Archive for the ‘Concerts/Tours’ Category

Kathy Taylor, Luther Barnes and Byron Cage Headline Gospel Mix Tour

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Gospel Mix 2016The Gospel Music Workshop of America will play host to the first stop of the Gospel Mix 2016 Tour, taking place on Sunday, July 24th in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.

This year’s tour brings together legends Luther Barnes and The Canton Spirituals with Kathy Taylor, Earnest Pugh, Byron Cage and choir master Ricky Dillard. Joining the praise party are Gospel favorites Zacardi Cortez, James Fortune, the trio Half Mile Home, quartet king Damon Little and others.

The music of the Gospel Mix Tour makes up this year’s installment of the Top Ten best-selling album “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix 2016” that features chart-topping hits such as Zacardi Cortez’ “#YDIA,” Damon Little’s “I Won’t Be Defeated,” Byron Cage’s “Like No Other” and Half Mile Home’s “More Than Enuff.

Cedric Ballard Champions Houston’s Night Of Unity

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Cedric Ballard New1On Friday, July 18th, the Houston area Gospel community joined local area pastors, government officials and community leaders in a display of unity and prayer for peace in the nation as a whole in response to the tragedies and violence plaguing our inner cities.  Leading the charge was Worship Leader and Psalmist Minister Cedric Ballard, who hosted the event at the Greater Grace Outreach Church.  Joining in the celebration was noted songwriter V. Michael McKay, Rhonda and Shawn McLemore, Alexis Spight and Earl Duncan.

Ballard stressed the need for unity and for the church to lead the charge.  “We have such a huge responsibility to show people that our gatherings have impact after the end of Sunday morning worship.  God called and ordained the church to change the world, we have to show them we are truly united and serious about making a difference when and where it counts.”

 

Tye Tribbett Reunites With GA For The Bloody Win Part 2 Live Recording

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Tye-Tribbett-02Two time Grammy Award winner, multiple Stellar Award winner  and Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett heads to the iconic Fillmore Philadelphia Theater for the second installment of his Bloody Win Live Recording.  The event will serve as a reunion, once again pairing  Tribbett with the group he founded,  Greater Anointing.

Tribbett formed the group in March of 1996 and recorded the hugely successful albums Life and Victory Live with the ensemble before going solo in 2010.  The Bloody Win Part 1 was recorded in May in Greenville, South Carolina.

Bri Babineaux Hits The Road In July

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Briana BabineauxMarquis Boone Entertainment recording artist Bri (Briana) Babineaux headlines the New Artist on the Block Tour making its first stop in Hendersonville, Tennessee on July 5th.  Joining Babineaux on tour is Sunday Best winner Geoffery Golden and MBE’s  newest signee Kelontae Gavin.   Tour dates are as follows:

7/05/16 @7           Celebration Of Life Church, Hendersonville, TN.
7/06/16 @7           Prince of Peace Church, Memphis, TN.
7/11/16 @7            Bethel World Outreach, Olney, MD.           
7/12/16 @7            Have Life Church, Charlotte NC.
7/13/16 @7            Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church, Pelzer, SC.
7/14/16 @7            Heritage Christian Center, Jacksonville, FL .
7/18/16 @7            Dothan High School, Dothan, AL.
7/19/16 @7            TBA, Columbus, MS.
7/20/16 @7           Showers of Blessing Church, Hammond, LA.
7/21/16 @7            TBA, Dallas, TX .

Lisa Knowles and The Brown Singers Headline Festival Honoring Thomas A Dorsey

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Thomas Dorsey ProjectThe 2016 Thomas A. Dorsey Birthplace Festival encompasses 2 full days of music in the city that welcomed the birth of the Father of Gospel Music.  Thomas A. Dorsey was born on July 1, 1899 in Villa Rica, Georgia.  He developed a reputation as a Blues songwriter and pianist working with Ma Rainey and others before making a vow to serve the Lord with his gifts and talents.  Professor Dorsey would merge the secular with the sacred and call it Gospel music.  Composing over 400 compositions, he would see his works recorded by Elvis Presley (Peace In The Valley) and serve as the anchor of the civil rights movement. His most recognized composition, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, popularized by Mahalia Jackson was a favorite of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I’ve been around Gospel music all of my life”, says Villa Rica Mayor Shirley Marchman.  I grew up in Villa Lisa KnowlesRica, attending the church that Dr. Dorsey and his family attended, the Mount Prospect Baptist Church and Gospel Music has played a tremendous part in my life, as it has touched many people across the country and the world.  We are proud of the efforts of Professor Dorsey and grateful that we can do our part to make sure that his legacy lives on so that others may enjoy the fruit of his labor.”

The 2 day festival features Blues, Jazz and Gospel music with performances from Eric Ayers and the Thomas A.  Dorsey Birthplace Gospel Choir, Gospel music sensation and Stellar Award winners Lisa Knowles and the Brown Singers, Minister Eddie Robinson and others. The festival is free and open to the public.

