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2014 Chicago Gospel Festival lineup announced
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events today announced the complete lineup for the 29th annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival.
The spiritually rockin’ free festival runs June 27-29 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, and Ellis Park in the heart of Bronzeville, 37th and Cottage Grove.
Headliners include Tye Tribbett, Karen Clark Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell, the Mississippi Mass Choir, Uncle Reece, and Tasha Cobbs among others.
On June 28, the Ellis Park festivities include the hugely popular free tours of historic Bronzeville beginning at 12:30 p.m. every half hour until 3:30 p.m. The 60-minute, narrated trolley tours explore 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. Tickets are available on-site, first-come, first-served.
Here’s the complete lineup for the Chicago Gospel Festival (subject to change without notice):
JUNE 27, CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER, Preston Bradley Hall
11:00 a.m.: Tiff Joy
11:30 a.m.: Lorie Smith
Noon: Ami Rushes
12:30 p.m.: Keshia McFarland
1:00 p.m.: The Cast of Motown the Musical
1:30 p.m.: James Hudson
2 p.m.: Chaun Pritchett and Right Spirit Ministries
2:30 p.m.: Witness
3:00 p.m.: GREGG & F.R.I.E.ND.S
3:30 p.m.: Adrian B. King and Company
JUNE 28, ELLIS PARK
Noon: Tyrone Block & LSD
12:30 p.m.: Lady LaVarnga Hubbard the Duchess of Gospel
1:00 p.m.:Verbal Kwest
1:30 p.m.: “Chicago’s Next” featuring Corey Barksdale, Jason Miller and Change Ministry, Tone Ross & Inspired
2:10 p.m.:Pastor Daniel Smith & NSMIC
2:40 p.m.: Kevin Vasser
3:10 p.m.: Pastor Byrant Jones & Chosen
3:40 p.m.: Tobbi & Tommi
4:15 p.m.: Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling
5 p.m.: McDonald’s presents INSPIRATION CELEBRATION GOSPEL TOUR featuring Erica Campbell, Kurt Carr, Mississippi Mass Choir, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Uncle Reece, Moses Tyson, Jr. and comedian Jonathan Slocumb
JUNE 29 ELLIS PARK
Noon: Andre Crittenden & the L.A.W
12:30 p.m.: TBA
1:00 p.m.: Jewell & Converted
1:30 p.m.: Jamel Michael Lewis
2:00 p.m.: DeWayne Woods
2:30 p.m.: Terrell Edwards & Empowered
3:00 p.m.: Tasha Page Lockhart
3:30 p.m.: A Celebration of Gospel, Spanning Generations featuring the Robinson, Thurston and Lowe Families
4:25 p.m.: Victory Travelers
5 p.m.: Tribute to Dr. Charles G. Hayes Tribute featuring Pastor Derail Smith and The Dr. Charles G. Hayes Reunion Choir and Elder DeAndre Patterson
5:45 p.m.: Karen Clark Sheard
6:45 p.m.: VaShawn Mitchell & Tasha Cobbs
7:45 p.m.: Tye Tribbett
For more information, schedule updates and more visit chicagogospelmusicfestival.us.