Mark your calendars for June 22nd- 27th, as the Edwin Hawkins and Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference makes it triumphant return to Oakland, California. This year’s conference boasts of a number of hands on classes and workshops taught by industry leaders and veterans as well as nightly concerts and showcases.
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For over 10 years, Dorinda Clark Cole has hosted her annual Singers and Musicians Arts Conference in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. This year, she decided to package the conference and “take it on the road”. On Decmeber 5th, all roads will lead to Los Angeles, California as SMAC makes its way to the Bishop Craig Worsham’s Peoples Independent Church. The three day confab features a musical extravaganza, new artist showcase and workshops featuring some of the top names in gospel including Tasha Page Lockhart, Teddy Campbell, David Daughtry, Damien Sneed, Neily Dickerson, Eric Dawkins, Asaph Ward, Gerald Haddon, Jason White, Shep Crawford and many more.
Micah Stampley, Bryan Wilson and Jonathan McReynolds join Uncle Reese and the Russell Delegation in Baltimore for the East Coast Gospel Music Summit and Showcase November 15th and 16th. Hosted by Lee Michaels, the 2 day confab will bring together some of the nation’s top gospel artists and executives offering informative industry related workshops and seminars.
Micah Stampley will share valuable time tested information on the role of a psalmist while Vicki Mack Latillade is a featured panelist for “Am I ready for this?” Other seminars will be offered on how to get songs played on the radio and a discussion the art of negotiating a recording contract.
The famed Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir releases their new single Redeemed from their 27th album Love Lead the Way in time for the annual fall music gathering. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Church’s annual Music Conference kicks off Friday, October 4th and runs through Sunday, October 6th. Special musical guests include Anthony Evans and Sidney Mohede.
The Grammy and Dove Award winning 300 voice choir began the year by performing a rendition of “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol BTC was also featured on the cover of The New York Times, highlighted in Time Magazine and performed on The Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” program.
The triple digit temperatures in Dallas won’t deter the faithful as 60,000 people from over 40 countries are expected to gather this weekend for Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest conference. Billed as the largest US Inspirational Family Festival, the confab brings together Bishop Jakes’ most popular conferences: ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKidz with a plethora of entertainment, business and other inspirational features for the entire family. This year’s event pairs Bishop Jakes with Oprah Winfrey for a Lifeclass session, the inaugural International Faith & Family Film Festival, the Just Churchin’ Comedy Show and the Ball Up Streetball Classic Tour Championship. The fest will also include performances from top gospel artists including John P Kee, Earnest Pugh, Smokie Norful, LeCrae, Mali Music, Kierra Sheard, Tye Tribbett, United Tenors and more.
The Brothers Nelson (Jonathan and Jason) and their other siblings announce the second annual Full Nelson Worship and Word Summit September 19-21 in Baltimore, Md. Some of the country’s highly regarded psalmists, prolific preachers and teachers will gather together for this time of impartation and fellowship.
“It is our vision to come together to impact God’s people with key tools for successful ministry as well as empowering a new generation to establish Kingdom principles and best practices in the 21st century
Bishop Marvin Winans preaches on the first night with daytime sessions from Dr. Carolyn Showell, Mike Clemons and Pastor Hart Ramsey. VaShawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard and The Walls Group will offer music during the nightly services.
Award winning worship leader and recording artist Israel Houghton announced plans for this year’s Deeper Conference, taking place August 14th – 17th in Houston, Texas. The conference will bring together some of the top names in praise and worship, including William McDowell, Pastor Jason Nelson, David and Nicole Binion, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Aaron Lindsey, John Gray and Bishop Michael Pitts.
Mali Music, Jessica Reedy, Tedashiii and Kierra Sheard are headliners for the concert capping off a weekend of activities at the 5th Annual Merge Summit being held August 22–24th in Los Angeles, CA. The Merge Summit serves as the meeting place for industry executives and entertainment professionals. Under the banner of integrating faith and entertainment, the gathering includes a complete weekend of education, inspiration and entertainment. Nearly 100 of the industry’s top entertainers and executives will lead more than 20 interactive panel discussions, workshops and Master Class sessions, covering music, television, film, creative development, and branding, marketing and new media.
“We are so excited to announce our fifth year and we celebrate this milestone,” said The Summit Founder & Chair Dr. Holly Carter. “Each year, The Merge Summit has progressed to represent the evolution of the entertainment business while always remaining true to our original purpose. Our desire is to give creative men and women of faith, the opportunity to share their stories, to edify and to give a voice for the gifts and talents in our community.”
We can confirm that July and August are packed with conventions, recording events and concerts. Adding to the list, Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Annual Outreach Ministries Conference is set to take place August 4th through August 9th in Raleigh, NC. Pastor Caesar has some of the nation’s foremost singers are preachers including Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Evangelist Jekalyn Carr, Prophet Todd Hall, Isaac Caree, Chrystal Rucker, Kevin LeVar and Chrystal Rucker.
Kierra Sheard announced the Bold Right Life Experience 2013 will take place in her home town of Detroit on August 13-15th. Among the lineup of preachers and singers joining her for the conference are Chicago’s Pastor john Hannah and Jonathan McReynolds, Sarah Jakes, Canton Jones, Tasha Cobbs, and Pastor John P Kee and New Life.