Performers for the 21st Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Announced
Gospel artists Travis Greene, LeAndria Johnson, and Commissioned Reunion have been named performers for the 21st Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. The NFL Player’s choir will also make an appearance, with more artists to be announced.
Launched in Miami in 1999, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is the first and remains the only Gospel concert sanctioned by the National Football League (NFL). Each year this musical event has included some of the top names in both the gospel and secular arenas like Erica Campbell, Fantasia, Faith Evans, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Jekalyn Carr, Donnie McClurkin, Natalie Grant, CeCe Winans, The Clark Sisters, and Patti LaBelle.
The show has drawn crowds in the thousands and has demonstrated growth year-after-year, selling out venues in major Super Bowl host cities including Dallas, Tampa, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston, and Phoenix.
This year the celebration is returning to its birthplace in another star-studded event to be held in the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Fla. The concert will be recorded on January 30 at 7:30 p.m. and will air twice on BET. The one-hour special will premiere on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST and air again on Sunday, February 2.
“Faith and football are a natural combination. When you look at other sports, football players are much more vocal about their faith,” she said. “I have learned that the culture of football is that of family and it is values-driven. Even when they are in Pop Warner, players are brought up doing team prayer and chanting words of affirmation before games. They are brought up that way, and it may be why football is so faith-oriented.”
For more information about the 2020 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration visit www.superbowlgospel.com.
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