June 27, 2014 - June 29, 2014
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Enjoy exhilarating music by renowned Gospel artists during the 29th Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 27-29 at the Chicago Cultural Center and Ellis Park! Stages will showcase the best in local, national and international gospel performers.
Fun fact: Ellis Park, which is located in Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood, is the birthplace of gospel music.
Headliners - June 27 (Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall)
Headliners - June 28 (Ellis Park)
Headliners - June 29 (Ellis Park)
Historical Tour of Bronzeville
Additionally on Saturday, there will be a FREE Historical Tour of Bronzeville departing from the festival site. The narrated 60-minute tour highlights the rich history of the south-side community and its role in the birth of gospel music through Ebenezer Baptist Church, First Church of Deliverance and Pilgrim Baptist, plus information on the Great Migration, "Black Belt" and the community's connection to the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement.
The Chicago Gospel Music Festival Art Fair is Saturday and Sunday in Ellis Park. The Art Fair & Marketplace will offer festival goers the opportunity for a unique shopping venue featuring fine art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and more.
Kids Activity Zone
On both days in Ellis Park, the festival will feature a Kids Activity Zone with face-painters, caricature artists and McDonald's Characters.
Health & Wellness Oasis
The Health & Wellness Oasis returns and attendees can gather health information, speak with experts and participate in activities that encourage healthy behaviors. In partnership with the Cook County Hospitals, attendees will learn about accessing preventative screenings and care on Saturday and Sunday in Ellis Park.
Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events