Gospel Music Festival Comes to New Orleans

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The Gospel Music Festival is coming to New Orleans, and you don’t want to miss it! This two-day event will feature some of the best gospel music performers in the country, and it’s sure to be a great time. Get all the details on the festival, and start making your plans to attend today.


The Gospel Music Festival is coming to New Orleans! This three-day event will feature some of the biggest names in gospel music, including Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie McClurkin. With over 30 musical acts performing, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

The Gospel Music Festival will be held at the Smoothie King Center from Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $25. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit the Gospel Music Festival website.

History of Gospel Music

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century, with roots in the black oral tradition. Hymns and sacred songs were often repeated in a call and response fashion. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Mohawk Indians used a form of foot stomping as part of their ritual dances. Gospellers used steer horns to amplify the sound. In 1780, an early collection of gospel songs, Songs of Zion, was published by English missionary John Wesley Powells; it was heavily influenced by contemporary psalmody.”[1]

African American gospel started to attain prominence in the early 19th century after emancipation.[2] The Second Great Awakening (1800s–1840s) has been attributed to the rise of this form of black popular religious music.[3] At this time Thomas Dorsey began writing gospel songs; he is considered “the father of black gospel”.[4][5][6] Gospel Quartets became quite popular with groups such as The Fairfield Four,[7]The Dixie Hummingbirds,[8]The Soul Stirrers and many others during World War II creating what is sometimes referred to as the “Golden Age Of Gospel”.[9][10][11][12]

The Gospel Music Festival in New Orleans

The Gospel Music Festival is coming to New Orleans! This is a music festival that celebrates the African American gospel music tradition. It will be held on March 25-26, 2017 at the Louisiana Superdome.

This festival will feature many of the top gospel performers from around the country. Some of the confirmed artists include Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, and Tye Tribbett. There will also be choirs, praise dancers, and other Christian performers.

This is a great opportunity to experience the power and beauty of African American gospel music. If you love gospel music, or if you’re curious about this musical tradition, you won’t want to miss this event!

The Gospel Music Festival’s Impact on the City

The Gospel Music Festival is coming to New Orleans, and the city is buzzing with excitement. This annual event attracts gospel music lovers from all over the country, and it’s sure to be a great time.

But beyond the fun and excitement, the Gospel Music Festival also has a significant impact on the city of New Orleans. This event brings in a lot of tourism dollars, which is vital to the city’s economy. Additionally, the presence of the festival helps to promote a positive image of New Orleans, which is important for attracting new businesses and residents.

So whether you’re a fan of gospel music or not, there’s no denying that the Gospel Music Festival is good for the city of New Orleans. And we can all enjoy the benefits!


The Gospel Music Festival was a huge success, with people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to enjoy gospel music. The event was well-organized and the performers were amazing. This was a great opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy some good music.

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