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2014 Schedule

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
February  14 Friday ~Valentine Banquet~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music at The Evergreen Club in Mt. Vernon, IL
Please note: This is a Private Event
NOON
February  21 Friday ~Breast Cancer Benefit~
Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale, Illinois
Donations to this event will be accepted at the door.
6:30pm-8:00pm
MARCH
March  1 Saturday ~The Gathering Place~ in Sparta, Illinois
Featuring The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band
The Gathering Place is a one-of-a-kind dinner theatre with an intimate setting and a relaxed atmosphere offering delicious catered dinners and live family oriented entertainment. CLICK HERE to take you to their website for directions and ticket prices.
The doors open at 6:00pm-Meal is served at 6:30
Music begins at 7:30pm
March  11 Tuesday ~Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be providing the music for this Private Event in Steeleville, IL
6:30pm
March 21 Friday The Worthing10s will be visiting the residents and playing music at Green Tree-208 Zachery Dr. Mt. Vernon, Illinois 6:00pm
March 28 Friday The Worthing10s will be visiting the residents and playing some music at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, IL- Come on out and visit the wonderful people and staff with us! 10:00am-11:00am
March 29 Saturday Evening Date Blocked Evening
March 30 Sunday ~5th Sunday Evening Gospel Music Singspiration~
The Worthing10s will be providing the music for this event at Millersville First Baptist Church located at 531 Market Street in Millersville, Missouri.
7:00pm
APRIL
April 4 Friday ~The Evergreen Club~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music and teaching Square Dancing and Virginia Reels in Mt. Vernon, IL
Please note-This is a Private Event.
NOON-1:30pm
April 6 Sunday ~Revival at the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church on Naples Lane~ in Ina, IL~
The Worthing10s will be bringing the morning Revival Music with Dale Worthington bringing the Revival message in the morning service.
9:00am
April 11 Friday Date Blocked
April 19 Saturday ~Southern Illinois Opry~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music along with several other great bands in Herrin, Illinois at the Herrin Convention Center -for more info visit www.siopry.com for times and prices
Doors open at 6:00pm-Music begins at 7:30pm
April 21 Monday ~Meeting for the Business and Professional Women of Sparta~
The Worthing10s will be providing music for this event at the United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL
Music begins at 6:30pm
April 22 Tuesday ~Supportive Living Week at The Manor at Mason Woods~
Come on out to The Manor at Mason Woods during Supportive Living Week! The Manor is hosting an Open House Carnival including Corn Dogs and Funnel Cakes with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band providing the music for this event-
The Manor at Mason Woods in Pinckneyville, Illinois
Open House begins at 1:00pm-The Worthing10s will play from 2:00-3:00pm
April 25 Friday ~Supportive Living Week at The Manor at Craig Farms~
Come over the The Manor at Craig Farms and celebrate Supportive Living Week on Family Night and listen to The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band who will be providing the music for this event!
The Manor at Craig Farms in Chester, Illinois
6:00pm
April 27 Sunday ~First Baptist Church in Coulterville, IL~
The Worthing10s will be bringing the morning worship music! Come on out for a great day in the Lord!
10:30am
MAY
May 1 Thursday ~Older American Month Celebration~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be kicking off "Older American Month" at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL. Come on out and enjoy some good Bluegrass music and visit with the residents on "Family Night"-A great way to spend an evening!
7:00pm
May 9 Friday Ministering at the Sparta Senior Center located in Sparta, Illinois at 500 West 2nd Street 10:00am-11:00am
May 12 Monday ~Oak Hill~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music for the residents of Oak Hill in Waterloo, IL
6:00pm-7:00pm
May 17 Saturday ~Piano Recital~
for Lucas, Matthew and Joy Worthington at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL
7:30pm
JUNE
June 7 Saturday ~Kimmswick Strawberry Festival~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band and many other great bands,including Blue Steele Rail and Highway 15, will be playing in Kimmswick, Missouri at The Strawberry Festival
Music begins at 10:00am-
The Worthing10s play 1:30-3:00pm
June 14 Saturday ~27th Annual Bluegrass Festival at Purina Farms~
in Grey Summit, Missouri- Come on out and hear George Portz and Friends of Bluegrass and The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band-Located just 15 minutes from Six Flags on I-44. Purina Farms has many animals and exhibits-The perfect family atmosphere!
10:00am-4:00pm
June 18 Wednesday ~Perry County Fair~
Come on out and hear Bluegrass Music at the Perry County Fairgrounds-located in Pinckneyville, IL!!
The Worthing10s will be closing this event with Gospel and Traditional Bluegrass Music and after dark there will be a beautiful fireworks display! You will not want to miss this wonderful evening!!! The perfect family friendly atmosphere!
Music begins at 6:00-
June 20 Friday ~Senior Luncheon~
Come on out to the First Church of God in Vandalia, IL and hear The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band!
