Lineup announced for McDonald’s Gospelfest 2016



Jennifer Holliday is best known as the Tony-winning star of the ’80s musical “Dreamgirls,” and has had R&B and dance hits. But she has also recorded several gospel albums, and will perform at the annual Gospelfest concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, May 7 (the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend).

Other performers will include Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, Donnie McClurkin, Bishop Hezekiah Walker & LFC, and Shirley Caesar; Greg Kelly of Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” will host. Tickets, priced from $40.75 to $128.75, go on sale Jan. 15 at 11 a.m.; visit

Gospelfest, founded in 1983, includes both a late-afternoon competition, beginning at 4 p.m., and an evening concert. Categories for the competition include: Soloists, Youth Choirs, Adult Choirs, Praise Dancers, Steppers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers.

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wander richardson May 5, 2016 - 5:38 pm

My son inquired to purchase a ticket for $129 (lower seating) to which the ticket agent at the box office said was available. ,I (mother) went to purchase within 1/2 hour and was told none was left but only the extreme upper and far side seating. Disappointed, I left without purchasing. 4:25 I always enjoy the competition and supported the fest even when it was in another theater in Newark.

Currouse, I went online and viewed tickets available on the lower seating area. (5:20 pm (same day)) No, I did not purchase the ticket online and decided not to attend and will tell my experience to others.

Where can I purchase the DVD of this and other prior gospel fests events. Thank you.

Reply May 5, 2016 - 6:42 pm

Sorry to hear you had problems. As far as I know there are no commercially available DVDs.

Michael Serrano May 9, 2016 - 10:30 am

You mean to tell me that my daughter sang and there are no dvd recordings I am the father or Mikayla Serrano one of the teen soloist that competed Are they going to broadcast it on TV?

Reply May 9, 2016 - 10:33 am

Not sure about TV broadcast. Will try to find that out.

Reply May 9, 2016 - 11:06 am

Am told it will air on Fox (channel 5) at some point this summer. Date not confirmed yet.


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