Riverview Concerts & Events
Individual Concert Tickets
All Concerts are @ 7:00pm.
April Showcase admission is a canned food donation & Love Offering
Southern Salvation – July 1, Paul’s Journey – September 7th & The Kramers – October 19th are ALL NON-TICKETED EVENTS!
All other concerts are $25 Artist Circle/$20 General Admission, $28/$23 ATD
Kids 12 & under free…13 – 18 years old $15/seat/night
Master’s Promise & Red Roots – Two tickets Friday & Saturday (Saturday meal tickets included) $100
Jim Brady Trio & The Mark Trammell Quartet – Two tickets Friday & Saturday (Saturday meal tickets included) $100
Mark Lowry Concert – Group of 10 or more tickets are $17 each, $30 Artist Circle, $23 General Admission/$25 ATD (this event will NOT be covered by a season pass) Tickets now available online. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE
*Meals will be served on Saturday night of the Red Roots concert & the Mark Trammell concert. Reservations for those meals will need to be made no later than one week before the event so we know how many meals to prepare.
$315 Artist Circle/$260 General Admission and reserved seats can only be purchased in the office (Meal tickets not included) Season Ticket holders will be issued a numbered lanyard that needs to be presented at each concert. A lost lanyard can be replaced for $20
Gift cards are now available, call the Riverview Office for details! 319-268-0787
Riverview Gospel Sing (formerly Cedar Valley Gospel Music Festival) Tickets
Dates will be July 12-15, 2017.
4 Day Pass (Wed – Sat – no meals) $125.00 – RESERVED SEATS
All Four (4) EVENINGS ONLY (Wed – Sat) $90.00 Artist Circle / $70.00 General
Wed Evening ONLY – $25.00 Artist / $20.00 General $28/$23 ATD
Thursday Evening ONLY – $25.00 Artist / $20.00 General $28/$23 ATD
Friday Evening ONLY – $25.00 Artist / $20.00 General $28/$23 ATD
Saturday Evening ONLY – $25.00 Artist / $20.00 General $28/$23 ATD
Friday ALL DAY TICKET ONLY – $45.00 Artist / $40.00 General $48/$43 ATD
Saturday ALL DAY TICKET ONLY – $45.00 Artist / $40.00 General $48/$43 ATD
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Call (319) 268-0787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We are now accepting credit cards but there is a fee of $2.50 involved to cover our fees. All phone orders must be paid before they are mailed out. Only paid tickets will be held in “WILL CALL”.
Paul’s Journey is a full time Gospel Music Ministry. They travel about 200 days a year nationwide presenting a program that is not only entertaining but uplifting to the soul as well. The group was voted SGM FanFair Favorite Male Quartet in 2007. They were awarded South Texas Association Group of the Year for 2001, 2004, 2007, and then again in 2014. The group was also nominated for Diamond Award as Group of the Year in 2004 and for Horizon Group of the Year in 2012 and most recently were chosen by the Singing News southern gospel fans as one of the Top 5 Traditional Qts. in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Learn more about Paul’s Journey l Connect with the group l Listen to Paul’s Journey
The Mark Dubbeld Family – Sunday, September 10th, 2017 – 7:00pm
The Mark Dubbeld Family from Moneta Virginia, are renowned for inspired originally penned songs, family harmony, and a sincere desire to communicate the Gospel through their music and testimony. They have been making a significant impact in Gospel Music and impacting lives with a song to sing, a word to write, and a call to answer.
The Family consists of Mark and Janene along with their children, Elena 21 yrs, Channing 16 yrs and Britton 13 yrs old. Each of them play an active role in the ministry.
