Long Beach Gospel Fest returns to Pine Avenue

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gospel-fest-2010Pine Avenue will be blocked off between 1st Street and Broadway for the second annual Long Beach Gospel Fest and Downtown Worship Experience on Sunday, July 11. The glory of Gospel music will be hosted by Councilman Dee Andrews and Antioch Church of Long Beach, Pastor Wayne Chaney Jr.

With more than 20 churches involved, the Long Beach Gospel Fest has established itself as the premiere Gospel concert in the Los Angeles region. The day-long concert features Grammy Award-winning singers and musicians and last years’ music festival attracted more than 3,000 attendees.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Gospel Fest knowing as well as local choirs and performers that it will bring so many of the Long Beach residents together. This will be one of the country’s most unique environments to experience gospel music and brunch with beautiful city views, ocean breezes, and delectable dining,” said Councilman Dee Andrews.

Gospel Fest Musical Line-Up

The festival, which blends a variety of cultures, opens with a combined worship service that includes churches from across the city. It is followed by a gospel showcase featuring both local and internationally-known recording artists. Here is a partial list of the talented gospel singers, worship leaders, choirs and performers scheduled this year:

  • Dietrick Haddon
  • Kiki Sheard
  • Damita Haddon
  • Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir
  • Worshi Center Community Church Choir
  • Gospel Memorial COGIC Church
  • Greater Open Door COGIC Church
  • Myesha Chaney & Antioch Church of Long Beach Choir
  • Kingdom Business
  • Jim Bittum
  • Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum
  • Keisha Renee
  • Jamelle Jones & Freed
  • Cornerstone Community Church Choir
  • Zoe’s Expressions Dance Ministry
  • Vadia
  • New Antioch COGIC Young Adult Choir
  • V. Rose
  • Joshua Chavez

“I thank God that this day has finally arrived,” said Pastor Chaney. “This Gospel Festival will be one of the City’s premier events for years to come.”

Gospel Fest is a family-friendly event that is entirely free to attend. Everyone is invited to come down and celebrate community with the joy of gospel music. Long Beach Gospel Fest takes place on Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Pine Avenue between Broadway and 1st Street.

For more information about this event, call Antioch Church of Long Beach at (562) 591-8778 or visit the Long Beach Gospel Fest website.

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