The Best Gospel Music Festivals of 2015
The Gospel music festival season is in full swing. Check out our list of the best Gospel music festivals of 2015.
Are you a music lover? Do you enjoy listening to live music? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you should definitely consider attending one of the many gospel music festivals that take place across the country each year.
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music that is characterized by its joyful, often uptempo sound. It is one of the most popular genres of Christian music, and it is enjoyed by people of all ages. Gospel music festivals are a great way to experience this genre of music in a live setting.
There are many different gospel music festivals held throughout the United States each year. Some of the more popular ones include the following:
– Image Festival (Atlanta, GA)
– Essence Music Festival (New Orleans, LA)
– McDonald’s Gospel Fest (Chicago, IL)
– Stellar Awards Gospel Music Celebration (Nashville, TN)
These are just a few examples of the many different gospel music festivals that take place each year. If you are interested in attending one of these festivals, then you should start planning your trip now. Many of these festivals sell out quickly, so you will want to make sure that you get your tickets early.
Winter Gospel Music Festivals
Gospel music is a genre of music that is rooted in the African American experience. The music is characterized by strong vocal harmonies and often tells stories of hope and redemption. Gospel music has been around for centuries, but it gained mainstream popularity in the United States in the early 20th century.
Today, gospel music is enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. And, every year, there are dozens of gospel music festivals held across the country. If you love gospel music, then you should definitely check out one of these festivals.
Some of the best gospel music festivals take place during the winter months. Here are four that you should put on your radar:
1) The Winter Gospel Music Festival – This festival takes place in Chicago, Illinois and features some of the biggest names in gospel music. Performers include Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, and James Fortune & FIYA. The festival will be held from January 9-11, 2015.
2) The Du temps pour Dieu Gospel Music Festival – This French-language festival takes place in Montreal, Canada and features both local and international talent. The festival will be held from January 23-25, 2015.
3) Celebrate Recovery Gospel Music Festival – This festival takes place in Orange County, California and features artists like Mandisa, Jeremy Camp, Britt Nicole, and Building 429. The festival will be held from February 6-8, 2015.
4) WinterJam Tour Spectacular – This massive tour features over 30 artists and bands performing Christian pop, rock, and hip hop music. It kicks off on January 2nd in Duluth, Georgia and will crisscross the country before wrapping up on March 15th in Portland, Oregon.
Spring Gospel Music Festivals
Every spring, music lovers from all over the country flock to the south for one of the many gospel music festivals that take place throughout the region. From Florida to Tennessee, there’s a gospel music festival for everyone. Here are some of the best gospel music festivals of 2015:
-The Spring Jubilee in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: This three-day festival features some of the biggest names in gospel music, including Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans.
-The Gospel Music Festival in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: This two-day festival features a lineup of both local and national gospel acts, including Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers andPastor Shirley Ceasar.
-The Gospel Music Celebration in Orlando, Florida: This three-day festival features a lineup of both local and national gospel acts, including Hezekiah Walker, James Fortune & FIYA, and Tasha Cobbs.
Summer Gospel Music Festivals
Are you a fan of gospel music? If so, you’re in luck! There are a number of great gospel music festivals taking place across the country this summer. Here are just a few of the best:
The Lone Star State will be host to two different gospel music festivals this summer. The first is the Unity in the Community Gospel Music Festival, which will take place on June 13 in Austin, Texas. The second is the Celebration of Gospel Music Festival, which is set for June 27 in Dallas, Texas.
The Chicago area will also be home to two different gospel music festivals this summer. The first is the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, which is set for June 5-7. The second is the Essence of Truth International Gospel Music Festival, which will take place on July 17-19.
Other notable gospel music festivals taking place across the country this summer include the Detroit Gospel Music Fest (June 12-14), the Baltimore Gospel Music Festival (June 26-28), and the Atlanta Friendship Baptist Church Gospel Extravaganza (July 31-August 2).
Fall Gospel Music Festivals
As the leaves begin to change color and the weather gets cooler, gospel music fans across the country start making plans to attend their favorite fall festivals. Some of the most popular fall festivals are We Shall Overcome in Augusta, Georgia; GospelFest in Newark, New Jersey; Spirit of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and the Gateway to Gospel Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois.
These festivals attract some of the biggest names in gospel music, including Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Tasha Cobbs, and Donnie McClurkin. If you’re looking for a great way to spend a weekend enjoying good music and good company, be sure to check out one of these fall gospel music festivals.
After much anticipation, the list of the best gospel music festivals of 2015 is finally here! These 10 festivals are sure to offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a weekend of worship, a live music experience or both.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to one (or more!) of these amazing festivals today.
1. Atlanta Fest
2. Creation Festival
3. Essence Music Festival
4. Fun in the Son Gospel Music Fest
5. Gospel Music Celebration
6. iHeart Radio Music Festival
8. Love Alive International Vibrant Life Conference
9. Parkland’s Worship in the Park Summer Series
10. XP3 Live