With over 40 years of traveling behind them, The Whisnants have performed all across the nation and around the world, including Canada, Hawaii and cruises sailing to the Bahamas, Belize and Mexico. The trio has celebrated 13 #1 songs spanning from 2001 to 2013 and their first single for 2014, “He Can Move That Stone,” was nominated as a Top 10 Favorite Song in the Singing News Fan awards (2014). In 2003, their ballad “What You Took From Me” ranked #1 on the Singing News Top 40 Year End Chart as the most played song on radio and “Even In The Valley” did the same in 2004. They have been nominated for Trio of the Year 10 times and received many individual nominations such as Favorite Young Artist, Favorite Female Singer, Favorite Alto, etc. They also have appeared on the Gospel Music Southern Style Program (INSP Network), the Gaither Video Taping in Nashville, TN in February of 2007 and numerous appearances at the National Quartet Convention. More importantly, Jeff shares, “I have asked God to allow us to be the very best that we can be so that He can use this ministry to touch people’s lives. He has done that!” The achievements The Whisnants have acquired over the years are a testimony to the blessings God has placed on their ministry and they seek to use them to bring glory to their Lord in every concert. Learn more about the Whisnants l Connect with the group l Listen to the Whisnants on Youtube
What can you expect to hear during a Spoken 4 concert, is a healthy blend of favorites and new songs with a variety of styles on display. They have an appreciation for many genres of music, so just be prepared to take an energetic musical journey from beginning to end filled with emotion, excitement, fun and heartfelt truths without compromising the Word of God! They treat each appearance differently, because they simply allow the Holy Spirit to lead them in a way that will meet the needs of each place that they are blessed to visit. Learn more about Spoken 4 l Connect with the group l Listen to Spoken 4
Do you remember one of America’s favorite TV Show’s in the early 1960’s, “The Andy Griffith Show”? And do you remember Barney Fife, the bumbling but dedicated deputy in that sleepy little town of Mayberry NC? We all looked forward each week to see just what Barney was up to. Well this is your opportunity to experience “Barney’s” special humor again! From Branson, MO you will not want to miss this performance with Larry DeLawder as he impersonates the unforgettable Barney Fife of the Andy Griffith Show! Larry is of the same size and stature as Barney and has perfected all of Barney’s mannerisms so well you will think he really is Barney! Visit Larry’s Website l Connect with him on Facebook
The Kramers are a national and international gospel music family group currently touring and ministering at 200 events per year. Members are D. Scott Kramer (vocals, guitar, keyboards) Rachel West Kramer (vocals) and Maria Kramer Wolfe (daughter – vocals, ukulele, mandolin, piano, guitar). For 21 years now, The Kramers have hosted the popular RiverLife Gospel Music Cruises aboard the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat along Peoria, Illinois’ beautiful riverfront. Scott also produces and co-hosts the Good News Music Radio Program & Concert Series with Gaither Homecoming Artist, Woody Wright – which is currently airing in 32 states and 11 countries. Learn more about the Kramers l Connect with the group l Listen to the Kramers
Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think. Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. This captivating song, which he co-wrote with Buddy Greene, has been recorded more than 400 times by artists from every genre including: Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Clay Aiken, Michael English, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd, The Gaither Vocal Band, and a long list of others. Mark has spent more than 20 collective years as the baritone singer for the Grammy-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band and serves as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither through live concert tours and the best-selling Gaither Homecoming video series and television airings (now more than 150 volumes strong). Learn more about Mark Lowry l Connect with him l Listen to Mark Lowry | Purchase Tickets
The Punches is a bluegrass gospel group who make their home in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Mom, dad & four children all play instruments, sing, and have been performing nationwide at churches, festivals, fairs and special events since 2009. They’ve been featured on Great American Gospel (a weekly television show) in many countries and on over 200 stations across America. The entire family has a love of the Lord and desires to see souls saved and encouraged in their ministry. They are fun and uplifting and their performance has a strong spiritual undercurrent. Everyone seems to like families and the mere fact of mom, dad and four children traveling and performing together is a powerful witness. Learn more about the group l Connect with the Punches Family on Facebook l Listen to the group on YouTube
The Marksmen & The Punches Family (Bluegrass Gospel) – August 26th, 2017 – 6:00pm – NOTE!!! THIS TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 6PM!!
Over a period of thirty years, The Marksmen have become one of the top Bluegrass Gospel Groups in the nation. For many years a dynamic force on the southern gospel circuit. Several years back, The Marksmen began to tread new ground on the bluegrass circuit as well, but always with their familiar brand of music, with a gospel message. In 1991, The Marksmen won video of the year for their production of “Grandpa Was a Farmer”, at the Independent Country Awards. Then in 1992 they received a Telly Award with their video of “Wagon Tracks.” In 1993, ’94, and ’95 at the National Bluegrass Awards The Marksmen won SPBGMA’s award for the best Bluegrass/Gospel Group of the year. Learn more about the group l Listen to the group on YouTube
The Rick Webb Family – Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 7:00pm
A love offering will be taken
The Webb Family Ministries, Inc. will present the Gospel of Jesus Christ through, but not limited to, the techniques of live music, the spoken word, literary publications, radio and TV programs, various recording techniques and various websites, computer software and Internet techniques; in addition it will engage in the physical planning, organizing and promoting of various Christian outreach groups, events and activities internationally, for churches, para-church organizations and secular organizations as the opportunity arises.
