Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival

IMC Concerts presents

Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival

Legacy Five, Booth Brothers, Cana’s Voice, Ball Brothers, The Erwins, Dennis Swanburg, The Hoppers, Greater Vision

Friday 5.11 - Saturday 5.12

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$79.00 - $99.00

This event is all ages

Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival
Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival

May 10 - 7:00PM
Legacy Five
Jim Brady Trio
Comedian Tim Lovelace

May 11 - 2:00PM
Guy Penrod
Southern Raised
Comedian Tim Lovelace

May 11 - 7:00PM
Legacy Five
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Booth Brothers
Comedian Tim Lovelace
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
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.
Cana’s Voice
Cana’s Voice
Many times in musical history, singers have decided to form a group and keep the news quiet while they rehearse and make crucial decisions concerning song selections, record companies, etc. Invariably, however, word gets out in the music industry. For several months now, that is exactly what has been happening, and the exciting news is being discussed by singers and musicians all around the country. It is now public knowledge that iconic gospel singers, Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson have officially united their talents to form the incredible vocal group, Cana’s Voice.

Jody McBrayer traveled 12 years with the highly acclaimed and multi-award winning group, Avalon. His vocal abilities helped garner 21 #1 songs, 3 Grammy nominations, over 4 million records sold and 3 Dove Awards for the popular CCM group. In 2003, the group earned the American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist.

Due to her awe-inspiring ability to deliver a song, TaRanda Greene has also received many prestigious awards. Her powerful voice and testimony have landed her as a regular featured vocalist on Grammy award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir projects. She has been invited to sing at the United Nations, as well as in the largest churches across the world. She has been a regular on the In Touch Network and Turning Point Ministries. TaRanda is respected and admired by singers and musicians as an example of vocal excellence.

As a founding member of Signature Sound, phenomenally talented Doug Anderson has traveled the globe, appearing in countless sold-out venues. Doug has garnered a Grammy nomination and 13 Dove Awards as both a soloist and as a member of Signature Sound. During his time with the group, they had three videos and one CD attain Gold status in Billboard sales.

With several live appearances behind them, Cana’s Voice is now set to release their first recording project, This Changes Everything. Working with award-winning producer Wayne Haun, they carefully selected 13 songs designed to offer hope to the hopeless. While they want to send their message of God’s love and redeeming grace to as many people as possible, they are particularly concerned for those who are on the edge of giving up on God, Christianity and the church.

Utilizing the skills of songwriters Haun, Joel Lindsey, Tommy Sims, CeCe Winans and many other great writers, the project is sure to encourage and inspire. Leading off with an upbeat tune by Sims and Winans, “Heavenly Father” is a prayer acknowledging complete dependence on God and an ongoing need to receive His help. A remake of the classic Truth ballad “Jesus Never Fails” appears early on the project. In another remake, Cana’s Voice incorporates the Gaither Vocal Band selection “There is a Mountain,” by Marcus Hummon and Robin Ann Boudreau, to remind listeners to cross life’s mountains with Jesus’ help.

Listeners are not left with the impression that they can simply be recipients of God’s love. In a song written by Rachel McCutcheon, Helga Kaefer, & Whitney Walker, the group uses the Luke 7 account of an outcast woman wiping Jesus’ feet with her hair to admonish listeners to “Love Anyway.”

For Cana’s Voice, this message of hope and perseverance comes from a very personal place. “There’s a lot more to a group than just the music. We all had similar stories,” Anderson shares.

A self-described “family man,” Anderson struggled with the amount of time he spent away from his wife and daughters while on the road pursuing his musical career. This, along with increasing requests for solo concerts, contributed to his decision to leave Signature Sound in 2015. Greene was thrust into the role of single mom and suffered from loneliness and clinical depression following the unexpected death of husband Tony Greene in 2010. McBrayer departed from Avalon and stepped into a nearly decade-long hiatus from the music industry after being diagnosed with degenerative heart disease. He had also been deeply affected by the deaths of his father and a close associate.

