Gospel Fest Lineup Announced

Gospel Fest Lineup Announced


Gospel Fest Lineup Announced

Gospel quartet Lee Williams & the Spiritual QCs and contemporary Christian group Point of Grace are headliners for the 14th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest, sponsored by the Delta Cultural Center. The free event is slated for Saturday, May 17, on the Cherry Street Pavilion in downtown Helena. Started in 2000, the Gospel Fest brings the best in local and regional talent in the gospel music field and includes both traditional and contemporary music. Opening ceremonies begin at 11:00.

The diversity of musical styles is exemplified by the headliners for this year’s festival. The Tupelo, Mississippi-based quartet of Lee Williams & the Spiritual QCs has built an extraordinary reputation with black gospel audiences of the American South for more than four decades. The group began recording in the late 1990s, reaching a wider audience and winning awards from their peers.

In contrast to the traditional gospel quartet sound, Point of Grace brings the sounds of Contemporary Christian music to the stage. This multi-award winning trio first came together while students at Quachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and have been touring and recording for twenty years. The group is renowned for its close harmonies, and loves to perform before live audiences.

Other local and regional acts include South Carolina-based quartet, Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites, the Como Mamas, an a cappella trio from Como, Mississippi, and Greenville, Mississippi’s The Cork Singers. Southern Raised of Branson, Missouri, the Dixie Wonder of Helena-West Helena, and The Anointed Ones from Cave City, Arkansas round out the lineup.

For more information, interested persons can call the Delta Cultural Center at (870) 338-4350 or toll free at (800) 358-0972 or visit the DCC online at www.deltaculturalcenter.com.

The Delta Cultural Center shares the vision of all seven agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage – to preserve and promote Arkansas heritage as a source of pride and satisfaction. Other agencies within the department are the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the Natural Heritage Commission. 

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