About Down East Boys

Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Buy My Tickets Now! The Down East Boys' name is synonymous with gospel music. For over twenty-five years, this quartet has traveled from coast to coast, and in Canada and Mexico. Starting in eastern North Carolina, this group quickly established themselves as an up-and-coming artist with great potential. In 1990, the group was honored with the Singing News Fan Award for Horizon Group of the Year. Shortly after, with the demand for the group on the rise, the group began their journey into a full time ministry, traveling over 200 days and performing 180 concerts per year. In 1994, founding member and owner Sherrell Futral retired from the road, and 21-year-old lead singer Ricky Carden took over as owner and manager. In the years to come, the group would be afforded the opportunity to work with several of the affiliate evangelists of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, including Franklin Graham, Ralph Bell and Jim Wilson.The group also began working for the Southern Baptist Convention, performing at many state evangelism conferences around the country.