Jonathan McReynolds To Do 1st Concert In Akron, OH

In a few days from now – specifically on Friday, May 5th – gospel sensation Jonathan McReynolds, who is hailed as the future of gospel music, will perform at Emmanuel Christian Academy’s Benefit Concert.

It will be held at The Chapel – 135 Fir Hill – in Akron, Ohio from 7pm EDT to approximately 9pm. Doors will open at 6:15. This will be McReynolds‘ first show in Akron, Ohio.

The Stellar Awards Public Voting Ends On Monday!

Public voting for the 38th Stellar Gospel Music Awards will end this Monday, May 1st. That said, the organizers are reminding gospel lovers to cast their vote before the deadline. Also note that the actual show is scheduled for Saturday, July 15th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here to vote.

Papa San, Jekalyn Carr, Hezekiah Walker & Others For OFK’s 12th Anniversary Concert

Our Father’s Kingdom Ministries, a vision of Senior Pastor Tyrone Thompson – also known as Papa San – will be having their 12 Year Anniversary Concert on Sunday, May 7th. The ministry was started back in 2011 with his wife Debbie Thompson, who is also a senior pastor.

As they work to improve the church grounds, the upcoming celebration’s objective is to aid in the building fund. It will take place at the Miramar Cultural Center – 2400 Civic Center Place – in Miramar, Florida, and will feature performances by Jekalyn Carr, Hezekiah Walker, Kevin Heath, Patricia Bowen, the OFK Praise Team, and Papa San. Click here to purchase tickets.

CeCe Winans Joins The NSO In D.C. On June 20

Just announced: legendary gospel singer and 15-time Grammy Award winner CeCe Winans will join the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in D.C. for one night only!

On June 20, she will deliver a performance of chart-topping favorites and uplifting new music from her most recent project, Believe For It. Tickets go on sale on April 26!

Mother’s Day Grand Gospel Concert In Runaway Bay, St. Ann (@SebastianBraham)

Kukudoo, Joan Flemmings, Oshane Mais and Sebastian Braham will headline the upcoming Mother’s Day (May 14) Grand Gospel Concert in St. Ann. This experience is being presented by Sebastian Braham Ministries at the Holiday Haven Resort in Runaway Bay.

More than just a musical stage-show, they will also have a comedy segment with popular comedian Kathy ‘Tandehdeh’ Grant, who is most known for her role on The Ity and Fancy Cat Show. The headlining acts will be supported by Brother Chippy, Sister Arlene, Dereq McFarlane and others; with Love 101 FM’s Nadine Blair as the master of ceremony.

Starting time is 5pm, and there is a $3,500 entrance fee at the gate. Kids under 12 will be asked to pay only $1,000.

Kim Burrell’s Story (@KimBurrellLove)

Houston, Texas-based singer and pianist Kim Burrell calls what she does “jazz gospel,” and her ability to write a good portion of the material she records and performs makes her a rarity in the gospel field. To say she started performing early would be an understatement, since she took her first vocal solo with a church choir when she was only one-year-old.

The daughter of a pastor and an evangelist singer, Burrell began her professional career with Rev. James Cleveland’s Gospel Music Workshop Choir, Trinity Temple Full Gospel Mass Choir of Dallas, and the Inspirational Sounds Mass Choir of Houston. Her recording debut came in 1995 with the release of Try Me Again on Pearl Records. The buzz around the release led to her signing with Tommy Boy Gospel, which released a second solo project, the Asaph Alexander Ward-produced Everlasting Life in 1998. Live in Concert followed in 2001, also on Tommy Boy. Unfortunately, the label folded a year later and she was briefly signed to Elektra Records but only recorded a handful of guest spots for the imprint, although she continued to make frequent live appearances.

In 2004 she made an unlikely guest turn on R. Kelly‘s “3-Way Phone Call” and sang with funkster George Clinton on his 2008 album, George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love. She has shared the stage with gospel artists Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark-Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, and Marvin Winans, among others, and has worked in the secular side of things with Missy Elliot, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, and Harry Connick, Jr., to name just a few.

She released her first new studio album in 11 years, No Ways Tired, in 2009 on Shanachie Records. Another new studio effort, The Love Album, appeared from Shanachie two years later in 2011 and fared well on the Billboard charts, netting Burrell a Grammy nomination. Following 2015’s From a Different Place, Burrell teamed up with R&B star Pharrell Williams for the song “I See a Victory,” which was featured in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

This Weekend’s ‘Feast On Soetry’ Is Sold Out!

The second installment in Marsha Wade‘s soetry concert series is this Saturday, April 22nd. Titled Feast On Soetry, the event will feature live performances by three poets: Angela Williams, Darren Salmon and Isilda Clarke, as well as host and soet Marsha Wade

Happening at the Rituals Coffee House, located at Shop #5 in the Village Plaza on Constant Spring Road in Kingston, the highly anticipated event – which is scheduled to begin at 7pm – is already sold out! Notably, in addition to the live entertainment patrons will also receive repasts, drinks and desserts.