The 15th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will kicking-off Super Bowl XLVIII weekend on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Theater at Madison Square Garden. Grammy Award-winner Patti LaBelle has been announced as the event's headliner.
Patti Labelle has spent more than 50 years in the music industry and is a legendary singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. Among her many hist is the song is the gospel-tinged ""When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)." In 2006, she released "The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle," her first gospel album.
Grammy Award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary, Christian contemporary singer Natalie Grant and actress & singer Tamela Mann will also join the list performers. Previously announced performers include Grammy Award-winning Gospel artist Donnie McClurkin, and the NFL Player's Choir, which is composed of current and former players.
"The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has been a formal sanctioned partner for 15 years, and has played an integral role in bringing together fans and football players under one roof with a shared love of inspirational music," said Tisha Ford, NFL Director of Events Business Development.
Since its inception in 1999, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has donated a portion of its proceeds and more than 5,500 tickets to local and national charities. This year's benefactor is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Tickets to the concert are currently available for purchase on www.ticketmaster.com. The show will air in national syndication over broadcast television stations in February 2014. Air dates and local listings to be announced in January.