Highlights from the Closing Program at the 2019 Chicago Gospel Music Festival

By Bob Marovich

Despite rumbles of thunder and intermittent downpours that kept the audience under umbrellas for much of the program, the closing event of the two-day 2019 Chicago Gospel Music Festival proceeded without delay.

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A collaboration between Chicago’s Department of Cultural and Special Events, the Stellar Awards, and the National Museum of Gospel Music, the evening program, held at the city’s Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, featured appearances by several Stellar Award nominees and awardees. Emcees were Pastor Charles Jenkins and Terrell Brown, Anchor, ABC 7 Chicago.

Here are a few photographic highlights of the evening:

Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, addresses the audience. Don Jackson of the Stellar Awards and the National Museum of Gospel Music stands behind her (in hat).

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About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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