The Sounds of Zamar performing

The Sounds of Zamar spread the message of love, hope, and unity through music.

Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar

Contemporary and deeply moving gospel music.

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Asheville is excited to present contemporary gospel group Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the Diana Wortham Theater.

The Sounds of Zamar performing
The Sounds of Zamar spread the message of love, hope, and unity through music.

With rich harmonies, powerful vocals, and an electrifying stage presence, Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar have taken the world of gospel music by storm, infusing their performances with soul-stirring harmonies, breathtaking vocal arrangements, and an unwavering spirit of worship. Whether performing traditional gospel standards or their own original music, these singers deliver a performance that transcends genre and speaks to the heart of every listener—gaining them viral success and amassing millions of fans and followers on social media.

Founded by the immensely talented Trey McLaughlin in 2009, the ensemble quickly gained recognition for powerful and uplifting performances. Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, Trey McLaughlin began his musical journey in his church choir, where he discovered his passion for gospel music. His commitment to excellence in vocal arrangements and a deep connection to his faith laid the foundation for what would soon become a transformative musical experience. With the creation of the Sounds of Zamar, a group of equally gifted and dedicated singers, Trey set out to redefine gospel music for a new generation.

Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar singing
Every performance is infused with soul-stirring harmonies and breathtaking vocal arrangements.

At the core of the Sounds of Zamar lies a commitment to spreading the message of love, hope, and unity through the transcendent power of music. Performances deliver a powerful and soulful experience that connects with audiences from all walks of life. The harmonies created by the ensemble are nothing short of celestial, filling concert halls with a captivating and divine presence.

McLaughlin’s arrangements are marked by their intricate layers of harmonies and soaring melodies, showcasing the vocal prowess of each member of the group. Their performances are not just concerts; they are deeply moving spiritual experiences that leave audiences uplifted and inspired. From intimate church settings to sold-out concert halls, the Sounds of Zamar captivate and spread joy and reverence through their extraordinary talent and passion.

Beyond their musical prowess, Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar are also committed to making a positive impact on their community. They regularly participate in charitable events and workshops, mentor aspiring musicians, and nurture the next generation of gospel singers.

Tickets are $58 for adults, $22 for children 15 and under) $22, and are available through or the Box Office at (828) 257-4530. Ext. 1.

The performance by Trey McLauglin & the Sounds of Zamar is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.


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