The First Church of God is hosting its monthly Senior Luncheon at 3001 Thrill Hill Road-Vandalia, IL- Donations for this luncheon are accepted at the door. Please contact Pastor Tom Farris by June 18th if you would like to attend at 618-283-1718. This is a great way to spend an afternoon!
Luncheon-NOON/
Music-12:45pm
June 22 Sunday ~Sunday Morning Bluegrass Gospel Music~
The Worthing10s will be providing the music at Loyalty Baptist Church in Sparta, Illinois for their morning service-
Come on out and worship with us!
10:30am
June 22 Sunday ~Sunday Evening Gospel Music Singspiration~
The Worthing10s will be providing the music at the Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jackson, Missouri-1204 Brandom Street-
Come on out and hear some Bluegrass Gospel music!
6:00pm
June 27 Friday ~7th Annual Freedom Celebration~
Come on out to St. Peters, Missouri to The Family Vision's Freedom Celebration!! This is a unique opportunity to come together and celebrate the freedoms we all hold dear;The freedoms that God has blessed our nation with for generations! Located at 2020 Parkway Drive in St. Peters, Mo. this promises to be a wonderful evening with The Worthing10s Family playing Gospel Bluegrass Music for this event. CLICK HERE to take you to their website for directions and information. Please note, this is a pot luck event-open to the public.
6:30pm
June 29 Sunday ~Heritage Woods Sunday Afternoon Singspiration~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be providing music for this event at Heritage Woods-1033 S. 42nd Street Mt. Vernon, Illinois
2:00pm
JULY
July 6 Sunday ~Sunday Morning Music Worship Service~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be leading and providing the Sunday Morning service at the Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill, Illinois. Come out for a morning of worship with Gospel Bluegrass! The white Lutheran church off Route 4-108 S. Pine Street in Campbell Hill, IL.
10:00am
July 11 Friday Visiting the residents and playing music at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, IL- 10:30am-11:30am
July 12 Saturday ~The Bluegrass Shack's 11th Annual Fiddle and Mandolin Contest and Music Show~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band and Zane Prosser will be featured for this event playing music from 1:00-2:00pm as well as some "previews to the upcoming Bluegrass Shack's Annual HEE-HAW Show" which will be held on August 23- This promises to be a fun and entertaining, family-friendly event!!!! This show will be held at The Bull Pen, 201 Kaskaskia Street New Athens, IL-Refreshments will be available during the show. General Admission-$8.00. Seniors (60+) $5.00. Children 12 & under FREE with parent. Contestants and Backup Musicians do not pay admission, but there is a $3.00 Entry Fee for all contestants. Please come out to hear some awesome Bluegrass Music!!!
1:00pm
July 18 Friday ~Healthy Living Festival~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music throughout this festival that day!
Vendors, crafts, and more will be there! A home cooked BBQ lunch will be available and served from 11:00-1:00. Come out and support healthy living in Mt. Vernon, IL-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-Location to be announced
9:00am-3:00pm
July 25 Friday ~Cedar Trails~
It will be a Bluegrass afternoon with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band playing music for the residents of Cedar Trails-490 Urbanna Drive in Freeburg, IL
2:00pm
July 27 Sunday ~Sorento Morning Community Church Service in the Park~
Come on out to Sorento, Illinois for a glorious morning of Bluegrass Gospel in the park! The village of Sorento is holding their annual community church service outside in the town's park. (In case of inclement weather, they will have directions to where the service will be held that day.)
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be providing the music and devotional for this service. It promises to be a great day in the Lord!!
10:00am
July 28 Monday ~Garden Place~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music fo the residents at Garden Place in Millstadt, IL
2:00pm
AUGUST
August 1-14 Dates Blocked
August 15 Friday ~55th Annual Thresherman's Show~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band and many other great bands will be playing in Pinckneyville, Illinois at the Perry County Fair Grounds
The Worthing10s will play from 3:15pm- 5:15pm
August 16-17 Dates Blocked
August 18 Monday ~Oak Hill~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music for the residents of Magnolia Terrace at Oak Hill in Waterloo, IL
2:00pm
August 20 Wednesday Ministering at the Sparta Senior Center located in Sparta, Illinois at 500 West 2nd Street 10:00am-11:00am
August 22 Friday ~Mt. Vernon Healthcare~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music for the residents of Mt. Vernon Healthcare- across from Crossroads Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL
2:30pm
August 23 Saturday ~5th Annual Bluegrass Shack Hee Haw Show and Bluegrass Concert~
Held at The Bull Pen Large Hall-101 N. Van Buren Street in New Athens, IL
Hee-Haw Show 3:00-5:00pm. General Admission-$15.00, ages 13-17-$10.00, ages 12 & under-FREE, Seniors (60+)-$10.00
The Worthing10s are part of the band lineups from 6:30pm-10:30pm. CLICK HERE to take you to the Hee Haw's FACEBOOK Page for more information!
