McDonald's GospelFest 2015
I'm Lovin It!
"When the Choir Meets the Quartet"
Hezekiah Walker and LFC
The Clark Sisters
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Curtis A. Farrow has done it again. He has bought some of the brightest stars in gospel music to the New York Tri-State area and created a Mother’s Day weekend to behold! Legendary artist such as Vickie Winans, Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Clark Sisters and The Mississippi Mass Choir were featured performers and it didn't stop there as Ricky Dillard, Bishop Hezekiah Walker & LFC, The Thompson Community Reunion Choir, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Greater Bethel A.M.E Cathedral Mass Choir and Faith Evans were also featured headliners!
Many may know the McDonald’s Gospel Fest for its powerhouse, star studded line-up but those were not the only stars shining brightly at the 2015 McDonald’s Gospel Fest. Also on fire for Christ and with hearts full of praise and worship were talented performers of all ages giving their godly best in their praise dance, spoken word, comedy, step, gospel rap, soloist, and choir performances. Some came from as close as Orange and Patterson, New Jersey while others traveled across the globe all the way from Japan to worship at this event. Nothing could better exemplify the theme of One, “One Night on One Stage Worshipping One God” as did these performances. LTOCZ.com was in awe and inspired by the commitment and passion that Curtis A. Farrow showed these stars by allowing them to take center stage to express their faith and rock out their praise.
Although all were winners, the official top honors goes to:
1. Gospel Rap/ Kenneth Armstead “Army” -Jamaica, NY
2. Praise Dance Solo-Trio/ Isaac Zellner- Freeport, NY
3. Poet/ Imani Alleyne- Jamaica, NY
4. Praise Dance Group/ Venette’s Cultural Workshop- Wyandanch, NY
5. Comedian/ Adeniyi Simon “Simon”- Brooklyn, NY
6. Step/ Regime Performing Arts- Jamaica, NY
7. Male Solo/ Corey Fulmore- Bronx, NY
8. Female Solo/ Regina Jackson- Springfield, NJ
9. Group/ 4 For Christ- Newark, NJ
10. Youth Choir/ Joy Unlimited Movement Youth Choir-Philadelphia, PA
11. Adult Choir/ Montclair State University OSAU-Montclair, NJ
I welcome you to join me backstage, through the corridors, in the halls, and around the corners of the Prudential Center as I share some video clips and pictures of the 2015 McDonald’s Gospel Fest participants. I pray you enjoy and are as blessed by these images as I was in their presence!
LTOCZ.com would like to thank Curtis A. Farrow, Irving Street and especially Camille Bonds and Brian Clark who have faithfully extended an invitation for our online ministry to cover this joyful event.
Faithful fun and fellowship!
Psalm 149:3 (NIV)
3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
Venette's Cultural Workshop
Links for Life
Grace Chapel Praise Dancers
God's Anointing Dance Ministry