February 20, 2014
The Allstate Gospel Superfest XV! Comes to Chicago!
Thirty National Acts to Record at Chi-town’s House of Hope Arena
CHICAGO, IL. – 12/02/2013 –
Unity Media Limited, the creators of the Allstate Gospel Superfest, unveiled its final line-up and venue for its annual national TV production: The Allstate Gospel Superfest XV “Live in Chicago”. The producers have chosen Chicago’s House of Hope Arena on the city’s south side to host the fifteenth recording session and music festival slated for 2014. The event will take place Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 6:00 P.M.CT at the 10,000 seat House of Hope Arena located at 752 E. 114th Street, Chicago, IL 60628.
Many of America’s top inspirational, gospel, jazz and mainstream recording artists are being scheduled to take part in the national recording session, which has become highly acclaimed and recognized as an industry leading TV production and live event. Since 2009, the event has been sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, and has become noted for its Hollywood styled presentations that are carefully woven into seasonally themed television specials and cable TV series.
This year will commemorate fifteen years in television production and national syndication for The Allstate Gospel Superfest. Past shows have been recorded in New York City, Baltimore, MD, Atlanta, GA, Cincinnati, OH and other major U.S. cities. This year’s live recording will be directed by Ryan Polito (Los Angeles, CA) and produced by Tiffany Price (Atlanta) and Debbie May (Chicago).
The show is will be hosted by noted actress and television star Wendy Raquel Robinson who is most noted for her recent role as “Tasha Mack” from the BET hit series “The Game.” The Allstate Gospel Superfest is executive produced by the show’s founder Bobby Cartwright, Jr. (Cincinnati, OH)
“We are truly excited and ready for this new chapter in our show’s history. Chicago has a very rich gospel music heritage that we are honored to celebrate. We are planning to recognize many of Chicago’s pioneers during the event,” stated Bobby Cartwright, Jr. “We are also extremely elated by this great opportunity for the city of Chicago’s faith-based community, the performers and the thousands of fans who will be able to enjoy the show live and in person.”
Scheduled performers include:
- Mary Mary
- Tye Tribbett
- Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child),
- James Fortune
- Ricky Dillard & New G
- The Chicago Mass Choir
- Joshua’s Troop
- Stephen Hurd
- Sheri Jones Moffett Vicki Farrie Paul Porter
- Malcolm Williams & Great Faith
- Dexter Walker & Zion Movement
- Angel Taylor
- Desmond Pringle
- Micah Stampley
- Sheri Jones Moffett
- JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise
- Harvey Watkins, Jr.
- Keith Wonderboy Johnson
- Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers
- The Williams Singers
Tickets are on sale now and available online at www.ticketweb.com or by calling customer service at 1-888-777-8932. Tickets can also be purchased at The Sweet Holy Spirit Church Bookstore in Chicago and The Valley Kingdom Ministry’s Bookstore in South Holland.
For more information on The Allstate Gospel Superfest please visit www.gospelsuperfest.com.
About Allstate Gospel Superfest
The Allstate Gospel Superfest is one of the nation’s largest TV recordings in the field of urban- targeted, inspirational music and entertainment. Founded in 1998, the show has maintained a consistent presence in broadcast syndication for fourteen consecutive years. Releasing five one-hour specials a year, The Allstate Gospel Superfest is carried by major TV network affiliated stations including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, & MYTV. The Allstate Gospel Superfest is known for its elaborate staging, trendsetting production and Hollywood style approach to gospel music television.
Allstate Gospel Superfest TV programming reaches millions of TV viewers annually via domestic syndication and cable. The programs are carried on major cable and Christian networks including The Trinity Broadcasting Network, The Word Network and the newly launched Aspire Network. The Allstate Gospel Superfest is the most widely distributed TV brand in the history of black gospel music television. Gospel Superfest is a trade name of Unity Media Limited of Ohio.