6:30pm
August 24 Sunday The Worthing10s will be providing music for a private retirement party afternoon
August 29 Friday Private Event
August 31 Sunday ~Bluegrass Gospel Music Morning~
Winkle Baptist Church just East of Pinckneyville, IL will have The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band come and do the morning service on this day. Come out and enjoy a Bluegrass Gospel Worship experience-a pot luck fellowship will immediately follow the morning service
10:30am
SEPTEMBER
September 6 Saturday Private Wedding All day
September 7 Sunday ~Cedar Trails Fall Festival~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be kicking off this event at 1:00 at Cedar Trails in Freeburg, IL for their Fall Festival! Popcorn, nachos, drinks, balloon art, and the grandson of a resident will be doing a magic show immediately follow the music! 490 Urbanna Drive in Freeburg, IL.
Come on out and support the aged that day!!
1:00pm-4:00pm
September 19 Friday ~The Evergreen Club~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music in Mt. Vernon, IL
Please note-This is a Private Event.
NOON-1:00pm
September 20 Saturday ~Southern Illinois Opry~
The Worthing10s will be playing as well as many other fine bands in Herrin, Illinois at the Herrin Convention Center -for more info visit www.siopry.com for times and prices
Doors open at 6:00pm-Music begins at 7:30pm
September 21 Sunday ~Homecoming Celebration!~
Come on out to Crain Baptist Church in Ava, IL for their 22nd Annual Homecoming Celebration!
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music for this occasion.
Sunday School is at 9:00am with the church service at 10:00am-A Pot Luck Fellowship will immediately follow the morning service and conclude with an afternoon of great Gospel Bluegrass music at 1:00pm!!
Music begins at 1:00pm
September 26 Friday ~Heritage Woods Fall Festival~
Come on out and enjoy a wonderful fall evening at Heritage Woods and good music with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band!
Heritage Woods-1033 S. 42nd street in Mt. Vernon, Illinois
6:00pm
September 28 Sunday ~2nd Annual Festus Missouri Gospel and Traditional Music Festival~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band kick off this wonderful event on Sunday in Festus, Missouri- begins at NOON-located at West City Park in Festus-one mile off Interstate 55 (follow signs) $7.00 Admission fee per person/children 10 and under are free-Parking is FREE!!!
The Worthing10s kick off this event at Noon
OCTOBER
October 4 Saturday ~Saline County Bluegrass and BBQ Festival~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music in Harrisburg, IL at the Saline County Bluegrass Festival-600 S. Feazel Street in Harrisburg
10:00am-5:00pm The Worthing10s will be playing from Noon-1:00pm
October 4 Saturday The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be providing music for a Private Wedding Reception afternoon-evening
October 5 Sunday ~Sunday Morning Homecoming Celebration~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be leading and providing the Sunday Morning service at the Old DuQuoin Baptist Church in DuQuoin, Illinois. Come out for a morning of worship with Gospel Bluegrass! A Fellowship meal will immediately follow the service- 8825 Old State Route 14, DuQuoin, IL
10:30am
October 6 Monday Private Party All day
October 7 Tuesday ~Date Blocked~
October 11 Saturday ~Fall Festival Picnic~
The Worthing10s will be providing the music at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, Illinois
11:00-2:00
October 12 Sunday ~Kettle Corn Sunday Singspiration~
Come on out and enjoy Bluegrass Gospel with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band at Pumpkin Blossom Hill-Pumpkin Patch right off of Rt. 154-just East of Red Bud, IL *Come and enjoy "Kettle Corn Sunday" and good Bluegrass Gospel Music in the afternoon!*
2:00pm-3:30pm
October 13 Monday Private Party Evening
October 18 Saturday ~Fiddle, Banjo and Guitar Contest~
The Worthing10s will be competing in The Bluegrass Shack's Annual Fall Contest with FIVE FIDDLE, FOUR BANJO & TWO GUITAR CONTEST DIVISIONS! Admission is $8.00. Seniors (60 & over) $5.00. Children 12 & under are free with parent. Contestants & Backup Musicians do not pay admission, but there is a $3.00 Entry Fee for all contestants. Located at The Bull Pen - 101 N. Van Buren, New Athens, IL
11:30am-5:30pm
October 19 Sunday ~Homecoming Celebration~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be providing the music for the Homecoming Celebration at Howard Community Chapel in Opdyke, Illinois.
9797 N. Nagel Street-Morning Worship begins at 10:00am with a pot luck fellowship immediately following the morning service. Bluegrass Gospel Music Celebration begins at 1:30pm
10:00am-3:00pm
October 26 Sunday ~Fall Festival~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music for the residents at Garden Place in Millstadt, IL for their Fall Festival. Family and friends welcome! Come out and support these folks and hear some Bluegrass Gospel!