King’s Brass – Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 7:00pm
A love offering will be taken
The primary mission of the King’s Brass is to spread the Gospel and encourage other believers. Their mission is actually multi-faceted and can be best express through the goals set by the members. They are worship: lead people in worship; excellence: present musical excellence at all times; brass: encourage playing and players in the church; growth: encourage personal development; enjoyment: enjoy our tours!!
Steve Hess and Southern Salvation are one of Southern Gospel music’s most exciting groups. This unique trio features a great blend, outstanding voices, and music you can sing along with. When you hear the group live, you will be treated to a music filled event that is energetic, fun and spirit filled. Learn more about the Southern Salvation l Connect with the group l Listen to Southern Salvation
The Mark Trammell Quartet – June 17, 2017 – 7:00pm
For over forty years Mark Trammell has been blessed to sing Gospel Music. Something he says, “evolved from a dream to a life’s call; from just singing to ministry.” Many long time observers and followers of Gospel Music consider him to be one the greatest baritone singers of all time. He has won multiple awards as a singer and producer, and has been a member of four of Gospel Music’s most acclaimed groups – The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision and Gold City. For most people, just being with one of these legendary groups would be the pinnacle of a career and justification for resting on your laurels. But for Mark now is not the time to kick back and relax. Instead, it is time to step into a fresh mission that focuses on evangelism through the seamless integration of Gospel Music and preaching – The Mark Trammell Quartet. Learn more about the group l Connect with the Mark Tramell Quartet on Facebook l Listen to the group on YouTube
The Jim Brady Trio
It’s been quite some time since the Gospel Music world has seen the merger of such a talented musical force. Of course, it was a merger that those close to the source felt certain would eventually happen; however, no one knew just exactly when. It was one that was destined to happen many years before it ever took place, as the ministry it is today. Nevertheless, those close to Jim and Melissa Brady have known for many years that when God united this young couple in marriage, He had great plans for them. Learn more about the group l Connect with the Jim Brad
Held in the Fellowship Hall
Begins at 7:00pm
This is a non-ticketed event – a love offering will be taken
A long overdue breath of fresh air, reminding us all that music is meant to be fun and enjoyed. Singer/songwriter Michael Reed has surrounded himself with arguably the greatest rhythm section found in the Cedar Valley. Chad Smith, Matt McLaughlin, Karen Smith, and Neil Matthias have joined Michael and they are now preparing to go into the studio to record their second record in February. Learn more about the Michael Reed Band l Connect with the group l Listen to the Michael Reed Band
Master’s Promise is a female Gospel trio, with a mission to bring the message of salvation to as many people as possible before the coming of Christ. The trio is made up of Katelyn Montgomery (20), originally from Shelbyville, KY; and sisters Hannah Sancricca (17), and Rachel Sancricca (19), both born and raised in Downriver, MI. Along with their sound team, Jeff Sancricca, and Jacob Sancricca (14), they form the ministry, Master’s Promise. They have faith in their calling to sing and represent the Master, and are eager and excited to share and proclaim the Good News of the Gospel. Jesus saves, and Master’s Promise sings to let the world know it! Learn more about the group l Connect with Master’s Promise on Facebook l Listen to the group on YouTube
These Mississippi raised, identical triplet sisters (Nika, Natalie, and Nicole) have stayed true to their southern roots. They couldn’t help picking up instruments like the guitar, banjo, violin, drums, mandolin, bass, and piano at an early age from being inspired by bands like the Dixie Chicks and the high energy music of Shania Twain. Since forming Red Roots, the sisters have toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Norway at over 1000 different venues which include sharing the stage with Josh Turner, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, Diamond Rio, High Valley, Ray Stevens, Don Williams, and Michael W. Smith. Their high energy stage performance is as fiery as their red hair. The blend of pop and grass comes through in the fresh country sound with a mix of subtle sass and honey sweet lyrics. Of course this is paired with three part harmony that only triplets could have. Learn more about the group l Connect with Red Roots on Facebook l Listen to the group on YouTube
This year’s Showcase theme is “Let Freedom Ring!” This will be a patriotic program featuring local artists! For those who would like to join the choir, a 2 hour rehearsal is required and will begin at 3 p.m. that day. A dinner will be provided for those in the choir.
