Archive for the ‘Concerts/Tours’ Category

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

BMI Celebrates Black Music Month With 1st Annual Gospel Brunch

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Jonathan McReynolds performs at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Photo Credit: Prince Williams #BMIgospelbrunch

Jonathan McReynolds performs at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta.
Photo Credit: Prince Williams
#BMIgospelbrunch

In celebration of Black Music Month, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) has added another event to their roster of signature events that celebrates the music that we know and love. For the past few years BMI has been instrumental in honoring Gospel Greats through their iconic Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon and Award Show. Now visionary, Catherine Brewton, who serves as Vice President Writer/ Public Relations and team have now gone a step further by creating the 1st Annual Gospel Brunch On The Park.

When asked about how the event came about Brewton says that it was an idea that came to her and that her awesome team pulled it together so quickly. Passionate about the art of Gospel Music, Catherine says that even though her role at BMI allows her to cross genres with some of the biggest names in music. Gospel is near and dear to her heart.

VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan McReynolds and Todd Dulaney at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Photo Credit: Prince Williams #BMIgospelbrunch

VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan McReynolds and Todd Dulaney at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta.
Photo Credit: Prince Williams
#BMIgospelbrunch

In an intimate venue in the heart of Atlanta, Gospel music fans gathered on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for an elegant brunch and time of worship. Set the hit the stage were Grammy Award Winning Artist Tasha Cobbs, Grammy Nominated artist VaShawn Mitchell, and two fresh and unique voices in gospel music Jonathan McReynolds and Todd Dulaney. The atmosphere in the room was serene and peaceful and people from all over gathered to celebrate Gospel during a historic month.

To show support for new and upcoming artist BMI chose to hold a contest through Instagram where singers and musicians were able to submit their version of a song by one of the artist set to perform. After hundreds of submissions two artist were selected.  A group of young people by the name of “Grace” sang their rendition of the James Cleveland  classic, “God Is”, and mixed it with the traditional hymn, ” I Surrender All”.  A true moment of worship took over the place when Curtis Eubanks from Milwaukee took the stage singing CeCe Winans’, “Jesus You’re Beautiful”. Curtis into  set the tone for the rest of the afternoon.

Isaac Carree onstage at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Photo Credit: Prince Williams #BMIgospelbrunch

Isaac Carree onstage at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta.
Photo Credit: Prince Williams
#BMIgospelbrunch

 

Hosts Isaac Caree and Catherine Brewton didn’t have much to do as their was a strong wind of power in the room.  One by one Todd Dulaney, Jonathan McReynolds, VaShawn Mitchell, and Tasha Cobbs turned a simple restaurant at a local park into a cathedral of worship. Songs such as “Nobody Greater”, “Turning Around For Me”, “Free”, and “Fill Me Up” were declared as hundreds of worshippers stood weeping, dancing, and receiving.

Throughout the course of the afternoon attendees were reminded of the fact that Gospel music needs the support of its fans around the world. With the music industry constantly changing and CD Sales declining if we want to keep the music we love around we have to show up in big numbers.

 

 

 

Tasha Cobbs performs at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Photo Credit: Prince Williams #BMIgospelbrunch

Tasha Cobbs performs at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta.
Photo Credit: Prince Williams
#BMIgospelbrunch

Each of the artist who performed represented the new generation of Gospel destined to continue to the long rich tradition of the genre. With all of them having new singles and albums on the way, Gospel music fans have some great material on the way. BMI plans to hold this event in other cities annually to keep the tradition going.

Israel Houghton, Richard Smallwood & Anthony Brown Headline 30th Annual Chicago Gospel Fest

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Israel 1014On May 29 – 31, the largest free outdoor Gospel music festival celebrates 30 years in Chicago. This year’s Chicago Gospel Music Festival will feature over 30 performers including Israel Houghton and New Breed, Richard Smallwood and Vision, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Marvin Sapp, Chicago’s own Ricky Dillard and New G, Anita Wilson, Jonathan McReynolds and Cinque Cullar and a 200 voice Peace Choir comprised of churches throughout the Chicagoland area.Smallwood

Donald Lawrence will helm a very special tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins and Andrae Crouch featuring Bishop Rance Allen, Bryan Courtney Wilson, Lisa Page Brooks and Tasha Page Lockhart, Vanessa Bell Armstong, Krystle Murden and more.

