Thousands turn out for a day of praise and fellowship at the 10thAnnual KJLH Gospel Showcase at Knottâ€™s Berry Farm May 15.
Hundreds attend this year’s Gospel Showcase
By Elzena Rankins
On Saturday, May 15th, KJLH Radio Free 102.3 and Knott’s Berry Farm hooked up again, for the tenth year, celebrating the Gospel Showcase. It was an unforgettable day. Hundreds came out and many even reserved their space with their umbrellas and beach chairs parked right in front of the stage as they waited for the event to start. It was a family affair: the children went off to ride the rides and the adults laid back and relaxed in the sun as the sweet sounds of gospel filled the air.
Artists from all over the United States were in attendance: Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker, Beverly Crawford, Greg’O Quinn, Dani B, Pastor Music & Essence, City of Refuge Psalms Choir and Bishop Darrell Hines just to name a few.
Performances included a variety of Gospel artists, church choirs and liturgical dance groups. KJLH’s Aundre Russell stated that this event was one of the best shows ever, out of the ten years.
There were two stages throughout the park that had the sweet sound of gospel floating in the air. On Stage One were KJLH’s very own Aundre Russell and Â gospel singer Kelly Price who hosted the event and brought out some of the hottest gospel artists.
On Stage Two, which was the indoor stage, KJLH’s Kevin Nash, along with Kameron Green and other KJLH street team members, hosted some of the most talented Gospel rappers, singers and praise dancers.
The showcase started at 12am sharp and ended around 10pm. The first to hit the stage were the fabulous praise dancers from Kingdom Worship Dance Ministry. They set the bar with their beautiful performance.
Greater Zion Church, led by Pastor Fisher, filled the air with their presence as their 20 plus mass choir hit the stage. However they were not alone, almost every choir had at least 20 plus members.
We can’t forget about the unforgettable performances by Marvin Sapp and Hezekiah Walker as they both performed their hit songs. Hezekiah Walker shut down the house performing songs such as, “Sold Out” and “Grateful and Faithful Is Our God”. Marvin Sapp performed, “Never Would Have Made It” and the crowd went ballistic!
Closing the showcase with her fabulous voice was singer Beverly Crawford, who flew all the way from Florida to attend the event. She inspired and excited the crowd as she sang songs from her soon to be released album tentatively entitled, Live from Los Angeles-Volume II.