Duane Garren, the Promoter/Emcee of the annual Gospel Music Get Together held in Lebanon for eight years, is moving the event to Farmington, Missouri, from August 7th through the 10th. Garren did not say why the event is moving from Lebanon but, in a promotional announcement, noted that “The Farmington Civic Center is the perfect fit for the event, and all concerts will be held in their Centene Auditorium! In addition, he stated that Farmington offers plenty of hotel rooms & campgrounds to accommodate the crowd, and there are a variety of great dining options. Garren said they could keep ticketing “in-house” to accommodate our annual season ticket holders & individual ticket purchases directly!
The event brought tourists from around the country to Lebanon, resulting in thousands of dollars of revenue for local merchants and tax revenue for area counties.