McDonald’s® Gospelfest® will return to the New York metropolitan area on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
After auditions in January 2014, the competitors will be preparing to share the stage with the top Women in Gospel including Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar, Tramaine Hawkins, Dorothy Norwood, Dottie Peoples, Cissy Houston, Melba Moore, Vickie Winans, Kim Burrell, Tasha Cobbs and Erica Campbell!
Produced and directed by Emmy Award winning Producer, A. Curtis Farrow, McDonald’s Gospelfest is a talent competition that features many abilities. Rising stars of all colors, ages, cultures and faiths will compete in a variety of categories including Soloists, Youth Choir, Adult Choir, Praise Dance, Step, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers.
McDonald’s Gospelfest originated in 1983 under the auspices of the McDonald’s Corporation and the McDonald’s Tri-State Owner/Operator Association. Over thirty years later, it has emerged as the nation’s preeminent Gospel celebration, bringing joy, inspiration, encouragement and hope to millions of Americans. Previous McDonald’s Gospelfest participants have gone on to successful careers in entertainment, including the renowned Bishop Hezekiah Walker.
Over the course of the past 31 years, The McDonald’s Tri-State Owner/Operator Association has awarded millions of dollars in scholarship money. The McDonald’s Gospelfest competition has been an important fundraising event which supports education opportunities within local communities.