Cockman Family Gospel Concert

Date: 
April 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Brevard High School Auditorium - Cost $15

The Cockman Family Bluegrass Gospel Group is made up of four brothers, their sister and their Dad. They have a unique bluegrass gospel style. Their harmonies, original songs and original arrangements of the old gospel songs have been immensely popular with their audiences. Fans love their family-style entertainment as well. As the family continues to grow, the grandchildren are also joining in on the tradition. Arwen and Lorien Cockman call themselves the Butterpats. Seven and five years old, this duo's pure voices and amazing musical talents thrill audiences of all ages.

The Cockman Family is featured in an hour-long PBS television program entitled "Maker of the Stars: A Cockman Family Christmas."  The special is shown on American Public Television. They are also known in North Carolina as cast members on a series of seven, one hour PBS television specials, "The Arthur Smith Show, Now & Then." They also appeared on "George Beverly Shea and Friends," also produced by PBS.

The Cockman Family has been nominated for Bluegrass Artists of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year and Bluegrass Band of the Year by the Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA), and for Gold Cross Bluegreass Group of the Year by the International Country Gospel Music Association. The Cockman Family was selected as one of "The 12 Most Creative Families in America" by American Greetings Cards and USA Today Weekend. The Cockman Family is listed in the North Carolina Arts Council for North Carolina Touring and Resident Artist Directory, and has produced a concert video that is aired regularly on the SET (Southern Entertainment Television) 24 hour satellite gospel programming network and other local TV stations around the country.

This performance, that supports the Transylvania Heritage Museum and honors the 150th anniversary Celebration, is the Cockman's first visit to Brevard. 

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