Join us at Fellowship Hall April 6-8 on the Riverview Conference Center grounds as we will be holding a GIANT, MEGA, COLOSSAL, RESALE and TREASURE TAG SALE. All are invited to partake in the event to find great treasures & collectibles. Stop and shop for wonderful donated items to help raise funds for your friends and neighbors at Riverview Conference Center.
For single women (widowed, divorced, bachelorette). Have you ever thought about the different ways God shows His love to us? Clara Eaves, shared her inspiring story emphasizing the many ways that God is present in our lives every day, with His unconditional, enduring love.
For over forty years Mark Trammell has been blessed to sing Gospel Music. Something he says, “evolved from a dream to a life’s call; from just singing to ministry.” Many long time observers and followers of Gospel Music consider him to be one the greatest baritone singers of all time. He has won multiple awards as a singer and producer, and has been a member of four of Gospel Music’s most acclaimed groups – The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision and Gold City. For most people, just being with one of these legendary groups would be the pinnacle of a career and justification for resting on your laurels. But for Mark now is not the time to kick back and relax. Instead, it is time to step into a fresh mission that focuses on evangelism through the seamless integration of Gospel Music and preaching – The Mark Trammell Quartet. Welcome them to Riverview Conference Center stage October 15th!
Karen Peck and New River is a 3-time Grammy Award Nominated and 4-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group. They have had over 15 number one hits. Karen’s flawless, delightful soprano voice has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and garnered an unprecedented 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. Learn more about Karen Peck & New River l Connect with the band l Listen to Karen Peck & New River on Youtube
Spirits Connect: We refreshed our spirits through travels to fellowship with girlfriends and enjoyed God’s creations. Event was lead by Rhonda DeBuhr. Some of the activities everyone enjoyed were: Historical Village Buildings, Chainsaw Sculptures, Antique Farm Machinery, Fantastic Food Booths, Olde World Demonstrations, Homemade Apple Butter, Cornmeal Grinding, Broom Making, Loom Weaving & Spinning, Blacksmithing, Quilting, Woodworking and Sampling of Iowa Wines. Contact Rhonda or the Riverview Conference Center office to suggest future Women’s Ministry events.
The Booth Brothers – August 27, 2016 – 7:00pm
We welcomed back the Booth Brothers to the stage at Riverview Conference Center August 27th! This trio has been gracing fans and blessing audiences with their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming tour and their own fairly heavy touring schedule over the last several years. They are known for their high energy and humorous yet touching concerts, but their deepest desire is to show God’s love, grace and forgiveness through the song God has given them to sing.
Learn more about the Booth Brothers l Connect with the band l Listen to the Booth Brothers on Youtube
The Taylors are a brother-sister trio from the heart of North Carolina. Jonathan, Suzanne, and Christopher, are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through Gospel music. The Taylors are currently performing around 200 dates a year across the United States, including several mission-oriented trips abroad. Since their formation in 2006, God has allowed them to see over 5,000 decisions for Christ.
