One of the best-known names in Southern Gospel music will be appearing at the Dandee Denson Shrine Auditorium in March as part of a fundraiser for the Hope Rebirth Homeless Shelter in Summerville.

Ivan Parker, the one-time lead singer for the Gold City Quartet, will be doing a benefit concert on March 2, 2012.  Parker is a native of North Carolina where his father was a Pentecostal pastor.  He began singing with the Gold City Quartet – based out of Hokes Bluff, Alabama – in 1983 as the lead vocalist.  Parker has since went on with a successful solo career.  Parker has made many appearances on Bill Gaither’s "Homecoming" series and tours.

Parker has received many awards in his career as a Southern Gospel artist including "Favorite Lead Vocalist" and "Favorite Male Vocalist" by the industry standard – The Singing News.  He is also a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Hope Rebirth Homeless Shelter is excited to bring this top-notch Southern Gospel artist to Chattooga County and is looking for a good turn-out in March to help benefit the shelter. 

Tickets are available at Mason Funeral Home in Summerville,  Triangle Hardware in Trion, Tad’s Quicklube in Summerville and at M&M Twist & Shake in Summerville.  Advanced tickets are $15 a savings of $2 over the door price of $17 the night of the event.