Want a good old-fashioned uplifting gospel performance that’ll send chills down your spine as you hear classics like “He’s Still In The Fire” and “On The Jericho Road”? Get your old-time religion at one of Branson’s longest-running shows, the inspirational Sunday Gospel Jubilee! Playing at the legendary complex encompassing Grand Country Music Hall (1945 W 76 Country Blvd) every Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm, Sunday Gospel Jubilee is the perfect place to go after a morning of spiritual renewal at church, or just to see a talented quartet perform old masterpieces and gospel staples you surely haven’t heard in a long time!
The writing team at Save On Branson and Branson Show Tickets received a special treat as family man Brad Bacon took some time out from his busy schedule to share more about this must-see show, and to reveal the aspects in his life that matter to him the most: spending time with his wife Missy and daughters 8 year-old Maggie and 6 year-old Molly.
Q: What can fans expect to see at Sunday Gospel Jubilee?
Brad: Old time gospel songs and old time standards. We like to cover songs that people recognize. After the show, people come up to me and say, “I haven’t heard that song in years!” We also try to keep the program upbeat.
Q: Why has Sunday Gospel Jubilee been successful for so many seasons now?
Brad: We’re happy to announce we’re in our 26th season. It certainly helps that we only perform one day a week! But we do have a long-running following – in addition to new fans every year, we have the same people that seem to come back year after year!
Q: What’s your favorite song to sing?
Brad: “This Old House”!
Q: What do you like to do on your days off? What do you do in your spare time?
Brad: My family just bought a camper, so we’re going exploring! We love to camp – we spent last weekend in Lampe on Table Rock Lake. This area is just so natural and beautiful. The girls got to go swimming in the lake and had a lot of fun. We love camp time, even for just a few days.
Q: The crowd finds the show very inspirational. Who inspired you to sing gospel music?
Brad: There’s a group called Cathedral Quartet – they’re a Southern gospel quartet led by George Younce. He’s my hero. I’ve always wanted to sing and be like George.
Q: What church do you attend?
Brad: We attend Woodland Hills Family Church (3953 Green Mountain Dr). They’re non-denominational, and their services are held each Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00.
Q: Can you tell me how Sunday Gospel Jubilee is different from other inspirational gospel shows in Branson?
Brad: Some of the other shows seem to have a little bit of country seep into their shows. We keep it straight and traditional Southern gospel. The talented vocal group New South is very similar, in that they cover old-style songs that you probably haven’t heard in a long time!