SPRINGFIELD -- If you have ever seen The Perrys in concert, you have undoubtedly sensed the power and conviction with which they sing. From the high-octane, hand-clapping hit, "I Wish I Could Have Been There," to the anointed anthem, "If You Knew Him," the Dove Award-winning group has been delivering soul-stirring performances across North America for nearly five decades.
This talented musical family will be performing at the Mars Theatre on July 26 at 7 p.m. It will be joined that evening with King’s Cross from Savannah. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at marstheatre.com or by calling 754-1118. Doors open at 6 p.m..
For more than 50 years, The Perrys have been traveling across the country, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. During that time, God has proven faithful to provide everything needed to build a successful ministry. From moving lyrics of traditional songs, along with talented vocalists and musicians, to a genuine heart for people, The Perrys have proven they have what it takes to rise to the top of Southern Gospel music.
The Perrys — Libbi Perry Stuffle, Jared Stuffle, Troy Peach and Andrew Goldman — have forged a deep sense of unity. This is due, in part, to the fires through which they have walked over the last few years. After battling a longterm illness, Tracy Stuffle, Libbi's husband and The Perrys' esteemed bass singer, passed away Feb. 4, 2018. With unparalleled determination, Libbi and her beloved group have continued to heed the call to carry the Gospel to the multitudes.
Loved by gospel music fans around the world, The Perrys have earned many accolades over their illustrious career. In addition to their Dove Award for Song of the Year and countless Dove nominations, they have garnered numerous No. 1 songs and 15 Singing News Fan Awards, including the three-time Favorite Mixed Group honor, two-time Song of the Year, Favorite Album, as well as Libbi being named both a two-time Female Vocalist of the Year and eight-time Favorite Alto of the Year. With countless other honors, awards, and radio success, it is evident that The Perrys have been blessed, not only with musical abilities, but also the gift of communicating a message and touching lives.
Joining The Perry's will be local Savannah gospel group King's Cross. King's Cross is a fresh revival of a ministry that started in 2003 with a strong presence in the Southeast. The ministry goal is simple; Bring high quality, spirit filled, music and testimony, through every door that God opens.
Upcoming liveshows at the Mars Theatre include Grand Ole Opry legend John Conlee on Aug.4, Effingham County native Hannah Dasher on Aug. 17, country star Collin Raye on Sept. 28 and a rock-and-roll holiday review with The Diamonds on Dec.7.
""It’s A Wonderful Life LIVE" from WVL Radio Theatre will return for the second straight year with a Halloween tale, "The Headless Hessian and Other American Horror Stories" on Oct. 27.
Reserved seating tickets for all events are on sale now at marsthatre.com.