Citizens Bank Sets Roger Bennett Memorial Concert For Saturday, October 13

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BATESVILLE – September 25, 2012 – The Citizens Bank today announced that the gospel group Legacy Five will headline the Seventh Annual Roger Bennett Memorial Concert, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Tickets, which are $20 each, will be available at all Citizens Bank branches.  Churches that want to sell tickets in advance can contact James Street at 870-613-7463.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Roger Bennett, a native of Strawberry (Lawrence County), Ark., was the longtime pianist for Legacy Five.  He passed away in 2007.

In 1979, Bennett fulfilled his life-long dream of being a part of professional Southern Gospel music when he was invited to join the legendary Cathedral Quartet.  Following the retirement of the Cathedrals in 1999, Bennett and fellow Cathedrals member Scott Fowler launched Legacy Five.

Although an excellent singer, Bennett is best remembered as pianist - and often a comedian - for the Cathedrals and Legacy Five.  He was named Favorite Southern Gospel pianist 14 years in row (1993-2006) by the Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel music’s leading fan and trade publication.

Legacy Five, which debuted in 2000, has made a major mark on the Southern Gospel Music world.  Immediately audiences responded overwhelmingly to their four-part harmony and their ability to effectively communicate the message of Christ. Since the quartet’s formation, they have established and maintained a firm place at the top of Christian music. Some 130 times a year, Legacy Five presents Gospel music in a way that has endeared them to audiences all across the United States and Canada.

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp  and Stone counties with 10 fully staffed financial centers.

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