Nine of the Southern region’s leading gospel groups will take the stage this weekend at the fourth annual Mid-Ark Quartet convention in Plumerville.

The event will be held Friday and Saturday at Mt. Baptist Pleasant Church.

Music begins at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. The doors will open one hour earlier.

Heaven’s Echoes of Plumerville is the host group for the convention. 

They will be joined by the Wooten Brothers from Springfield, Ark.; N Him from Olive Branch, Miss.; Eli Haydel from Shreveport, La.; Broken Vessels from Jackson, Ala.; The Voyagers from Little Rock; Weston and Christy Hinson from Caddo Mills, Texas; Velvet Ridge from Velvet Ridge, Ark.; His Call from Dallas; and Cross Point from Benton.

Pre-concert music featuring Scott Roberts of Broken Vessels and Eli Haydel will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Concessions will be provided by the Mt. Pleasant Brotherhood, Women’s Missionary Auxiliary, Girls Missionary Auxiliary and Youth and Young Youth groups. Concession proceeds will benefit various church ministries.

A silent auction also is planned featuring more than 150 items. 

Auction proceeds will help offset convention expenses. 

A special addition to this year’s convention will be the Black Light ministry presentation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The youth group from Liberty Baptist Church in Stamps, Ark., has a unique way of presenting the gospel, a spokesman said.

The public is invited. The church is four miles north of I-40 Exit 112 at 896 Arkansas 92.

For more information, call 501-354-8030 or 501-208-3368.