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Five local singer-songwriters to help raise money for Missions Now
Music for Missions set for March 25 at Barn at Jaemor Farms
From left: Performers Ken Forrester, Doug Harrell and James Corbin

Music for Missions

When: 7-9:30 p.m. March 25

Where: Jaemor Farms’ Barn, 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto

Cost: $20

More info: 770-540-3395

Five local musicians playing a diverse array of genres will come together for a night of original music, all while raising money for a good cause.

Music for Missions will have something for everyone’s music taste from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Barn at Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway, in Alto.

Tickets are $20 and can be bought at the door or from Doug Harrell at 770-540-3395. About are 250 tickets are available.

Ticketholders will also receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich at the Dawsonville highway location.

The musical event will raise money for Gospel Missions Now, a local organization that provides humanitarian aid to people in Gainesville and Basarabeasca, Moldova, according to its website (

Founded in 2013, Gospel Missions Now has had quite an impact on the community.

“They help with the homeless and have a clothes closet and a food bank in Gainesville,” said Doug Harrell, the event organizer and a singer-songwriter. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. with singer-songwriters performing five to six original songs apiece.

“It’s called songwriters in the round,” Harrell said. “We’ll go down the line playing original songs, and when we get to the end, we’ll start again.”

Performers include Ken Forrester, Kimberly Clark Dean, Ashley Harris, James Corbin and Doug Harrell.

Some of their original songs will have faith based messages, but the event will not feature gospel music. Harrell said his songs fall under the genres of country, blues and Americana.

“People will get to hear 25 songs they’ve never heard before,” Harrell said. “Last year, people walked away saying they never expected what they got.”

Forrester, Corbin and Harrell are returning performers from last year’s event at the Martha Hope Cabin in Gainesville. The venue adjacent to the Gainesville Civic Center could only accommodate 90 tickets, resulting in the switch to the Jaemor Barn since it has more space.

“It makes a great night. A lot of people come out and make it a date night, but it’s also just a good cause and supports local missions,” Harrell said.