Lineup announced for McDonald’s Gospelfest 2017


Erica Campbell will perform at this year’s McDonald’s Gospelfest concert at the Prudential Center in Newark.

A Mother’s Day Weekend tradition continues at the Prudential Center in Newark this year, on Sat., May 13, with the annual McDonald’s Gospelfest concert. Performers will include Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell (of the duo Mary Mary), Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Cissy Houston, Israel Houghton, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Bishop Paul Morton and Greater Allen AME Cathedral Choir. (March 30 Update: Fantasia has been added to the lineup as well.)

Tickets, priced from $45.75 to $133.75, went on sale this morning. Visit for information.

Gospelfest, founded in 1983 and produced and directed by A. Curtis Farrow, includes both a late-afternoon competition, beginning at 4 p.m., and an evening concert. Categories for the competition have ranged, in past years, from Youth Choirs and Adult Choirs to Soloists, Praise Dancers, Steppers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers.

Campbell and Walker host morning and afternoon shows, respectively, on the New York gospel radio station WLIB (1190 AM).

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Rheda Lipscomb March 30, 2017 - 8:53 am

Love the line up

Rheda Lipscomb March 30, 2017 - 8:54 am

I love gospel fest

elaine johnson April 27, 2017 - 12:05 am

Where is Tasha Cobbs? I would love to see her perform at Gospelfest

John May 3, 2017 - 6:10 pm

FANTASIA Y e s!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trish May 9, 2017 - 11:46 pm

Hello good people this is my first time attending the gospel fest, i would like to hear from someone in regards to the tickets prices . I am now purchasing tickets and the prices are very high , compare to when they first started advertising the event.I would like to know if anyone else noticed. Thank you and enjoy the show.

Pamela Williams May 10, 2017 - 1:19 pm

Why do these former so called Christians serve the world then claims are made that they are returning to their gospel roots. What roots?

Josephine Harrison July 14, 2017 - 6:12 pm

Looking for ticket for 2018 and when are they going. On sale

Josephine Harrison July 14, 2017 - 6:13 pm Reply

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