Little did each one know that lessons learned while walking with God through those valleys and coming out on the other side would one day lead to a new ministry. From the moment they met to discuss the possibility of forming a new group, the musicians realized God was doing something unique. “Within a couple of minutes, we knew we had something special,” Anderson recalled. “We knew there was a chemistry between the three of us. We all had come from some hard stories.”

These trio members found their group identity and name from the John 2 account of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding feast in Cana. “What is so significant to the three of us is the vessels Jesus used to create that miracle,” Greene explains. “They were broken and old, had fulfilled their purpose and had seen better days, but Jesus used them for a purpose that was even better than the first. As we sang our first note together, we realized God isn't finished with us. Just like those broken vessels, we have been repurposed for such a time as this. We want to carry the gospel to the world with humility, knowing where we've come from, knowing God is guiding our every step; believing in the Heavenly Father to be exactly who He is. We stand as a voice for the broken and wounded, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb for a higher calling. We are Cana's Voice.” McBrayer adds, “Our prayer is that God would give us a platform to change the lives of many people by telling of His grace and mercy.”

As the trio uses the stage to minister from personal experience of persevering through life’s difficulties, Cana’s Voice strives to help audiences understand the importance of pressing on through hard times and believing that God has a greater plan. “It Changes Everything: that’s what Cana’s Voice is to the three of us,” McBrayer commented. Describing the music industry as a “huge megaphone” to change lives by telling of God’s grace, mercy, and redemption, McBrayer said of the trio, “Our goal is to change everything we can about people. I don’t have delusions of grandeur. I just want people to hear and be touched by the music.”
Ball Brothers
Ball Brothers
When it comes to the Ball Brothers, forget what you know about other "gospel quartets." Because this unique group stands in stark contrast to many preconceived notions regarding traditional quartet music, the Ball Brothers have found life "outside of the box." Tenor vocalist, Andrew, states, "We're a younger group and we're a different kind of group. At first, it was a struggle trying to imitate other groups and fit into the proverbial 'southern gospel mold'. We finally stopped apologizing for what we weren't and have embraced the uniqueness of our God-given voices and harmonies. Since then, our musical horizons have expanded, and our ministry has really taken off."

Since their formation in 2006, the Ball Brothers have rapidly made their mark in Christian music by finding a musical balance between the old and the new. "We've never been to a place where every person in the audience was the same age. On the contrary, most places we go have a mixture of young, middle-aged, and older people. So, our music style and song selection is based around that blend. It's great to see a grandmother and granddaughter worshiping together and enjoying the same music. We get to see that on a regular basis," says lead vocalist, Daniel.

What can someone expect when they hear the Ball Brothers? A mix of musical styles, melted together by tight, four-part harmony. Each song is hand-picked to be message-driven, and theologically sound. Their goal is to spread the message of the Gospel and encourage believers.

One won't have to look very far on the internet to find out what the Ball Brothers are like "behind the scenes." The guys have a popular Facebook series called, "Rollin' with the Ball Brothers" that offers an inside look into their ministry and lives on the road. "Rollin' with the Ball Brothers” is our way of tearing down the divide that sometimes separates us from our audience. We're not interested in promoting ourselves as "rock stars." We're interested in showing everyone how God can use "normal" people for His honor and glory," says Daniel.

From over 40,000,000 online video views, to Gaither videos, to national television appearances; from Youth Conferences to Senior Retreats; from Sunday morning worship service, to Saturday afternoon at the state fair; the Ball Brothers thrive in a balanced ministry, carving out a sound and approach that is uniquely their own. Regardless of your age or musical preference, the Ball Brothers invite you to see and hear the difference.

Quick Facts:

- Their hit song "It's About the Cross" hit #1 on the iTunes Christian Chart and has been seen over 20 millions times online.
- Their album "Breakthrough" made the top #5 on the iTunes Christian Chart.
- Won the 2011 Singing News "Horizon Group of the Year"
- Appeared on the popular Gaither Homecoming video series.a
- Performed on the Main Stage of the National Quartet Convention.
- Over 40 million online video views from 2015-2016
- Shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Christian music including: The Gaither Vocal Band, Point of Grace, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, the Martins, Legacy Five, and many more.
- Travel more than 150 dates per year across the World.
The Erwins
The Erwins
There is something captivating about the blending and swelling of sibling harmony. When that is combined with pure talent, and a servant’s heart for people, you have the incomparable ministry of THE ERWINS.

