The Elvis Imperials with Terry Blackwood

Newberry Opera House

Over the years there has not been a more celebrated group of people than the members of The Classic Imperials. Through the accolades and worldwide attention, the patriarch members have maintained their integrity in both the ministry as well as in their music. Through the decades their many hits include “How Great Thou Art,” “Bread On The Water,” “He Touched Me,” “Trumpet Of Jesus,” “Praise The Lord,” “Lord of the Harvest,” “Let the Wind Blow,” “Stand By The Power,” and many more. The Classic Imperials was formed when gospel legend Jake Hess decided to form his own "super-group." Hess was the lead singer for Hovie Lister and the Statesmen for the previous 17 years. In 1963, he began the process of forming Jake Hess and The Imperials. He formed it in a very unusual way: rather than auditioning singers or getting together with friends of his, he "hand-picked" singers from other quartets at the time that he thought of as the best in their respective categories. Ron Hemby is known by many as one of the finest vocalists The Imperials ever had. Paul Smith is one of the most recognized members of the famed group since 1982. Rick Evans (C.E.O. and manager) has been in full-time ministry since age 22 and has been a member of The Imperials since 2005. Michael is no stranger to Christian music. His legendary voice has been featured on radio, television, and countless concerts with many different organizations. The Imperials trademark brand and sound continue the legacy that has led the Christian Music Industry for more than four decades.


Tier 1 Standard price: $55.00

Tier 2 Standard price: $50.00

Tier 3 Standard price: $45.00

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