Sunday Morning Gospel Jam
The single most popular event each year at the Bear Festival is the Sunday Morning Gospel Jam led by Glenda Pender. Come early if you want a seat, as the MainState Tent is usually packed for this event.
After a processional to the MainStage led by bagpiper Sam Johnson, an amazing "house band" takes the stage at 11 a.m. Glenda then invites some of them and guests from the incredibly-talented pool of musicians who gather in Dahlonega for Bear weekend to join them onstage for a gospel song. This is an event you won't want to miss.