NOON
October 27 Monday ~Evergreen Outreach~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music at The First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, IL
1:00pm
NOVEMBER
November 1 Saturday ~Perry Biggs Memorial Bluegrass Concert and Fiddle Contest~
in Patoka, IL-Come out and hear George Portz and Friends of Bluegrass and The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band. Music starts 5:00PM-Contest begins at 6:30-Tickets available at the door which opens at 4:00pm-Food and Beverages also available during the show
The Worthing10s play from 5:30-6:15
November 8 Saturday ~"African Food Festival" A Fundraiser for bringing water to Kenya~
Come out to this fundraiser "Give Me Water, Lord" Mission at Loyalty Baptist Church just East of Sparta, Illinois and hear The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band, Mandy Heinemann and The Gordons. Taste Authentic African Foods, Shop for African Jewelry and Crafts, and listen to great music!! Food available from 11:00am-4:00pm. $10.00 suggested donation will be greatly appreciated-Donate a purse or pair of shoes for $2.00 off the suggested donation price!! For more information, please call Vic Hamer at 618-978-8533.
begins at 11:00am-The Worthing10s play at 1:00pm
November 15 Saturday ~Revival at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Christopher, IL~
Faith Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a fifteen day Revival from October 31-November 15. Please come on any of those dates at 6:30pm to hear some wonderful preaching!! The evening of the 15th, The Worthing10s will be providing the music to close out this preaching extravaganza!!!
6:30pm
November 16 Sunday ~Morning Worship Music~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be providing the music for Bethlehem Baptist Church in Salem, Illinois during the morning worship time.
A potluck fellowship will begin immediately following the morning service.
10:30am
November 24-28 Dates Blocked
November 30 Sunday ~Holiday Singspiration~
Come celebrate the beginning of Advent and kickoff of the Christmas season with an evening of festive Gospel music and worship with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band providing the music at the Murphysboro United Methodist Church in Murphysboro, IL
Time to be Announced
DECEMBER
December 6 Saturday ~The Sessor Opera House invites you to An Old Fashioned Christmas~
The quaint town of Sessor, Illinois will be hosting an "Old Fashioned Christmas" with delicious foods, a craft fair, holiday decorations, story reading by Mrs. Claus, carriage rides, and a Lights Parade in the evening with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band performing after the parade on the Historic Sessor Opera House Stage that night at 7:00pm. They will be singing Gospel and Traditional Bluegrass as well as Christmas songs to get you all in the spirit. It is sure to be a very festive and fun-filled time!! Please come out to this family friendly event and kick off the Christmas season-Bluegrass Style! 7:00 Sesser Opera House-General-Admission-Tickets $10.00 Adults - $5.00 Children 8-13 & under 8 is Free Drinks, hot dogs, and snacks will be available for purchase at the event. Purchase tickets at Mane Design in Sesser, IL or call (618) 927-3661, 201-8468, 927-4329, or 927-1428. Doors open at 6:15 with a purchased ticket and 6:30 if tickets are purchased at the door! General Seating Come Early To Pick Out The Best Seat!
Music Show at 7:00pm
December 7 Sunday ~Holiday Celebration at Magnolia Terrace~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music for the residents of Magnolia Terrace of Oak Hill in Waterloo, IL. This is family night! Come on out for some great holiday music and fun!
6:30pm
December 10-31 Dates blocked for holiday family festivities!

2015 Schedule

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
March  14 Saturday ~Bluegrass Gospel Jubilee~
Come out and enjoy some great Bluegrass Gospel with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band at the First General Baptist Church-407 Riverview Drive in St. Charles, Missouri
6:00pm
APRIL
April  14 Sunday ~Bluegrass Gospel Music~
The Worthing10s will be at Ava Missionary Baptist Church for their morning service.
To be announced
MAY
May  21-24 Thursday-Sunday ~Back 40's Bluegrass Festival~
Come on out to this family run Bluegrass Festival the weekend of May 21-24 at the Back 40 Bluegrass Park 5955 Pike 32-Curryville, MO 63339 CLICK HERE to take you to their website for directions and ticket prices.
Thursday and Friday
JUNE
JULY
July  4 Saturday ~Annual Leek Fish Fry~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be providing the music and entertainment at this 4th of July Celebration and Fish Fry in Junction City, IL Please note, this is a Private Event.
Afternoon until After Dark
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
September 6 Sunday ~200th Anniversary Celebration~
The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band will be playing music for Greenville, Illinois' 200th Anniversary Celebration.
More information at a later date.
To be announced
OCTOBER
October  4 Sunday ~Ripson Bridge Festival~
The Worthing10s will be playing music at the Ripson Bridge Festival in Old Ripley, Illinois.
More information at a later date.
To be announced
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
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