September has been a very exciting month for the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), as it marked the beginning of our 50th anniversary celebrations. To celebrate 50 years in the mountains, CAP hosted a concert at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts. Performers included Crystal Gayle, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Mitch Barrett, this event was one to be remembered!
CAP staff, donors, current and former volunteers and friends all joined together to celebrate the 50th anniversary and CAP’s many accomplishments over the years. The show started off with clips from CAP’s documentary, 50 Years in the Mountains, which is available to view on our website.
Longtime CAP friend and former participant Mitch Barrett opened the show with an amazing performance. Following that, Crystal Gayle and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band also gave truly remarkable performances that kept the crowd on their feet. The highlight of the night was the grand finale, when all the artists came together and sang a moving rendition of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
50th Anniversary Concert from Christian Appalachian Project