“Whosoever will may come.” – Joseph Larkin Hartley

Joseph Larkin Hartley founded the Singing on the Mountain in 1924. For nearly a century, the all-day, free festival of gospel singing and fellowship has been held on the fourth Sunday of June at the base of Grandfather Mountain. In a spirit of faith and community, all were and are welcome to enjoy picnics and musical performances together at the majestic mountains of Western North Carolina. 

The 95th Annual Singing on the Mountain was held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain. MacRae Meadows is located on U.S. Highway 221, two miles north of Linville and one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Admission to the Singing on the Mountain is free.

We were honored to announce that David Chadwick, host of “The David Chadwick Show” and “Moments of Hope with David Chadwick” radio programs and accomplished author, was last year’s featured speaker! To read his full biography, click here.

In 2019, the Singing also hosted an impressive slate of musical talent. We were excited to announce performances by Adam Beard, The Cockman Family, The Collective, Michael Combs, New Covenant, and Patricia Smith!

The 95th Annual Singing on the Mountain was a special one as Joseph Larkin Hartley lived 95 years; the Hartley family is proud to have kept the festival alive for at least the duration of his life.