Super Bowl Weekend Kicks Off Tonight With Gospel Celebration in Miami
Tonight national radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley will host the 21st annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in Miami, Fla. BET Networks will broadcast the one-hour celebration for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
The NFL-Sanctioned celebration will bring together some of the hottest names in gospel, with performances by NFL Players choir, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Travis Greene Le’Andria Johnson, Melvin Crispell III, and an exclusive reunion of the legendary group Commissioned.
Yesterday, the annual event held a press conference at the James L. Knight Center to kick off the celebration. Several special guests made appearances there including event founder Melanie Few, City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Player Engagement for the NFL Arthur McAfee and Sheri Barros of the American Cancer Society.
Barros’ presence at the press conference highlighted the American Cancer Society’s collaboration with the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and BET Networks. The cancer research organization will be featured in an impact moment during the broadcast to share the critical importance of their mission while giving viewers a chance to donate. During the show viewers will be encouraged to donate by texting HOPE to 20222, or by clicking here to donate online anytime.
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 celebration will air exclusively on BET Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST and again on Sunday, February 2. For information and tickets, visit superbowlgospel.com.
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