Archive for the ‘Concerts/Tours’ Category

Charles Jenkins Hits The Road With Thankful Tour

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

CharlesJenkinsCelebrated songwriter Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago enlists the services of native Chicagoan Michelle Williams and Byron Cage for Holiday Praise: The Thankful Tour visiting select cities across the US before returning to Chicago for a holiday television taping.

“It’s been an amazing year for us and we’re all so thankful,” says Jenkins. His hit single War from his latest album Any Given Sunday spent 5 weeks in the #1 slot on the Gospel Airplay Chart.   “We all have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate God’s goodness. The tour is going to be an amazing, uplifting and fun experience for the entire family.”


Jonathan McReynolds Tours With India.Arie For Christmas

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

JonathanMcReynolds_Whole,single cover artJonathan McReynolds continues to deliver hope and inspiration with music from his Billboard chart topping CD Life Music:Stage Two.  The Chicago native delights his fans with the release of a  new lyric video for Whole, his single featuring India.Arie and prepares to visit a number of cities as part of Arie’s Christmas with Friends tour.

The tour will make stops in Washington, DC (December 14, Howard Theatre); New York, NY (December 15, Gramercy Theatre); Philadelphia/Glenside, PA (December 17, Keswick Theatre); Memphis, TN (December 20, Minglewood Hall); and Nashville, TN (December 21, Schermerhorn Symphony Center).

McReynolds will finish out the year with dates in Fresno and Oakland, California and begin the new year with a trip overseas to London, England.

Cedric Ballard Presents A Scripture Collage With New Single

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Houston baseCedric Ballardd singer, songwriter and worship leader Cedric Ballard makes a joyful noise with They That Wait, the second single from Transparency, his debut solo CD.  In his own words, he describes the song as a marriage between scripture and music. “They That Wait is a scripture collage.  As we are recipients of the truth that the words we speak have power, I personally feel the best way to counteract the attacks of the enemy is to align ourselves with the power of God’s Word and then to emphatically declare it.  You have got to speak it over and over again until the breakthrough comes, and believe me, change will happen, either God will fit you for the circumstance or He will send deliverance, either way, our orders remain, wait on the Lord, be renewed in strength and power, don’t be weary in well doing, those are keys and faith is the victory.”

Transparency is available on all digital platforms and you can catch Ballard as he takes the Transparency movement message to the masses at concerts and worship encounters in cities across the country.

Tasha Cobbs Embarks On One Place Live Tour With Kierra Sheard and William Murphy

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Tasha Cobbs One PlaceGet ready for the One Place Live tour as Grammy winner Tasha Cobbs celebrates the release of her Billboard chart topping CD with special guests Kierra Sheard and Pastor William Murphy.  The tour kicks off in Atlanta on November 10th  and continues through January 2016 with scheduled stops in Jacksonville, Houston and St. Louis.

One Place Live made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel albums chart upon its release.  The CD also was #28 on the Billboard 200 and Cobbs took home a win as the 2015 Gospel Artist of the year from the Dove Awards.


Aretha Franklin Gives Thanks With Gospel Friends

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Aretha file photo GFThe undisputed and reigning Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin celebrates Thanksgiving with a free dinner and gospel concert in the motor city at the historic New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 8430 Reverend C L Franklin Boulevard.  The event takes place on Sunday, November 22nd and features guest appearances from multiple Grammy and Dove award winner Pastor Shirley Caesar, the Williams Brothers, Detroit native Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Audrey Dubois Harris and Reverend Marcia Dyson.  Lady Shirley

Tye Tribbett Hosts Hope Concert

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Moved with compassion by the senseless death of his cousin Corey Jones after an altercation with Florida police, Grammy Award winner TTye Tribbett 514ye Tribbett presents the iHope Concert, a free admission music event featuring Sunday Best winner LeAndria Johnson, Motown Gospel artist Tasha Cobbs,  quartet sensation Minister Tim Rogers and Mali Music on November 12th.  The event takes place at The Faith Center located at 5555 NW 95th Avenue, Sunrise, FL.

Additional information is available on Tye Tribbett’s website.


Mississippi Mass Lends Voices To Night of Unity

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

MMC Unity nightThe famed Mississippi Mass Choir celebrated perseverance and community in Stronger Together, a night of Unity held on August 25th in Jackson, Mississippi.  Wayne Singleton, minister of music of Charleston’s Mother Emmanuel AME Church was a special guest for the evening as pastors and area leaders from 2oo churches joined together for a night of fellowship and worship on dance, music and spiritual songs.  In addition to MMC, performances were given by the First Baptist Jackson Worship Choir and Orchestra and Ballet Magnificat!


New Jerusalem Celebrates 50 Years

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

New Jerusalem LightWhenever we get an opportunity to remember the heyday of Mass Choirs, we seize the opportunity.  Now, truth be told, we got a little misty eyed and waxed nostalgic with news of New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church celebrating its 50th anniversary on October 17th and 18th.  An anticipated part of the celebration is the reunion of the New Jerusalem Inspirational Choir.    Under the direction of Curtis Hayes and Jeffrey LaValley, New Jerusalem made its mark recording some 10 albums giving us a reason to go to Flint, Michigan to hear Sunday morning church music with  HITS that include Everything Will Be Alright (with James Cleveland), The Lord is My Light, I Can’t Feel At Home, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Show Me the Way (with the inimitable voice of the late Bishop Odis Floyd on lead) and the unforgettable Revelations 19 (Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory).

Here’s some throwback music for your listening enjoyment

Tye Tribbett Hosts Hate Won’t Win Benefit Concert

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Tye Tribbett 514In response to the June 17th Charleston Church shooting, Israel Houghton, Tasha Cobbs,  Mali Music and Columbia, SC native Travis Greene will join Tye Tribbett for Hate Won’t Win, a concert benefiting the families of the nine victims. The concert will serve as the opening event for Tribbett’s second annual “The Chosen Music Mentorship” conference for church worship leaders on June 23rd at Columbia South Carolina’s Medallion Conference Center.

“Gospel is the good news,” Tribbett says of his use of music as a healing tool. “By spreading the music we induce hope, and we train new worship leaders so they are equipped with the same intent to go fearlessly where some have lost hope and to boldly declare through this gospel that there is yet hope.”

Ashford Sanders Hits The Stage In New Musical

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Ashford Sanders StandardFountain of Life Records recording artist Ashford Sanders will delight audiences as he hits the stage in the inspirational drama Lord, Why Can’t I Do Right written by Richard Torrence.  The Sunday Best Season 5 fan favorite can’t wait to take the stage.  “I’m good in the sense that all you have to do is give me a place to sing, but NOW I get a stage, lights, and a band??? You need to watch out and then pray when the music starts I’m able to stay in character. Real talk, we are REALLY going to have a great time.” The play will also feature the comedic stylings of Shelly Garrett (Beauty Shop), comedian Don DC Curry and Dee Dee Simon.

Catch the play in the following cities

June 25th – Clarksdale Civic Center, Clarksdale, Ms
June 26th – Perot Theater, Texarkana, Tx
June 27th – Strand Theater, Shreveport, La
June 28th – Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas