The Chicago Gospel Music Festival announced a Grammy® Award winning line-up that features Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Blind Boys of Alabama and Take 6 for its return to the city’s summer festival season, June 21-24. Opening night includes first-time feature for the event, a sneak peek of a theatrical production, “Crowns”. The play, written and directed by Goodman Theatre artistic associate Regina Taylor, opens on June 30. The sneak peek takes place on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, beginning at 6pm on June 21.
Scheduled for Saturday, June 23, is the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with Grammy Award winning artist, Fred Hammond. Hammond, who has just released his latest recording, God, Love & Romance, will headline Saturday night at main stage located at Mandrake Park, 39th & Cottage Grove.
Sunday evening features a powerful triple bill opening with Take 6, followed by Blind Boys of Alabama and, closing the evening is Mary Mary. With more than a dozen Grammy wins between them, this promises to be a rousing final night of the festival.