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PRAISE IN THE PARK: 2nd Chance Ministries performs in Hamlet’s Boxcar Concert Series

Gospel group 2nd Chance Ministries performs in Hamlet's Main Street Park for the Boxcar Concert Series. See more photos below. Photos by William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

HAMLET — Main Street Park was temporarily converted into an outdoor worship center Friday evening for the second installment of the 2024 Boxcar Concert Series.

Regional singing group 2nd Chance Ministries, based out of Cheraw, South Carolina, returned to the stage as the only gospel group to perform in the series, which is now in its third season.

The trio just returned to the Carolinas from a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ricky Malloy took turns on lead vocals with baritone singer Brandon Gainey and tenor Brian Alvey.

Click here to see photos from the 2023 performance.

The set list included originals and renditions of gospel standards like “I’ll Fly Away.”

2nd Chance Ministries also performed in the Cole Auditorium “Car”cert series during the Covid pandemic in 2020, and returned to the Cole last November for a cancer benefit.


The Boxcar Concert Series started on Sunday afternoons in 2022, but was moved to Friday evenings to coincide with TGIFriday Food Trucks on Main.

The 2024 season kicked off in April with the Jonathan Robinson Band.

Click here to see photos from the JRB performance.

The Beach Fever Band, with members from Richmond and Scotland counties, is set to take the stage June 28.

Other upcoming performances include:

  • July 26 – Eck and the Radio
  • Aug. 23 – Trip Rogers
  • Sept. 27 – Oreo
  • Oct. 25 – Erik Hawks