Gospel Is Alive Celebration - Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

Gospel legend CeCe Winans will be the headline attraction at the 27th annual Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive Celebration, which will be held at its traditional time – theMonday morning following the first weekend of Jazz Fest.

Admission is free. The concert begins at 9:30 a.m. Also appearing will be the New Orleans Council on Aging Choir and the popular New Orleans gospel group The Johnson Extension. In addition, the Rev. Dr. Lois Johnson Dejean will receive the Johnny Jakcson Jr. Gospel Is Alive Celebration Lifetime Achievement Award.

CeCe Winans is a gospel music legend – with 10 GRAMMY Awards, 11 Dove Awards and seven Stellar Awards to her credit, and more than 12 million albums sold worldwide. A member of the famous Winans family, she had success with her brother Benjamin "BeBe" Winans in a singing duo before launching her solo career in 1995. She has since become one of the best-selling female gospel artists of all time.

The Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive Celebration is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's annual educational workshop program for youth and senior citizens in the New Orleans area. The concert is also open to the public, free of charge, depending on seating availability.

The concert has been named in honor of one of its biggest proponents, Johnny Jackson, Jr., a longtime member of the board of directors of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, as well as a former New Orleans City Council member and former Louisiana State Representative.

The Gospel Is Alive concert is an outreach program for senior citizens in the New Orleans area. The concert is also open to the public, free of charge, depending on seating availability.

For group ticket information please call (504) 558-6106.

 

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