The Erwin’s started singing as soon as they were each able to talk. Appearing over 270 dates a year with their mother and father, who have been in full-time evangelism for 40 years, they have been traveling full-time their entire life singing in concerts, revivals, and conferences all across the country. Three of the four siblings, Keith (born 11-12-92), Kody (born 4-26-94) and Kris (born 5-5-96) performed as a trio until 2013, when the group announced that their little sister, Katie (born 9-19-00), would be joining the group full-time on stage officially making them a Mixed Group.

Keith says, “Singing is all we know and all we want to do. It's our life and our joy to serve the Lord with the voices He has given us. We will gladly go through any door He chooses to open, no matter how big or small. We know the Lord doesn't need us, but He chooses to use us, and for that we are thankful.” And it’s with that determination and focus that The Erwins are blazing new trails in Southern Gospel, proving to their industry peers and fans alike, that the future of Southern Gospel music is, in fact, secure with a young group like The Erwins coming on the scene.
Dennis Swanburg
Dennis Swanburg
Dennis served the local church in pastoral ministry for 23 years. Then, in 1995 Dennis took a leap of faith when he stepped down as church pastor and stepped up to the microphone on stages and platforms all across America and the World.

“The Swan” soon became “AMERICA’S MINISTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT”, a job he takes seriously as he continues to speak to about 150 organizations, faith-based groups and corporations every year. He has hosted two successful TV series, authored 9 books, and created over two dozen DVD/CD productions.

Dennis is a graduate of Baylor University where he majored in both Greek and Religion (1976). He earned both a Master of Divinity (1980) and a Doctor of Ministry (1986) at Southwestern Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX.

Dennis is married to the former Lauree Wilkes of Ft. Worth, TX. Dennis and Lauree have two grown sons: Chad and his wife Lisa, and Dustin and his wife, Britny. ‘The Swans’ make their home in Monroe, Louisiana.
The Hoppers
The Hoppers
Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land at the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.

Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean’s wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes. She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.
Greater Vision
Greater Vision
For a quarter of a century, Greater Vision has inspired audiences with their rich vocal blend and their effective ability to communicate the message of the gospel. They have established a firm place at the pinnacle of Christian music, and have become the most awarded trio in the history of Gospel music.

The vocals and rich harmony Greater Vision has become recognized for are the result of the blending of three unique and versatile vocalists. Gerald Wolfe, the group’s founder, sings the lead and serves as emcee. Prolific songwriter, Rodney Griffin, handles the baritone part for the trio, while Chris Allman, also a prolific writer, sings the tenor.

The Singing News Magazine and the Southern Gospel Music Association have named Greater Vision Gospel Music’s Favorite Trio. They have also received numerous honors for Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Additionally, Rodney Griffin has been named Songwriter of the Year every year since 1998, as well as being named Favorite Baritone multiple times. Gerald Wolfe has been named Favorite Male Vocalist seven times.

Greater Vision is heard daily by listeners of traditional Christian radio, as well as Satellite and Internet radio. They are also seen regularly on the In Touch television program, hosted by Dr. Charles Stanley, and on the Gaither Gospel Series. Gerald is also a regular co-host on the syndicated “Homecoming Radio” Show, heard weekly on more than 2800 stations around the world, as well as Satellite Radio and Internet outlets. Their most recent endeavor is as a part of the very popular “Gospel Music Hymn Sing” DVD and coinciding GMHS Events across the country.

Refusing to rest on past success, Greater Vision pursues excellence with each new recording endeavor. They are often teamed with Dove and Grammy Award-winning Arranger, Lari Goss, on projects including their latest, “As We Speak” recording… Lari’s last recording with the guys, before passing away in January of 2015. Produced by Gerald Wolfe, this new recording features new songs written by both Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman, along with several other well-known writers, including Phil Cross, Joel Hemphill, and Regina Walden.

More than 175 times every year, Greater Vision presents the Gospel, through music, in a way that has endeared them to audiences around the world.
Venue Information:
Crystal Grand
430 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965