Mark Hoggard Memorial Sing set for Friday

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WILLIAMSTON, NC (WITN) - A remembrance concert for a man said to be the "pioneer of gospel music" in Martin County is being held this weekend.

The 15th annual Mark Hoggard Memorial Sing will be held on Friday, September 13 at Williamston First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

The community event features a variety of gospel music performances to honor the late Mark Hoggard Sr.

His son, Mark Hoggard Jr., organizes the event each year. He will also perform with his quartet group, 'The Harvesters', which he says has been performing since 1953.

Hoggard Jr. says his dad had a wide impact on gospel music in Martin County. He says he encouraged many artists and helped them find a place to perform.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is free.