Archive for the ‘Concerts/Tours’ Category

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.

 

Virtue Set To Honor Clark Sisters At Essence Festival

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

VirtueGoatFarm-39Clark Sisters OLTGRAMMY nominated female group Virtue (Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble, and Heather Martin) will join Yolanda Adams, Travis Greene, Brian Courtney Wilson, Tasha Page Lockhart, Kierra Sheard, Faith Evans and Keke Wyatt in paying tribute to the legendary Clark Sisters at the Essence Festival on July 3rd in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Virtue’s current radio single, Miracle (written by Twinkie Clark and recorded by the Clark Sisters in the 80s) has spent 6 weeks in the top 30 on the Billboard radio chart.  Miracle comes from the group’s seventh studio album, Fearless, which made its debut at #3 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

Continuing their summer promotional stops, Virtue will appear at Kirk Franklin’s 20 Years In One Night World Tour on Tuesday, June 14 at The Alabama Theatre.

Pastor Dale Sanders Celebrates Release of Termites In The Church

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Sanders and Son1Noted pastor, preacher extraodinare and singer Dale J Sanders celebrated the release of Termites in the Church, the book that served as the inspiration behind his Billboard radio hit, You Win on Saturday, May 28th in Kenner, Louisiana at the Triumph Kingdom Builders Missionary Baptist Church pastored by his father, Reverend Leroy Sanders, Sr. The elder Sanders joined Pastor Dale along with members of the Sanders family for the occasion.

Termites in the Church offers a first hand account of Pastor Leroy Sanders service as pastor of a multi-site congregation for some 40 years, then encountering  a false accusation, arrest, trial and  public humiliation by the members of his own congregation. Pastor Dale shares a redeeming message of hope in the midst of tragedy, “what the devil meant for evil, God meant for good.  We are living witnesses that God can turn around any situation and give you a testimony of triumph even in the midst of what seems to be a tumultuous time.”

The Termites promotional tour having made stops across Louisiana and Houston, Texas will make its way to the Midwest before heading for the East Coast this fall.

Fred Hammond Announces Dates For Festival Of Praise

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

FOP 16Fred Hammond announced the return of the ever popular Festival of Praise Tour, making its way across the country and visiting 2 dozen major cities. “FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”

This year’s lineup includes Hammond along with Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle and Casey J.  Hammond also announced that his new CD will be released in October to coincide with the release of the FOP tour.