Firm Foundation Quartet, an Owensboro-based southern gospel quartet, will be bringing back their Homecoming Concert this Saturday, October 24th at 6pm at Third Baptist Church in the sanctuary. The concert is FREE, but a love offering will be taken.
This will be their first Homecoming Concert since 2011. Firm Foundation would like to thank the sponsors for this event, Glenn Funeral Home and Marksberry Welding.
The group was put on hold for several years when founding member Steve Bridgmon’s grandmother was battling cancer. When some of the original members started asking about putting the group back together last year, Steve knew it was time. “We’ve been back for about a year now,” Bridgmon told Owensboro Living this week. This time around, Firm Foundation decided to take on a slower touring schedule, playing 2-3 shows a month within an hour or two of Owensboro.
LambSong, a gospel group from Evansville, will also be performing at the Homecoming Concert Saturday night.
Owensboro has a long-standing tradition of showing great support for gospel music. The Crabb Family’s gospel music festival regularly drew crowds over 10,000 until it disbanded in 2006. Gospel fans enjoy Gospel on the River as part of the entertainment lineup during Friday After 5.
With Firm Foundation Quartet back together, the group hopes to see their annual Homecoming Concert turn into an event much like CrabbFest. “We’d love to see our Homecoming Concert become an annual festival where we invite other national acts and bring people into Owensboro. The Convention Center would be perfect for that,” Bridgmon said.