Gospel Music FanFair


Gospel Music FanFair
May 13-18, 2019 
Center for Rural Development

Somerset, KY

Gospel Music FanFair Invades KY Once More……..

Come Join us for Great Gospel Music that includes – Southern Gospel – Country Gospel – Bluegrass Gospel – Christian Country – Contemporary Christian – and more.
Inspirational Speakers – Christian Comedians – Family Friendly Entertainment – and all FREE!!
Make Plans Now!! May 13-18, 2019 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY.
Special Hotel Rates Available.

In 2005, Southern Gospel Music FanFair launched its inaugural event in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event moved to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2009. The following year, Wilds & Associates launched the Country Gospel Music FanFest, adding even more variety for Gospel music fans.

SGM FanFair and CGM FanFest are being combined into one event. Beginning with their 2014 season, Gospel music fans can now enjoy a variety of traditional and progressive Southern, Country, Bluegrass, Inspirational and Urban Gospel music all under one roof.

This will also mean a name change for the annual, six-day event. Encompassing the various sub-genres, the event name has been officially changed to Gospel Music FanFair.

As a result of the name change, a new website is currently under development at www.gospelmusicfanfair.com. The new site will offer all the information about the 2014 event, including an artist appearance itinerary for attendees, exhibit booth information for artists and vendors, daily scheduled activities, ticket information and much more.

The event will continue to feature morning worship services, afternoon matinees, daily showcases, evening concerts and a newly revamped fan awards show. (Details concerning the new Gospel Music Fan Awards are forthcoming.)

The biggest change, perhaps, is the location of the newly reorganized event. The new Gospel Music FanFair will premier at the state-of-the-art theatre of The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. The prestigious Center is located in the heart of the beautiful Lake Cumberland. The theatre is the ‘crown jewel and showpiece’ of The Center, where some of the top names in music have performed including the world-renowned National Symphony Orchestra.

On-site parking and plenty of nearby hotel accommodations will ensure convenience to artists, vendors, and fans. And in addition to all the outdoor fun of Lake Cumberland, Somerset offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and attractions suitable for the entire family.

The Gospel Music FanFair is scheduled to take place May 13-18, 2019.

Randall Wilds, CEO of Wilds & Associates, states, “We believe these changes will result in a very positive experience for attendees. Everyone is cordially invited to join us for this special 15th anniversary event as we continue the tradition of Gospel music, fellowship and family fun – creating wonderful memories for years to come.”

The Gospel Music Fan awards were established in 2005 to honor the legends, acknowledge accomplishments and recognize Fan Favorites within the Gospel music industry. Recipients are decided upon solely by Gospel music fans and enthusiasts through a two-ballot voting process once annually.
This is the first, the official open nomination ballot.
The second and final ballot listing the top 10 nominees in each category will be published in March 2019. Awards will be given as winners are announced at the 2019 Gospel Music Fan Awards on May 18, 2019 during the 15th annual Gospel Music FanFair in Somerset, Kentucky.

Please take this moment to make your vote count!

Vote online at www.christianvoicemagazine.com or download your print submission by clicking here.


Easily accessible, the exhibit hall adjoins the main auditorium and is the “meet & greet” gathering place for artists and fans.  Music and souvenirs will be available for purchase, as well as concessions. The exhibit hall opens daily at 3pm. So, you’ll have plenty of time before the evening concert to browse the exhibit booths, make new friends and visit with all your favorite artists, up close- all week long! ATTENTION ARTISTS / VENDORS:
If you are interested in securing booth exhibit space: Call our office at 205.662.4826 (Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm central) or fill out the form to have our sales department contact you.

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Office Hours
10:00am – 4:00pm Central
Monday through Friday
Gospel Music FanFair
2292 US-27 #300, Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: (606) 677-6000  E-mail: randall@wildsandassociates.com

FanFair 2019 Daily Schedule of Events

9:00 am Morning Worship Service – Ballroom
10:30 am -12:00 pm Artist Showcase Ballroom
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Artist Showcase – Ballroom
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Meet & Greet Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Matinee – Theatre
6:00 pm Evening Concert – Theatre

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat




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