Smith Auditorium

Willamette University
900 State St
Salem, OR 97301

Directions to Willamette U.

From I-5 (North or South)

  1. Take the Highway 22 exit (number 253).
  2. At the first light, head west (a left turn for those coming from the south, a right when coming from the north).
  3. Stay on Highway 22 for about 1.5 miles.
  4. As you pass 17th street you’ll start up an overpass.
  5. At the top of this overpass there is an exit to the right.
  6. Take this exit (Willamette University is indicated on the sign).
  7. Keep left as the exit divides.
  8. After passing through the stoplight, you will see a Willamette University sign and entrance to the right. Pass by, and continue to the next stoplight, at Winter Street.
  9. Turn right on Winter Street, then pull into the Guest Parking lot immediately on the right.

From the Oregon Coast

  1. Take Highway 18 from Lincoln City (off Highway 101) east.
  2. Stay on Highway 18 for about 27 miles.
  3. Take the Salem exit (Highway 22).
  4. Stay on Highway 22 for about 26 miles.
  5. Highway 22 will take you into downtown Salem, crossing a bridge over the Willamette River, onto Center Street.
  6. Turn right on High Street.
  7. Turn left on State Street.
  8. Turn right on Winter Street (this is the northwest corner of campus).
  9. Just before the stoplight (Bellevue Street), turn left into the Guest Parking lot.

 From the Cascade Mountains

  1. Take Highway 22 west.
  2. After you pass over I-5, follow the I-5 directions above.

Sing! is returning Saturday evening, May 28 for its sixth annual run. Sing! 2016 is the event which allows the audience to be the singers, resulting in a highly worshipful experience.

Sponsored by Local Christian Men, a non-denominational Salem outreach, Sing! 2016 is again expected to draw hundreds of enthusiastic voices of all ages who will fill Smith Auditorium at Willamette University with a-capella singing of “timeless and ageless hymns.”

This year Local Christian Men need your help to get the word out about Sing! 2016. Please contact your church, family, friends and business associates about this FREE event by posting an announcement on your social media, call friends, make copies of the flyer and hand them out or direct people to the web site www.localchristianmen.com. There is nothing better than word of mouth advertising this event. Thank you in advance for your help.

Originally started in 2011, the Sing! event is designed to unite people by singing gospel hymns and to introduce them to the powerful experience of lifting our voices in one accord in praise to God. Such an experience helps one understand why our Father asks His us to simply ‘sing’. In a world of entertainment, many people do not understand the power of a-cappella singing. After attending Sing! they go away uplifted and in awe.

Putting on Sing! each year is a joy for Marvin Stadeli, a Salem businessman.

Of personal enjoyment to me are the comments and e-mails I get from people after the event, he said. They say how much they miss the old songs that they grew up with and how great it is to get together as a community and sing and praise to the Lord.

Returning for a sixth year as the principal song leader is Seattle area resident Tom “T-bone” McGowian, a Christian author, Bible teacher, vocalist, radio talk show host, leader of “Shout to the Lord” worship workshops and “Healing Broken Men’ seminars. He is president of Heart Strings Northwest, a non-profit organization that hosts an annual singing conference in Seattle.

As in the previous events, about 25 classic hymns will be sung. Some will be very familiar and a few unfamiliar songs may be added. All are picked to help point hearts to Christ.

Over twenty churches took part in Sing! last year, and hopefully even more will be represented at Sing! 2016.

The event runs from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Smith auditorium on the Willamette University Campus (900 State St.). Admission is free. No tickets are needed or RSVP to attend. Thanks to support from private individuals. No church money is used to fund this event. The singing also will be recorded and there will be opportunity to order CDs. For more information, phone 877-946-2886 or 503 999-2225, or e-mail to localchristianmen@gmail.com or go to www.localchristianmen.com.