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2013 Chicago Gospel Music Festival lineup for June 20-23

Multi-award winning gospel sensation Smokie Norful headlines McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. With performances by chart-topping artists Tamela Mann, Lecrae, John P. Kee and Vickie Winans, the concert series brings together three generations of gospel music's finest to give back to communities nationwide. McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour will make stops in nine cities from May 9 through August 30. (PRNewsFoto/McDonald's USA, LLC)
May 27, 2013 9:21:28 AM PDT
The Chicago Gospel Festival runs from June 20-23 in Bronzeville and downtown.

The birthplace of gospel music, Bronzeville will have two stages at Ellis Park at 37th and Cottage Grove on June 22 and 23. The opening night performance will be held at Millennium Park.

All the performances are free to the public. More info: cityofchicago.org. Thursday, June 20, 2013

Millennium Park
Pritzker Pavilion
6:30pm - TBA

Friday, June 21, 2013

Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
12 Noon - Faith Howard
12:45pm - ALTAR
1:30pm - Cinque Cullar
2:15pm - Just Friends

Claudia Cassidy Theatre

12:15pm - Brian Pettis
1pm - Sauk Elementary School Show Choir
1:45pm - Mark Wright & Friends
2:30pm - Leanne Faine & Favor
5:30pm - The Sweet Sisters of Zion: Delois Barrett Campbell and The Barrett Sisters
Kevin Gray
Film Screening & Discussion with The Barrett Sisters & Producer/Director Regina Rene Davis

Randolph Square

12:30pm - Kymm Lewis
1:15pm - The James'
2:pm - Kevin Gray

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ellis Park (37th and Cottage Grove)

Day Stage
12 Noon - Elder Carl Hearne & Priesthood
12:30pm - 2nd Nature
1pm - G.A.3
1:30pm - "Chicago's Next" featuring Freddie White & Nex Level, Ev3 and The Turner Sisters
2:10pm - Ray & Spirit of Praise
2:40pm - Percy Bady
3:10pm - Malcolm Williams & Great Faith
3:40pm - Kenny Lewis & One VoiceSmokie and Ashton Norful
4:10pm - AM:PM - Anthony McGahee & Praise Motivated
4:40pm - Joshua's Troop

Main Stage

McDonald's presents Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

5pm - Battle of the Gospel Choirs Winner
5:45pm - Vickie Winans, John P. Kee and New Life, Lecrae, Tamela Mann and Smokie Norful

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ellis Park (37th and Cottage Grove)

Day Stage

12 Noon - Tony Tidwell & Uncommon Favor
12:30pm - Tim White
1pm - The Heavenly King Jr's
1:30pm - Bill Winston Presents?Living Word Recording Choir
1:55pm - Spiritual Feet Dance
2:10pm - Martin Woods
2:40pm - The Young Adult Choir of Greater Harvest M.B. Church
3:10pm - Janet Sutton & The Voices of Acme
3:40pm - Dr. Charles G. Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir
4:10pm - Jonathan McReynolds
The Mighty Clouds of Joy
4:40pm - Chicago Mass Choir

Main Stage

5pm - Joe Ligon and The Mighty Clouds of Joy
5:45pm - Kierra Sheard
6:30pm - Brat Pack: Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence featuring Dexter Walker & Zion Movement on backing vocals


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