Fred Hammond Readies New Album For September 30th Release

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

FRED_HAMMOND-WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE-album artFred Hammond took to social media to introduce Father Jesus Spirit, the new single from his forthcoming album Worship Journal Live.   The new disc, the follow up to his 2014 hit CD I Will Trust was recorded last month in front of a standing room only crowd, marking Hammond’s first live recording in 17 years. Worship Journal Live hits stores and digital outlets on September 30th.

Hammond will introduce the music of the new album to audiences as he brings his ever popular Festival of Praise Tour to some 40 + cities across the US starting with the inaugural stop being October 5th  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining him on the tour this year is Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Regina Belle, Karen Clark Sheard, Casey J, and comedian Earthquake.

Men of Standard Take The Stage At Father’s Day Concert

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

MOSFather’s Day 2016 will go down in history as the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, (the church home of Stephen Hurd and Anthony Brown) hosted a Father’s Day Concert that touted the reunion of Men of Standard after a 7 year hiatus.  It was indeed a great moment as Lowell Pye, Isaac Carree and Bryan Pierce took to the stage to take us down memory lane.  The icing on the cake was the addition of Zacardi Cortez (you can only imagine the utter pandemonium, right?!?!?!?!)

The gentlemen quickly but effectively ran through a number of their hits including the Winans’ Trust In God, Yet Will I Trust In Him, Anointed Song, In Your Will, Latter Rain and I Made It.  The songs had huge impact on the audience as the guys ministered messages of faith and inspiration in the music.  We can only hope that this is the start of a tour and a possible CD in the works.

While we wait on the Men of Standard recording, you can prepare yourself as Bryan Pierce is set to record in August at Mount Zion in Greensboro, NC.

Mr. Del Announces Revolt Now Tour

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Revolt NowMoved by the plight facing youth in the inner city and urban communities, Pastor Delmar Lawrence aka Mr. Del has launched a new initiative called Revolt Now.  The experience combines hip hop music, dance, and the Word of God to engage, empower and encourage young people to receive salvation.  The Revolt Now Tour visited 12 cities during its 2015 run.  This year, Mr. Del gathers his Holy South soldiers and a host of other artists to take the music and message across the nation.  The tour serves as a backdrop for the release of “HOLY SOUTH: REVOLT” which features Boy Wonda, Eddie Jaymes Prodagal, Rashawn Merrick, M.A.D.E. 4 Christ, Mardye McDole, C. Elevation, Emory Anderson, M.A.J.O.R.S., J Crum, Sean Oliviera, B.I.C., Hi- Lite Real and Dem J boyz. 

The CD hits digital retailers on July 4th.

 

Current Schedule for Revolt Now

June 16            Atlanta, GA                         Monte Sinai Church
June 17           Atlanta, GA                         Christ Discipleship
June 18           Atlanta, GA                         Community Bible Chapel
June 30           Orlando, FL                        3 In 1 Café
July 1              Fort Myers, FL                    Mark Christian Ministries
July 2              Miami, FL                             In Spirit & Truth EC
July 7              Columbia, SC                      The Epic Center
July 8              Fayetteville, NC                   First Baptist Church
July 9              Greensboro, NC                  The Power Play Center
July 15            Colorado Springs, CO        Calvary Worship Center
July 16            Omaha, NE                          The Bridge Church of Omaha
July 21            Mobile, AL                           Right Way Christian Center
July 22            Chattanooga, TN                 Pneuma Christian Center
Sept 10           Dallas, TX                            Word of Truth Family Church

123 Victory Brings Kirk Franklin Another #1 Hit

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

kirk-franklinGospel Superstar Kirk Franklin gains another #1 with “123 Victory” hitting the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart.  “123 Victory”is the follow up single to “Wanna Be Happy?” and both come from Losing My Religion, his eleventh studio album.

Franklin has been greeting fans in sold out venues across the country in his  20 years in One Night Tour .  The last leg of the tour visits Alabama, Georgia and Massachusetts before the finale in Baltimore, Maryland at the Lyric Opera House on June 19th.

Bishop Hezekiah Walker Reunites with Love Fellowship Crusade Choir

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

HezOne thing is for certain, The Kings Theater in Brooklyn,  New York will not be the same after July 23rd.  Bishop Hezekiah Walker brings together the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir for a gigantic reunion concert.  Its sure to be a night to remember the string of hits that made this choir a musical powerhouse for nearly 3 decades.

Its been a very good year for Hez thus far, with a new label deal, the new single hitting #1 on the radio charts, his induction into the GMA Hall of Fame AND the announcement of his addition alongside Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Casey J and Regina Belle for this year’s Festival of Praise tour, things can only get better!

This already looks like one of the highly anticipated events of the 2016 calendar year.