In 2008, The Taylors won First Place in the Talent Showcase of The National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. They are also the 2008 NC State Singing Convention Grand Champions. Recently, they were nominated Top 10 Horizon Group of the Year for 2010, Top 5 Horizon Group of the Year for 2011 and 2012, and Favorite New Mixed Group of the Year for 2013 by Singing News Fans! The Taylors were also nominated as a Top 10 Mixed Quartet for 2012 and 2013 along with some of the nation’s best mixed groups, including The Hoppers, The Collingsworth Family, and The Perrys. Learn more about the group l Connect with the Taylors on Facebook l Listen to the group on YouTube
Karyn Brinkmeyer joined us at Riverview to speak and sing at the 95th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference. Karyn was on stage during our Women’s session from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Any opportunity to minister is a delight to Karyn because she loves Jesus and longs for others to know His love and power as well. You may find out more about Karyn by reviewing her websites: www.karynbrinkmeyer.com l www.restorationi61.vpweb.com
The McKamey’s – June 25, 2016 – 7:00pm
The McKameys took the Riverview Conference Center stage on June 25th @ 7pm. The group plays about 145 days a year traveling throughout North America. To date, they have had 30 number one songs and have been awarded several different Singing News Fan Awards through the years with Peg being named Favorite Female Vocalist 7 times. Ruben and Peg are both recipients of the Marvin Norcross Award and Norcross/Templeton Award respectively. You won’t want to miss them!
Learn more about the McKameys l Connect with the band l Listen to the McKameys on Youtube
Family Strings Concert – June 4, 2016 – 5:00pm
The Garms, Johnson Strings and the Bontrager Family took the Riverview Conference Center stage June 4th. Below you can find information on each group and ways to get even more info, connect and listen!
David and Kris Garms and six of their children – Ben, Taylor, Leesha, Sam, Jayme, and Caleb – have been on adventures that have dramatically changed their lives and bonded them in faith and love. Since their simple beginnings in 2008 of singing hymns and Southern Gospel standards in the living room to the release of their third CD, Out Front, in 2013, The Garms Family has been privileged to sing at a variety of churches, festivals, events, and senior-living homes, traveling across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. But above all, the Garms Family is passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loves to share the message with young and old, wherever they go. Learn more about the Garms Family l Connect with the Group
From the heartland of America, the Johnson Strings, an award-winning family string ensemble, has been entertaining audiences across the Midwest for seven years. This dedicated group of eight combines instrumental expertise and tight vocal harmony to create a powerful performance. Playing violin, viola, cello, piano, upright bass, mandolin, and banjo, their styles include classical, bluegrass, and gospel. They perform at various events including theaters, conventions, performing arts centers, festivals, churches, retreats, fairs, and private parties. Join us for an unforgettable experience! Learn more about the Johnson Strings l Connect with the Group l Listen to the Johnson Strings on Youtube
Welcome The Bontrager Family Singers to the Riverview Conference Center stage June 4th. A Midwestern farm family, they love working and singing together! They say that they have two lives: Life #1 is touring North America in their 45 foot bus and doing concerts. In Life #2, they work hard on a livestock and crop farm where they milk cows, garden, plant and harvest crops, and pack and unpack while they try to transition to or from Life #1. They love living together in one (not huge) house and are each other’s best friends. Learn more about the Bontrager Family Singers l Connect with the Group l Listen the Bontrager Family Singers on Youtube
Danny Gokey – May 15, 2016 – 6:00pm
Music feeds the soul and few people understand its power better than Danny Gokey. His young life has been a roller coaster ride and music has been his constant companion. It sustained him following the death of his first wife, Sophia, and it propelled him up the charts after the world discovered his talent on American Idol. Music has shaped his life, providing a sense of purpose and direction, even in the most trying times. The Riverview Conference Center crowd welcomed Danny May 15th and by all accounts was a great show! Learn more about Danny l Connect with him on Facebook l Listen to Danny on Youtube
The Hoppers – May 7, 2016 – 7:00pm
Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land at the top of the Billboard sales charts and The Singing News radio charts. They took to the Riverview Conference Center May 7th and as always put on a great show! Learn more about the band l Connect with the Hoppers l Listen to the Hoppers on Youtube
Local artists took the Riverview Conference Center stage for our 9th Annual Riverview Music Showcase serving as a tribute to Bill & Gloria Gaither. The event was headlined by a local favorite, Restored, and they were be joined by a number of other local groups listed below. The group Restored – made up of Ray, Nancy and their daughter Naomi – have been performing their gospel music together for 9 years.
Groups joining Restored at the the 9th Annual Riverview Music Showcase were:
Becky Gage, Salt/Light, Phil Hague, Anna and Lindy Aswegan, Simpson Strings, Cathy Hoffert, 4TEH, Dave Canell, Wendy Noyes, Diane Duitsman, Travis Wilson, Aalderks Family, Alia Mnayer and Witness 4.