The Bibletones will be in concert April 18 at Madison Square Center for the Arts. Tickets for the 5 p.m. show are $5. The Bibletones include: front, bass Glen Floyd and baritone Jack Armstrong; middle, lead Jamie May and musician Andrew Ishee; and back, tenor Danny Jackson and musician Ken Keyes.
The Bibletones will be in concert April 18 at Madison Square Center for the Arts. Tickets for the 5 p.m. show are $5. The Bibletones include: front, bass Glen Floyd and baritone Jack Armstrong; middle, lead Jamie May and musician Andrew Ishee; and back, tenor Danny Jackson and musician Ken Keyes.
The Bibletones will bring their Southern Gospel sound to Madison to celebrate an early Easter.

Mississippi’s oldest gospel quartet will perform Thursday, April 18, 5-6 p.m. at Madison Square Center for the Arts at 2103 Main St.  Refreshments will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m.

“Easter is why we sing -- it’s the Resurrection of our Savior,” said Jack Armstrong, who sings baritone and also drives the bus, books their singing dates and coordinates the group’s schedule.

Since 1957, the Bibletones have been sharing their love for the Lord through their music in Mississippi and across the South. More than 80 different singers have added their voices to the Bibletones’ four-part harmony through the group’s 62 years.

“We stick with our roots of Southern Gospel. We keep the heritage of our music alive, and we’re proud of that,” Armstrong said.

Besides Armstrong, who lives in Ellisville, the other members of the group are tenor Danny Jackson of Purvis, lead Jamie May of Magee and bass Glen Floyd of Mendenhall. Armstrong said the group is excited to be performing in Madison three days before Easter.

“We’ll sing. We’ll talk and let everybody know what we do as we present our message in song,” he said.

The City of Madison is presenting the concert.

"People will be blessed by the Bibletones' music and message. This will be a wonderful concert that you'll want to attend,” Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said. “I attended their performance several years ago, and every time I hear their name I smile."

The concert will feature favorites from the Bibletones’ play list plus new songs that will be featured on the group’s next CD. “We’ll do some new ones, some old ones they know and some in-between,” Armstrong said. “We’re getting ready to go to the studio. Our next CD is about three months out.” 

The Madison concert is part of a busy schedule that keeps the Bibletones on the road performing about every other weekend, Armstrong said.  The three big concerts the group does each year include a Gospel Jubilee Cruise in January, the Memphis Quartet Show set June 12-15 this year, and the Harvest Festival at Dollywood in the fall.

 “People’s support keeps us on the road,” Armstrong said.

Those attending the Madison show will have the opportunity to purchase the group’s CDs they will have available. A list of their CDs and some of their songs can be seen on the website, www.thebibletones.com.

Tickets for the April 18 show are available at the Madison Community Center on Old Canton Road by the airport and at Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main Street. Tickets are $5.