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2014 Chicago Gospel Fest at Cultural Center and Ellis Park June 27-29

2014 gospel fest ellis park

Come out Chicago-ans, vacationers and newbies to the greatest city in the world, Chicago.  Celebrate the gift of music to soothe the angst on the inside of you.  Celebrate the gift of Jazz, Blues and Christian Praise rolled into a style called Gospel music.  There is no end to the creativity of gospel music with the infusion of very different forms of exciting music styles that stirs the soul.

The stirring begins Friday afternoon June 27 from 11am – 4pm at Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Then just like the river keeps on rolling so does the music on Saturday and Sunday at Ellis Park,

Saturday, June 28 & Sunday, June 29
The festival moves to Ellis Park in Bronzeville for two full days of Gospel celebration. Festival opens at 11am both days.
2014 festival headliners include: (Saturday) McDonald’s INSPIRATION CELBRATION GOSPEL TOUR featuring Erica Campbell, Kurt Carr, Mississippi Mass Choir, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Uncle Reece, Moses Tyson, Jr. and comedian Jonathan Slocumb and (Sunday) Karen Clark Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett.
A historic trolley tour of Bronzeville (Saturday only). This narrated 60-minute tour highlights the rich history of this south side community and its role in the birth of Gospel Music – through Ebenezer Baptist Church, First Church of Deliverance and Pilgrim Baptist, plus information on the Great Migration, “Black Belt” and the community’s connection to the Civil War and Civil Rights movement.
A Health and Wellness Oasis features on-site health resources, screenings and tests.
A marketplace, family-friendly programming in the kids’ activity area, food vendors and food trucks, and interactive sponsor displays complete the event.
Estimated Attendance: 30,000

See full event schedule below.  See full clearer larger image of brochure here, GOSPEL2014digitalbrochure

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More videos of artist performing on ACAW Extended.






Trinity Music City Free taping with Jason Crab

Jason Crab hosts TBN taping with special guests

Jason Crab hosts TBN taping with special guests

Gospel singer Jason Crab is hosting the Trinity Broadcast Network’s Trinity Music City Monday February 10, 2014, 6 p.m.  It is open to the public.  There are 1500 seats available to those in and around Hendersonville, Tennessee.  Trinity Music CIty is located at One Music Village Boulevard, 615-826-9191.

Some Jason Crab’s special guests will be parent advocate Karen Jensen, Christian artist Jason Bare of Mike’s Chair.  Here is a sample of Jason Bare’s music, jason bare

Cheri and Phil Keaggy,

Southern Gospel artists

Southern Gospel artists

The Bowling Family Southern Gospel Singers,

Country Gospel Artist

Country Gospel Artist

Zach and Rodney, country gospel music,

The Red Roots,

Jayna Brown jamming with Mom to Kidz Star USA

Y’all remember back in the day when you would grab the broom and lip sync to your favorite song blaring on the radio or the boombox.  Young Jayna Brown and her mother cover Adele’s song Rolling in the deep.  This young girl has a beautiful clear voice and can sing a variety of music.  Jayna’s background is Gospel music.  In a video over eight months ago where Jayna covers Tamela Mann’s, Take me to the King,  the video received over 1.3 million views.  Here is a sample of Jayna having fun with her Mom.

Jayna was raised on music from her grandparents era, Motown style music.  Jayna’s mom was deployed in the United States Military so, Jayna’s earliest memory of meeting her Mom is at the age of four.  Jayna’s grandparents kept busy with music, singing and showering Jayna with love.  It looks like music just runs in the family.  Jayna made it to the finale of Kidz Star USA for an opportunity to win a recording contract with RCA records.  Jayna did not win that battle but the journey was fun.

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