Enrollment Management at his Alma Mater, God’s Bible School & College, Cincinnati, OH.

In January, 2000, Phil & Kim transitioned to a new, all-concert ministry. They began recording professionally and currently exclusively utilize one of Nashville’s most award winning producers, Wayne Haun. This new emphasis began to expand their boundaries rapidly. Their home has seen the addition of four children across the years and the children are now very actively involved in the ministry. Their two oldest daughters are quite proficient on the violin and play at each of their concerts. Their entire family sings together in an ensemble as well as Brooklyn, their 22 yr old daughter, joining them in trio vocals for most of the program. Kim is well-known for her phenomenal mastery of the piano and the extraordinary talent God has given her is a part of each concert, as well as trumpet solos from Phil.

Their newest full-scale studio project, “PART OF THE FAMILY”, released September, 2011 includes their current national radio single, “Tell The Mountain” written by Lee Black, Sue Smith & Kenna West and promoted to radio by Rhonda Thompson Promotions.

They previously released a “first” in the Christian Music Industry, filming two full length music videos at the famed MUSIC HALL in Cincinnati, OH, the home of the world-class Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The two filmings were the first Christian concerts ever to be filmed at a major symphony venue. They have also released two videos filmed in High Definition by Gaither Television Productions with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint, MI.

On January 1, 2004, they signed an exclusive booking agreement with THE DOMINION AGENCY of Fayetteville, NC, which now represents them in all personal appearances. On March 1, 2011, they moved into a new multi year, exclusive recording agreement with StowTown Records, Nashville, TN, one of Gospel Music’s newest and most exciting record companies, owned by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun. Collingsworth Family recorded products are marketed nationally to the CBA Market thru Provident Distribution and to secular markets by Sony Music.

Their ministry has been featureded on the nation’s largest gospel music syndicated radio program, The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil as well as on Daniel Britt & Friends on XM/SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Enlighten. Their music is regularly featured on Enlighten, GMT (Gospel Music Television), The DayStar Television Network, and has also been featured in one hour prime-time specials on the INSP Television Network. The Collingsworth Family, at the personal invitation of Bill & Gloria Gaither, appeared on the newest Homecoming Series taping filmed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. They have also been added as regulars on many of the Gaither Homecoming Concerts, making appearances with Gaithers in some of their largest venues in the US and Canada. Their personal appearance schedule shows the broad appeal their family emphasis has, performing in all types of venues across the US, the Cayman Islands, and recently in Sweden.

The rapid expansion they have seen occur with the transition to an all-concert ministry is a direct result of the emphasis they have placed on the power of prayer. Each Tuesday evening, they hold a private prayer meeting in their home for the specific purpose of praying for the salvation of their children and the expansion of their ministry. Since the beginning of these weekly prayer meetings in 2000, the doors of opportunity for ministry have opened to them, crossing all evangelical denominational boundaries. Phil & Kim’s entire purpose is to give the talent God has loaned them back to their Creator as a sacrifice of praise.
Booth Brothers
Booth Brothers
With their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, the Booth Brothers have been sharing their faith and their music fulltime since 1998. These men get their musical influences from a wide range of performers-from the Eagles to the Gatlin Brothers to legendary gospel greats such as Bill Gaither and Mosie Lister. But their inspiration comes straight from God.
Ronnie and Michael grew up with the sound of music in their home. Raised in Tampa, Florida, their father, Ron Sr., sang in several southern gospel groups, including the Rebels Quartet. Ronnie and Michael began traveling with their father as the Booth Brothers in 1990. Father and sons ministered together for the next eight years, singing wherever God opened the doors.
In 1998, Ron Sr. retired from the stage so Ronnie and Michael began looking for a new singing partner. They had several capable singers come through the group, but most recently teamed up with Jim Brady, formerly of The Schulers. The newest "Booth Brother" actually had his first gig with the brothers at a Gaither event. "We didn't even have a chance to really practice," Ronnie says laughingly. "We just met him at the event. We ran through a couple of things and then we went on stage!" But the combination worked from the beginning and Jim has become an integral part of the trio.
This trio has been gracing fans and blessing audiences with their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming tour and their own fairly heavy touring schedule over the last several years. They are known for their high energy and humorous yet touching concerts, but their deepest desire is to show God's love, grace and forgiveness through the song God has given them to sing.
The Booth Brothers' dedication to the music they love has rewarded them with multiple awards and recognitions. Included among these are Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year, Best Live Performer of the Year, Song of the Year and various other honors.
Freedom Singers
Freedom Singers
Throughout history, there have been men and women who were willing to sacrifice their lives rather than compromise their faith. The Freedom Singers' story is one that will inspire you with a fresh, modern day picture of faith in a God that is still in control of a world gone mad.