A complete listing and lineup for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival can be found here

McDonalds Announces Lineup & Schedule For Inspiration Celebration Tour

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Donald Lawrence pr photo 1-Photo credit Dominick GuillemotMcDonalds has announced the lineup and schedule for the 9th installment of their popular Inspiration Celebration Tour beginning in Detroit on May 13 and running through Oct. 17th.

This year’s lineup features celebrated Gospel artists  Donald Lawrence, Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ricky Dillard,  DeWayne Woods,  Tasha Page-Lockhart, comedian Small Fire  and syndicated radio host Lonnie Hunter.

Scheduled tour dates include:

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Virtue Joins Donnie McClurkin, BeBe Winans, Kirk Franklin and Harry Belafonte For Selma Concert

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Virtue Sep14The 50th anniversary of the historic march to Selma will be commemorated with a concert on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday, March 8th.  Sister group Virtue will join in with additional  performances and speeches offered by Anthony Hamilton, Arrested Development, Bebe Winans, Fantasia, Bell Biv DeVoe, D-Nice, Donnie McClurkin, Eddie Levert, Eric Benet, Flavor Flav, Keith Sweat, Kelly Price, MC Lyte, Rick Ross, Tank, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Cicely Tyson, Harry Belafonte and the keynote address from President Barack Obama.

The concert is set to stream live on BET.COM and CentricTV.com

 

16th Annual Superbowl Gospel Welcomes All Star Line-up

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Grammy winner Donnie McClurkin directs the NFL Players All-Star Choir that will perform at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on February 5, 2010 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami during Super Bowl Weekend.

 

In its Sixteenth year, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration celebrates big with this years artist line-up: Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton and Gladys Knight! The first and only gospel event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl Weekend, the concert series features Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling gospel and contemporary Christian and mainstream artists, marquee NFL players and the NFL PLAYERS Choir.

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Ashford Sanders Drops New Music February 23rd

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

GOSPELflava was the first to break the news of music coming from Sunday Best Season 5 Finalist and Fan Favorite Ashford Sanders. Now comes word of the February release of a brand new single,Ashford Sanders official Because You’ve Been Good.

Sanders says the song is a personal testimony for him. “God has been good to me, and I know I have been blessed. Not that everyday in my life has been good, I have had some sleepless nights and days filled with pain, but I am a living witness that God will bring you through every situation. …… I can sing anything, but my heart is in songs with substance, and Because You’ve Been Good sums up how great God has been in my life. I can’t help but thank and praise Him for his goodness TO ME.”

Because You’ve Been Good is written and produced by Pharis Evans, Jr. and hits digital retail outlets on February 23rd.  Sanders will perform the song as he makes concert dates throughout the US leading up to the GMWA Board Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mississippi Mass Choir Brings Happy Days Overseas

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

MMC DODIts tour time again as America’s Choir, Malaco Music Group recording artist the Mississippi Mass Choir continue their 25th year celebration with a 15 city Spain tour with performances in Madrid, Barcelona, Gijon and Santiago .  Their latest CD, Declaration of Dependence released this past spring made its way into the Billboard top 20 with the hit single God’s On Your Side featuring Stan Jones and  BET Sunday Best Winner Leandria Johnson.  As in previous years, MMC will take us behind the scenes and give us regular updates as they are on the road.

Amen Tour Features Andrae Crouch and Friends

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Coming to a city near you this holiday season is the Let the Church Say Amen Tour honoring the music of internationally known and celebrated gospel singer/songwriter Andrae Tourand musician Pastor Andrae Crouch. The multi city tour will feature performances from Grammy winners CeCe Winans, Pastor Marvin Winans, Israel Houghton, Bishop Rance Allen and others.  Tour dates are scheduled for Charlotte, Birmingham, Chicago, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Orlando and Miami with other dates and cities soon to be added.

The Song Of The Saints: Its Been Jesus

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Pharis Evans Jr. and Saints With A Vision make a triumphant return with their new single, Its Been Jesus on Evans’ new Fountain of Life record labelIts Been Jesus.  The singing aggregation caught the attention of the country with If Nothing Else, Thank You from their Calling All Saints CD debut.  Saints With A Vision celebrates 16 years of existence with an anniversary concert with special guest Kim McFarland in October as the launch to their fall performance schedule throughout the Midwest and southern part of the United States while Its Been Jesus makes the rounds at radio.