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Sandi Patty to headline Fun Fest concert on July 17

Staff report • May 22, 2013 at 9:49 PM

KINGSPORT — Fun Fest 2013 will welcome Sandi Patty, the female vocalist who has won the most awards in contemporary Christian music history, to the lineup of events for this summer’s festival.

Fun Fest will be held July 12-20.

The concert will be held Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Toy F. Reid Employee Center, Eastman Chemical Co. Patty will be accompanied by the sanctuary choir of First Baptist Church, Kingsport.

Tickets cost $18 and will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 21 in the Fun Fest Store inside the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St., downtown Kingsport.

Sponsors for the Sandi Patty concert are McSpadden Video Productions, First Baptist Church of Kingsport and Eastman Chemical Co.

As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with 40 Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and 11 million units sold, Patty is simply known as The Voice.

She has released more than 30 albums, including her latest Dove Award-winning album, “The Edge of the Divine” (2010). Her debut full-length symphonic pops album “Broadway Stories,” conducted by maestro Jack Everly, was released on Oct. 18, 2011.

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