Simone Ivascu, Steven Ivascu, and Wesley Pop, fled Romania when they were only teenagers. In Romania, their native land, at that time, all young men, upon completing High School, were forced to join the army. Being conscientious Christians, they could not join the army because freedom of worship was totally restricted. Refusing to join would result in several years of imprisonment and persecution. Determined to escape to freedom, they all faced danger and hardships fleeing from Romania to Italy, but Simon and Wesley's nightmare began in earnest when they crawled into a container, were then locked and sealed, and placed aboard a container vessel. There they spent two weeks in total darkness as they baked in the heat for days before being loaded onto the ship, headed to unknown destination. They ran out of food, water, oxygen, and hope. As despair filled the container. It appeared that the container became their likely tomb; Once again, God provided another of many miracles in this incredible real life story of faith and perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds. This trio has been singing since their days in Italy shortly after fleeing Romania. Simon recalls, "We were singing hymns together, back when we were in Italy, but we started to sing Southern Gospel Music in 2000, after we heard the Gaither's and the Cathedrals on television. It was a sound that we instantly fell in love with. After singing at local churches and telling our story, it was suggested to actually give our group a name: "The Freedom Singers." This would be the most appropriate name considering the backgrounds of the guys. So in 2001, the "Freedom Singers" was officially born.

Simon goes on to say that, "We've been blessed beyond our imagination in so many ways. From the opportunity of sharing our music and testimony in churches big and small, to performing at the largest annual Canadian Gospel Convention in Red Deer and doing radio and TV interviews to being a quest artist on a Christian Music cruise." 2010 brings even more exciting opportunities to the Freedom Singers as they are scheduled to travel across United States and Canada. They are scheduled to sing at Legacy Five's Memorial Day and Labor Day Celebrations in Nashville, Tennessee, Greater Vision's Texas Praise-Fest, The Great Western Fan-Fest in Visalia-California, The Gaither Homecoming in Galtinburg, TN and the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY.

FREEDOM SINGERS share their music and testimony in the hope that those who listen will be spiritually enriched and blessed. They give praise to God for His guidance and abundant Grace.
Southern Raised
Southern Raised
Southern Raised, a group of award winning kinfolk, trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass soaked Ozark Mountains. They have created a Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meets country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical. They’re talented, they’re energetic, they’re Southern Raised. You will hear Beethoven’s 5th like never B4, as the two genres become one at the hand of Southern Raised and when the siblings croon a ballad, it is nothing short of breathtaking. Be prepared to expect the unexpected as classical meets bluegrass and new life is breathed into the music and your soul.
Collectively they have received nominations from Singing News Fan Awards, Diamond Awards, Front Porch Fellowship and a staggering 32 SPBGMA Midwest nominations, Bass Performer of the Year, nominated 4- time Fiddle Performer of the Year, Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Christian Country Album of the Year, to name a few. SRB has been featured on RFD TV’s Larry’s Country Diner, Gospel Music Showcase hosted by Guy Penrod, RFD TV’s Music City Show and many more. There’s something about the sound of these siblings that harkens us to the halcyon days of hawthorn-filled air perfumed with the pungency of the spring blossoms. They’re 4 string wielding siblings with a strong passion for music that has dug deep into their roots and have taken their music to the cutting
edge of creativity. Southern Raised-Committed to the Lord, each other and bringing their music to the people” defines this phenomenal group of three sisters, Lindsay (bass), Sarah (banjo), Emily (mandolin & violin) and their brother Matthew (guitar), that are sweeping the country with a sound that has been described as “The other side of amazing.” Their most recent album is helmed by Gaither Vocal Band’s Kevin Williams and engineered by the
legendary Bil VornDick. As an engineer and producer, 7 time Grammy winning VornDick is responsible for crafting the sounds on countless albums including those of Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Marty Robins and Bela Fleck. There is a warmth and realness about them that draws you in, making them one of the best, most unique sounds on the scene. They have the distinct ability to cross genres, winning the hearts of all who hear them. When asked their heart behind the music, Southern Raised says, “Jesus is the reason we sing, the
passion that burns, the cause we carry and the One we love! We thank Him for allowing us the honor to share His message with the world!” “They thrill me with their singing and playing. They intrigue me with their ideas. They inspire me with their love for the Lord and each other. In short, they are amazing.” -Kevin Williams, Gaither Vocal Band, Humorist and Guitar Soloist
Venue Information:
Crystal Grand
430 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
http://www.crystalgrand.com/