SOURCE: Fan Fest

February 01, 2007 11:03 ET

The Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Festival April 19-21, 2007 at Save Mart Center at Fresno State

Tickets Now on Sale for the Biggest Gospel Festival West of the Rockies

FRESNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- The 11th Annual Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Fest (GWSGFF) will return to the Save Mart Center for a three-day festival from April 19 through April 21, 2007. The largest gospel celebration west of the Rockies, the GWSGFF will host today's most popular singers, musicians and comedians including The Florida Boys, Legacy 5 and America's favorite family of Gospel Music, The Hoppers.

"We are thrilled to be returning to such an incredible arena with some truly magnificent talent," said renowned musician and producer of the GWSGFF, Les Beasley. "The event provides a weekend of heartfelt worship and fellowship that is conveniently located to all major attractions in California, not to mention the western region."

The festival provides afternoon and nightly entertainment. Afternoon showcases feature comedy by Jeff Allen and Tim Hawkins, vintage quartets, Songwriter's Showcase and an interactive old-fashioned Sing Along. Also, back by popular demand is the "Best of the West," an impromptu music session featuring talent such as Watchmen, Knox Brothers, Herb Henry Family and Johnson Family Singers.

Evening concerts will feature the best in southern gospel and quartet music including Gospel legend Jessy Dixon, The Booth Brothers, The Isaacs and The Greenes.

More than 500 fans are expected to arrive at this year's event with their Recreational Vehicles. Special parking is available with direct access to the Save Mart Center. This convenience will allow RV owners to access the comfort of their vehicles between festivities.

Save Mart Center at Fresno State is only three miles from the airport, 169 miles from Sacramento, 225 miles from Los Angeles and 88 miles from Yosemite National Park, GWSGFF is accessible from all major attractions.

Three-day tickets for the Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Festival are now on sale. Single day tickets will go on sale February 3, 2007. Tickets may be purchased at the Save Mart Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including select Save Mart stores, online at or charge by phone 559-485-TIXS (8497) For more information or for group reservations, call toll-free 1-800-589-4669. For event exhibitions information call 336-601-0577.

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