The music genre of gospel from its inception was to bring those in the wilderness to the kingdom of God. Yesterday the goal was achieved. The beautiful multicolored, culture, style and worship came together in one room to give God praise with all the fervor God infused into their hearts. This was truly a beautiful thing to witness.
The performers were Tiff Joy, Lorie Smith, Ami Rushes, Keshia McFarland, The cast of Motown the Musical, James Hudson, Chaun Pritchett and the Right Spirit Ministries, Witness (Christian Rap), GREGG and F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Adrian B King and Company. All are great performers. I had an opportunity to meet a few of the artist like GREGG, Adrian B. King and James Hudson. These men have such great joy in their hearts. The enthusiasm you see on stage is the same joy you receive when shaking their hands or being greeted with a big love of Jesus hug.
It is refreshing to see the genuine worship of Jesus alive in the body of Christ, in the men and women of God who are using the extraordinary gift God has implanted into them to bring joy, heal hearts and gather all in praise. The performances were absolutely wonderful. The event is not over. The 29th annual Gospel Fest is all weekend long. The Saturday and Sunday performances are at Ellis Park, 707 East 37th street, 37th and Cottage Grove. I attended last year and felt safe walking about. There were plenty of police around. But overall, it appeared to be a safe haven. As always when attending any event large or small use wisdom and travel in pairs or a group if at all possible. If you are attending alone then stay in public areas and well lighted areas. The first performer hits the stage at 12 noon today. This is a free event sponsored by the Black McDonald’s Operating Association, Pepsi, Aquafina, Inspiration AM 1390, Communication Direct, and LaGrou Distribution Systems, Inc. The event is put on by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Admission is Free.