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Mayor Brandon Johnson and DCASE Unveil 2024 Chicago Gospel Music Festival Lineup

Mayor Brandon Johnson and DCASE Unveil 2024 Chicago Gospel Music Festival Lineup

Recently, Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the lineup for the 2024 Chicago Gospel Music Festival—the first festival to kick-off Millennium Park’s milestone 20th Anniversary Season.

Taking place Saturday, June 1 from 4-9pm on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage, the 2024 headliners include the three-time GRAMMY® winning, highest-selling female gospel group in history, The Clark Sisters; Chicago’s own award-winning singer/songwriter Todd Dulaney; GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter, Chandler Moore, widely recognized for his collaboration with the contemporary gospel group, Maverick City Music; and three-time GRAMMY® Nominated Global Recording Artist Anita Wilson. Hosted by iHeartMedia Chicago’s Inspiration 1390’s Sonya Blakey, DeAndre Patterson and VaShawn Mitchell, the festival also showcases rising star Lena Byrd Miles and brings audiences to their feet with Choir Nation: A tribute to Chicago Church Choirs.

“The Chicago Gospel Music Festival embodies the Soul of Chicago. The origins of gospel music can be traced right back here to our great city and its deep roots continue to stretch out and transform lives around the world,” Mayor Brandon Johnson said. “I look forward to the extraordinary talent set to grace the stage this year and invite everyone to convene in Millennium Park to experience this long-standing musical tradition in all its joy and power.

“The Chicago Gospel Music Festival is an inspirational, family-friendly event and the perfect way to begin Millennium Park’s 20th Anniversary Season,” shared DCASE Commissioner Clinée Hedspeth. “Celebrating a musical genre born in our great city more than 80 years ago, the DCASE team has assembled an all-star lineup for this first of many unforgettable events in Millennium Park this summer.”

2024 Chicago Gospel Music Festival Schedule:

Saturday, June 1, 2024 (4:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Hosted by Sonya Blakey, DeAndre Patterson and VaShawn Mitchell
Schedule subject to change

4:00 pm – Inspiration 1390 Takeover: Lena Byrd Miles, Bishop Brandon Jacobs & New Zion Temple Choir, and Exalted of Chicago.
5:00 pm – Choir Nation: A tribute to Chicago Church Choirs

First Corinthian Voices of Victory
Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir
Fellowship Chicago

6:00 pm – Todd Dulaney
7:00 pm – Anita Moore

Chandler Moore
8:00 pm – The Clark Sisters

“iHeartMedia Chicago’s Inspiration 1390 is proud to partner with the Chicago Gospel Music Festival every year,” said Sonya Blakey, Inspiration 1390 Program Director and Morning Show Host. “It is a joy to celebrate gospel music’s rich history and legacy in our city. Chicagoans come together like one big choir to sing, be uplifted and inspired by the power of gospel music.”

The Chicago Gospel Music Festival is free.


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